Archive | July, 2011

Fibber McGee – Leederville

22 Jul
I have been desperate to try this restaurant since I discovered it had a separate vegetarian menu…an Irish pub with a veggo menu is unheard of…you usually get your “stir frys” which taste of nothing but Soy. Here we were, 3 out of the four were veggos and if we wanted we could all have had different mains and then some.
So off we went to Fibber McGee’s, this time with a booking. The pub was noisy and crammed…just the way a pub should be. We walked to the back and we were seated in the dining room, which came as a bit of a surprise, it was bright, welcoming and while it was noisy it was extremely cosy. I absolutely loved it. We ordered a Bottle of South Australian Tempranillo and some beer and we were ready for the evening.
We happened to see Mains come out for other tables and were astonished at the size, we instantly decided that we would not be ordering Entrees, besides, the vegetarian entrees consisted of too much bread…Trio of dips, Garlic Bread, Soda Bread. So skip it we did. I decided on the deep fried Brie, I knew I shouldn’t, I knew I was to regret it the minute I stepped on the scales…but you cannot say no to Deep Fried Brie. The Brie was served with a beautiful Lettuce and Apple Salad and Wedges. The highlight of the dish was the salad, it was fresh nicely dressed, the Apple, I had no idea apples and red onion would go so well together. The deep fried Brie was ok, very very heavy. I had two wedges, one wedge was handed over to Mr. X and I only managed half of the second. It was very very good.
Mr. X, had the Vegetarian Pie which came with Mash, he was a bit disappointed, he described it as roast veg in a bit of pastry, but I had some of the pie and loved it. He is one hard man to please. The Mash was creamy and buttery and delicious.
While my heart was set on dessert, my belly would not allow for it. I could not have another bite, the meals were absolutely huge, and that was the consensus at the table.
All in all we had a wonderful time, the atmosphere was lovely, the service was friendly and we were made to feel very welcome. I will definitely go back, with a menu like that why would I.
Thank You Fibber McGee for a wonderful evening.
Food: 4
Service: 3.5
Ambiance: 4

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Seizan, Perth cbd

14 Jul
It seems I always write these reviews while I am very nearly at the brink of starvation.  On Friday Mr. X and a friend of ours went into the cbd for a few drinks, after trying to get into a couple of restaurants for dinner including Greenhouse, we ended up at Seizan Japanese Restaurant. To be honest this was not my first choice, I have been here for lunch before and was not very impressed.  However, with tummies growling, we decided that we were not going to bother trying to get in somewhere else.
Seizan is located in the basement on Hay Street and the décor is bright and welcoming and we were seated immediately and our drinks order was taken. I had a Glass of Shiraz and Mr. X had a beer. The menu was quite lengthy, however I was craving a Japanese Curry and they had none.  I was disappointed.  Anyway, we decided we were too hungry to order Entrees so we decided on Mains.
I had the Vegetarian Bento Box and Mr. X had the Tempura Vegetables.  It was quite a wait for the food and I was starting to get annoyed, I have to admit though that this could have been a result of being famished.
My Bento box was huge, I had 2 pieces of Avocado Sushi, Tempura vegetables, Fried Eggplant, fried Tofu, pickles, miso soup, and steamed rice oh and salad with 2 dressing/ sauces.  Everything was fresh and beautiful, the sushi and the eggplant was particularly nice.  The Tempura vegetables, was a bit disappointing, I found it a bit heavy, and it consisted mainly of potato.  I did not have the Miso Soup because I hate Miso, but the Tofu again was lovely. 
Mr. X demolished his Tempura vegetables.  He even ate my Tofu.  However he did say that he was not very impressed with his dish.  He also found it a bit heavy, I guess that would be the deep frying and you cannot help that with tempura now can you.
We did not have dessert, we were way too full.  The food was fresh and very filling, I cannot say that I was impressed and I would go back, because in all likelihood I will not.  I love Japanese and I know I can have better elsewhere.  The service was good, prompt. All in all, if I ever do go back it will be because I am starving and there is nowhere else I can go. 
Food: 3
Service: 3.5
Ambiance: 3

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