It’s not often I would recommend a place on its looks alone, but to be completely honest, if the staff at Isle Of Voyage had served me vegemite on toast, I probably still would have walked out with a big smile on my face.
Formerly the Florence Hummerston Kiosk, which was built in 1928 and has had many past lives as a restaurant, night club and day care centre, this iconic building was painstakingly relocated and rebuilt at Elizabeth Quay and the results are quite simply stunning.
High ceilings, timber floors and bay windows set the scene inside the light-filled island oasis which combines a restaurant, bar, outdoor dining space and general store, seats 250 and boasts some pretty amazing views over the river and Perth city skyline. It has got to be up there with one of Perth’s most beautiful buildings.
If you can tear yourself away from Instagramming the heck out of this gorgeous place (and you’re looking for more than vegemite on toast), you will be rewarded with a menu that will cater for you no matter your mood or meal.
Brought to you by the same crew behind super popular Sorrento cafe Voyage Kitchen, the food on offer aims to reflect WA’s unique climate and lifestyle. Running the gamut from fresh salads and homemade pies, to woodfired pizzas and pastas, the lunch and dinner menu is as diverse as they come (and thus torturous for an indecisive menu browser like me!)
Heading in for a mid-week lunch, we eventually decided on the harvest bowl—full of brown rice and toasted quinoa, sprouted legumes, radish, edamame, cucumber and tempeh croutons with a black bean and ginger dressing—and the slightly less virtuous chicken and tarragon pie with a zingy homemade tomato chutney.
Both were delicious, hearty and full of flavour and the perfect savoury option before we dived into a decadent banoffee pie for dessert. Anyone who has walked into Isle of Voyage knows how amazing the dessert spread is so we were hardly going to leave without trying something! (Thumbs up for the banoffee pie FYI.)
Go for brekky and Voyage diehards will be excited to see the famous Norma’s salsa on the menu, alongside pancakes, croquettes and some yummy looking egg dishes. At night, the outdoor restaurant and bar is the place to be and I can already envisage many a balmy summer night spent here.
Isle Of Voyage really is the sort of place you could take your mum, best mate or colleague and know you’ll be in good hands.
Want to know the location, opening hours, and all the details? Find Isle Of Voyage on The Directory.
Image credit: Nancy Hanna