Our Sunday Brunch was going to be at the Gordon Street Garage, a new Perth eatery that is the current talk of the town. I suspected it would be busy, but was not expecting a cue or to be told that there would be a 40 minute wait for a table. Plan B: Subiaco.
We called the Subiaco Hotel and was told that a table for three at 10.30am was booked. Admittedly, none of us were thinking we would have a brunch worth writing about at the Subi Hotel. I was delightfully proved wrong.
Firstly, the breakfast menu was terrific offering choices like brioche french toast with maple syrup and berries; morrocan brik pastry with duck egg, turkish bread, spinach and feta; potato and pork hash with fried eggs mustard and tomatoes. Everything listed was under $20, with the exception of the big farmers breakfast which was $21.
I couldn’t go past the avocado on chunky multigrain with fresh tomato and goats curd ($16.50). I added a couple of soft poached eggs – it sounded so good that my beautiful brunch buddies both ordered the same thing. It was the perfect brunch dish.
Creamy avocado, salty goats curd, fresh peppery rocket, and fresh tomato worked really well together. The bread was thick and yummy and felt healthy to eat. The soft poached eggs were cooked perfectly. The dish was seasoned really well and for once, I was not searching for salt on the table.
Importantly, the coffee was good – I had two. The service was efficient, and the setting lovely with white table cloths and well-weighted cutlery.
I also enjoyed a fresh juice of blood orange, mango and lime juice ($8) – it was thick and delicious. In fact, it was so good I drank it all down before I took a photo. Sorry!
The Subiaco Hotel was a place that has been a stalwart of Subiaco for eons. It had been ages, years in fact, since I’ve eaten at the Subiaco Hotel. I had forgotten how good it was.
465 Hay Street, Subiaco WA 6008
Tel: 08 9381 3069