Sometimes I rue my decision to purchase vouchers (on this occasion – Spreets) to places that are far, far away. However usually the allure of the bargain is just too good for me to pass up and next thing I know I have lunch plans in South Fremantle. I headed along with GG and my folks to Terrace Café in South Freo last Saturday. Just along South Terrace with plenty of parking nearby – always a plus in this part of the world.
So with our voucher it was $39 and you got 2 glasses of sangria and then could select 6 tapas. We had two vouchers so 4 glasses of sangria arrived for us to sip while we made our menu selections. Really nice sangria – fresh and fruity and alarmingly easy drinking. With 12 to decide on there was always going to be some doubling up given that the tapas choices weren’t that extensive. Not a problem though.
The first out was the zucchini and goats cheese bruschetta – really tasty and very generous with its toppings. Nice to get something a little different than the usual tomato and basil bruschetta combination, which don’t get me wrong I love but hey always good to try different things.
Next up we tried their pate which came served with a few slices of bread and some onion jam. I’m not the hugest pate fan but I gave it a go and it actually had a nice herby flavour through it. Then we sampled the olives, probably not the best olives I’ve ever had but they weren’t too bad.
Now the food seemed to come thick and fast at this point and our table had more than an impressive spread in front of us. The pizza bianca were wonderful in their simplicity – wonderful pizza dough – painted with olive oil and a little salt and rosemary. The flavours worked perfectly together.
We also had some of the salt and pepper squid – perfectly cooked with a little ailio – it was a popular choice.
The chorizo was also very well received. Served in a little metal pot it came served in chunky slices on a bed of cheesy mash – not a bad combination and with a quick dip of the chorizo into the mustard provided – very tasty!
The last dish was a prosciutto dish that came served with thinly sliced pineapple and a little pesto – fresh flavours that worked a treat when married up together.
Prior to arriving I think the only feedback I could recall on Terrace Café was that their servings were small. I definitely didn’t find that. We all left very well fed and everyone found the food to be genuinely tasty and most serves were on the generous side. The service was very friendly and attentive so another tick for them. I didn’t sample any of the mains menu but as I saw other people’s lunches being delivered to their table they all seemed like decent serves. So I was glad in the end that I had purchased my Spreets voucher for Terrace Café. Admittedly, it is a long drive away from home for me so for that reason I likely wont get to return again for a while, but if I was in the area then I wouldn’t hesitate to stop in for a bite.