One of Northbridge’s latest venues – on the western finish of James Street reverse Russell Square (the Pleasure Garden in the course of the Fringe) – Yes Please Perth opens till 2AM every day, serving food and drinks up until closing time – no relaxation for the kitchen, right here.
A mural wall on James Street guides you up the steps to the open, ethereal eating area, with home windows opening out to the park in addition to James Street – shiny colors and banquette seating, together with stools and benches and a ceiling map underway that may take the type of a 3D picture of Northbridge, and a set of knick-knacks all come collectively so as to add a sure allure to the place.
A small however well-constructed wine record is split into Fizzle, No Skins, Some Skin, and Skins sections – and has entrants from throughout the nation – a few of them not often seen on lists round city. And it was to certainly one of these we have been drawn – from Margaret River small batch producer Skigh McManus a bottle of Skigh Wines 2017 Koda Rosé – a ripper, all strawberries and spice on the nostril, pale salmon hue and a dry as a bone palate of pomegranates and cranberries. Just scrumptious.
Later we every had a glass of pink from McLaren Vale – for me Rose Kentish 2015 Tempranillo Shiraz mix – liquorice and spice on the nostril, cherries, lush darkish fruit on the palate – whereas my eating chum opted for Alpha Box and Dice 2016 Tarot Grenache – mild, brilliant pink, aromas of toffee apples and cherries, medium bodied palate encompassing flavours of plums and peppery spice.
But sufficient of the wine – to the meals!
Chef Scott Roberts, ex-Rose and Crown – my Guildford native – has put collectively an progressive menu – on which his house baked bread options strongly – with a sandwich of the day excessive on the listing of prerequisites for future visits – it was butter hen the day we dropped in for lunch. A altering vegan delight additionally options on the menu.
Anyway, an entrée of truffle hummus caught our eye – the lemony hummus rolled throughout the plate sprinkled with truffle flakes including attribute earthy, meaty flavours – and with a few of that afore talked about bread proved a superb starter to our meal. Other small dishes to catch my eye included hush puppies with sriracha mayo and brown sugar cured salmon with beetroot 3 ways. Next time.
To the mains – for me a plate of barramundi – the pores and skin superbly crisped and the flesh luscious and succulent – served with dots of candy flavoured inexperienced pea puree, roasted child carrots, smoked potatoes – gee these have been good – crisped leek and a sprinkle of pseudo bacon imparting a salty notice – an impressive dish.
The other- crispy skinned pork stomach with a sticky beer glaze- the pork unctuous and tender, the glaze malty, candy and sure, sticky – all this got here with caramelized apple and pear – yep ticked all of the bins.
The guys who run the place have nice expertise in different bars and eating places round city and their enthusiasm and expertise present by way of – Yes Please is a implausible addition to the Northbridge scene – wonderful meals and wine, pleasant service, it’s got all of it – deserves to go very properly certainly.