The Alcove at Joondalup Resort

The Alcove Joondalup Resort

The Alcove at Joondalup Resort Review

A round of golf for two people plus the use of a golf buggy at Joondalup Resort? My husband did not say no when he won this prize from a local social club. As I am not a golfer, (I’m with Mark Twain when he said that golf was a good walk spoiled) he invited a golfing buddy instead.

Not wanting to miss out, I invited the golfing friend’s wife to join the golfers and me for lunch at the Joondalup Resort’s signature restaurant.

The Alcove Joondalup Resort

The Alcove has a great setting overlooking the large swimming pool and the golf course. Inside it has floor to ceiling windows amid wood and brick décor as well as lots of greenery.

The Alcove Joondalup Resort

We sat outside under a shady tree. As the men folk enjoyed a cool beer we decided to treat ourselves to cocktails.  I had the Passion Fruit Margarita – tequila, lime juice, Cointreau and passion fruit puree ($18) while my friend went for the Peach Iced Tea ($18)– white rum, peach liquor, black tea, orange juice, lime juice and sugar syrup. Both were good – the black salt around the rim of my margarita was a nice touch. The menu is Italian and quite extensive. Guests pay at the counter and food is delivered to tables. We didn’t have much interaction with staff but those we spoke to were all pleasant. Please note that the Joondalup Resort is a cashless venue.

The Alcove Joondalup Resort

The Alcove Joondalup Resort

My husband and I decided on the gnocchi with tiger prawns, zucchini, gorgonzola and chilli ($29) while our friends went for the Salumi platter – three cured meats, house-made pickles and warm bread ($22) and the fish of the day – salmon with vanilla parsnip puree, capsicum coulis, black olive crumb and pepperonata ($34).

The Alcove Joondalup Resort

The Alcove Joondalup Resort

The Alcove Joondalup Resort

Food was delicious and it was obvious that executive chef Andrew Stansbie has made a huge difference to the menu and cooking style since being appointed in November last year.

I seem to be enjoying all my meals out recently – is it because the standard of cooking in Perth has vastly improved or am I just getting better at picking good restaurants?

Whatever the reason I was very glad to be at The Alcove – beautiful surroundings and good food – another winner!

The Alcove Joondalup Resort

Address: Country Club Boulevard, Connelly

Phone: 08 9400 8888

Reservations: Yes but walk-ins are welcome

Opening hours: Every day – Breakfast: 7am-10: 30am, Lunch: 12 noon-3pm, Dinner: 5pm-9pm

Gluten-free options: Yes

Vegetarian options: Yes

Restrooms: Inside the resort – clean and accessible

Parking: Plenty of parking at the resort and just a short walk downstairs to the restaurant


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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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