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by SandiB (subscribe)
SandiB Content Creator & Writer
Published September 13th 2015
The Core Cider House Rules
Last weekend my sister and I set off in search of orchards in Pickering Brook. The WA country is beautiful even when it's so close to the city.
Core Cider House
Core Cider House

There are so many places in Pickering Brook that deserve another adventure but on this occasion we decided to aim for The Core Cider House. I had heard about the cider house from several people and I have always been interested to go there. It will not disappoint. Set on its' own orchard filled with beautiful oranges (at this time of year) we were also able to chow down on some amazing treats. The day we went it was raining and I don't mean drizzling. Lucky I had an umbrella or we may have been washed away. We sheltered from the rain inside the decking of the restaurant and it really is a sight for sore eyes.

Core Cider House
Core Cider House

When we entered the premises we were instantly greeted by a lovely French gent who knew my name from my booking earlier in the day. The service is impeccable, our table was ready early and our waiter also greeted us by name. This to me is all cosmetic but it also adds value to your experience. The cider house has a relaxed feel. The friendly nature of the staff put you at ease and helps you feel completely comfortable in your surroundings. If you check out their website you can see more views from the deck at different times of year.

Core Cider House
Core Cider House

I decided on the mulled cider for my drink which I have to say is every single bit as yummy as it sounds, when I came out it sort of looked like kombucha. It had this very strong cloudiness but the taste was divine. I'm hoping they still have it throughout spring and hopefully you can catch it too.
Core Cider House
Core Cider House

For main course we often get something to share and this time was no exception. We spotted that there was a pork & steak meal on the menu that was for two. We did find the size a little small for two people at first but once we tucked in we realized there was a lot of munching to do on this plate. I ordered some extra veggies and they came out elegantly displayed on a long dish covered in balsamic sauce. Yum!

Core Cider House
Core Cider House

While we were scoffing down our steak, pork and cider our eyes kept wandering to all the dessert deliveries happening around us. We instantly knew that the apple crumble was going to be in our bellies on the way home. It's a yummy dish and big enough for two. The plum sauce is a little strong and I would have preferred a milk chocolate sauce but the ice cream was amazing.

Core Cider House
Core Cider House

Plenty of the ingredients are sourced on site at the Core Cider House and they actively seek out WA fresh produce to use at the venue. While we were on the deck there was an array of different family events happening, there were group gatherings, children's birthday parties and a hen's day. Core can cater for everything the fun and relaxed atmosphere makes the venue suitable for any occasion. It's definitely work a frolic in the orchard too for some great photos.

Let me know what you favorite place to eat that's out of the city? Have you enjoyed a meal at Core? Let me know!
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Why? drinks & eats
When: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM thursday to sunday
Phone: 08 9293 7583
Where: 35 MERRIVALE Road, Pickering Brook Western Australia 6076
Cost: reasonable priced
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Lovely pictures...maybe next time enlarge them so they are easier to enjoy:)
by Maria M (score: 2|661) 2447 days ago
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