Thursday, 19 December 2013

The Merrywell and Rockpool at Crown, Burswood: #AHAWAchallenge 2 & 3 of 31

On a hot 40 degree day, I found myself with my friend PK at Crown for an afternoon catchup. I hadn't seen PK in months and she was about to head to Europe for 5 weeks, so a girly afternoon catchup was exactly what we needed.

I forgot that Sunday was the day a Perth radio station broadcasts lives from The Merrywell. I wouldn't recommend visiting on a Sunday afternoon as it was really noisy and the radio segments were quite disruptive.

We started our afternoon with a drink at The Merrywell. While I had intended to eat the AHAWA award winning steak sandwich, the weather dictated otherwise. Instead we shared a 1/2L Strawberry Fields seasonal jug. 

It was really delicious and refreshing however pouring it was a bit tricky. I think the key is to be fast and have napkins on standby to wipe up any dribbles.

By 6pm, we were feeling a bit peckish and decided to venture into Crown to see what was on offer. Eight-Eight Noodle Bar located right in the middle of the casino caught our eye, so we stopped off for an early dinner. 

We did 'family style' dining and ordered the Char Kway Teow ($19.80) and Wok Fried Black Pepper Beef ($18.80).
Char Kway Teow ($19.80)

Wok Fried Black Pepper Beef ($18.80)
The decor was really charming but the food was a bit average. Both dishes were really salty but bland at the same time. I wouldn't bother making the trip to eat here but if you're in the venue and craving Asian/Chinese food and don't want to splash out on Silks, it's edible and won't break the bank.

Abacus divider between tables

 David Nguyen-Luu of  Rockpool Bar and Grill Perth won the Mixologist Award at the AHAWA Awards, so we thought we'd head there for a drink.

We were seated at the bar and got to see the bar staff in action. I don't remember what these drinks were but they were both delicious.

Something with tequila $18
This one tasted apricoty $18

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88 Noodle Bar on Urbanspoon

Rockpool Bar & Grill on Urbanspoon

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