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Hunter & Barrel Opens in the Whitfords Dining Precinct

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Hunter & Barrel

One of the more interesting venues to open in the new Westfield Whitford City dining precinct is Hunter & Barrel, a restaurant focusing on meat cooked over coal and barrel-aged spirits from the company behind Ribs & Burgers.

The Perth Hunter & Barrel is the third in the group, joining two others in Melbourne and Sydney.

Hunter & Barrel

I was recently invited to visit Hunter & Barrel and sample the food and drink. The restaurant is elegantly fitted out, and the mouth-watering smell of cooking meat hits you as you enter. 

For entree we tried the crispy chicken wings ($14) and outstanding beef carpaccio with rocket, capers, parmesan and dijonaisse ($17). Another entree choice that looked rather good was the hot cheese dip with grilled flatbread ($14).

The extensive drinks menu features a range of craft beers, wines on tap and barrel-aged spirits and cocktails.

Hunter & Barrel

For main course we were treated to the Hunter’s Feast featuring beef rump cap, chicken skewer, crispy pork belly  and Wagyu sausage ($39 per person, minimum 2 people). Unfortunately for us, the restaurant was out of rump cap so it was substituted for Wagyu. Shame 🙂

Everything on this plate was of great quality and cooked perfectly, although my favourite  was – surprisingly – the chicken. 

The menu has plenty of variety – think steaks, ribs, pies, burgers and seafood – vegetarian options and a kids menu. Check out the full menu here.

No meal of meat would be complete without sides, and we tried the char-grilled pumpkin with chilli, coriander and labna ($7), button mushrooms with garlic ($9) and roasted corn with honey and miso butter ($8).

We somehow found the space to tackle dessert and chose the decadent chocolate walnut brownie ($12) and warming apple pie skillet ($12).

Hunter & Barrel

We really enjoyed our meal at Hunter & Barrel, and it’s great to see such a quality restaurant in the suburbs. If you’re a meat lover, you won’t be disappointed.

Hunter & Barrel
Shop 322, Westfield Whitford City, Cnr Marmion & Whitfords Ave, Hillarys WA 6025
Sun – Thu: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00pm- 10.30pm

2 Comments

  1. Hi Martin, I have to disagree with the comments on Hunter and Barrel. Yet another branded chain food production shop pretending to be something it isn’t, a restaurant.
    Meats were cooked well and agree the chicken was very tasty however sides, for example a salad, was about as basic as it comes. You can buy more imaginative and better presented from plastic container in Woolworths.
    Breads and desert pastry appeared to be low grade commercial factory based products.
    I would certainly question the alleged origins of the meat products from the menu description and what arrives on the plate. Good piece of fictional writing.
    The service was average with the staff going through the motions of forcing out the preordained script. One waitress didn’t even know if they served coffee and had to look it up on the menu.
    Waiting for the drive through to be added, sure its not far away.
    Very average and overpriced experience. If you want to spend that sort of money on a meal pick a single outlet privately owned restaurant where imagination and quality service and food is a necessity to make a living.
    Did you pay? Or did the invite extend to a free meal?

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