PERTH | Arthouse Dine Northbridge sees the Art Gallery of Western Australia take its food game up a notch, with an offering that’s capable of standing tall in its own right. It’s the latest venue from John Parker (Saint Larry, Halford, The Standard) and sees the former Caffissimo spot revamped into a light-filled, airy space with art hanging from the walls, and a massive mirrored disco ball.
Head chef Chase Weber (The Standard) and his team are creating food that can best be described as “modern bistro”. Simple dishes with upmarket flourishes that focus on the quality of the produce used. For breakfast, it’s things like toast with fig, whipped ricotta, and cured ham, or French toast with caramelised banana, salted caramel, blueberries. Tasty stuff, but it’s lunch and dinner where the menu really shines.
A highlight is the rare beef flank with horseradish shavings, baby kale, parsnip puree, roast garlic and, crisped, thin parsnip skins. The tender beef and earthy flavours compliment each other beautifully. Another interesting dish is the Asian inspired grilled squid salad with blood orange nuoc cham and puffed black rice. For dessert, try the beetroot sorbet with chocolate crumb, orange, and beetroot sponge.
The drinks list is focused and well though out. Beers are accessible drops from the crafty side of things – Hop Hop, Pirate Life Pale, Young Henry’s Natural Lager and more, while the wine list features mostly Western Australia wines across several styles. There are a few cocktails on offer too.
All up, Arthouse Dine is a great addition to this rejuvenating part of town. Simple, tasty food, and great service in a casual space is exactly what the Art Gallery of Western Australia needed. No need to eat elsewhere before or after a visit anymore.
The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Perth Cultural Centre
Western Australia 6000
Telephone: (08) 9228 3100
Sun – Mon, Wed – Thu: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fri – Sat: 10:00am to 11:00pm