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