After purchasing a Scoopon and making a booking for the Pure Bar in Subiaco we headed off to enjoy an early dinner of Tapas and Wine. The Pure Bar opened in 2007 as Subiaco’s first small bar. The decor is clean and fresh and as soon as we walked in we were welcomed and told we could pick which table we liked inside or out. I’m really not fond of bar stools unless I’m just having a drink so decided to pick a table inside. The tables are quite spaced out and this gives a very laid-back feel, so with great background music and share plates it makes for a perfect place for a relaxed meal and conversation.
With the Scoopon we purchased for $35 we could select 3 items from the Tapas Menu and a glass of red or white wine each. We both ordered a white wine $8, which was very nice, and checked out the menu. I like that the menu changes seasonally and they try to source local product. Although there are some hearty favourites on offer like Burgers and Chicken Parmigiana the Tapas menu is interesting and varied. We finally decided on 5 Cheese Arancini Balls $12, Lemon and Chilli Spiced Squid $12 and Beef and Salami Skewers $17.
The tapas came out quickly starting with the 5 Cheese Arancini Balls which were served with a coriander pesto, diced tomatoes and red peppers. They were really tasty with a crispy crust outside, stringing melted cheese and well cooked rice inside.
|Five Cheese Arancini Balls|
The Lemon and Chilli Spiced Squid with Lime Aioli was definitely the pick of the day. Perfectly cooked and such a generous portion, seriously yum.
|Lemon and Chilli Spiced Squid|
Our least favourite and most expensive of our choices was the Beef and Salami Skewers. The beef, served with a yoghurt and tahini dressing was a little tough and without any great taste, the dressing however probably saved the dish.
|Beef and Salami Skewers|
Throughout the evening the service was friendly and attentive. I could see the waiter was constantly checking that everyone in the restaurant was being attended to but at no time did he seem intrusive.
I think The Pure Bar would be a great place for a casual drink after work, lunch or as we did, dinner. The breakfast menu looks interesting and with tasty food and great service I would definitely like to give it a try.