Monday, 11 June 2012

Red Cray Seafood & Grill, 6104

I'll get straight to the point - Red Cray is probably my favourite seafood restaurant in Perth. The seafood is always cooked perfectly and supremely fresh. Consistency is excellent. The dishes aren't the most inventive but they're still quality. Red Cray is a restaurant that would please a gourmand snob (aka yours truly) as well as it would a foodie simpleton.

In addition to the excellent people in the kitchen; the floor staff en pointe too. Everyone greets you as you enter and acknowledge you as you leave. Wine glasses are kept topped and tables are laid with acute attention detail.

Seafood platter $75
Garlic butter prawns

The decor only 'attempts' at stylish, but there is still a quiet elegance about the place at night. The location is less than desirable- on Great Eastern Highway, which makes parking a bit of a hassle, but I like that this area doesn't attract the same hoity-toity clientele (or prices) that seafood restaurants in the coastal suburbs bring. Red Cray is comfortable classy.

King Snapper, broccollini, vine roasted tomatoes and croquettes $32
Steak special...can't remember what exactly but it was ridiculous!

Booking is essential at Red Cray - they have quite a reputation. I also recommend for food, treat yourself and order the shared platter, $75: garlic prawns, chilli mussels, natural oysters, fried calamari, scollops, battered fish, grilled fish and chips. Unbelievably good value. The platter defeated two grown men at my table. I think I could get through this with the help of three girlfriends, to give you an idea. 

Fish of the day
If you don't like seafood there are plenty alternative options too, but you really must order seafood!

Food: 4.5/5
Service: 4.5/5
Ambience: 4/5

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