When it comes to southern food in Perth, new hotspot The Old Crow delivers everything and more. Situated on Newcastle Street just doors up from the Tuck Shop this restaurant inside an old heritage house is funky, fun and vibrant.
The food is soulful and comforting; the kitchen quick and efficient. There's a good variety of dishes to choose from, with a slight difference between the day and night options. When The Old Crow first opened, Jeremy and I were quick to visit for dinner where we ate some truly delicious dishes.
Since then I've been back a couple times for lunch, but I've been forgetting to bring my camera. But I just so had it on me on this occasion after frequenting the mid-Autumn festival in Northbridge. We arrived for lunch around 1pm on Sunday, getting a seat straight away in the sunny outdoor dining area. With an Elvis record (actual vinyl) being played, the mood is set as chilled and welcoming. The staff echo this as they greet up happily and set our table up with water straight away.
I'm not wrong! And I'm so glad he does as it means I can try it!
It comes out on an enormous silver tray; a giant offering at only $17, which is great value these days. The fries are crisp and skinny, dusted in a nice cajun like salt. I love the use of thousand island dressing, which is not a common sauce these days - it sends me back to my childhood and the tang compliments the fillings of the sandwich so perfectly.
This is definitely a dish worth ordering if you go for lunch!
It comes out as a different presentation which is a nice change, a wobbling tower of charred bread slices sitting next to a salad of pear cubes, chives and mustard seeds. The slick of pear puree is situated next to it, with a gleaming square of creamy, dreamy parfait.
I dive in, cutting the soft parfait with my knife and spreading it onto the bread which is smokey, soft on the inside and crunchy along the edges. The pear that accompanies it is sweet and punchy; a really interesting twist on your standard dish of this kind.
Writing this right now I want to eat it all over again! So yummy, and a great lunch size!