Perth breakfast review: The Reveley, Elizabeth Quay

The Reveley

The Reveley is Elizabeth Quay’s first permanent dining venue, and it’s a very impressive building. Featuring al-fresco dining on the ground floor, there’s also a formal restaurant on the second floor and “Henry’s Rooftop” bar right up top, which serves bar-friendly food and must have a magnificent view.

The ReveleyThe Reveley is Elizabeth Quay’s first permanent dining venue, and it’s a very impressive building. Featuring al-fresco dining on the ground floor, there’s also a formal restaurant on the second floor and “Henry’s Rooftop” bar right up top, which serves bar-friendly food and must have a magnificent view.

The ground floor at The Reveley is open from 7am-late seven days a week, and serves breakfast until 11:30am. We went along early on Saturday morning to see what was on offer.

The ReveleyThere’s a sign at the outer perimeter asking you to wait to be seated. On doing so, we were then asked which side we wanted to sit.

We requested to be seated near the river, and were told to walk through the bar where someone would help us on the other side. They didn’t, and we had to ask the barista. Awkward.

The ReveleyFinally seated at a table, we were able to enjoy the glorious view.

The ReveleyAnother view from our table. Certainly no complaints there.

The ReveleySexy cutlery.

The ReveleyMy coffee – from Melbourne based roaster Locale Espresso – was not very nice, unfortunately.

You can see the full ground floor menu here. The breakfast menu isn’t particularly extensive, but pricing is reasonable. The selection is mainly egg based (huevos rancheros / Florentine / Benedict) with smashed avocado & goats curd ($12), coconut smoothie bowl with granola, freeze dried strawberries & yoghurt ($14) and black barley porridge with saffron poached nashi pears & candied hazelnuts ($16) for a bit of variety.

The ReveleyLured by the promise of pressed pork belly (which can also be ordered as a side for other dishes) I chose the “Big Breakfast” ($23) with grilled bratwurst, pork belly, house beans, poached eggs, hash browns, thyme smoked tomatoes and grilled mushrooms.

There was a nice layer of crackling on the pork belly, although I found it to be quite chewy and wished that the “maple smoked bacon” had been there instead. My favourite thing on the plate was the potato cake (not hash browns!) which was beautifully soft and well seasoned. The beans were simple with a smoky, barbecue flavour. The mushroom was…huge.

The menu didn’t advertise a choice of eggs and I wasn’t asked how I wanted them, which is fine, although I received an unadvertised dollop of hollandaise on my poached eggs. This isn’t listed on the menu, and if I’d wanted hollandaise I’d have ordered eggs Benedict. I might sound ungrateful, but it’s something I really need to be in the mood for and it’s hard to separate from the eggs.

The ReveleyRenay ordered a simple plate of scrambled eggs with Bread in Common sourdough ($12).

The eggs were soft and well scrambled, but for some reason drenched in olive oil (you can see the puddle on the plate) and the dish as a whole was very oily.

The Reveley

The ReveleyDespite the spectacular view, we were disappointed with our breakfast. The food and coffee needs some work, and there are service kinks which will no doubt be sorted out in time. Also, as a “local” simply wanting a quick breakfast, parking at the Quay isn’t exactly convenient. Being early we easily parked at Barrack Street Jetty, but at $4.80 per hour.

One for the tourists, I think.

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Martin

Martin was born in England but now lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has a passion for breakfast, coffee, hot curries & fast food, and is a cat & Dalek person.

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