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 20th 2013
Eating at the new look Crown Perth
To celebrate our one year anniversary, my boyfriend and I decided to try Market & Co at Crown Perth for a meal. We were worried it was going to be very busy as we spent some time trying to find a parking spot.
When we arrived we were greeted by a lovely friendly face at the front desk and were quickly shown to our table, which as we requested was by the window. Shortly after our waitress came over and offered us tap water, or we could have bought bottled. It wasn't terribly busy but the waiters and waitresses kept themselves looking busy.
When it came time to order we decided upon an orient tasting plate for entree, which consisted of roast duck, spring rolls, kalamansi, pork belly, chicken skewers, Vietnamese spring rolls, lumpia and a Thai squid salad, and for the main course a main serve of pumpkin ravioli with sage walnut butter, a grilled rib eye and a side Caesar salad.
The entree came out, nicely presented on a large rectangular plate with two dipping sauces. All the items on the plate were very tasty, but my favorites would have to be the chicken skewers, which were covered in a lovely satay sauce, and the duck, which had been shredded and put in a small tortilla with a barbecue sauce. My boyfriend's favourite was the pork belly.
We didn't have to ask for our mains to be ordered, which for us was alright, but possibly not for some. When they did arrive they smelled delicious, and I had to admit I didn't think I was going to get through mine.
The rib eye was juicy and tender, cooked just the way my boyfriend likes and at 400gms it was a good size too. It came with a small amount of vegetables and a tasty mushroom sauce. My boyfriend called it 'yummy'.
My ravioli was nice, although I feel it could have done with a bit more cheese on top. The pasta was very filling, I think after the entree I could have gotten away with an entree size portion. I really couldn't taste the pumpkin in the ravioli, so that was a little disappointing. The fried grape tomatoes were a nice surprise.
Towards the end of our meal the restaurant did get a little busier and we had to wave our waitress down to top up our water. We also had to wait for longer then we'd have liked for our empty dinner plates to be removed. But overall it was a nice evening with a nice meal. It's a little pricey, in my opinion, but still nice food.