Royal Feast as Hunter & Barrel flagship opens at Raine Square

Hot cheese dip and flatbread.
Hot cheese dip and flatbread.

CARNIVORES can indulge in a meat feast and experience traditional cooking techniques at Perth’s new Hunter & Barrel restaurant in the CBD.

With restaurants over east and the success of the Westfield Whitford City restaurant, the creators of Ribs & Burgers opened their new flagship restaurant in the newly-developed Raine Square precinct in June.

The casual dining eatery aims to celebrate the unity between hearty meats inspired by the hunter and barrel-aged beverages.

The menu features a variety of hunters’ feasts for sharing, as well as individual meals including braised soups, slow-cooked meats, pies and stews prepared by its signature coal and spit rotisserie.

For light eaters and lunch-goers, there’s the light lunch menu which includes a main-course dish with drink for $28, or you can opt for a two-course menu plus drink.Items include warm beef salad, cheeseburger or the hunter’s pie of the day.

On our first visit we decided to treat ourselves to the Royal Feast ($52 per person); after all it would be rude not to.

The Royal Feast.

A carnivore’s delight, this “feast” would make even Fred Flintstone happy.

Starting with Hunter’s famous hot cheese dip with flat bread, this rich cheesy dish is a must-try and one we devoured in seconds.

Next came the eye fillet cooked medium (my dining companion’s choice not mine, I would have gone medium rare), lamb shank and beef short ribs served with thick cut chips and a chopped green salad (’cause you’ve got to eat your greens).

With all the bells and whistles, this “feast” could have easily fed three, maybe even four if you decide to get a few starters.

The eye fillet was tender (even though it was cooked medium) and cut like butter.

The lamb shank was served similarly to a beef wellington and blanketed in crisp puff pastry but sans prosciutto and mushroom.

Nonetheless the lamb was cooked beautifully and tore off the bone, making this a perfect winter warmer.

The hero of the board however was the beef short ribs.

Again slow-cooked and basted in a homemade barbecue sauce, we demolished these in an instant.

With no room for dessert, we vowed we would be back, because there’s nothing like receiving the “royal” treatment.

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THE ESSENTIALS

WHAT: Hunter & Barrel

WHERE: Raine Square

WHEN: Sunday to Thursday noon – 10pm, Friday and Saturday noon – 10.30pm

WEB: www.hunterandbarrel.com