I heart bargains. There’s really no other way to put it, and the recent spate of voucher websites have been right up my alley. Am I addicted to their mega deals? Perhaps… but the restaurant deals are an excellent excuse to try somewhere new.One such deal was for Pink Zulu, where for $79 you could, “Get a taste of Africa with an incredible three-course meal and a bottle of wine at Pink Zulu for only $79 (valued at $163)”
Too good to pass up I thought, so I made a booking and headed to Cottesloe with my dining partner in crime GG on the night before Australia Day. Always nice to take advantage of a sleep in the next day with a little later than usual night out before.The décor of the restaurant is gorgeous – bright colours, African themed art, even the staff have some traditional face painting done. It all works well.
So to start we each were given a trio of entrees to enjoy, which included lamb kefta on a cinnamon quill, harissa & cucumber minted labneh, sweet tamarind glazed pork belly with roasted baby beets and chicken skewers with apricots, paprika and groundnut sauce. The flavours were incredible! Definitely left you wanting more.
There were then three choices of mains so we chose two between us to share, so as to sample as much of the menu as possible. I went with the Bambara, which is a vegetable and pastry bastille of mixed veg ragu with goats cheese & rocket salad. The goats cheese was spectacular – melted in your mouth. GG went for the Potjie (Beef) with almonds, apricot & apple with a delicate egg topping served with buttery cous cous. Both mains were delicious, but I probably didn’t love them as much as the entrees. Still the servings were generous and they were well presented dishes.
Finally we went for one of each kind of desserts on offer. There seemed to be a bit of a dramatic pause between mains and dessert, but we still had some of our complimentary bottle of rose to enjoy so we weren’t overly phased. The bonus was that the desserts were definitely worth the wait! Both were so delicious. We shared a crème brulee and sweet spiced ice cream accompanied with a shot of amarula cream. It was the perfect way to finish the meal.
I would definitely go back to Pink Zulu, though I suspect when I do I’ll order a few serves of entrees, then dessert and perhaps skip mains. Honestly the flavours on the tasting plate we were given to start were definitely worth going back for! As well as this, the staff are incredibly friendly and attentive. Ticked all the boxes for a good night out.Pink Zulu 6 Napoleon Street
Cottesloe WA 6011
(08) 9384 7688 www.pinkzulu.com.au