The Partisan, 22 / 60 Royal Street, East Perth, Phone 9221 7404.
Should we be singing La Marseillaise? … The Partisan sits right next to Toast in East Perth. The interesting thing is that even though they are neighbours the view of the river is very different.
The tiered deck sits right on the water and is full of vibrant colours. With multi coloured chairs and cushions and even party lights for a bit of night time atmosphere.
Indoors it’s the complete opposite with its sober browns and tans and wooden furniture.
But back to the food. It’s a very diverse Menu and one that will require a few visits to eat all the things that took my fancy. There is also a fairly diverse wine list and my choice was the San Martino Prosecco, a nice dry fizz. Excellent.
Opted for the Partisan Brunch Gnocchi with sage roasted pumpkin, goats cheese and pesto ciabatta. This dish was nothing like I imagined it would be. There was no sauce and the three mentioned ingredients had been put together and baked in the oven.
The dish was presented on its oven skillet with the ciabatta resting on the side. It looked pretty good but I was kind of missing the sauce. But not for long. I put together a forkful and it tasted delightful. Different but definitely worth having again.
One tiny thing was that the Gnocchi near the edges were a little tough because of the oven baking. However, it was a large plate of food so that wasn’t really an issue.
So, in case you were wondering, the ciabatta was amazing.