WA Restaurants great for dietary requirements
Today more than ever, customers are on the look-out for restaurants that provide healthy yet delicious dining options – whether this means a meal that suits their dietary requirements, or a meal that is heavy on the veggies.
We asked Citibank Dining Restaurant Partner Nino Zoccali, from The Restaurant Pendolino, what he thought about the rise in healthy eating.
“With the move toward super food trends, people are really looking at their lifestyle and their health, and the way they eat is very important to them.
“We’re definitely seeing customers requesting healthier food. In particular, we are seeing a lot of people coming in and requesting vegetarian menus. My wife is vegetarian, so that’s had an influence on me and we try very hard to make sure there’s an exciting option on the table that is also meat-free.”
Whatever your requirements, we have put together our top healthy picks across Perth that look after vegetarians, vegans and those who are gluten-free, leaving you some extra wiggle room to indulge in your free bottle of wine when you dine.
Grand Bar and Bistro, Perth
A venue influenced by the glitz and glamour of the international fashion scene, Chef’s Paul O`Neil, Andy Fell and Victor Renard bring their passion for creating great food and an amazing menu that delivers casual comfort favourites but not without a sophisticated twist. Delicious vegetarian options we recommend trying are the charred haloumi; confit grape tomatoes, hazelnut crumb, kasundi pickle, or the gnocchi; sage brown butter, almond, roasted butternut purée!
Gramercy Bar and Kitchen, Perth
Gramercy Bar & Kitchen is located in the building that was formerly home to the famous Ecucina Restaurant, which is located near Central Park, His Majesty's Theatre and Perth Arena. Popular vegetarian options on their menu include roast fennel & tomato tartlet, lemon scented goats curd, witlof salad, beetroot with whipped goats cheese and watercress and mouth-watering fried vegetable bites with turmeric and dill sour cream.
Agni Fine Cuisine, Innaloo
No wonder this is a multi-award winning restaurant - its luxurious, traditional Indian decor sets the scene perfectly for the menu's authentic North and South Indian cuisine. There are 16 dishes to pick from the vegetarian menu, which boasts traditional Indian dishes like dhal basanti, aloo palak and malai kofta curry. Everything is cooked to order from the freshest and best produce and many dishes and breads are prepared in a real Tandoor, imparting a unique flavour and texture to the food.
The Grosvenor Hotel, Perth
The Grosvenor Hotel is an iconic Heritage pub which has been lovingly restored and refurbished into a comfortable and vibrant inner city local. Along with friendly professional staff, a fantastic range of draught beer, well-crafted modern pub food and a wine list that will suit everybody's tastes, the Grosvenor have a vegetarian and gluten free menu available. Our favourite picks include the spinach linguini with mushroom, onion and capsicum then finished with a napolitana sauce and the funguy pizza with wild mushroom, button and porcini mushrooms, onion, haloumi cheese and basil!
Sentinel Bar and Grill, Perth
Sentinel Bar & Grill is a welcome addition to the burgeoning dining and small bar scene in Perth’s CBD. Paying homage to the style of New York and the intrinsic food culture of Europe, Sentinel Bar & Grill is a sophisticated restaurant and bar, encompassing all-day dining with breakfast, lunch, dinner options. We recommend the following dishes that can be vegetarian, gluten free or vegan depending on your dietary requirements - risotto of pea and asparagus, feta crumb & mint oil, the grilled courgette, Thyme, oil & charred eggplant puree and the beetroot, fresh/pickled/roasted, smoked mozzarella & swiss chard.
Young George, East Fremantle
Located within a heritage building in East Fremantle, Young George is a bar and kitchen serving up an eclectic sharing style menu of globally influenced flavours. Ingredients are seasonal and local with the wood fire oven playing an integral part in the menu. A range of vegetarian plates, perfect for sharing or solo dining include – ‘broccamole’ tortillas, charred asparagus with peas, broad beans, green goddess, sheep cheese and sorghum and goat haloumi with strawberry, lime, agave and pistachio!