Melanie McCoy

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Bistro des Artistes


Melanie dined on Sat, 22nd Sep 2018 (8)

Authentic French food & good service. As with many French restaurants, opting for the 3 course set menu makes it very good value. Worth a visit before the head chef retires at the end of the year.

Lalla Rookh


Melanie dined on Wed, 15th Aug 2018 (9)

Have been to Lalla Rookh several times before & it never disappoints. Great food & service.


Margaret River

Melanie dined on Sun, 5th Aug 2018 (10)

Funky little cocktail bar with delicious food & excellent service. We had tapas-style small share plates - 5 plus some extra bread between two of us, which was plenty. Our favourite dish was the pork belly. The haloumi & pickled zucchini coming in a close second.



Melanie dined on Fri, 20th Jul 2018 (9)

This was our fourth visit to Sauma & it didn't disappoint. Delicious food, packed full of flavour & really fresh-tasting. Definitely recommend staring with one of their signature pani-puri shots (with or without tequila)

Petite Mort

Shenton Park

Melanie dined on Fri, 9th Feb 2018 (10)

We've been to Petite Mort a few times before and, once again, it didn't disappoint. We went as a group of six this time and did the nine-course degustation. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening & every course was delicious. Wonderful flavours, everything was perfectly cooked and the service was excellent. Their signature Death By Chocolate is an absolute must!



Melanie dined on Sat, 2nd Sep 2017 (9)

We've been to Sauma several times now. Delicious food & attentive, friendly staff. Highly recommended.



Melanie dined on Sun, 2nd Jul 2017 (10)

This was our third visit to Sauma & we've loved it every time. Exceptional flavours & great service.


East Perth

Melanie dined on Sat, 3rd Jun 2017 (8)

Great little restaurant with a cosy, intimate atmosphere. We had the tasting menu with matched wine. The service was good, the food was delicious and the wines were great, perfectly matching the food. Our only complaint was that we felt the wine pours we're rather stingy for the price. It would have been better value to to buy multiple glasses.



Melanie dined on Sat, 18th Mar 2017 (10)

Exceptional food & excellent service in a relaxed, informal setting. This was our second visit & it was just as good as the first. The first time we did the $50 pp street food set menu, which was a great way to sample a wide range of dishes & find some favourites. This time we picked our own selection of dishes to share. All the food was perfectly cooked & packed full of flavour. For anyone who loves a big flavour hit, starting off with a speciality pan puri shot is a must!

Tom's Italian

North Beach

Melanie dined on Tue, 14th Mar 2017 (6)

Very nice pizza, calamari & bruschetta. We were a little disappointed with the pasta dishes and ice cream. Wine was lovely.

Oakover Grounds

Middle Swan

Melanie dined on Wed, 22nd Feb 2017 (9)

The cafe & cellar door have been completely reburbished since we last visited a few years ago. It now has a very modern industrial-style feel and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The food was just as good as you find in many of the more formal restaurants in the Swan Valley. I'd recommend the herb-crumbed barramundi. The view from the patio over the vines makes for a lovely setting for a relaxed lunch.

Red Cabbage

South Perth

Melanie dined on Wed, 8th Feb 2017 (10)

We both thoroughly enjoyed our early Valentine's meal at Red Cabbage. We had the 7 course degustation menu, taking advantage of the February Dimmi special of $69 pp instead of the usual $95. Every course was absolutely delicious. Really different & interesting dishes. The service was also excellent and they do BYO mid-week. Would highly recommend.

The Spruce Goose


Melanie dined on Fri, 23rd Dec 2016 (7)

Food was nice & service was good. However, it wasn't quite what we were expecting. It has recently moved premises & is now much more of a bar that serves food than a restaurant. The images & menu on Dimmi were from the previous venue; both are now quite different.

Chiquis Tapas


Melanie dined on Wed, 2nd Nov 2016 (8)

Tasty food, good service & laid-back atmosphere. You can choose hot/mild for main dishes & portion sizes are good.



Melanie dined on Tue, 30th Aug 2016 (10)

It took us several attempts to get a booking as the restaurant is very small and very popular, but was well worth the effort. All the food was delicious and the service excellent. Very good good value & a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Petite Mort

Shenton Park

Melanie dined on Wed, 29th Jun 2016 (9)

This was our second visit & it was just as good as the first. Original & delicious dishes, really good wine & great service, The salmon & scallops & their signature death-by-chocolate are definitely worth a try!

Petite Mort

Shenton Park

Melanie dined on Thu, 26th May 2016 (10)

I can't believe it has taken us so long to try this place. Everything we had was absolutely delicious and the service was great. Some lovely modern twists on traditional french dishes. Great place for a special occasion, romantic dinner, or evening with friends. We'll definitely be back!

Red Cabbage

South Perth

Melanie dined on Wed, 18th Nov 2015 (8)

Great food, good wine & friendly service. Dishes are original & full of flavour.

Bistro des Artistes


Melanie dined on Sat, 30th May 2015 (9)

This was our second visit to Bistro des Artistes. Once again we had excellent food & excellent service. We'll definitely be back again.



Melanie dined on Thu, 11th Apr 2013 (9)

Service could be better, but really good food & great value steak special. If the house red wine had been better I would have rated the food/drink 10/10 - the wines they serve by the bottle are much nicer.

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