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by Marisa Quinn-Haisu (subscribe)
My name is Marisa. I am a fiction writer, a blogger, and a freelance journalist.
Published June 28th 2019
Introducing Perth's first permanent food truck park
Perth Mess Hall
Toast My Curry is serving delicious Indian toasties at Perth Mess Hall

Do you love food trucks?

If you just said "Yes!" then you are going to love Perth Mess Hall. Perth Mess Hall is Perth's first permanent food truck park.

Perth Mess Hall is located at 8 Francis Street in Perth, inside the Old Swan Barracks, which is a short walk from the Perth Cultural Centre and the WA Museum.

Perth Mess Hall
Perth Mess Hall is located inside the Old Swan Barracks.

Perth Mess Hall is not your usual food truck experience. They are open all year round in a venue that can cater for 1,000 people. They have indoor and outdoor seating, a large outdoor area, a heritage listed dome-roofed hall with a licensed bar inside, games to play, and regular live entertainment. They operate on Fridays from 6pm to 12am, Saturdays from 5pm to 12pm and on Sundays from 12pm to 10pm.

Perth Mess Hall opened on 10 May 2019. They have over 60 different food trucks on their roster and regularly encourage new food trucks to sign up to participate. How it works is eight different trucks turn up each night, so there is always something new being served up every night at the Perth Mess Hall.

Perth Mess Hall
If you love food trucks you are going to love the Perth Mess Hall

It wasn't hard to find the Perth Mess Hall. After leaving the Perth Cultural Centre, we walked down Francis Street and soon spotted a sign at the front entrance. When we walked in they were still setting up. I really liked how the outdoor area looked. The food trucks were set up, the area was brightly lit and there were chairs, wooden crates, umbrellas and outdoor heating.

Perth Mess Hall
Eight different food trucks roll up every night to the Perth Mess Hall to always serve up something different

I found the function hall really impressive. It was really big with a high ceiling, lots of seating, bright lights and they had games available to play like darts and pool. There is a licenced bar located at the back of the function hall. The function hall is available for bookings for events for groups over 20. For more information about the function hall and food and drink packages, click here.

Perth Mess Hall
Perth Mess Hall has a large indoor space that can be booked for functions. It has lots of seats, bright lighting, a licenced bar and games available to play.

The thing I love most about food trucks is the variety of choice they present. I love examining each of them and seeing what makes each of them different. I chose the food truck Toast My Curry. Toast My Curry sells vegetarian, vegan and halal Indian street food in the Market Hall of Yagan Square. They are most famous for their toasted naan bread sandwiches which they call a NAASTIE. Take your favourite Indian curry and toast it in between two slices of naan bread and serve it with a light dusting of cheese and a side of chutney and you have a NAASTIE.

I chose the 'Butter My Chicken' Naastie which was butter chicken curry (my favourite kind of Indian curry) toasted in between two pieces of garlic naan. It was absolutely delicious. The curry was excellent and full of flavour and the naan was nicely toasted and super cheesy. It certainly won me over. The next time I visit Toast My Curry, I will happily try another one. There are lots of Indian curry varieties to choose from and even a dessert option for those with a sweet tooth.

Perth Mess Hall
I decided to try one of Toast My Curry's famous 'NAASTIES' which is a toastie made out of naan bread and delicious Indian curry

Perth Mess Hall was a really fun place to visit. I love the concept of a permanent food truck park. One of my favourite things about the summer months is that's when food trucks begin popping up again. They always seem to disappear during the winter months. But now there's a permanent place in Perth devoted to food trucks all year round. I'm pretty excited about that.

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Why? Perth Mess Hall is Perth’s first permanent food truck park. It features 8 different food trucks every night and they have over 60 different trucks on their roster so you will be able to try something new every time you come.
When: Fridays 6pm to 12am, Saturday from 5pm to 12am and Sundays from 12pm to 10pm
Where: 8 Francis St, Perth WA 6000, Australia (inside the Old Swan Barracks)
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I like the sound of the Naasti and such an easy way to eat it.
by Amanda I (score: 2|819) 761 days ago
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