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).

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