OPENING HOURS: Mon-Thurs:11am-10pm | Fri&Sat:11am-Midnight | Sun:Noon-10pm ADDRESS:Subiaco Village, 531 Hay Street, Subiaco, Perth, WA PHONE:(08) 9381 5099 WEBSITE:www.thevillagebar.com.au
After a late finishing Baseball game in Wembley on Sunday, the American and I decided to grab some dinner in Subiaco before starting the drive home. We were shocked to find that a lot of places in Subi were closed on Sunday evenings. Luckily, The Village Bar was open so we spontaneously popped in for a quick meal. While looking over the menu, we sipped on our wine and beer before heading back to the bar to place our food order.
There wasn’t much on the menu for the health conscious so I opted for the Dukkah Chicken Breast Salad which was described as being served with Honey Carrots, Dates, Spiced Sultanas, Pine Nuts & Rocket with Harissa Yoghurt ($21) and Scott chose the Beef Burger (as always) which was written on the menu as served with Smokey Bacon, Caramelised Onion, Melted Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato & Pickle on a Brioche Bun ($23).
Although the bar was relatively quiet with only three other tables occupied, we had to wait almost half an hour for our meals which lead to our further disappointment when the meals finally arrived. My salad was tiny with a less than adequate serving size of chicken. The “salad” consisted of a few lettuce leaves, a few sites of orange and very few sultanas- two tiny honey carrots and no date or pine nuts. I asked for my dressing on the side so really can’t complain that the salad was bland and unappealing…but the chicken was hardly crusted with dukkah, nor was the dukkah flavoursome! So not only was my meal tasteless but I left still hungry and wanting more!
Scott’s burger, although appealing to the eye, was small in size and served with a small portion of chips for the price. The bacon was almost non-existent too, but he didn’t complain about the taste! We left before out plates were cleared from our table, so weren’t asked how our meals were or if we were happy with them.