A neighbourhood cornerstone that flings quality eats from early until late.
With over a year under its belt, The Corner Dairy seems to have hit its straps, navigating the line between family-friendly boozer and a place you’d settle in for a Sunday session. A modern whitewashed interior with light wood tones hums on the weekend, with a small front patio prime real estate. This is a place that’s community focused and doing so much, from the coffee window that opens at 6am each morning, to a solid line-up of craft beer on tap, and a menu that knows its place, integrating well with its demographic and suburban locale.
Beef tartare is batting with the best in Perth: well-seasoned, a little punchy and singing freshness.
James Cole Bowen, with a history of cheffing at the likes of Le Rebelle and Sydney’s Lûmé, could be pushing a “look at me” menu but there’s little fuss from this rising star, just plenty of good technique. A rich, silky duck-liver parfait is spread over a wedge of brioche toast – soft and a little sweet, balanced, and delicious, it’s no doubt a seller. Beef tartare is batting with the best in Perth: well-seasoned, a little punchy and singing freshness. A large plate of thick-cut tagliatelle is perhaps a little too al dente, but there’s real depth imparted by Mushroom Guys oyster mushrooms, kombu butter and lemon thyme: a modern Australian dish that you’d stick on repeat. And an adults-only whiskey flan? All we can say is yes please.