- Amanda Charmaine
Isle of Voyage, Perth
Neighbouring the Swan Bell Tower where Perth's city meets the Swan River, stands Elizabeth Quay, named in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. It is the perfect place to relax, dine and wine in style. Situated towards the centre of the man made island is the Isle of Voyage cafe, which is sister to the popular Sorrento joint Voyage Kitchen.
The interior design is stunning, with white high ceilings and rustic looking tables.
As it was the perfect weather to catch some sun, we sat outside. Our view (see pic below) was so stunning that I had to capture the moment.
The waiter was extremely polite despite having a slight language barrier. Shortly after, a generous serve of Spencer gulf chilli mussels with chargrilled bread was placed on our table, compliments of the chef.
Ordinarily this 1kg bowl of mussels costs $32, and I would recommend sharing it amongst three people as a starter, as supposed to having it as a main. We did love the broth, it was not too spicy, and the seafood was cooked perfectly.
Our first dish was handpicked by the owner, simply dubbed Isle Beef Burger. Sandwiched between a tasty pretzel brioche bun was a juicy patty, cheddar cheese, beetroot, horseradish relish as well as the traditional tomato and lettuce. Fries on the side is always a win. Priced at $24, the burger dish is definitely for big eaters and is an easy favourite.
The Grilled Ocean Trout served with roasted potato and salad was my favourite dish of the day. Spices like fennel, coriander, chilli together with few other ingredients worked well together. The dish was not too heavy, which I liked leaving space in my tummy to try more food. All this for $28, well worth the price. My friend was feeling adventurous and ordered the Mixed Mushroom Ragu which costs $29. Soft polenta, parmesan, toasted almond and kale pesto married well together to make a flavoursome dish. The only comment we have for it is that it can be overly rich in cheese, which is perfect for cheese lovers, but we couldn't finish the whole thing. We loved the presentation, as it mimicked a island theme especially with their edible flower topping.
Vanilla Bean Crème Brulée With sable biscuits
Chocolate and Orange Fondant Spiced custard, vanilla bean ice cream
Warm Pecan and Maple Tart with vanilla bean ice cream
After having enjoyed our spectacular mains, we were spoilt for choice with three of the specially recommended desserts by the restaurant manager. My jaw dropped when I found out that all of these delightful sweets were only $12.50 each!
We were impressed and proud to say that they all taste equally good and are executed perfectly. My friends loved the Chocolate and Orange Fondant Spiced custard paired with vanilla bean ice cream, and I will choose the Vanilla Bean Crème Brulée with sable biscuits as my go-to dessert anytime.
I would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to dine with some friends, or family. The sunset slot would be the ideal goal, however the stunning interior, friendly staff, amazing food and ambience would be good enough reason for one to visit this gem in the heart of Perth's city.
Address: The Esplanade, Perth WA 6000
Thursdays to Sundays - 10am–10pm
Mondays to Wednesdays - 10am–10pm
Phone: (08) 9243 2711