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 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.
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.
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).
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!
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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