Heno & Rey, Perth

Monday night in the city is going to be quiet isn’t it? At least that’s what I thought when I made arrangements for my husband and myself to meet a New Zealand friend who was in Perth for a couple of days.

I booked a table at Heno & Rey, part of the Intercontinental Hotel in Perth’s CBD. The Spanish words Heno and Rey simply mean Hay and King, a nod to the restaurant’s location on the corner of Hay and King Streets. Part of the attraction of this Spanish tapas restaurant is that it is open to the street and very good for people watching.

Our table was booked for six and by seven the place was very, very busy. Mayor Zempilas would have been delighted!

Authentic tapas is what Heno & Rey promise on their website and for the most part, the restaurant got it right. There are two set menus available for either $49pp or $76pp. Snacks, seafood, charcuterie, cheese, salads, tapas, larger plates and desserts are on the a la Carte menu.

From the tapas (small plates) menu we ordered four dishes to share – Chorizo with sherry and parsley ($18), Patatas Bravas -fried potatoes with a spicy tomato sauce and aioli ($19), Albondigas -meatballs with tomato sauce ($18) and Croquetas with ham and cheese ($18).


We also ordered Rey Pollo from the Raciones (large plates) menu. This chicken dish was $28 and sadly overpriced with just two small pieces of marinated chicken thigh, one piece of broccolini and an almond picada. The chicken did taste good though!

All of the dishes were good and were all perfectly seasoned, which was, just as well as there were no condiments to be seen. The only quibble I have is that the Patatas Bravas was lacking in Bravas sauce – we were presented with a dish of fried potatoes with aioli but no tomato sauce. However, by the time I had noticed this, both my husband and our friend had been tucking in and enjoying, so what the heck!

Service was good after the initial fifteen minute wait for drinks and we all found the servers friendly and helpful.

Heno & Rey is a good place for lunch and a great place to share food with a group of friends.


Address: 815 Hay Street Perth

Phone:  08 9486 5700

Reservations: Yes

Opening hours: Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, 9am-10pm

Gluten-free options: Yes

Vegetarian options:  Yes

Restrooms: Clean and accessible

Parking: Wilson Parking available on St Georges Terrace (walkway to Hay Street) or City of Perth parking at His Majesty’s Theatre on Hay Street

Website: www.henoandrey.com.au



About Hazel Broomhead

My name is Hazel and I am a Perth senior!

Originally from Edinburgh in Scotland, my husband and I moved to New Zealand with our children in 1974. As my husband is in the oil business, we moved to several other countries including the Sultanate of Oman, the Netherlands, Singapore, the Philippines, the USA, Russia and Kazakhstan during the next 36 years before retiring to Perth.

We have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who live in different parts of the globe – New Zealand, Scotland and Colombia - which makes a great excuse for us to travel and visit.

My career background is in radio and print journalism in Scotland and New Zealand as well as public relations in various other countries.

We love to eat out, walk, travel and enjoy the wonderful lifestyle here in Western Australia.

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