Michelle Forbes (ex-The Trustee Bar & Bistro) is kicking culinary goals at Subiaco Hotel, bringing to the restaurant a zest for the use and promotion of regional Western Australian produce. The Subi, as it’s fondly called, has long been known for its quality pub food, and it is a favourite with local businesspeople and those who love a social lunch.
Subiaco Hotel’s impressive menu is Mediterranean-based, but it has Chef Forbes’ stamp of freshness and regionality all over it. Exmouth split prawns with garlic chilli and coconut harissa looks stunning on the plate. The large and juicy prawns are cooked to perfection. A standout dish, crumbed pork saltimbocca with capers, mash and apple salad highlights quality meat from Linley Valley Pork. Mash, apple and pork is a marriage made in culinary heaven, and Chef Forbes nails this dish with aplomb.
PSST! Subiaco Hotel has an elegant second-floor function room called the Stellar Lounge, which can host 60–150 people.