Tucked down a West Perth side street is an old auto garage, now repurposed as a bustling breakfast till late canteen. Unsure of where to park, I left the car at Harbour Town, as it was just over the road anyway. Little Chef and I we were being treated to lunch for our birthdays by the Singer.
We were cheerfully greeted and taken to our seats. I’m sure they were old bus seats. The décor, like many places at the moment, is up-cycled, funky and dare I say “hipster”. We were sat right next to the open kitchen and pass. We could see the chefs plating up the food and that helped us to choose our dishes from the menu! A giant pile of food, the roast beef sandwich, looked mouth-watering.
We had some excellent freshly squeezed juices to start;
I spied the same water jugs and Italian salt as they have in Il Lido, so it came as no surprise to find out that GSG is owned by the same people that brought us Bread in Common and Il Lido.
Little chef got stuck into his Banana bread ($6), using the chocolate mascarpone as a spread. There wasn’t a children’s menu, but unless your offspring is horrendously fussy, you should be able to find something they will eat.
We shared Moorish lamb, cos & hummus on flatbread $19. This was a tasty dish and the tender lamb was indeed more-ish! Though the Singer had to request a steak knife to cut the bread, I’m surprised my teeth were still intact after!
The Hot roast beef sandwich, with horseradish coleslaw and a red onion jam $17 was as delicious as it looked. The open sandwich was an absolute mountain of food, thinly cut beef and veg – plenty to share.
All in all we really enjoyed the Gordon St Garage. It has a buzzing atmosphere and I’d love to return for something a little more brunch-y and to try out their coffee, as I’ve heard some great things about that.