Its new years day 2015 – being a public holiday many places in Perth are shut – so we decide to head down to Hillary’s Boat Harbour which was guaranteed to be open. The popular coastal spot was absolutely heaving with people. Some were strolling along the boardwalks, some picnicking on the lush grassed areas or swimming at the safe kiddies beach. We were there to check out a newly opened restaurant – 3 sheets. It has a cool fit out, with lots of long tables, perfect for groups.
3 Sheets was rumoured to be a “Little Creatures” style of brewery, before it opened. Whilst that didn’t turn out to be strictly true – it is similar in terms of the cool vibe, casual share food and focus on draft craft beers. Chef found his favourite beer on the menu – Colonials’ Kolsch ($11 a pint). Every time we go to Margaret River we come back with a “growler” of the stuff!! Chef was stoked. Also on draft are other WA favourites; Feral, Nail, Gage Road, Matso and Eagle Bay beers. I chose a nutella and banana shake – something I wouldn’t usually pick, but I just couldn’t go past the nutella!
The service was mostly efficient. We hardly waited any time at all for our meals. Being a “share venue” the food comes out as it is made. I had to ask after my milkshake, which seemed to be taking a while. Chef was well into his second pint by the time it arrived. Apparently they were training new staff – so I didn’t mind too much – it is a new restaurant after all.
From the tapas menu I had the beef short ribs ($10), which were tender and tasty with a sticky BBQ sauce. I also chose a pear and rocket salad ($12) from the “big plates” menu. I’m quite partial to the combo of rocket, pear, walnuts, parmesan and this salad, dressed with cider vinegar was a winner.
3 Sheets is a family friendly venue, the kids menu has lots of choice for the little ones. Little chef chose a hot dog and frites ($10). The chips were really fluffy and crisp, quite rustic too with the skin still left on.
We were far from being “3 sheets to the wind” when we left, but we all certainly had very full tummies. The small dessert menu looks really delicious, with some pommie favourites “sticky toffee pudding and “knickerbocker glory” on there. Maybe next time!