Reviews

The Pony Club

18 October, 2010

THIS RESTAURANT IS NOW CLOSED

620 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
http://www.theponyclub.com.au/
Breakfast served weekends 7am – 11.30am
Fully Licensed


It was Suzie Sparkles birthday and she wanted us all to join her for a champagne breakfast at The Pony Club. In attendance we had Coolio Ma-Cha-Cha, Mono Lisa, Fully Charged Rhino, Mr Peter Baby, Lady Tango and a new addition to the review crew – Techno Waves.

The morning was almost disastrous as I locked myself out of my apartment and had to call Coolio Ma-Cha-Cha to come and pick me up. Me being me, I had worked myself into a state and needed a GOOD coffee to calm me down. I was so glad when as soon as I sat down the waiter was immediately at the table to take my coffee order as the other girls already had theirs.

My sentiments were the same as the rest of the girls. The coffee was amazing. Good temperature with a mild flavour. When we ordered a bottle of celebratory champagne some even turned down a glass to get another coffee!

I thought the menu had quite a good selection without being too overwhelming and the prices were reasonable ranging from $5 for toasted sourdough to $20 for the Big Breakfast – two eggs, chorizo, bacon, tomato, mushrooms, crispy potato and toasted sourdough. There was also the vegetarian option of the big breakfast. Most items on the menu averaged at around $12-$14. There were some different little treats on the menu like churros, muesli with vanilla milk and baked eggs with spiced chickpeas, onion, feta and red peppers. There would definitely be something for everyone!

There was also a specials board which had on it what we all affectionately named “the stack of awesome”. It comprised of bacon, avocado, tomato tapenade, spinach and poached egg stacked on sourdough with hollandaise sauce. The majority of us ordered that and Techno Waves ordered the vegetarian full breakfast, Fully Charged Rhino ordered her usual of toast with mushrooms and spinach and Coolio Ma Cha Cha ordered the Big Breakfast.

A couple of us also ordered Bloody Mary’s after Techno Waves had one and it tasted delicious. Although I wish I had asked for mine spicier as I love a good hit of Tabasco!

I thought for this review it would be a good idea to post the quotes of what some of the girls said rather than paraphrase! So here we go…


Lady Tango,
“Good menu with a few interesting options. The special “stack of awesome” sounded too good to be true and kind of was. It was absolutely delicious but was much smaller than I’d imagined (I am a pig though) and the eggs were slightly overcooked. Other than that the service was friendly even if it did take them a while to take our breakfast order. The coffee was the best I’ve had in ages and so was the champagne and all at a reasonable price. I’d definitely go back”



Mr Peter Baby,
I was a hungry little beast that day, and as delicious as the “stack of awesome” was, maybe 2 eggs would have been better! Also without being a whinge bag, burnt toast and an over cooked poached egg, was a bit of a fail! There was a really nice waiter, and amazingly delicious coffee.”


Suzie Sparkles,
The initial service by the wait staff was wonderful, people were seated promptly and water was poured, as well as coffee orders being taken. Wait staff constantly circulated refilling water and continuing to take coffee orders as more people arrived. Unfortunately they were not so prompt to take our food order and we had to hail someone down to do that – this may have had to do with the fact we were all talking a mile a minute though and they didn’t want to interrupt our girly gossip session.


I ordered the special (along with pretty much everyone else!) which sounded absolutely delicious – but was a little disappointing in size when it arrived – I could have done with a side serve of potato gems or something. You can’t fault them on appearance though; everything was plated and presented beautifully. All the flavours worked wonderfully together and the only real disappointing aspect was that the egg was a little overcooked – I like a little bit of runny yoke. That said my meal was delicious (and I managed to steal some of the other girls potato gems so my craving was satisfied!)



The champagne was a South Australian brut and although it was the cheapest one on the menu everyone commented on the flavour and smoothness.”


