A sophisticated “friendly” fine dining restaurant in the Hyatt Centre with great views of Perth and the river. The exceptional wine list, awarded the best in Australia, along with the award winning cuisine, and the plush ambience of fine art and music makes for the perfect West Australian dining experience.
Here, the multi-award winning team of Clyde and Lesley Bevan have created an ambience that provides for exquisite fine dining in an atmosphere that is elegant with classical décor, yet relaxed and friendly. The restaurant is tastefully decorated with plush carpet, local works of art, a large bar with an armchair area, and of course the finest of glass-ware and linen on the tables, which are all appropriate to the excellence of the wine list and the quality of the cuisine.
"There is no love sincerer than the love of food," said George Bernard Shaw. And nowhere is this more aptly reflected than at Friends Restaurant at the Hyatt Centre, where food is an art form and the presentation only a part ofthe theatre. Clyde talks passionately about the food, describing the cuisine as a blendof the world's finest culinary techniques and Australia's abundance of choice fresh produce - “the result is the most exciting, innovative, and above all, flavoursome cuisine”.
Chef Andrew Barnes has created a menu that is designed to tantalise, test, and tease your palate”, said Clyde. Andrew is the winner of a two-star Michelin award and a two-star Egon Ronay award and four AA Rosettes. Andrew brings with him experience from Le Gavroche, 90 Park Lane, Longridge, where he was head chef of the two-star Michelin restaurant for 8 years, culminating in a 17-year career as Head Chef and Executive Chef with Paul Heathcote’s restaurant group and training school. He has worked with some of the UK’s top chefs, such asRaymond Blanc, Albert Roux, Nico Ladenis, Nick Nairn and Michel Roux Jnr.
Clyde and Lesley Bevan have established a sophisticated “friendly” fine dining restaurant in the Hyatt Centre. The exceptional wine list, awarded the best in Australia, along with the award winning cuisine, and the plush ambience of fine art and music makes for the perfect Western Australian dining experience. The restaurant has three times been awarded “Best Restaurant With Entertainment in Australia”, along with “Most Outstanding Restaurant of the Year” and many Gold Plate awards, including Perth’s Best Fine Dining Restaurant.
The food itself is exceptional while the wine list is extensive. As well as offering many of the best Australian wines, the list is truly international and affordable and many are temptingly displayed in racks that act both as features of the restaurant and dividers between diners. The wine list has won many awards and is in the “National Hall of Fame”, as it maintains the highest of standards.
The restaurant features the finest of entertainment from world-renowned performers, such as Glenn Shorrock, lead singer of the Little River Band, The Searchers from the UK, The Bachelors from Ireland and popular local performers such as Diesel. These are just some of the acclaimed performers that delight and please customers.
Whether it is an important client luncheon, corporate function, a romantic dinner for two or to celebrate a special occasion, Friends is the quintessential choice.
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