I went to dinner at the brook bar & bistro last night for my bro-in-law’s bon voyage dinner. The decor was ultra modern and funky:
We had a few drinks in the outdoor area which was nice, drinks weren’t cheap but what you’d expect at a bar of a similar calibre ($13 for a pint of matsos mango beer - must try if you haven’t already, it is brewed in Broome). Although it is a nice place to have a few drinks or coffee/dessert, I probably wouldn’t go back there for the food which was fine dining prices without the quality.
I had the fish of the day which was barramundi, it was served with a yoghurt dressed salad with strawberry, pear, brie, lettuce and walnut – it wasn’t bad, a bit bland maybe but I didn’t enjoy it.
My other half burger boy had the surf & turf ($36), I had a bite of the steak which was a bit chewy / plain.
The beef fillet ($38) that my sis-in-law had did look good though – it was a char-grilled beef tenderloin with potato gratin, garlic beans and shiraz jus.
I was really happy with the starters we had though – garlic bread was tasty not too oily, the oysters kilpatrick wasn’t too strong and the cinnamon squid was different, but most of us liked it.
Overall, the brook has a really nice ambience and is a great place to go for drinks especially in the Ellenbrook / Swan Valley way, just not for fine dining – worth having a look.