A seaside pop-up extends its stay at Cott’s landmark pavilion, promising another summer at least of its fresh, seafood and Latin flavours.
What began as a lively summer pop-up is the West Australian gift that keeps on giving. The refurbished restaurant inside Cottesloe’s refurbished colonial-style pavilion made such a mark on the local culinary landscape that it’s staying around till anyone knows when. At least for one more summer, until a decision is made on the future of the picturesque Indiana Teahouse.
Start with oysters given brightness with finger lime, perhaps, or crab arepas, which riff on a crab cocktail while leaning into a South American staple.
In the meantime, guests can at least enjoy the view, staring out over the sand and the sea past swimmers doing laps to the pylon. As for what lands on the table? Dishes lean on seafood and Latin flavours, without going full pescetarian – there are a couple of steaks, after all. Start with oysters given brightness with finger lime, perhaps, or crab arepas, which riff on a crab cocktail while leaning into a South American staple. Mount Barker chicken comes roasted, with charred lemon adding brightness to juicy flesh.
Drinks skew fresh, too, with fruit-driven cocktails, a sharp choice of mezcal and tequila and a smart wine list that leans light to suit the setting. Sit back, sink into the vibrant, comfortable surrounds, and order one more round to toast the sunset.