Be it the mod surrounds, the mod crowd, or the mod food, the striking flavours delivered at Lotus enthral more than just the local Mt Lawley crowd.
At night time, Lotus is dominated by The Beaufort’s glam-glam under-40s set, drinking Espresso Martinis in the bar, supping well on the lively, deftly balanced sweet and hot flavour of red curry duck, or perhaps swooning over the snapper with shallots, peanuts and the zing of yuzu.
Well-dressed staff flit like tropical butterflies delivering the kitchen’s modern Asian tucker.
During the day it lacks none of the allure, as natural light floods the atrium-like room, striking the jungle-green banquettes, the bauble lights and the etched pink wall. Meanwhile, well-dressed staff flit like tropical butterflies delivering the kitchen’s modern Asian tucker. Perhaps cos lettuce with a Thai-style chicken larb, redolent of mint and Thai basil, or a suitably fragrant chickpea curry with tomato and yoghurt. This is deft cooking, priming WA ingredients with the flavours from our north; even Brussels sprouts doubters can be converted once paired with vinegar, coriander and puffed rice.
In a rare slip, a perfectly Instagrammable black sesame pavlova errs on the side of too much sugar and not enough sesame. To make up for it, there’s plenty of spice-friendly wines by the glass, a compact beer list to suit the mood and for the non-drinkers, the mocktail list is short but also very sweet.