Writing just for the fun of it! from Perth, Western Australia
Published August 5th 2011
English Pubs are plentiful in the city of Perth, but the most northern suburbs always seemed to fall short of these old favourites in the past. A recent trend has seen more and more arrive in the area, but the Old Bailey is one of the original pioneers. The Old Bailey fills the need for a classic yet affordable pub that covers all the important features a tavern should have. Located in Joondalup, on Reid Promenade, the premises are with easy walking distance of the train station, and can be accessed by free Cat bus.
The tavern is open 7 days a week and the meals are incredibly affordable. There is the classic steak pie and vegetables, pastas, seafood and beef. Drinks can set you back a bit, with a pint of coke costing $5. There is always a hearty dessert menu available too, and plenty of daily specials. Naturally lunchtime brings cheaper prices, but the atmosphere really comes out at night.
With TAB facilities and a separate bar, as well as a large outside dining area on the street, the restaurant draws a rowdy crowd. Don't let this put you off, they are a friendly bunch.
The great news is the Old Bailey is available for functions too. The chefs are all too willing to cater to your needs, around the 4 set menus available to choose from. The venue is certainly worth considering for a birthday or wedding party.
With the warm atmosphere and great location, the Old Bailey has become on of my favourite places to catch up for a good meal.