Perth bar, Young George is a unique neighbourhood haunt which places more of an emphasis on food than your local pub. Situated smack bang in the middle of the super cool George Street in East Fremantle, the folks here serve up scrumptious breakfasts, lunches and dinners, alongside inventive cocktails, refined wines, craft beers and ciders.
Dishing out breakfast Friday to Sunday, you simply cannot go past Young George’s scrambled egg sloppy joe—served in a brioche bun with sticky onions, cheddar and spicy aioli, but if you’re more of a sweet tooth you’ll love the French toast with apple pie filling, crème fraiche, candy spiced peanuts and maple sauce.
If you’re looking for one of the best lunch specials in Perth, you’ll find it here. Between noon and 4pm Tuesday to Friday you can get three dishes for an extremely wallet-friendly $25. There’s everything from duck parfait, lamb ribs and squid with piquillo peppers to cauliflower hummus, pulled turkey tacos and triple cooked potatoes. Add dessert or cheese for an extra $10 and you have yourself the best deal ever.
It’s no surprise Young George are best known for their dinners, which they plate up Tuesday to Sunday, because simply put, they’re delicious. Stand-out favourites have to be the lamb shoulder with prune, roasted flat beans and pine nuts, pork belly with ginger cabbage, wild rice and baby king oyster mushrooms and the milk buns with ramen fried chicken, fermented slaw and Caesar mayo. Ask the waiters for the best suggestions when it comes to vino and you have yourself the perfect evening!
Alongside top notch wines and craft beers, Young George shake up some of the most imaginative cocktails in town, including the Let’s Make Bacon—bacon vodka, butterscotch and vermouth—and the Evening Rose—ginger vodka, lychee and rose.
If you’re looking for the perfect place to host your next birthday party, the downstairs cellar space at Young George is available for small functions, cocktail parties and private dinners. And if you don’t want to wait until your next birthday, make a beeline for the cellar on Sundays from 3pm where DJ Scotty spins soul, funk, jazz and R&B tunes until 7pm.
The ultimate Fremantle hangout no matter your mood, Young George is also home to a bottleshop which, along with wine, beer and spirits, stocks organic breads, fine cheeses, charcuterie and house made deli goods.
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