Brisbane Hotel, 292 Beaufort Street, Perth WA 6003,
Phone 9227 2300.
Seafood Tortelloni / Pizza … It was a very hot Perth day when we arrived at the Brisbane Hotel for lunch. So we opted for an air conditioned table inside.
I don’t think we’ve ever dined anywhere other than their courtyard. Because we weren’t familiar with the inside of the hotel at all. Sparse and clean with wooden floors and an open fire place, not lit obviously. The tables are nicely set apart, giving a spacious feel. Impressive.
As usual the service was fast and efficient. Our wine, food and water arrived shortly after ordering. Love that their wine list has loads of wine by the glass. Their house fizz definitely hit the right spot for me and at $10.00 it was good value.
The Seafood Tortelloni looked delicious. Large pasta cases filled with prawn and barramundi in a saffron bisque. And, each one topped with a large tiger prawn. It sounds good right, well it was amazing. All the flavours worked so well together.
Xena always orders the Margherita Pizza and declared it to be delicious. A memorable meal in a very nice environment. Kudos.
A word on that Courtyard. The setting is really stunning, with a huge Koi pond as the centrepiece. There are speakers hidden in the foliage, playing music at mid strength. This gives really good acoustics to the space. You can’t really hear what people around you are talking about. Making it a very open space but offering privacy at the same time. It would have to be the best designed courtyard in a Pub that I’ve seen so far.
An interesting fact: the Boulevard and the Brisbane Hotels are sister hotels. Created by Geoff Hayward and styled in the same fashion, with similar menus. Read our review of the Boulevard Hotel.
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The Brisbane Hotel Heritage Listed:
The Brisbane Hotel was built circa 1898 as a local working man’s pub. The interior of the old building has been beautifully restored. Heritage Place number 1964.