True to the name, the food here is simple, rustic and wholesome. They work to a seasonal menu which means you will experience warmer, heartier meals in winter and lighter meals in summer and watch the seasons change on your plate (or wooden board in this case).
Located on the newly created lane in The Mezz Shopping Complex, The Peasant's Table is the perfect place for a tasty pre-shoping lunch or a great dinner out with friends. You can relax in the warm ambiance of the very now, industrial warehouse feel this place exudes; perfect for a few wintery wines or summer ales in the sunshine.
And it's a great place to take the kids, with the laneway playground just outside, the kids will be well occupied while you enjoy a quiet moment with some great food. As well as being a great asset for bringing the inside out and vice versa, the exceptionally large windows mean your children can still be under your watchful eye as you finish your meal.
The restaurant has a great deal of cred behind it too, the manager Stephen Murphy comes to our shores from Edinburgh where he opened Jamie's Italian. Add to that chef Richard Mussell whose food you might be familiar with if you've ever eaten at The Heritage or Subiaco Hotel.
Proclaimed by the 'pork belly connoisseur' as up there with the best pork belly in Perth
We went for a Friday work lunch and while it did seem we had to wait quite a while for our meals, I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt and say something must have gone wrong with our nine-person order, because no-one else appeared to have near as lengthy a wait. And it's easy to forgive them because the food was phenomenal! I ordered the pork cutlet with anchovy butter and it was melt-in-your-mouth, succulent perfection in every bite.
A couple of others ordered the steak sandwich which came with it's own little twist. Rather than the standard chips on the side, this sandwich was served with creamy potato salad inside which added a great texture and flavour with the steak.
Food is arranged by quarter plank, half plank and whole plank and ranges from $9 to $40, so it's easy to choose something proportional to your hunger levels.
This restaurant has really added something special to the Mt Hawthorn strip. It has a really great feel about it that allows you to completely relax. I can't wait to go back as the seasons change to experience the changing menu and I'd be interested to see how it brings this shopping space to life in the evenings.