The Cabin, Mount Hawthorn

The Cabin Mount Hawthorn

Quirky and set up to resemble an intimate hunting or ski lodge, The Cabin in Mt Hawthorn is full of surprises. One of the first on the Perth small bar scene, the Cabin definitely holds its own with the numerous similar enterprises that are popping up all over the city.

The Cabin Mount Hawthorn

A friend and I decided to have lunch at The Cabin on a Friday. We booked a table but that is not really necessary for lunch but definitely recommended for dinner. We climbed the stairs to the restaurant and were immediately surprised by the eclectic furniture, the hunting trophies and the cosy sofas next to the double-sided fireplace. There is a vast choice of seating and tables for such a small space – leather chairs, high stools on a long table, chairs and tables made out of chunks of wood, the sofas and of course, outdoor furniture on the balcony.

The Cabin Mount Hawthorn

As it was a beautiful day, we chose to sit on the balcony. Next on the surprise list was the menu. It is a share menu. I am not a huge fan of menus which state ingredients but not how the items are cooked however my vegan friend says it is a great help to know what is actually going to be in her lunch dish.

I opted for the seared scallops with pumpkin puree and a vanilla bean sauce ($19) as well as Spanish ham croquettes with a Romesco dip ($15). My friend decided on the Chickpea falafel with a saffron bean hummus, pickles and baba ghanouj ($18). I had no idea what baba ghanouj is so I asked the server – it turns out to be made from roasted eggplants.

The Cabin Mount Hawthorn

We both thoroughly enjoyed our selections and it was quite a treat to find there was enough sauce for the main ingredients. So often trendy chefs put three or four drops of a delicious sauce on a plate and it is never enough. However, I am obviously one of those diners who is never happy as I felt the pumpkin puree with my scallops was too much!

The Cabin Mount Hawthorn

Service was laid-back but efficient and friendly. Our server was happy to explain different items on the menu and how they are cooked.

The Cabin runs specials all week with a happy hour (5pm-6pm) on Wednesdays, Kids (12 and under) eat free on Thursdays, and cocktails that sell for  $12 all day on Fridays. An acoustic session is run every Sunday. It would be a great place for after-work drinks or a get together for friends.

The Cabin Mount Hawthorn

Although there are two flights of stairs to climb to reach the restaurant, there is an external lift for wheelchair users and people with mobility issues.

There are several large car parks in Mt Hawthorn. Public transport is limited to the bus, which stops very close to the restaurant.


Address: 174 Scarborough Beach Road, Mt Hawthorn

Phone: 08 9444 6214

Reservations: Yes


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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