44 King Street is located in the chicest laneway in Perth, opposite boutiques such as the Empire Rose, Tiffany& Co, Kookai, etc to name a few. I’d always thought it was called the King Street Cafe and only found out its real name writing this article – how ignorant of me. This is my second time dining here and contrary to popular reviews, I did not like the food too much the first time, hence the infrequent visit to this cafe. Since I haven’t reviewed this place in the blog, I’d thought I give it a second go one afternoon whilst looking for a place to lunch.
44 King Street, upmarket, rustic, charming, busy – these description pretty much sum up my thoughts of the place. I like the comfortable ambience, with its open windows and open kitchen setting, one can get settled in quite easily. Lunch time is a bustling affair and tables get filled up quickly so be there early to avoid the mad lunchtime rush!
For lunch, we had the following:
- San Pallegrino Limonata
- Crispy King Prawn Spring Rolls, Vermicelli Noodle Salad – $22.90
- Caesar Salad with Candied Bacon - $19.90
- Special Salad of the Day (can’t remember what this is called but price range is approx $20)
The Limonata was refreshing on this sunny day and the surprise came with the Crispy King Prawy Spring Rolls I ordered – it’s so SMALL! Judging by the price, I’d thought it would be a medium sized dish but was sorely disappointed! The vermicellie noodle salad was measly too. However it tasted nice, the spring roll itself was filled to the brim with ingredients – it would have been good as an entree. The other dishes (both salads) were quite small in serving too! We were all quite hungry after the meal :(.
Overall, I was not too impressed with the serving of the dishes. The non-salad dishes are priced from $30 – $50 which I thought was pricey for a casual lunch. We were also unfortunate that day to be served by a moodywaiter, he looked like he would rather be some place else. So this second time experience was not a good one for me either, might not be so quick to go back the third time.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Rating by: N.L.
44 King Street
Telephone: 08 9321 4476
Address: 44 King Street, Perth