Looking for a restaurant where you can catch up with friends and keep the kids happy? The Peasant’s Table in Mount Hawthorn is the place for you.
Situated in the pedestrianised outdoor area of The Mezz Shopping Centre, surrounded by wooden garden beds, the Peasant’s Table has a large outdoor television screen showing kids programs, and is just a few steps away from a new children’s playground, complete with rubberised flooring. This means that kids can sit in front of the screen, or run around and climb equipment with little risk of breaking any bones, while adults enjoy a glass or two of BYO or drinks from the bar.
When it comes to food, the kids package is fantastic value. For $15, kids can make their pizza and also receive a juice, an activity pack with colouring in pencils and colouring book, and ice cream for dessert.
The kids pizza was delivered with the base prepared and the toppings in small containers ready for kids to add as they like. My niece and nephew both opted for Hawaiian pizzas and had a great time sprinkling their bases with chopped pineapple, chopped ham and grated cheese.
As for the adult food, all I can do is apologise for the lack of photos. Hunger and the loving distraction of great family company meant I simply forgot to photograph my linguine with slow cooked lamb in a creamy sauce, a special for the night ($32). It was rich, comforting, and the lamb shredded and tender. If I’m to be completely critical, I would say the pasta was a tad overcooked and not perfectly al dente, but it was well seasoned and the taste was great.
The menu is organised into quarter planks, half planks and full planks. I can see how this could be confusing for some as planks conjure up images of sharing, but the dishes don’t all sound like the sort of dishes one would share. The prices are moderate and the specials board changes regularly and is worth a look before ordering.
It was a busy night and the service was friendly, if a bit slow initially. The chipper waitress later explained that they were a staff member short which is why we had to wait for what felt like a year to get wine glasses, water, and order food. Luckily the nearby playground meant the kids were happy, which meant the parents, grandparents, aunt and uncle were happy too.
A terrific choice for parents wanting to catch up with other parents.
Score: 7 out of 10
The Peasant’s Table
148 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn
Tel: 08 9242 4297
Open every day for lunch and dinner, and breakfast Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
BYO and licensed.