A serious renovation to the Stirling Arms has opened up the entrance beer backyard – with the excessive wall which type of hid it from passers-by eliminated to get replaced by an iron fence making it extra accessible and alluring. Inside the eating space is nice, if a bit stark and the onerous flooring do are likely to make it noisy at occasions – however it’s inviting nonetheless.
I do just like the wine listing right here – a great vary of WA and native wines to the forefront- and our selection of Flametree Embers Cabernet Sauvignon was very gratifying – pretty bouquet of black plums and mulberries with a touch of mint, the palate wealthy and juicy, filled with blackberry and blackcurrant flavours, with some darkish chocolate notes.
The menu is definitely of the pub meals persuasion with pies and burgers and fish and chips all that includes – with a fish of the day dish and a beef and cheese pie making up our order.
The threadfin was nicely cooked –juicy and moist and tender with a crisped pores and skin – draped over a salad of beans and greens and tomato and sliced radish. A very good dish.
Unfortunately the pie didn’t stay as much as expectations – cooked too lengthy – as ought to have been apparent by the crisp and darkish brownness of the pastry – the meat filling whereas fairly flavoured was dry and unappealing – a bowl of gravy helped just a little however all in all, a miss. We in all probability ought to have despatched it again however have been a bit distracted by the information that popped up on our telephone that Bob Hawke had simply died and issues handed us by a tad. Anyway, it shouldn’t have come out from the kitchen in that state, so a little bit of blame on each side!
Having stated that, we’ve got been right here on numerous events and for probably the most half the meals is fairly good. So I can forgive this lapse – it wont maintain us approach because the Stirling Arms is value a go to – I just like the beer backyard out entrance, too and the bottle shop has a superb vary of wine and beer.