Voted the best restaurant in WA’s mid-west by the 2019 Australian Good Food Guide, Upstairs Restaurant in Kalbarri is very good.
As the name suggests, the restaurant is upstairs and it has no wheelchair access. There are 18 steps into the restaurant so it would not be particularly easy for people with mobility issues either.
Upstairs Restaurant has an indoor section as well as al-fresco dining on the balcony with combined seating for 60 patrons.
Table settings looked pretty with white tablecloths, albeit overlaid with shiny white paper and flowers on each table. Décor was discreet with many paintings on the walls.
Service was very good and particularly friendly with our server introducing himself and asking our names before taking our order.
We visited while staying at a nearby caravan park and we all enjoyed the food. We chose share plates of house-made hummus with marinated feta, dukkah, olives and bread ($22) as well as two brioche prawn sliders ($18) to start. All very tasty.
The meal was not rushed at all and we had plenty of time to savour our food. For mains two of us opted for the Kalbarri caught pink snapper with crunchy roast potatoes and vegetables ($42) and the two others went for Linguini with Shark Bay pipi clams, squid and Kalbarri caught pink snapper in Marinara sauce ($34). All dishes were voted a hit.
Now it was decision time – could we manage a dessert? Should we manage a dessert? Well yes we did but it was a compromise – Bailey’s crème brulee with ice cream ($16) and…four spoons! Delicious.
Upstairs Restaurant is not cheap but the food and service is worth the expense. Give it a try if you are in the area.
Address: 3/10 Porter Street, Kalbarri
Phone: 0408 001 084
Opening hours: Thursday-Monday: 4pm-10pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday
Gluten-free options: Yes
Vegetarian options: Yes
Entertainment Book: No
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