Tony Romas, Perth CBD

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When staying in the City, Chef, Little Chef and I enjoyed a family dinner at Tony Romas, a short stroll up Hay Street from our hotel. It’s a family friendly, international chain restaurant that specialises in ribs. I’m obsessed with ribs and I’d been craving Tony Roma’s ribs for a quite some time. It had been a few years since our last visit there – would it still be as good as I remembered?

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We were easily seated without a booking as it was early on a Sunday night. It’s a large restaurant with plenty of tables and some cosy booths too. I knew exactly what I wanted (ribs!). Ordering was a breeze; I just had to choose two sides with to go with my ribs. There’s’ a good choice; Corn on the cob, Wild rice, chips, broccoli, coleslaw, baked potato – I chose a roasted potato and slaw. Little Chef had a good choice of several dishes on the kids menu.

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Just after we placed our order. We were given a complimentary sliced baguette and garlic butter. The butter melted on the warmed bread, it was a nice touch.

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Chef was EXTRA hungry, so ordered an entrée “red hot buffalo wings” ($15.50) in buffalo sauce, with celery sticks and a creamy blue cheese sauce. Unsure if any of their entrees were gluten free, I passed on that and saved room for my ribs!

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My baby back ribs were marinated and cooked in Tony Roma’s Original BBQ sauce (there are other sauces to choose from too). I went for the half rack ($32.95), but given my love of ribs I probably could have tackled the full rack. The half rack was a generous size and I got stuck into them as soon as the plate landed on the table! I barley had to touch the meat with a knife, to separate each rib. The meat was so succulent. I was happy with my choice of sides too.

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Chef chose the same as me, with chips and slaw on the side. His full rack ($45.95 ) almost got the better of him, so I was only too happy to help him with a couple of ribs!

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Little chef had the burger and chips ($15). As stated on the menu, all kid’s meals are served with a glass of fruit juice, citrus apple salad and 2 scoops of ice cream for dessert. I only realised this after we left, but he never actually got the citrus apple salad, which was a shame, as it was the only healthy part of the meal. Little Chef love apples too. This actually happened the last time we dined there too, so I wonder if you have to request the salad – though we shouldn’t have to!

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All in all, Tony Romas was a good spot for a casual family dinner. I do think the prices are on the high side, though the serves are a pretty decent size. The service was friendly and the ribs just as smoky, tender and finger licking delicious as I remember them. No room for table manners here!

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