Print Hall Dining Room – 3.5/5
When you sign up for a meal that will cost $110 per person (food only), expectations are high. You expect a special atmosphere, exceptional service and of course, exquisite food.
The Dining Room is on the ground floor of the beautiful Print Hall complex. Unlike the other dining areas in Newspaper House, bookings are available and are a great way to skip the line on Friday nights. The restaurant reflects the look of the building – classic chairs, beautiful glassware, wooden floorboards and tones of muted grey. The service is top notch – think de-crumbing service, re-folded and replaced white fabric napkins whenever dropped waywardly on the floor (me, constantly!) and our glasses never more than two sips from full.
We started off our meal with the always delicious oysters – we chose our favourites from South Australia; before our four course meal. We had the rabbit and foie gras terrine, the organic slow cooked egg, the roasted pigeon breast, the king prawn carbonara, the cauliflower and cheese gnocchi, the pan roasted gold band snapper, the coconut creme and the ‘whiskey and cigars’.
I’m unsure if it was just our high expectations, however, we weren’t as impressed with our meals as we’d hoped. A few dishes were a little bland, a few others overly strong and we didn’t love a few of the flavours in some of the dishes. I think we were just a little underwhelmed. Our highlights, however, were the king prawn carbonara, the creamy chicken livers in the pigeon dish and the coconut crisps and mango in the dessert.
The meals are quite generous so don’t fill up too much on the complimentary ‘cheese and crackers’ before your meal. Click here for the full menu. A degustation option with matched wines is available also.
125 St Georges Terrace, Perth