With a menu that blends flavours from the land and sea, the food at Heirloom in East Perth is crafted for maximum nourishment and flavour.
Featuring organic and local produce—and plenty of delicious options for the folks with food allergies—most items on the menu are gluten and dairy free, but you wouldn’t know it.
On a recent visit to Fraser Suites (the luxe hotel upstairs) we stopped by Heirloom to find out what all of the fuss was about.
First up we ordered the banana flower salad and the Fremantle octopus. Served with crispy cashews and chicken crackling, the salad was killer and the Freo octopus—char grilled and served with chorizo and harissa—was the perfect accompaniment.
For mains it had to be the roasted barramundi fillet and the pork belly. Served with sweet potato puree and a coconut and lime sauce, the barramundi was cooked to perfection and devoured in minutes, but the star of the show had to be the mouth-tinglingly good confit pork belly. Served with swedes, fermented turnips and jus, we just couldn’t get enough of this dish.
And because we have an inability to turn down dessert we ordered the pumpkin pie with bacon bark and the strawberry shortcake with pistachio and coconut gelato—both of which are gluten and dairy free, so we didn’t have to feel too bad about ourselves afterwards.
To top things off, Heirloom’s wine menu features loads of goodies from all over Australia and even includes preservative free wine. How’s that for healthy?!
After stumbling back up to our room and sleeping away the night in a food coma, we woke the next day with rumbling tummies and were ready to head back downstairs for the buffet. Hands down one of the freshest buffets we’ve had the pleasure of eating at (even the beans were made from scratch), Heirloom also offer an a la carte menu if you’re not in the mood to pig out.
Image credit: Nancy Hanna / Design credit: Gabriella Stjernqvist