OPENING HOURS: Mon-Sun 7am-10pm ADDRESS:Shop 1/37 Dolphin Dr, Mandurah, WA PHONE:(08) 9583 5541 WEBSITE:www.shisharestaurant.com.au
On Saturday after my spin class, I met my boyfriend and parents at Shisha Indian Restaurant for breakfast. Yerp- talk about breakfast with a twist! Although we had walked by this restaurant on many occasions, we were yet to try it and today was the day. We had no excuse really, as earlier in the month we had purchased a scoopon for $19 per couple, which allowed us a coffee each and any meal off the breakfast menu.
When we arrived at 9am the place was empty. Shisha is quite a large and spacious restaurant, which made it even more noticeable that it was bare. Traditional Indian cuisine is a strange breakfast option I suppose. The waiter quickly sat us at a table closest to the water (although not directly on the water, we overlooked the jetty and moored boats) and gave us the menus (printed on a plain piece of white paper) to look over. He quickly returned to take our coffee orders which was three flat whites and a cappuccino. When he served them to us, he then took our breakfast orders. Scott and I chose the Baked Omelette ($17) which was advertised as ham, spinach and cheese served with Indian baked naan and grilled tomato. Luckily the waiter let me substitute the ham for mushrooms so I was a happy girl. Mum and Dad both went for the Two Eggs any Style ($22) which was to come served with naan, feta, grilled tomato and bacon. The coffee, although served hot, lacked taste- I would suggest a double shot!!
When our meals arrived, I have to say that I was disappointed. The presentation was less than impressive and the portion size was small. The naan bread, although a nice cultural flair, was two tiny triangles, which unfortunately wasn’t enough to accompany dad’s two poached eggs. In fact, dad’s meal was a let down entirely- not even getting any feta on his plate. Mum (who ordered the same thing) got three lousy cubes- was there any point in even mentioning it on the menu? Our baked omelette was served in a small ramekin and I was left wanting more- not because of the flavours but because I was hungry. The flavours of the naan bread were deliciously spicy and fragrant however everything else was bland and a let down really.