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“holy Molly!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Greenhouse

Greenhouse
Ranked #236 of 1,645 Restaurants in Perth
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Perth CBD
Australia
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“holy Molly!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

I was fortunate enough to go to the Greenhouse twice. Once for breakfast and once for lunch recently. Lets start off with the bad news shall we? because it is a VERY short list you'll be glad to know.
the indoor seats can be very uncomfortable if you are taller than 5'5. The seats are very short and taller larger people may find it uncomfortable as my friends felt like their booty was falling off the seat, not sure if its on purpose so as to turn over more clients (because, you see, if you are uncomfortable u are likely to eat faster and get out of there) - but thats the conspiracist in me theorising.

Good News!!
Food is actually surprisingly really tasty.This is a quirky restaurant where you will have your drinks served in recycled sauce jars, almost everything you see in the restaurant is recycled material. This is the calling card of Matt Stone (head chef) to use recycled materials. Mains are generally between $22-$32. I do wish the dishes were a little more generous in their portions but still very delicious.

we tried the following dishes:
I had the confit lamb, charred zucchini, currants, banyut nut and labne... i dont know what they put on that charred zucchini but I could have eaten an entire pot full of it. the lamb was perfectly cooked and was well seasoned, it melted in your mouth. for me it was one of those meals that i was left with wanting more of it.

The Marron with kiffler potatoes was quite good, the marron was a bit tough not as tasty but still passable.

The jungle curry, pink snapper, jasmin rice apple eggplant was very tasty though not "curry" as you would normally see in a thai restaurant. it was quite a dry curry and looked more like a salad rather than a curry when it was served.

Finally the seared rare emu, grains, legumes grapes - this one was a BIG hit at the table, the emu was cooked really well, it was gamey but not too gamey, it was tender and cut so easily.

We also shared a couple plates of the plum and lavender parfait sesame crunch and shortbread. This dessert is one of those "deconstructed" dealies, I didnt taste any lavender in it, parfait is homemade which is a nice bonus, but it was very refreshing and quite nice. I just didnt taste any flavours pop out at me, i personaly found it a little bland.

Overall, definitely would try again.

  • Visited March 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Amazing food!!! Little bigger portion sizes would be perfect for price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Walked in on valentines day lucky to get a table great service. When we ordered we asked how many selections would feed two people. They stated 2-3 and we ending up ordering 3 plates twice as that was just not enough food we were starving so had to wait for the second round when we could have just ordered all together.
Otherwise amazing food would have been great if portions were slightly larger for price!!
Definitely go again!

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Perth, Australia
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great concept but needs some improvement”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

The whole concept, look and feel of the Greenhouse works well. Unfortunately the quality of the coffee, service and, at times, the food is not up to scratch. It's not terrible but you just expect a bit more from the place, especially at the prices they charge. During the week it is very busy with the corporate crowd from nearby offices and it gets very noisy so I would not recommend as a place for a working lunch. After work drinks can be good if it's not too packed, again the noise factor can limit the enjoyment. On the weekend my experience is that the service is very slow. The food is unique and generally quite good - using fresh and interesting ingredients instead of the usual standard cafe fare. The coffee definitely needs improvement!

  • Visited March 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Funky, eco and vegetarian friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

A fabulous hip restaurant created from recycled, eco friendly bits and pieces. A talking point in itself - yet it works. The food is great with lots of organic local produce, organic seasonal vegetables and lots of micro herbs, hand milled flour, organic ciders, boutique beers. They've proven that sustainability doesn't have to sacrifice flavor and great food. It's all interesting, very tasty and the service is good. The kitchen is manned by funky young chefs who are particular about what they do. Nice casual atmosphere. I'll be back!

  • Visited March 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Relaxing in the hands of experts.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

Last night on the roof of Greenhouse we had a superbly imaginative and beautifully executed dessert with a cheeky fruit cocktail in a flower pot. Daniel the Manager made us most welcome and quietly explained the thrill of working with the environment to create great hospitality. The dessert was a fresh light plum and lavender roulade with fresh fruit roulade around a delicate mousse of lavender flavoured whey. This followed a cool cocktail of raspberry, fresh pineapple and rosemary flavoured gin. Cool music, gentle breeze, warm night low lighting- all beautiful.

  • Visited March 2013
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