Coolio Ma-Cha-Cha,
“Arriving early I ordered a cappuccino before having to flee to the rescue of silly Lizzy! When I returned the table was full of chattering girls but immediately the coffee I had ordered appeared in front of me – big tick AND it was delicious – double tick!



I ordered a bloody Mary and the big breakfast, the bloody Mary was fantastic, I don’t like anything too spicy but this one was just perfect. There was a slight mishap with my order as the waiter only heard me say scrambled eggs not big breakfast with scrambled eggs but it was quickly rectified and I really enjoyed the meal. Everything was cooked perfectly the hollandaise was some of the best I’ve had!



Great way to kick off a Sunday!”


I agree with what the majority of the girls said. The service was excellent except for when we wanted to order our meals but I also think the waiter was respecting that we were all catching up! The “stack of awesome” was delicious. The flavours worked well together and the hollandaise was perfect – creamy and slightly tangy. My egg was also a little on the overcooked side as well but all in all it was definitely a nice dish.


Having heard mixed reviews about The Pony Club for dinner I can firmly say that their breakfast is outstanding. The service was attentive and friendly and the food was interesting and tasty. Also I believe it was well priced, working out to be about $25 each even with the champagne! I definitely recommend The Pony Club for a romantic breakfast or a special catch up with friends and family – the champagne is a MUST!

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10 Comments

  • Reply Mans 19 October, 2010 at 9:04 am

    >Great blog! Only got back on blog reading/stalking after a long break. Looks like I've found the perfect place to have my birthday breakfast soon. I've been to pony club a few times and the last time was very disappointing that I vowed to never go back! But your review sounds good enough. Hoping it won't get as crowded as the other popular joints.
    Again, great breakfast blog!! Cheers.

  • Reply Anonymous 19 October, 2010 at 10:22 am

    >Great blog, all pretty unique opinions yet still everyone surmises a similar assessment of the joint – awesome to find a reliable, 'real' review! (possibly too many R's in there haha)! Cheers Lizzy! xxx Sass

  • Reply Liz @ Breakfast In Perth 19 October, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    >Thanks for the feedback Sass & Mans :)

    Is that Sass B from the bank btw?

    Mans – it's defo a great place for something like a birthday brekky. Get champers AND bloody marys :)

  • Reply Conor @ Hold the Beef 20 October, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    >Are your friends my friends? Because I'm sure we would have christened that the "stack of awesome" as well. Perhaps I'm actually Lady Tango.. I am a pig!

  • Reply Liz @ Breakfast In Perth 22 October, 2010 at 2:17 am

    >hahaha we should have a combined breakfast of awesome people one day!

  • Reply The Diva's Polish 22 October, 2010 at 5:27 am

    >What a fantastic Blog. I'm definitely coming back for more. I'm a big breakfast fan. Just as well I live in Perth 😉 I've spent a lovely time looking through your posts and reading concise reviews. Thank you.

  • Reply Liz @ Breakfast In Perth 22 October, 2010 at 6:49 am

    >Thanks for reading and the feedback! 😀

  • Reply Mans 22 October, 2010 at 9:48 am

    >Mmmm…. Can't wait to have the "stack of awesome" with hopefully salmon instead of bacon, if possible! I'll make sure to ask for runny yolk for the eggs. Hehe. A good cup of coffee makes or breaks the whole breakfast experience I reckon! Hey pony club should pay u with a few breakfast vouchers! I was telling my friends about the breakfast plan and they weren't convinced about the venue at first cos everyone seems to have had a bad experience there but told them that breakfast sounds great from your review! And I'm sure others would try this place too. 😉 -btw what is Ambar like on a saturday night these days? :)

  • Reply Liz @ Breakfast In Perth 24 October, 2010 at 9:00 am

    >How was your brekky Mans?

    Ambar usually has Japan 4 on Saturdays – it's always got awesome tunes and a good crowd. You an old Ambar fan?

  • Reply Breakfast Club Essay 24 October, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    >well post, i was looking the same for my breakfast club essay help.

    Breakfast Club Essay

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