Set centrally in James Street, Northbridge the bar and restaurant are a part of the Doubletree by Hilton complicated –with the ethereal and open bar at the entrance dealing with the passing visitors of James Street and the restaurant behind a dividing wall.
With a voucher in hand we dropped in through the week to attempt a number of the restaurant dishes – we now have had many a drink within the entrance bar and have been eager to attempt the dishes within the eating room (I had been earlier than simply because it was opening late final yr to pattern a few of the kitchen’s wares and was impressed at the time).
We simply so occurred to guide on the night time of Hilton’s 100th birthday celebrations so we have been near employees members having a superb time with a parade of tempting wanting small dishes, birthday cake and a few Happy Birthday songs! That all added to a festive environment.
Anyway right down to the food and drinks – we shared three dishes – first off tuna tataki with watermelon, noodles and vodka was completely on level – the fish ever so flippantly seared, juicy and meltingly tender, contact of wasabi within the cream added slightly zing – superbly introduced.
Smoked curds of cauliflower an impressive vegetarian dish – the smokiness imparting an exquisite bouquet and flavour, supported by the nuttiness of al dente freekah and the creamy deliciousness of Persian goats cheese.
Finally, soy glazed salmon with crunchy mildly spiced Asian slaw and an fragrant coriander and lime dressing – once more superbly cooked fish, flakingly tender, the soy including an earthy salty notice, whereas the dressing added citrus zip.
The wine record is fairly properly put collectively, though I want to see a couple of extra of the revolutionary wines popping out of WA, and Australia extra broadly – particularly to compete with a number of the wonderful wine lists nearby.
Having stated that we now have loved an excellent Great Southern Cabernet Merlot from Forest Hill – a lot of blackberries and ripe plums on the nostril, silky tannins on the palate – wealthy and clean chocolate, mulberries and blackcurrants.
To spherical issues out – after we had determined to forgo dessert – we have been introduced with a plate of the aforementioned birthday cake and a few scrumptious chocolate macarons from the employees celebrations – a pleasant and really welcome contact!
We have been impressed by the standard, and worth, of the meals at James Street Bar and Kitchen – because the lodge’s signature restaurant they’re hitting all the suitable notes. Well value getting alongside and sampling what they’ve to supply.