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“Hit and Miss”

The Trustee Bar & Bistro
Ranked #132 of 1,645 Restaurants in Perth
Price range: US$0 - US$30
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Trustee Bar and Bistro is a multi-award winning venue that has been established since 2012 and has quickly cemented itself as one of Perth's favourite dining options with it humble, bistro style food, a savvy wine list and its dedication to outstanding customer service. Offering several different spaces to dine and hold events in as well as now housing the very cool Angels' Cut Bar it is the perfect place to enjoy the best that the Perth CBD has to offer
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“Hit and Miss”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

There are two sections to the restaurant - downstairs is the better area for more intimate dining, as it gets quite noisy upstairs with the bar and all the hard surfaces.

The menu is not large, but covers all food groups and even mixes them up with a refined surf n turf - which was very good, as was the rib eye steak. However the duck confit on lentils was totally overpowered by the chorizo and a few other spices. Meals are pretty much stand alone, so sides are required which adds to the bill.

Solid wine list.

Not the level of consistency you would expect from a restaurant pitched at this price level.

But it is still very popular, so bookings essential.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Dropkick59
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English first
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
“Oysters are to die for”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Had lunch today with a few friends and was very impressed. We would of loved to stay longer and made an afternoon of it.
The crumbed oysters with chorizo are to die for. Duck Papadello was melt in your mouth, and the 1/2 marron plate was huge, great serving sizes.
The staff where very friendly and helpful, so all in all a wonderful lunch.
Definitely recommend it.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Tricia R
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Great ambiance and service here.
Had the Chateaubriand which was excellent! Meat was perfectly cooked and plenty of sides with it.
A little on the expensive side as most restaurants in Perth now are but happy with Meal and service

Visited June 2014
1 Thank perthguy6
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Perth, Australia
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“Long lunch potential!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

Had a great lunch recently and enjoyed the food, wine and service. Good spot for a lazy lunch if you have time. Loved the pate and oysters. Presentation was good and serves generous.

Visited February 2014
Thank Fork Talk O
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Friendly booking and promises of improved service were the only highlights. It was all downhill from there last Wednesday. The special of the day was Vitello Tonnato, but the mayonnaise that was hidden from view by the veal slices did not have a hint of tuna or anything else. The mayo was either so overprocessed in the kitchen that it perfectly matched the bottled variety or it was just that. The main course Papardelle with Duck ragu was ruined by a surfeit of salad onions neither caramelised nor balanced - just heaps of translucent slices that ruined what was otherwise a promising sauce. A plate of selected cheese arrive. But what was on the platter escaped the waitress who had not been trained to tell us what we were being served. When help arrived and the huge hunk of chalkiness at the ore of the French Brie was pointed out it was accepted with a " yes underripe"! That was that. The final indignity was to be served two glasses of off wine. When this was pointed out and a new bottle was opened and the difference in colour and bouquet was greeted with innocent incredulity by the waitress. All these issues were pointed out to the Maitre D , who acknowledged that they been brought to his attention and they would go in his shift report. No apologies, thanks or offers of anything at all. Just handover your card ansd pay as if it matched what we thought we had ordered. I left my card in case they were interesednin following up. Nothing. So they deserve a review that reflects their poor performance. We fled to Print Hall for a reviver and a coffee!

  • Visited June 2014
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3 Thank JG862
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