On the Monday public holiday that was a few weeks ago my sister and I decided to catch up with the parents and have a nice family breakfast. I left it up to everyone else to decide much like with my review of the royal. My family ended up choosing the Botanical café which is adjacent to Fraser’s restaurant in Kings Park. Read more →
Normally choosing a meal with our family is a very problematic event where everyone wants something different. The only time that this doesn’t apply is on mother’s day, father’s day and birthdays where the other family members be quiet and let the special person choose their location.
So being mother’s day it was up to my mum to decide where to go, pretty much straight away she chose the Subiaco Hotel a place that she has been to many times before. The Subiaco hotel is one of those places that has been there forever and is a Perth institution. Sarah has been multiple times and she has said every time that I would love it. So I had quite high expectations of this restaurant and I was wondering if they would be met. Read more →
From spending most of my life living in the swan valley I have noticed that in the past 5 or 6 years there have been a huge influx of breweries that have opened in the area. This has caused a huge difference in the type of clientele that attends the spring in the valley event. Previously it was the sort of crowd that are interested in the difference between a wooded and unwooded chardonnay. Now the sorts of crowd that attend spring in the valley are very much a livelier festival type crowd. Read more →
So i had been planning to catch up with sarah and caleb to see their little boy tanner for a while. So i thought what better than a beautiful sunday morning in perth to catch up with them. So numerous phone calls were made back and forth and before too long we were about to walk into the rose and crown in guildford.
Now i have been here numerous times and the main reason i chose this place was it has a beautiful maintained garden. So the maitre’d showed us to our table which was under a umbrella which was great as the sun was starting to peek through.
Then the waitress came nearly straight away to take our coffee orders (this is a good sign as while i am at breakfast i like to peruse the menu while sipping on a coffee) So I ordered a cappucino and not too long after ordering, the coffee arrived.
Now the coffee i thought was quite nice. I thought the coffee beans tasted like a generic blend, however the temperature was perfect. Also i am not too sure what kind of milk they used, but it lacked the creaminess of some of the ‘a’ grade of coffee shops in perth. 7/10
Then i got to see the menu, the menu is really delicious at the rose and crown, i also like the fact thta they dont have 20 different items on the menu. They only have 7 items which the option to add a side of extras.
I had decided what i was going to order, the poached eggs on toast with a side of bacon. Then the waitress came to take out orders. When she pulled out the PDA to enter the orders she mentioned that it was her first day so if we could be patient that would be fantastic. However if she didnt say anything i wouldnt have noticed that it was her first day, she did a fantastic job!
So after taking all of our orders she returned shortly, she forgot to ask how i would like my poached eggs cooked (i asked for them very soft). This was a good sign that the staff were attentive and they didnt just ‘guess’ how i liked my eggs.
Then when the meal came it was delicious, the bread was a sourdough item that was large enough to rest the two poached eggs on it and the bacon was quite a few whole loin rashers which were oven baked until they are juicy. The poached eggs were cooked perfectly and the bread perfectly matched the eggs. Sometimes when you get poached eggs on toast the bread seems to disintegrate as soon as the yolk hits it. 9/10
Overall it was a wonderful breakfast with fantastic company and i would definately go back there again.Rose & Crown Hotel (08) 9347 8100 Swan Valley
105 Swan St Guildford