Hippo Creek, 375 Hay Street, Subiaco, (08) 9381 6828
Open everyday for lunch & dinner
burger boy and I have just come home from a meaty lunch at the newish Hippo Creek in Subiaco. I had purchased a groupon voucher for $59 (valued at $156) and had been looking forward to this lunch for months – I was pretty worried when I got the tummy bug on Wednesday. Luckily it went away just in time…I officially got my appetite back today.
What I was most impressed about Hippo Creek was the service and quality of food. My last discount voucher restaurant experience wasn’t great so I wasn’t expecting much today but we were treated like all the other diners and the food was a great tasting to Hippo Creek’s African fare.
Here’s the set menu we had…
2 glasses of house white or red wine
The house white wine was nice.
½ dozen of African Oyster Kilpatrick to share
These were ok, different to the usual Kilpatrick, flavour-wise it tasted like bolognaise sauce to me.
Assegai with choice garlic or peri peri butter;
Surf and Turf; or the
Vegetarian dish of the day
burger boy had the assegai with the peri peri butter.
The assegai is essentially rump on skewers and it tasted as good as it looked. burger boy had asked for the assegai to be cooked medium which it was for some pieces and well done for others (I eat my beef well done so it was good for me :)). If you love meat you’ll love the assegai!
And the peri peri butter acted as a good chip dip the peri peri flavour was subtle but nice.
I had the surf and turf which was cooked well done exactly to my liking and although it was sirloin, the steak was still tender. My beans were yum as were the prawns and potato cake. The squid was a little tasteless.
Vanilla ice-cream with Mars Bar Sauce
Dessert was very simple but I don’t think we would have been able to fit anymore. Plus burger boy and I love mars bar ice-cream – the only other places I know make Mars Bar ice-cream is Perth Gelato Italia (251 Hay Street) in East Perth, Simmo’s Icecreamery in Mandurah and my Chinese mamma (she makes yummy cake batter, green tea and mango ice-cream too). Let me know if you know of any others!
It was a delicious meal and a really nice outing on a warm Spring day. burger boy and I will definitely be back to Hippo Creek and would be more than happy to pay full price next time.