Located in the laneway of The Mezz and having only opened last month, this restaurant is offering Perth foodies a new dining destination featuring good-quality produce and wine and delicious, affordable meals.
Open seven days a week and headed by former Publican Bar and Cafe owner Jacki O’Hara, this cool but casual establishment has all your dining needs taken care of so whether it’s food to share, a hearty meal or after work drinks ” this place has it covered.
The day I visited, we started with a few share plates including the salt and pepper dusted calamari with smoked paprika aioli ($9.50), Daily Dips and warm ciabatta loaf made fresh ($17) and pork belly ($9).
It’s fair to say I love a little pork on my fork and the Peasant’s three-hour roasted belly is spot on.
Three pieces of perfectly roasted pork and crispy crackling nestled atop caramelised sweet apple puree with shaved fennel and chilli vinaigrette made my mouth sing for joy.
As far as the main options go at the Peasant’s you can have anything from chicken and cous cous, the pie of the day or for the meat eater, a nice piece of steak.
As the carnivore of the group, I opted for the Scotch fillet, priced at $39.
Cooked perfectly pink and served with hand-cut fries and bearnaise sauce, it was tender, juicy and just right.
For dessert, we shared the chocolate tart, panna cotta and sticky date pudding.
All were delicious but the winner of the afternoon was the sticky date. Sweet, rich and beautifully moist, it was the best way to finish off an afternoon of indulgence.
As the name implies, The Peasant’s Table is simple but on this occasion, I ate well and truly like a king.