Following on from our lovely walk round Elizabeth Quay, thoughts turned to lunch. As I said in last week’s post (see here), the quay is still a work in progress and apart from a couple of pop up kiosks there isn’t much in the way of refreshments there yet. Fortunately the adjacent Barrack Street Jetty has a few options – just keep walking towards the Bell Tower to get there.
It was an unseasonally hot autumn day (well really late summer as early March is often still very hot here in Perth). We were glad to get a seat on the veranda at Halo, a restaurant out on the jetty at the end of Barrack Street, which we’d visited once before many moons ago (under I think different management). Specialising (but not limited to fish and seafood) we had a superb lunch (see here for menu options). Using my upcoming birthday as our excuse we splurged on the 3 course fixed lunch – salmon ceviche, scallop carpaccio, pork cutlet with fennel slaw and good old fashioned fish and chips made up the starters and mains. I was thankful to fit in dessert at all but the trio of home-made ice creams was too good to resist and Monsieur Le Chic liked his selection of cheeses and accompaniments.
Stylish and chic, Halo makes a lovely dining spot. However its best asset was definitely the superb setting out on the pier. The breeze down near the water was wonderfully refreshing and we had an enjoyable time watching the waves gently lapping on the water and the boats plying their way along the River Swan.
Next to Halo is the intriguingly named “Lucky Shag Bar” – for anyone interested this is the home from home of the English cricket fan squad, the Barmy Army. If you’re a cricket fan and ever in Perth during an Ashes series you now know where to go to find a drink!
I’ll sign off with a lingering last look at the water views from Halo!
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