Opus at the Richardson is a restaurant in The Richardson, Perth’s luxury boutique hotel in West Perth. It is a modern, yet old-fashioned restaurant, very elegant and has a refined atmosphere about it. I’d been here for dinner before a couple of years back in 2007 when they first opened and thought that it was a very nice restaurant, more so due to its ambience (some thoughts on this at the end of this review). This time round, we came here to try their breakfast menu.
It was quite early when I got there so there were not that many people around. I was greeted with a polite smile by the waitress, a welcoming smell of fresh bread and the sun pouring into the restaurant through the glass door as I was seated down. It reminded me of being on holidays at a tropical resort hotel! Very nice! My friend had sent me their menu beforehand so I’d already decided on what I wanted to eat but still looked through their menu for anything different. They had done up the menu quite nicely too, the front cover looked like a painting! This place exudes elegance for sure. Back to the menu, just note that the a-la-carte selection is quite limited as they serve a mini Continental buffet breakfast but still quite substantial for those who like hot breakfast.
Some pictures of the restaurant itself below. Check out their website for better photos.
We had the following that morning:
- Eggs Benedict on English Muffin with Back Bacon and Hollandaise ($19) with extra Mushrooms ($3)
- American Breakfast – Eggs, Bacon, Pork and Honey Sausage, Onion Fried Chat Potatoes, Toast, Fresh Fruit, Juice and Tea ($35)
Our food came and the first thing I noticed was the matching dining set (plates, cups and milk container), very nice! I had the Eggs Benedict and thought it was so so in terms of taste. It was very simple and the hollandaise sauce was not as nice as other places I had tried. The American Breakfast looked a bit average too and a bit dry. Although the food was slightly disappointing, the service was top notch so it sort of made up for it.
Overall, I thought it was pleasant breakfast. Although it was more on the pricey side, one would expect that in a hotel restaurant as the service and ambience are part of the package!
On a side note, Opus at Richardson has a Private Dining Room which fits about 14 people and is separated from the main restaurant with a sliding panel. My friend booked this place for a surprise party a couple of years back and that’s when I came last and tried their Degustation Menu. All I remembered about it was how small the dishes were (fair enough, it’s a degustation menu) and how we were still hungry after all the mains were served. However, the desserts came and saved the night – 3 different serves of chocolate (cake, mousse and liquid!). It was pricey but nonetheless, it was still a fun party and good experience. I managed to dig up some old photos – check out the size of one of the course in the photo!
Rating by: N.L.
Opus at The Richardson
Telephone: 08 9217 8880
Address: 32 Richardson Street, West Perth