The shiny Westfield Whitford City dining hub has nearly been open a whole year. I’m slowly working my way around some of the restaurants there. East Village, found next to Whitfords Brewing Co, offers American favourites from the East Village district of New York. Think Ruben sandwiches, mac n cheese, burgers, pizza and more. The restaurant is modern, crisp and a good spot for a casual pre movie dinner and some drinkies.
Our food arrives promptly. Chef really enjoyed their “Dirty Burger”($20.90) on a brioche bun. A nicely charred double beef patty, indulgent maple bacon, fried onion, melted cheese and there’s even lashings of baconaise (bacon flavoured mayo) for the piggy lovers out there.
He shared some onion rings with Little Chef – yum!
East Village caters for people with a gluten intolerance offering both gluten free burger buns and pizza bases. I opted for a kale and chicken quinoa salad ($24). The baby kale salad was jam packed full with chunks of tender chicken, roasted pumpkin, cherry tomatoes, avocado, pine nuts and drizzled with a zingy lemon and thyme dressing. I was really happy with my choice.
On the kids menu there are some yummy and healthy choices. Little Chef loves mac n cheese, so the choice for him was easy, though the chicken wings were a tempting option too. In the end he couldn’t say no to the crisp, gooey deep fried mac n cheese!
The food was tasty, simple, well cooked and made from quality ingredients. East Village is an easy option for lunch or dinner if you’re shopping at Westfield Whitfords City.
More at www.eastvillageperth.com