On the corner of Hay and Milligan Streets in Perth’s CBD. Walking distance from the train station and the blue and red CAT bus stop.PROFILED BY DE GROOTS MEDIA
Since opening its doors in 2004, 9Marys has enjoyed ongoing success particularly with the local office fraternity. After a recent rejuvenation made to the décor it now serves after-work drinks that often slip effortlessly into dinner. Quirky charm characterises the restaurant with colourful Andy Warhol-inspired artwork. A little sparkle in the form of beaded curtains and spectacular lighting adds interest to the slick furniture. The traditional Indian menu has continued to lure in crowds. Chef Sid Grewal is not afraid to experiment with new ingredients whilst staying true to his roots. The most appealing aspect of the menu here is the variety of dishes on offer.
Contrary to popular belief, not all Indian meals are hot and spicy, and at 9Marys there are plenty of mild dishes to choose from. The slow cooked lamb shank is low on the chilli bite yet has intense aromatic spices that are absorbed by the potato in the dish. The delicious steamed fish in banana leaf brims with ginger, garlic, coriander and coconut. If you’re not afraid of a little tingle on the palate, your needs are also well catered for. The traditional hot and spicy prawn Malabar embodies flavours that support the chilli edge. The crayfish masala and tandoori lobster make for great celebratory dishes while the goat curry is a continuous best seller. 9Marys has perfected the characteristics of its cuisine as proven by the restaurant’s strong following.