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 March 23rd 2014
That place to try when that special occasion arises
It isn't often that I have the opportunity (what with a 5 month old baby) to dine at somewhere like the Duxton Hotel, so when my partner's family invited us along, it was hard to say no.
Located in the heart of Perth, the 5 star Duxton Hotel is one that most people have heard of and the main in house restaurant is Firewater Grille.
When we entered the restaurant, we were greeted with a smile from the hostess and one of the wait staff, and quickly shown to our table. They were very accommodating to us with the pram for our little one, seating us where we could keep it close but out of the way.
After placing our order, our drinks arrived rather quickly, and we chatted amongst ourselves.
The set up of the restaurant was spacious, with private booths with very large tables. The two attractions of the restaurant are the open kitchen, where customers can watch their food being prepared, as well as the firewater feature, the water wall with the gas fire at its base.
The Open Kitchen
One complaint I would have is that our food did take a bit long to be delivered; the place didn't appear to be that busy and our group were starting to comment about being hungry just before the food did arrive.
Linguini (entree size)
Our group ordered an entree size of the Linguini with king crab, chilli, tomato, coriander, garlic, lemon oil, Poached marron & fennel bisque with yuzu, pernod, Grilled Manjimup marron, Fish of the day (Snapper), and two serves of Narrogin lamb rump, humus, caper, anchovy, radish, confit cherry tomato, herbs salad.
Marron & Fennel Bisque
Fish of the Day
I ordered the lamb rump and found it to be very tasty and extremely tender, although personally I would have like it to be a little more 'done'. The other person who ordered the lamb also found it tasty. The bisque was described as being very delicious, and they would quite happily have gone back for more. The marron and fish were also enjoyed as was the linguini. But a word of warning about the linguini, it can be a little heavy on the chilli, especially if you're not a fan.
Overall the night and the food was enjoyed by all, and would definitely recommend enjoying a meal here. Being the Duxton Hotel, it is a little bit pricey, so you might want to save your visit for a special event.