Date night with burger boy at The Precinct

Last month burger boy and I went on a date night to The Precinct in Vic Park. We love casual dining experiences with quality food and a cool atmosphere. So you’ll usually find us eating and drinking in Perth bars :)

The Precinct

On entry we saw a sign “Please wait to be seated” and within seconds, we were greeted by a friendly staff member who found us a booth table. She offered us water as we were seated and throughout the night, I was impressed by the level of product knowledge. The Precinct staff certainly know their drinks & food!

I was feeling like a red as it was a cold night. I said I felt like something smooth and was recommended the Tavignano Verdicchio 2009, Italy which was as described by The Precinct staff “silky smooth” and it was all I was drinking that night. burger boy had the Kosciuszko Pale Ale on recommendation. We were very impressed by the drinks menu.

Drinks at The Precinct

We ordered the sliders duo ($12) to share which was ok. But we had high expectations after trying quality sliders from The Merrywell, Morries Anytime and The Meatball Bar in Melbourne. I was told that the slider duo alternates between beef and lamb – the night we went it was lamb. We were served two different bread rolls – I had the multigrain and burger boy had the white. The rolls were nothing special but they were fresh and the combination of cucumber, rocket and spanish onion complimented the lamb patty well.

Sliders duo ($12)

For mains I had the braised beef ($29) which was cooked for 24 hours. The beef just sprung back, was tender, moist and had a crisp peppery coat. Best of all, there was plenty of sauce to dip my triple-cooked chips and medium to well-done steak.

Beef shoulder, mushroom silverbeet, triple cooked chips

burger boy’s lamb ($29) wasn’t as impressive, he thought it lacked flavour and the portion wasn’t huge so he left The Precinct hungry. He had major food envy and wished he ordered the same as me – I guarded my plate well ;)

Braised lamb leg

Drink service was quick and the staff were both attentive and friendly. Food took about half an hour and we didn’t have a moment where our glasses were empty.

Ambience-wise we loved that we could chat comfortably and there was always something to look at it, be it the creative walls to the definition of The Precinct on the wall or messages created with colourful magnetic alphabetical letters.

The Precinct

I enjoyed our date night at The Precinct and will be back for another date night soon.

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I’m a foodie who enjoys trying new food anywhere / any place (restaurants, cafes, bars, market stalls, fast food joints…anywhere just name it!) both in Perth, Western Australia and on my travels. I’m not your ordinary foodie, I’m often described as ‘fussy’ but I really really do love my food - I guess just not everything that’s put on my plate. Though, my other half, ‘burger boy’, eats most foods so I’ll be blogging about what he eats too…and as the name implies, burgers will be a regular foodie blog for all you burger lovers outthere. I love showcasing my yummy food finds with pics so I thought why not share my passion for food with other foodies with my blog, foodie cravings. Follow my food journey as I discover new keepers and rave about my all-time favourites. 

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  2 comments for “Date night with burger boy at The Precinct

  1. July 1, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    I’ve had exactly the same thing with my experiences with the Precinct. Service was always good, the drinks menu was great and we were never thirsty, but the food has been lacklustre almost every time – the only time it was awesome was when we went for a sunday roast, which was WICKED. But yeah… the chef needs to lift his game I think…

    • July 2, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      I’ve only been once so I can’t comment on the rest of the food, my dish was great – burger boy’s not so much and it was pricey for the portion. Def go there for drinks any day – such a cool vibe and loved the drink service. I must get there for a Sunday Roast!!

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