Gordon St Garage, 16 Gordon Street, West Perth WA 6005, Phone 9322 8050.
Venue Extravaganza … I would recommend going to the Gordon St Garage just to check out the Building. It is up there amongst the top I’ve seen in Perth. Love, love, love the distressed, grunge, industrial style. With a touch of nostalgic 90’s graphic design.
The décor, as mentioned, is awesome. There are tables and chairs and booths. The floors are distressed concrete, splashed with blue to match other features. In fact, I love the colour scheme, blues, grays, whites. Yeah, this is my kind of place. The attention to detail is impressive, right down to the blue and white print on the booth seats.
The venue is fully licensed, always a good thing, and they offer up a selection of cocktails and mocktails. The wine list I thought to be a little expensive. I ordered a glass of Prosecco and at $14.00 it was a little bland for my taste. Had a great glass of Prosecco for $8.00 at another venue in Floreat recently and that’s kind of my bench mark at the moment. So, no kudos for the wine list.
The service was a little hit and miss at first and then one of the wait staff took us under her wing. As a result, things improved greatly and a big thank you to that young lady. Good stuff.
Now to the food. The Margherita Pizza at $22.00 was small for the price. It was woodfired but the base was a little limp. Undercooked? Perhaps. I like my pizza crispy and thin like a Roman pizza. Give the chef his dues though, the place was absolutely bustling. And, there appeared to be just him in the kitchen.
We dine out a lot and we eat a lot of pizza. This one was just fine but not outstanding.
On our way out we purchased a couple of salted caramel slices to go. Xena ate hers in the car, declaring yum in every bite. I took some photos of mine, the slice was a little distressed from the journey home. It was really different, the base was more brownie than crunchy slice. It worked well with the salty goodness of the caramel and the chocolate ganache topping. Double yum and my picture doesn’t do it justice.
Would go back to Gordon St Garage to sit in that building, to admire the décor and sip a coffee. But the food just hasn’t got that zing.