I'm a part time actor and part time writer living in Perth. I love being on stage. I love going out with friends, doesn't matter what we do
Published February 23rd 2013
Dining in Northbridge
Heading to a show in Northbridge on a Thursday night, some friends and I decided to try The Brass Monkey for dinner.
While there weren't many spare tables, the manager made us up a table near the kitchen, quickly giving us water, menus and cutlery. The four of us debated over what to eat and drink, and if we were going to have entrees as we were on a limited time frame. We had to flag a waiter down to actually come and take our order, the manager again, as many of the wait staff didn't come near the end of the restaurant where we were sitting.
We decided on duck & plum spring rolls with sweet chilli sauce and yum cha squid with wasabi aioli for entrees and two Thursday 'burger and pint' specials, a tandoori pizza and a steak sandwich for our mains. Drinks, besides the pints, were a hoegaarden and a LLB (which I had to repeat 3 times before I was heard).
Our drinks arrived rather quickly, but after almost 20 minutes we had to flag down a wait person to find out where our food was. After going to check the computer, and then with the kitchen, the wait person returned to inform us that our order would be another five minutes. Assuming it was only our entrees, we asked that the mains be put on straight away as we were now down to 30 min before our show started.
A little over five minutes later all the items we had ordered turned up together, not separately as we had asked. Not only that but the tandoori pizza that was asked for, was actually entered as a tandoori open chicken sandwich by mistake. With no time left for the pizza to be cooked, my dining friend took the sandwich.
The duck and plum spring rolls looked really nice, but I couldn't taste any plum in them. There was no wasabi aioli with the yum cha squid, only sweet chilli sauce. My steak sandwich was really tasty, and the steak juicy, but also a little under cooked for my liking. The tandoori sandwich was a little over powering in the tandoori taste and the burgers were nothing special.
Tandoori Open Chicken Sandwich
Overall I would have to say I wasn't really impressed with the food and the service at The Brass Monkey, even given that it was a little busy. Their saving grace was that with the mix up with the food all coming together and the incorrect item for my friend, were given that meal and our entrees for free.