After a 3 and a half hour meeting at work on Thursday, I escaped the office at 6pm and decided that not only did I not want to cook myself dinner, but that what I desired most in the world at that moment was a nice glass of red wine. Plus it was payday, and money was burning a hole in my pocket.
I met up with O, who was slightly grumpy from having to wait an extra hour for me to finish work, and we decided to try Old Faithful, a new american BBQ style restaurant and bar in Perth that I had been hearing very good things about.
Located at 86 King St, Old Faithful is definitely not the place to bring your vegetarian friends. Unless you have decided that you no longer want to be friends with them of course, in which case go right ahead. Serving up all manner of meat from beef brisket, chopped pig and pulled lamb, this place smells amazing and your nose will probably let you know you’re there before any of your other senses catch on.
It was much busier than I thought it might be for a Thursday night, but we were promptly attended to by a friendly waiter, asking if we were after some food or just some drinks. He found us a seat at the bar with the promise he would let us know when a table was ready, and sure enough about two minutes later he came back with the good news.
Picnic style benches mean that you are sharing your table with someone else, but there is plenty of space and the music is just at the right level that you don’t have to yell at each other, but at the same time don’t feel like you are listening in on the conversation the people next to you are having.
After checking out the menu, we decided to create our own platter from the options on offer