Head Chef Frederic Verschoore’s culinary style blends his brilliant knowledge of classical French cookery with contemporary techniques, and his superb menu focuses on fresh Western Australian regional produce. Friends Restaurant has been offering sophisticated dining and slick professional service for more than 15 years. Wine lovers will appreciate the award-winning list, which includes over 17,000 bottles.
The menu has been designed to tantalise and surprise, with imaginative dishes that are full of flavour. Chef Verschoore’s take on clam chowder boasts mussels, scallops, fish, prawns, clams and potato served in a mini bread loaf. Creamy and more-ish, it is country cuisine at its finest. Grilled Humpty Doo barramundi fillet is presented beautifully alongside tender squid, shaved abalone, smooth cauliflower puree, crunchy snow peas, pickled red onion and citrus pumpkin emulsion. The balance of flavours is outstanding.
PSST! For $135 per head, you can enjoy a three-course dinner and concert at the restaurant. Check the website for the list of performers.