The Left Bank, East Fremantle

1Website: http://leftbank.com.au/

The PFEs have been having a bit of a hiatus recently and have been very slack in updating the blog! Much apologies! Currently trying to get back into the swing of things and going through the backlog of posts. We will be doing something new soon, more about that in the following month!

In the meantime, let’s talk about the Left Bank! We were invited earlier this year to the launch of the new (probably not that new now!) Left Bank upstairs area and to check out their menu. Having heard about this place often but yet had a chance to visit, I was eager to check it out.

The Left Bank is located on Riverside Road in East Fremantle, right opposite the Swan River. The views that evening were riveting especially the sunset!

The View

We started off with drinks and I had the Madfish Rose ($8) originated from Margaret River. It was a glass in one hand admiring the sunset on the balcony while waiting for the other guests to arrive. Awesome!

Madfish Rose

The Left Bank’s upstairs area is quite homely and casual, I can imagine patrons relaxing into the sofas scattered around the place, enjoying some drinks (there is a wide selection of beers and ciders on tap) and watching a sporting event with their mates. The AFL grand final perhaps? I do hope both the WA teams will be get in!

Inside the Left Bank Inside the Left Bank

We didn’t have to wait too long before the food started rolling out! Note that some of the dishes have been updated in their new Spring Menu and the exact ones as seen in the photos may not be available (check out the website for the menu!), I will try to indicate the changes where possible. The portions shown in the photos are not indicative of the actual size you will get at the restaurant either as they were served for sharing by a large group.

We started the evening from the “To Share” menu, the Oysters Natural ($14 for half a dozen and $27 for a dozen). These were fresh and addictive. I was trying not too have too many!

Oysters natural

  • Chili Mussels with baked flatbread ($16) – the mussels were flavorsome and delicious! The seafood dishes are great at the Left Bank!

Chili Mussels

  • Handmade Cheese Arancini ($12) – check out the oozy cheese inside the arancini balls! These are currently served with kale and macadamia nut aioli instead of the saffron aioli we had before! Wouldn’t mind trying that!

Handmade cheese arancini Handmade cheese arancini

  • Calamari ($8) served with Indian spiced chutney. You can get a bigger portion in the “Seafood” section which comes with chips and garden salad for $20.

Calamari

My highlight for the night was the Fresh WA Crayfish! It was grilled with cheese, simple but so delicious! The flavor came from the meat itself which was fresh and sweet! In the Spring Menu, this crayfish can be added to the Seafood Plate for $20!

WA Crayfish

WA Crayfish

Do the above not make you drool?!

We also had a taste of the Grilled Kimberley Barramundi and the Tasmanian Huon Salmon. It was seafood galore the whole night!

Grilled Kimberley Barramundi Tasmanian Huon Salmon

The Barramundi & Salmon

The Left Bank also has a “Grill” section for those who are not much of a seafood fan with a variety of steaks, the Rump, Sirloin and Scotch Fillet available. For those who are after something lighter, they also offer a variety of salads, as well as pizzas, burgers and desserts. A well rounded pub meal!

By the time we left it was dark and the cafe and courtyard were lit up brightly, such a good atmosphere!

The Left Bank at night

The Left Bank at night

Thanks to the Left Bank and PPR for the invite! It was a great evening!

Narration: Miss L
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