HQ bar + kitchen, The Quay, Perth

HQ bar + Kitchen

HQ bar + Kitchen Review

Dinner in the city with friends last night was at HQ bar + kitchen on The Esplanade.

It’s located on the roof top of The Quay and has the most fabulous views overlooking Elizabeth Quay.

We arrived in time to have a BFG (big fat gin) on the balcony and watch the sun setting which was fab, both the gin and the sunset!

HQ bar + Kitchen

For entrees, my friend and her husband ordered the scallops which looked and apparently tasted divine.

HQ bar + Kitchen

My husband and I chose the griddled prawns, which once we’d wrestled what little prawn meat there was out of them were delicious.

HQ bar + Kitchen

My friend had the belly pork which she said was very good and her husband had the barramundi which despite not looking great on my terrible photo was superb, I had a little try of the sauce and it was gorgeous.

HQ bar + Kitchen

HQ bar + Kitchen

Both my husband and I chose the steak which was cooked just as we’d ordered, this was juicy and tasty but we thought that the accompaniments were quite unpleasant tasting, so much so that I left most of mine.

HQ bar + Kitchen

The vegetables which we ordered to share were super, crisp and fresh with a delicious Asian inspired dressing.

HQ bar + Kitchen


As I’d not eaten much of my main there was definitely room for a pud, tbh even if I’d eaten all of my main I’d still have found room!

I ordered the mango mousse flan which wasn’t so much a flan but a pot of caramel topped with creamy, fruity layers and was very nice.

HQ bar + Kitchen

My friend chose the roasted rice cake dessert, this was a taro paste black sesame gelato which she enjoyed enormously.

HQ bar + Kitchen

With all of this we had a very nice bottle of Argentinian Malbec.

Would I return?

Yes I would, next time I’d order the scallops and the barramundi along with the mixed vegetables as these were the stars of the show.

All in all it was a lovely evening with good friends and a good chat in a beautiful location.

HQ bar + Kitchen

Rooftop, 18 The Esplanade, Perth WA 6000

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About Jane Florence

Jane Florence was born and bred in the North West of England but has since moved around considerably.
She loves new cultures and languages and has lived in California, Copenhagen, where she met her Scottish husband, Spain, Norway, Scotland and Indonesia.
When living in Jakarta, Jane and her family enjoyed several holidays in Perth to visit friends, and thirteen years ago decided to move with the family permanently to this beautiful country.
Since coming to Perth, Jane has worked in retail but decided that life was too short and gave it up for more time to pursue other activities.
Swimming, reading, Zumba, dog walking, travel, cooking for her family, theatre and dining out are some of her passions and she’s constantly on the lookout for new and interesting places to dine.
No plans to move again, but who knows!?

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