The Tap – Chapel Farm, Middle Swan

MenuWebsite: http://www.chapelfarm.com.au/the-tap.html

I came to know about The Tap in Chapel Farm through Urbanspoon whilst looking for a list of places to keep for the months ahead to look out for and try. After having a look at their website, I knew I really wanted to try it because of its unique quirky looks and interesting pizza menu, where one wouldn’t be allowed to alter the ingredients. One may see it as being inflexible, but in a way it is rather refreshing to see that a place is that confident of the combinations they are presenting.

View from our tableAfter AC decided to take up the offer of trying this new place, we asked SC along as well, and we decided to meet up on Sunday afternoon for lunch. Chapel Farm is more than just a place to have a meal… it is also a place where you can hold weddings, and have a little getaway from home in a variety of themed chalets.

Smoking TerraceUpon arriving at Chapel Farm, I found the rustic look of the place very inviting, and found myself being unintentionally invited by a wait staff who was just opening The Tap for business. I took a while before I finally decided on a high table to be our abode for the afternoon. Wasn’t long before AC and SC came along…

We had a look at their menu, which included a good variety of items. In the end, we decided on the following:

  • Sweet potato chips, rosemary salt, garlic aioli – $9.50
  • Rocket salad
  • The Skinny Pig pizza (bacon, mushroom, cherry tomato, mozzarella, finished with spinach, avocado and aioli) – $26
  • Green Peace pizza (zucchini, eggplant, onion, mushroom, cherry tomato, mozzarella, feta and spinach) – $25
  • Feral White Beer
  • White Rabbit Dark ale
  • Shirley Temple

The sweet potato chips and rocket salad were the first to arrive, and we were definitely excited to dig in. The sweet potato chips was served piping hot, and it was sprinkled with a generous serve of the rosemary salt. I personally loved it – would definitely be ordering it again!

sweet potato chips

Rocket saladThe rocket salad was typical of any rocket salad, so nothing too much to rave about there.

The pizzas were the highlight of our visit to The Tap, especially with such interesting names given to them! We decided on the skinny pig and green peace to give ourselves both the variety meat and vegetables in one hit. And I was certainly happy with that decision. I loved how the pizzas were made with a thin base, and was served with a generous tomato base. The serve of toppings was just nice (not too little and not too much).

Green Peace pizza

skinny pig pizza

drinksOrders have to be made at the bar inside with the food brought out to the table after. The service was friendly at the counter and staff had plates swiftly cleared from our table.

Overall, a really pleasant visit to The Tap. I understand they have live music on Sundays too, so I’m looking at a good Sunday session venue already. As we were leaving SC asked questions about birthday functions and how it works, and it seems that they work to accommodate people in general, and if it’s a small function, there are no booking costs and they can arrange for a set platter, or for a tab, or for people to order as they go. Flexibility!

Am definitely looking forward to visiting them again for more pizzas and good selection of tap beer!

Rating: 3.65 out of 5 stars

Rating by: S.T. a.k.a Miss Egg

The Tap – Chapel Farm
Telephone: (08) 9250 4755
Address: 231 Toodyay Road, Middle Swan

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