I think its fair to say that my yen for vouchers has now become somewhat of an obsession…… it’s such a delightful way to try out new places at a more barginous price and for someone quite partial to dining out this really works a treat. So thanks to a recent voucher purchases off www.deals.com.au I found myself out for dinner with GG on Thursday night, which was an added bonus because we really need to food shop so meant we could push that back another day, and we headed to Squire’s Loft in Subiaco. Located down Hay Street, next door to the Village Bar, it has only opened this year.
The voucher cost $79 and for that you could chose a Starter, 2 Mains and a Dessert, as well as receiving 2 Glasses of Wine and 2 Cups of Coffee. So definitely a decent price for what you were getting. At first I was surprised that it was only one starter to share but by the end of the meal I was definitely glad for the reprieve because if I’d tackled the entrée solo I doubt I would have put a dent in my mains. There were two choices on the starters menu that weren’t available on our deal but there were other tasty selections that we ummed and ahhed over for a while before we decided we would give the Grilled Beef Sausage (Boerewors) with chilli sauce on the side a go. We enjoyed a slice of their complimentary bread as we waited for our sausage to arrive. Warm and deliciously drowned in butter – I have a lot of time for bread.
So soon enough of snag was on the table and it was a generous size and had an amazing flavour. The tomatoey sauce that came with it was the right blend of sweet and spicey and we both really enjoyed it.
Given we were allowed to make any selection off the mains menu we both decided we may as well sample the best and locked in the Black Angus Eye Fillet 300g, which alone cost $55 per serve. It came with your choice of baked spud or fries, we both went fries, then what sauce became the next important question. They had a stack on offer and I was pretty impressed that both black pepper and green pepper were available. So that’s really what differentiated my meal to GG. He had medium rare with balck pepper sauce and I went medium with green pepper. I tried both sauces and wow. But enough of the sauce. The chips were red hot, perfectly crisp and fabulous and the steak, my goodness the steak. It literally melted in your mouth. If you are paying that much for a piece of meat you’d want it to be pretty magic and this really was. It had the added bonus also of being served on a hot plate embedded into some wood so it managed to hold its heat for a good long while. I’m not the fastest steak eater so this was definitely appreciated. I asked GG when we had both finished whether he would be willing to pay $55 for that meal and he said if he’d known the steak would be that good then yes he would. I suppose as long as you know its going to be cooked to perfection it definitely takes the edge off some of the price. We decided we needed some greens so order a garden salad between us. For $10.50 it was a generous serve but it was a lot of lettuce. Had some tomato and cucumber and capsicum top but mainly all lettuce below…. A few additional ingredients throughout would have been welcome. But it wasn’t a huge deal.
Finally we decided to share a sticky date pudding for dessert as we are both big fans. We weren’t disappointed. Warm, sticky caramel sauce over a tasty little cake. With its side of vanilla ice-cream it was a wonderful way to end the meal, especially with a cup of peppermint in hand – a nice counter to the creamy sweetness. In all it was a really enjoyable meal, any time eating food is a delight with my GG. We both left feeling very content after some quality food, excellent service and decent glass of vino to quaff. It might be one of the newer kids on the block but they do live up to their “Steak Specialist” banner so if you are in the mood for some well cooked beef then this place is right up your alley.