The Byrneleigh Hotel, Nedlands
Good Drinks, Good Food, Good Pub.
Cuisine: Pub/Bar Food
3pm on a grey winters afternoon, a girlfriend of mine and I decided to meet up for a quick drink and catch-up. Needless to say we ended up staying for not only drinks, but dinner and coffees too.
Services: The manager was on his way in as we were entering and held the door open for us and greeted us with a smile. The rest of the service followed suit with friendly staff from start to finish.
The atmosphere: This place seems to have it all, super casual outdoor areas out the front and back (this was full of tradies when we came in), a great upstairs function area (which was set up for a 21st), a casual sports bar area, a restaurant area and a booth-like area. As the afternoon progressed into the evening the pub become busier with less tradies and more of the after work crowd and dinner groups coming in. Being a Friday night we were treated to some nice tunes from a local guitarist, adding to the vibrant atmosphere.
The food: Priced the same as most of the nicer pubs/bars in Perth the food is just as on par. We kicked off with some drinks –Gin & tonic (with plenty of gin) and cider before deciding to grab a feed. I immediately knew what I wanted as I had heard that the warm pumpkin salad ($22) was a bit on the interesting side.
Both of us ordered the same meal and both of us were amazed when this gorgeous plate of colour was presented to us. The only thing better than the presentation of the salad was the taste. The flavour and texture combinations were wonderful. The pumpkin and quinoa were cooked well, the lettuce and thin radish slices were crisp, the cooked red onions melted in your mouth and the balsamic dressing struck the right balance of sweet yet edgy. I can honestly say that as far as my experience with pub salads go The Byrneleigh out-did itself. We capped our time off with a couple of tasty long blacks.
Summary: Like many of the nicer local pubs in Perth The Byrneleigh has something for everyone. The prices are reasonable, the beer is cold and the food is delicious. Great for a casual night out, after work drinks or a dinner with friends.
The Weekly Yelp – Perth 25, September 2013
Neighbourhood Spotlight: Nedlands
The Byrneleigh (156 Hampden Rd)
On her first visit Eva N “ended up staying for not only drinks, but dinner and coffees too.” This place seems to have it all: “Super casual outdoor areas, a great upstairs function area, a casual sports bar area, a restaurant,” and on a Friday you’ll even be “treated to some nice tunes from a local guitarist.”