Rustique on West Swan Road is a part of somewhat precinct in Henley Brook with a variety of consuming and consuming locations, and has each indoor eating and al fresco areas– a coated patio space in addition to a vine coated gazebo up a collection of steps and into the backyard out the again. Fruit timber and flowering shrubs make for a soothing and engaging outlook.
The patio space additionally boasts an awesome wanting wooden fired pizza oven – extra of that later.
The wine record is small and composed of Swan Valley wines which is a welcome and worthy concept – we had a bottle of Upper Reach Pink, a rosé – strawberries and cherries on the nostril, crisp, with somewhat mid palate sweetness, filled with pink berry flavours, and, later, a glass of a newcomer to us, a Tempranillo from Caravino – the latter so impressing us we tracked them down and grabbed a dozen in addition to a dozen of their newly launched rosé – each nicely value contacting the vineyard or in search of them out once they showcase their wares on the Kalamunda Markets.
The meals is informal bistro type – pizzas, burgers, platters and the like. We noticed a lot of the platters go previous – the Caveman with pork skewers, hen wings, spare ribs, pulled pork, onion rings, slaw, garlic bread – and the Ultimate including lemon pepper calamari, bacon wrapped prawns and fish bites to the pork skewers and wings. These all seemed inviting and the purchasers sitting within the backyard and on the patio have been getting caught in with appreciative noises.
With the pizza oven wanting so wonderful we opted for a pizza and that is the place we got here unstuck – we ordered the Bianco which sounded fascinating – creamy garlic sauce, sautéed leek, Spanish onion, artichokes, fetta, camembert and bocconcini. It appeared completely swamped with cheese which was somewhat off placing however the base was merely raw – the cheese was browned, the underside had some charred markings however contained in the dough was uncooked and unappealing. We complained and have been provided one other dish – we determined to attempt one other pizza – Margherita this time.
It didn’t look rather a lot like several Margherita we have now had – once more a lot an excessive amount of cheese on prime and little or no proof of tomato and basil – this time the highest was very browned, virtually burnt at some edges, and the bottom once more was not on top of things – it had been left within the oven considerably longer and the bottom was crisped, nevertheless it had lifted away from the remainder of the dough, which once more was virtually uncooked. So disappointing with such an exquisite wanting oven.
Rustique has a lot of potential – the gardens are fairly and it gives quite a lot of locations to eat and drink – it’s open for breakfast and lunch, and a few dinners – I actually like the choice to focus on native wines – and the platters we noticed go previous seemed the half. It was the pizza that permit them down badly – maybe it was the pizza prepare dinner on the day, I don’t know however they have been simply less than scratch. Hopefully that may be rectified as a result of as I stated this place has good potential as an off-the-cuff, welcoming place to eat within the Valley.