We went to a Festival of Perth event last Tuesday at the Regal Theatre. The show started at 7 pm and finished by 8:45 pm and there were streams of people heading out along Rokeby Rd looking for somewhere to eat. We have previously enjoyed the food here about 6 times and it was the first place we thought of going to after the show. We arrived at 8:55 pm and were told we had to order by 9:10 pm. That was fine as we already knew what we would order (soft shell crab, for starters!) There were 3 tables outside and only 1 had people seated at it. We asked if we could sit outside and was told we couldn't! We could only sit inside where it was a lot hotter, not even in the covered area where there were spare tables... We thought it was a pretty poor effort, and left. We went back to one of the other cafes which was really busy with lots of customers. Another example of sleepy Perth and not being prepared to 'make hay while the sun shines' - the Perth Festival has lot of patrons. Surely they could keep their staff on for an extra hour during the month of the Festival? Unfortunately, we won't be back. And we live locally.