It's not often that I get to go out to lunch anymore. We're down to one sleep a day, and that lunchtime sleep is absolutely essential. By 5pm if there hasn't been any sleeping we so know about it!
So being with my parents is a real treat - built in babysitters!
|My lunch buddy, Sarah|
Greenhouse has been on my 'to do' list for a little while. I walked past this very temporary and odd looking corrugated iron building on St Georges Terrace, in the centre of the Perth CBD last May. I was intrigued. It bears no relation to any of the other very corporate buildings in Perth's main st, and looks more like an art installation. The pots are flourishing, and once you realise it's a restaurant you know that they must be serving up something a little different.
Apart from standing out, Greenhouse has been written about extensively in the Aussie foodie press, not something that happens much to Perth restaurants. Here's Not Quite Nigella's review of Greenhouse.
Sydney also hosted a 'pop up' Greenhouse (by Joost) restaurant for 8 weeks in February and March this year which also got rave reviews.
The idea is that the place is carbon neutral - so they use recycled materials as much as possible, and the entire structure has been put up with the thought that it could be dismantled and moved, if necessary. The top of the building includes a vegetable garden, and the whole menu is very seasonal and local. The sustainable core idea doesn't feel new - but then you realise that in a restaurant of this size it is very involved, and lots of work- and they had done an amazing job.
|Enjoying my first glass of Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc|
|The bar complete with hanging bottles|
|Halloumi, beetroot and poached wheat salad|
|Artichoke & cauliflower pizza|
|Ocean trout, jewelled cauliflower couscous with lemon|
|Liquid centre chocolate & cardamon cake with double cream|
|Fresh mint tea|
|The front door|
|The coffee queue|
Overall, a fun foodie experience. Definitely head there if you are spending a few days in Perth.
Like nothing I've ever done before. We had a lovely time - thanks Sarah for the girlie lunch. Wish we could do it more frequently!
100 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000
08) 9481 8333