The George, 216 St George Tce, Perth, (08) 6161 6662
Open Weekdays 7am-12am; Sat 1pm-12am; Sun 1pm-5pm
In celebration of mushie’s engagement we went to The George for lunch.
It was a good choice as we didn’t have to walk too far and this is an important lunch criteria with the random weather we’ve been having in Perth lately and the $25 lunch specials all looked delicious – I had exactly $25 in cash on me which was very convenient 🙂
The lunch special included a glass of house wine or a schooner of pale ale and the option of the following mains:
- Potato, olives, bean tomato with candied speck (bacon), frisse;
- Slow braised beef ragout, rocket and feta;
- Ras el hanout spiced snapper, tomato escabeche and green beans; or
- Twice cooked pork belly, green paw paw salad, fried shallots, red nam jim.
I was deciding between the beef and the pork belly…I was close to choosing the beef because mushie was having the pork belly but I went with my “gut” and went with the pork in the end.
The pork belly was delicious, it wasn’t a huge dish, but it was exactly what I felt like. It was light yet tasty and most importantly, we were able to toast mushie’s engagement all within our 1 hour lunch break.
I was impressed that The George was able to persuade me to eat the paw paw salad with their delicious flavourings. I don’t usually eat paw paw and there were bean sprouts in the salad – but it was pretty easy to pick out.
I had been to The George a couple of times for lunch but thought of it more as a place to be for drinks so my recent lunch has changed my mind – I’ll def be there again for their lunch specials. Plus the service was wonderful and most importantly on a work day – quick!