After all the hype of progressive dinners in Perth, A and I decided to organise our own – starting with cocktails and a charcuterie board at The Beach Club, followed by mains at Suburban Table in Mosman Park and finishing with dessert at Duende.
A and I hadn’t heard of Suburban Table before that evening but thanks to Urbanspoon and its reasonably high rating, we were introduced to a little suburban restaurant located on Stirling Highway in Mosman Park. From the outside, the restaurant didn’t make an impression but once inside, this quaint restaurant has a homely feeling to it. This restaurant is popular with those in the know, as the restaurant had a steady flow of patrons throughout the evening. Luckily we had booked a table on the way from The Beach Club so we didn’t have to wait.
The menu at Suburban Table is quite small and features hearty, Modern Australian dishes. There are also a number of daily specials featured on the board at the back of the restaurant however we both ordered off the menu. A chose the Fresh Goldband Snapper, roasted red capsicum & shaved fennel salad, sautéed potatoes ($38), whereas I ordered the Flame-grilled Fillet Medallions, mushroom ragout, jus and rosemary mash ($38).
I was really impressed with my choice, as the medallions were cooked exactly to my liking (medium rare). The rosemary mash was smooth and flavoursome – it was a perfect pairing to the moreish mushroom ragout which was possibly the highlight of my dish. I didn’t particularly like the flavour of the jus, which was quite strong and clashed with the mushroom ragout but regardless, this was a well executed dish that I would definitely return for.
A also loved her dish – the roasted red capsicum and shaved fennel salad was a perfect match to the grilled Goldband Snapper. A loved that her dish was served with a very small amount of sauce, as it left the natural, fresh flavours of the snapper, fennel and orange to be the standouts of the dish.
All in all, we were pleasantly surprised and impressed by this suburban gem. It’s a little pricey but the food is hearty and tasty. Suburban Table is BYO only so don’t forget to bring a bottle!