An all-day osteria that aims to please all comers in a picture-pretty Perth landmark.
Post is exactly what you’d expect from a contemporary Italian restaurant occupying a prime corner of the State Buildings. It’s classy and casual in the same breath, refined without losing sight of approachability.
The smartly appointed, atrium-like space does little to distract from the high ceilings and exquisitely maintained heritage features. Food takes a similar tack, clear in its respect for clean flavours and classic dishes from the bel paese. There’s hardly a thing you won’t recognise on the tidy one-page menu, but judging by how comfortable the business crowd looks on a Friday afternoon, nobody’s here to be challenged.
It’s classy and casual in the same breath, refined without losing sight of approachability.
Instead, they’re here for the likes of crisp, saffron-scented arancini with stretchy cores of Taleggio, or tagliatelle napped in a savoury tomato sugo and nubs of slow-cooked beef. Seasoning could sometimes stand to be more assertive, but a gratifyingly crunchy pork cotoletta bolstered by capers, fried sage leaves and anchovy gets it right. An entrée of simply dressed octopus, shaved fennel and witlof, meanwhile, proves the kitchen also knows when to let good produce lead the way. It’s a tight package, made even more so by Emma Farrelly’s whip-smart wine list – a reason to visit in itself.