Matilda plays the hits, with a menu of crowdpleasers and a stellar view to match.
Matilda Bay is an oldie but a goodie. Conservative, but not old fashioned, posh but not stuffy, it styles a fine mac’n’cheese with smoked cheddar and all sorts of on-trend food.
Brussels sprouts slaw with cranberry and smoked almonds is a case in point. Baked haloumi wrapped in filo with pumpkin and tomato is a touch small for its $24 price tag, but is spot on in the taste department with its accompanying olive salsa and harissa yoghurt.
Fluffy, pillowy potato gnocchi is standout and made even better with an accompanying braised lamb shank topped with truffled pecorino. Business folks and fine-dining fans flock to Matilda Bay for its well-cooked wood-fired steaks. Choose from a 250-gram Black Angus fillet to a 500-gram rib-eye and pair it with a range of sauces – from béarnaise to barbecue relish.
The food is one thing, the view is quite another. For want of a better cliché, it’s to die for.
The food is one thing, the view is quite another. For want of a better cliché, it’s to die for. Nowhere else in Perth can you dine so close to the river’s edge and adjacent to a sailing club with Kings Park and Perth City vistas. It’s the best restaurant real estate in the state. Even the nighttime views don’t disappoint with an illuminated jetty showcasing ranks of beautiful boats and the city skyline twinkling in the distance.
Matilda Bay is a romantic, sophisticated venue with top-notch cooking, experienced waitstaff and an intelligent wine list that crosses continents. A destination.