It’s weird, before I started writing about my foodie cravings and outings on this food blog I thought I only ate out once a week…think I may have mis-counted 😉
Anyway, we went to The Partisan, a new waterfront restaurant in East Perth after work on Friday. My friend who works in East Perth had heard good reviews about The Partisan so we were keen to try it out.
Even though we only got there at 7:30pm, it was still warm but the view was beautiful. My girlfriend and I enjoyed our wines as the boys downed their beers.
To start we ordered the Larder board ($24) to share which had Rabbit & rosemary terrine, chorizo sausage, shaved prosciutto, fennel & caraway marinated olives, Danish fetta, charred ciabatta. I’m usually not very adventurous and have a major phobia with eating any type of game meats or any animal I can picture – but with my face scrunched up I tried the rabbit & rosemary terrine which is like a pate and it actually tasted really nice. The whole board was really yummy.
We also had the zucchini & dill fritters, tzatziki ($11) which were delicious also – burger boy is not a huge fan of vegetables and he loved it – so I think that’s saying something in itself!
I ordered the Grilled harissa (half) chicken, broad bean crush, tabouli ($26) as my main and was very impressed. The skin was crispy and the chicken was moist, the tabouli which was like a cous cous to me was also tasty.
burger boy had the Pan fried Tasmanian salmon, romesco sauce ($26) which was cooked perfectly to his liking.
My girlfriend had the pinenut, preserved lemon & pork belly, warm white bean salad ($26), the pork belly was not at all fatty and she was very happy with it.
Her husband ordered the chicken like me and was equally as impressed. And we all shared a side of sautéed green beans, preserved lemon ($7) which was cooked just right.
Being a waterfront restaurant, mosquitoes were floating about but the restaurant was well prepared and equipped us with repellant. The service was great but just a bit slow. The only disappointment was my dessert, which is usually the difference between what I think is an average and amazing foodie experience. I had the Vanilla pannacotta with ice-cream ($13), it usually comes with a coffee poached pear but I’m not a fan of coffee (I just drink it to keep awake), so I made a slight variation to the dessert. After my amazing Red Herring pannacotta experience I was just craving pannacotta and was so excited to see it on the menu. To my dismay, the pannacotta was served to me on a very average looking dish with a blob of ice-cream on the side. The pannacotta was flopping to the side and the consistency wasn’t right – it was extremely soft. To The Partisan’s defense, the warm weather didn’t help.
Overall we had a lovely evening out, I felt the food was value for money and was much better than the food at Kingsway Bar & Bistro which was in the same price range and without the view. I’d recommend trying The Partisan, just make sure you have plenty of time and patience for the service and don’t order the pannacotta!