You may know casual restaurant The Island as “Isle of Voyage”. The spot found on Elizabeth Quay’s “island” in the iconic Florence Hummerston Kiosk has had a change of direction and it’s now home to a microbrewery, restaurant, garden bar and pizzeria. Little Chef, his Grandparents and I were enjoying a day seeing the sights of Elizabeth Quay after arriving on the ferry from South Perth. We popped into The Island, a restaurant that had opened in 2016, for a spot of lunch.
The interior is crisp, bright and airy. We’d recommend sitting outside, to enjoy the amazing view. In one direction is the Swan River and look the other way for a magical view over the quay to the city skyline.
The menu has lots of crowd pleasing favourites like fresh salads, share platters, wood fired pizzas, burgers and more. I enjoyed a light pomegranate and mixed leaves salad ($14), with almonds, orange segments, pine nuts, parmesan cheese with heirloom tomato and orange vinaigrette.
Grilled fish and chips ($26) is also available beer battered. The West Australian fish fillet is served with lemon, tartare sauce and rustic fries.
The Tasmanian salmon nicoise ($24) looked impressive. Confit salmon, green beans, marble potato, pickled shallots, eggs, anchovies, lettuce, olives, heirloom tomatoes, rocket, simple lemon dressing.
The junior bites menu… There are lots of yummy options for kids – pasta, pizzas, nachos and more. Little Chef tells me his fish and chips ($10) was very tasty. The fish is good quality and served with a generous pile of seasoned chips and aioli.
And of course the EQ playground is right next door, and Little Chef enjoyed playing there until his lunch arrived. I hear there are plans for a sandpit overlooking Elizabeth Quay coming soon.
We all enjoyed our lunch at The Island. I was expecting that it would be good, as so far as I’m aware the spot is still owned by the people behind Voyage Kitchen in Hillarys.
Find out more at www.theislandeq.com.au