Entertainment Book 10/11: 25% off total bill (up to $40)
So my cousin who is a flight attendant with Singapore Airlines arrived this evening, and we decided to go somewhere a tad different, and one where we could use the entertainment book (for once!).
We searched a few venues, and because of Momma’s fussy tastes, we ended up at The View because it seemed to have some thing she would probably order.
Upon arriving that evening, the cold chills of late autumn caught us by surprise, and we were all freezing by the time we climbed up the stairs to the restaurant (and hungry for that matter!)
When we got in, there was a wave of wowness floating through the air because of how beautifully decorated the place was. Absolutely stunning interior design – something a little bit different from our usual restaurants on that side of town.
We were seated by the window, which was lovely. first to arrive (what’s new from Miss Egg and her family), so I was definitely able to snap some pictures of the empty restaurant without getting glares from strangers sitting close by *grin*.
Quite quickly, we deliberated on our choices, and finally ended up with the following:
- Chorizo (Danish feta, olives, grilled Chorizo) – $16.50
- Seafood Chowder (with a crusty bread) – $17.50
- The Angus + Prawns (300g roasted potato galette, fresh greens, mushroom rich jus) – $42
- Oven Roasted Pork Belly (mash, greens, fresh apple & pear chutney jus) – $32
- Special pasta of the day (marinara) – price forgotten -.-
- Glass of white wine (ordered by yours truly of course!)
There was an arousing, “ooooooh, this is nice!” when each of us poked into a different item (momma headed straight for the olives, Dad took the meat as expected, cousin had a bit of the chorizo too, whilst I dove straight for the feta).
This was a brilliant mixture of little things that come together so well, and with the turkish bread on the side, we really couldn’t ask for more.
The cheese was lovely, and probably one of the better feta cheeses I have tasted around.
The chorizo themselves were a tad hard to the bite, but overall acceptable.
The olives won momma and myself. We’re always in search of good olives, and this is definitely on the top of the list!
I ordered the pork belly, and all I can is WOWZA! :) I was probably the most satisfied consumer of the table that night, and everyone seemed to want a piece of my pork. :( Dad was sure eyeing it with glee, and when he took that bit into that crispy skin, there was a nice grin of satisfaction. My cousin wasn’t spared from this beautiful piece of work. The thing that I was really happy with, other than the well roasted pork belly, is the brilliant apple & pear chutney. If anything, they could have given more, but the quality of that chutney was just “oooh yeahhhh”.
The steak was a bit of a letdown. I tried a bit, and it was a bit too tough, and the prawns on the skewers were quite pathetic :( A bit of a boo-boo. The rich mushroom jus was also a bit of a mess.
The seafood chowder came in such a huge bowl, we did not know how mom was going to finish that bowl all by herself. What really astounded me was how it could be on the entree list too! That said, good on them for such a generous serve of seafood, and the like. It looked creamy, buttery, and absolutely delicious. Mom was happy with it, but found it to be a tad too heavy on the tummy (because of the richness) towards the end of the meal.
The special pasta of the day came out with lotsa seafood, just the way Dad would like it. Having that wedge of lemon definitely helped ease things with the heaviness of the dish, and Dad was just so impressed with the generosity of the seafood given, so kudos to the chefs!! :)
Overall this place is a lovely joint to come for a quiet birthday, or perhaps an evening night out with a loved one. Would definitely be going back there, and this time, I may just attempt that massive bowl of seafood chowder!!
Service was absolutely brilliant, and I would like to shout-out to the waitress (if only I took her name down) who served us that evening because not only was she patient with our fickle minds, she gave excellent recommendations, and was honest in answering our questions of the menu. Well done!!
Rating: 3.65 out of 5 stars
Rating by: S.T. a.k.a Miss Egg
The View Restaurant
Telephone: (08) 9430 5050
Address: 47 Mews Road, Fremantle 6160