Heno and Rey – translating from the Spanish to Hay and King at which handle you’ll discover Perth’s newest tapas type restaurant – floor flooring within the newly opened Intercontinental Perth – with tables and chairs spilling out onto the footpath however underneath cowl from the climate, scorching or moist.
The décor with its use of wooden and daring, vibrant Spanish shows catches the attention and entices you in – the chairs are snug, the environment and atmosphere alluring.
Styled a tapas and uncooked bar, the menu is designed to share and options loads of seafood and vegetable dishes, in addition to charcuterie and cheese, in fact, and salads to tempt the palate.
At lunch on Saturday, sitting within the open air, gave us the prospect to attempt a few of dishes on supply – and completely satisfied us that Heno & Rey is an excellent addition to the eating scene in and across the King and Hay Street precinct.
We began with ceviche – chopped King snapper, with avocado purée, lime, coriander and chilli – juicy fish, pimped up with a zipper of chilli and zesty lime juice – clear, recent, tempting.
A refreshingly recent and exuberant salad of candy, juicy, heirloom tomatoes, salty, sharp whipped goat cheese, sliced white onion, pine nuts and a sprinkle of herbs and a splash of oil adopted – scrumptious.
Prawns a la plancha was subsequent – two very giant prawns nestled on prime of one another in a forged bowl, fried in garlic infused oil and topped with fried garlic cloves – the prawns crunchy, squeaky and sweetly fleshed – the garlic including aromatics and flavour.
And our remaining choice grilled squid – an extended, snaking tentacle, charred and tender, accompanied by nutty fried cauliflower florets and sauce romesco, the brightly colored capsicum and pine nut based mostly sauce of Catalonia – wonderful flavours, and beguiling presentation which exemplifies the meals at Heno & Rey.
We didn’t make dessert this time however Portuguese tarts and churros function so one other time for them.
The drinks record is small however nicely put collectively, with native WA beers and wines rigorously chosen – Indian Ocean, Feral, Colonial and Black Kite among the many former and Galafrey, Howard Park, Alkoomi and Cape Mentelle among the many wines – with, in fact, a few Spanish reps. As nicely sangria on faucet and sherry…every part a tapas bar ought to have!
Three rosés are listed – we went for the one one by the glass (or carafe), Petit Rimauresq, a Grenache from Provence – aromatic bouquet of strawberries and rose petals, and a crisp, dry palate of purple berries and chalky minerals – spot on for this delicacies.
The Intercontinental Perth is a trendy and spectacular incarnation from what was earlier than and in Heno & Rey they’ve a superb informal restaurant, completely suited to the Perth summer time way of life. We beloved it.