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The Principal Bar & Restaurant

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23 Cale St, Midland, Swan, Western Australia 6056, Australia
08 9250 2995
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Went there for birthday meal with my friend & was very pleasantly surprised at food & prices. I ordered the smaller plate with salmon roulade which was beautifully presented, so tasty & only $13. My friend had squid which was not so well received although generous portions. The chips were just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Vanessa K
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Kalamunda, Western Australia, Australia
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Kalamunda, Western Australia, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Went there for birthday meal with my friend & was very pleasantly surprised at food & prices. I ordered the smaller plate with salmon roulade which was beautifully presented, so tasty & only $13. My friend had squid which was not so well received although generous portions. The chips were just right & extensive wine list welcome. Would definitely return... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Well, the principal has always been my fallback midland Resteraunt. Quality. Service / reasonable value - not any more. In simple terms. We paid top notch prices for a pretty ordinary pub meal. No way was it worth the $$ paid. Limited wine list and BOTH wines chosen - "sorry we've run out mate"...

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18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Celebrated my son's 11th birthday here tonight. Excellent service, all the staff are extremely friendly and helpful, the meals are very generous in size and very well priced. Food was delicious and drinks refreshing (lemon, lime and bitters are the best) Most definatly will be back here again, also very family friendly. A big thankyou to all the staff for... More 

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Perth Hills, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

As a long term customer, I will never return to the Principal after being served inedible squid! When I raised my concern with the wait staff, it was referred to the chef who denied that the squid was inedible (he tasted one bite and threw it in the bin!) despite the fact that no-one at our table was able to... More 

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York, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We had dinner at The Principal to celebrate a special occasion. The meals were more than generous and of high quality. Service was good. The atmosphere was good as the tables were not all on top of each other so that other people did not interfere with your evening. The only down side were people making the restaurant a thoroughfare... More 

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Perth
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The Principal used to be a regular for us. We have attempted a few times with mixed results. Today we dropped in as we were out for a day shopping and thought we would go and have a drink and a meal at around 1 pm only to have a seat inside and hear drunks at the rear of the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Very expensive beers, teeny tiny cocktails! Very expensive, yet small tasting platter. Not much atmosphere going on, looks nice though

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Perth, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I have been going to this pub/restaurant for a while now and since they've introduced a new menu and Chef about two months ago, the food has only got better. The Principal has a great atmosphere with live music (acoustic guitar and singing) in the outdoor area on a Sunday afternoon and a Quiz Night every Monday night. My workplace... More 

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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Had an excellent lunch here while conducting a business negotiation. The local businessman chose to eat here and I was not disappointed. His steak looked excellent and my Guinness and beef pie was excellent. generous servings, good quiet atmosphere and quite reasonable prices all added up to a great dining experience. Would gladly go back. There was quite a degree... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

No food in the house after a busy weekend meant popping out for dinner on a Monday. The bar area had a few people in and the staff were friendly as one would hope for (although nowadays not always guaranteed). I had the porterhouse steak for dinner and to be honest it was just ok. Nothing really wrong with it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 Cale St, Midland, Swan, Western Australia 6056, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Swan  >  Midland
  • Phone Number: 08 9250 2995
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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