The Subiaco Hotel

16 April, 2012

I have a theory that pubs cannot serve a decent breakfast and I decided to test this again at the Subiaco Hotel on Sunday. They proved me wrong…. in the food department at least.

Elisha, Marcia, Michelle and I (yes, they wanted to use their real names) met up for a catch up at the “pub they named the suburb after”. Everyone ordered a coffee and I also started with an entree of a bloody mary. I can’t resist having one of these given the opportunity!

The coffee was a good temperature but bitter. Elisha added sugar which didn’t help the flavour either.

We spent a while looking over the menu and found it hard to choose! There was a good range of choices on there ranging in price from $5.50 for toast up to $21 for  the farmhouse – scrambled eggs, bacon, tomato, chipolatas, hash brown & toast. I decided to have the morrocan brik pastry, duck egg, turkish sausage, spinach & feta ($17.5). Marcia chose the fruit salad that came with sheep’s milk yoghurt, ground linseed, sunflower kernels & almonds ($14). Michelle ordered the scrambled eggs, spinach, feta and turkish ($16.50) and Elisha had the Farmhouse. She asked for it with poached eggs instead of scrambled and the waitress happily made the substitution.

The morrocan brik pastry was bursting with flavour. The turkish sausage was cut into wafer thin slices that went well with the paper thin pastry. The duck egg looked like it was cooked as a 65 degree egg. It was soft and creamy. I would have preferred more feta on the dish but overall it was very flavoursome with a touch of spiciness.

Elisha’s poached eggs on the Farmhouse were soft and runny in the middle with firm whites. The hash brown was slightly burnt with a hard dark crust. Overall she did enjoy the meal.

The fruit salad was fresh and the sheep’s milk yogurt with honey was something different to the usual greek yogurt. Marcia enjoyed sprinkling the ground seeds over the fruit and dipping the pieces in the sweet yogurt.

Michelle commented that her scrambled eggs were very creamy and soft. She really enjoyed the use of turkish bread rather than plain toast.

If they nailed the coffee, the Subi would have been perfect. It’s still a lovely place to go to for breakfast where you can enjoy great service and breakfast that would rival many of the trendy cafes. They can cater for group bookings as well, which makes it perfect for celebration breakfasts.
465 Hay St, Subiaco
Breakfast served daily 7am – 11.30am
Full Licensed

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  • Reply Aunty Penny 16 April, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    >you MUST go back and try their french toast with berries – it's my favourite breakfast in the whole of Perth. I liked it so much I taught myself how to make it (my own version is not as good, but still pretty delicious, if I do say so myself).

    overall the Subi Hotel is one of my favourite places for any meal – very hearty pub grub, a bit fancy, but without the snooty service you get at many nearby places.

  • Reply Liz @ Breakfast In Perth 16 April, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    >Agreed! The service is very personable!

    Thanks for the meal suggestion. I do hope to return there again and I will try the french toast :)

    Thanks for reading!

  • Reply Chompchomp 16 April, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    >I like breakfasts that journey a little away from the usual suspects – your food looks good! Did you notice if they had any gluten free options on the menu?

  • Reply Anonymous 26 April, 2012 at 12:58 am

    >This is a fantastic blog, Liz. I didn't know that there were other breakfast lovers out there. My boyfriend and I are having breakfast tomorrow on our day off and this blog really helped us choose a place – can't seem to find much info on breakfasts in Perth, anywhere else. Great blog and photos !!!

  • Reply Liz @ Breakfast In Perth 26 April, 2012 at 3:27 am

    >Chompchomp – I didn't take notice other than there was no GF bread – sorry! But if you look on their website you can view the full menu.

    Anon – thank you! Where are you off to for Brekky?

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