One of the more interesting venues to open in the new Westfield Whitford City dining precinct is Hunter & Barrel, a restaurant focusing on meat cooked over coal and barrel-aged spirits from the company behind Ribs & Burgers.
The Perth Hunter & Barrel is the third in the group, joining two others in Melbourne and Sydney.
I was recently invited to visit Hunter & Barrel and sample the food and drink. The restaurant is elegantly fitted out, and the mouth-watering smell of cooking meat hits you as you enter.
For entree we tried the crispy chicken wings ($14) and outstanding beef carpaccio with rocket, capers, parmesan and dijonaisse ($17). Another entree choice that looked rather good was the hot cheese dip with grilled flatbread ($14).[ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”20″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_pro_mosaic” row_height=”180″ margins=”5″ last_row=”justify” lazy_load_enable=”1″ lazy_load_initial=”35″ lazy_load_batch=”15″ display_type_view=”default” captions_enabled=”0″ captions_display_sharing=”1″ captions_display_title=”1″ captions_display_description=”1″ captions_animation=”slideup” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]
The extensive drinks menu features a range of craft beers, wines on tap and barrel-aged spirits and cocktails.
For main course we were treated to the Hunter’s Feast featuring beef rump cap, chicken skewer, crispy pork belly and Wagyu sausage ($39 per person, minimum 2 people). Unfortunately for us, the restaurant was out of rump cap so it was substituted for Wagyu. Shame 🙂
Everything on this plate was of great quality and cooked perfectly, although my favourite was – surprisingly – the chicken.
The menu has plenty of variety – think steaks, ribs, pies, burgers and seafood – vegetarian options and a kids menu. Check out the full menu here.
No meal of meat would be complete without sides, and we tried the char-grilled pumpkin with chilli, coriander and labna ($7), button mushrooms with garlic ($9) and roasted corn with honey and miso butter ($8).
We somehow found the space to tackle dessert and chose the decadent chocolate walnut brownie ($12) and warming apple pie skillet ($12).
We really enjoyed our meal at Hunter & Barrel, and it’s great to see such a quality restaurant in the suburbs. If you’re a meat lover, you won’t be disappointed.
Hunter & Barrel
Shop 322, Westfield Whitford City, Cnr Marmion & Whitfords Ave, Hillarys WA 6025
Sun – Thu: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00pm- 10.30pm