Restaurant's page | de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia Printer Friendly Version Email this Restaurant to a Friend

Kitsch

Address
Address:
229 Oxford Street,
Leederville WA 6007
Contact
Contact:
Tel : +61 8 9242 1229
Cuisine
Cuisine: Asian
Chef
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Chef
Price Range: $$$$
Send an enquiry to restaurant     Request a booking

Leederville’s newly opened Kitsch Bar is a feast for the senses. After a period of silence, chef Iain Lawless has created a restaurant in which cuisine inspired by Asia’s night markets mixes with a unique Balinese-style setting.

Share on Facebook
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
LOCATION
A few minutes walk from Leederville Train station, a five-minute drive from Perth CBD.

PROFILED BY DE GROOTS MEDIA
After representing Perth on one of television’s first reality cooking shows (My Restaurant Rules), Iain Lawless became a household name and has since maintained a high profile for his many achievements. Keen followers of this talented chef may have had to look a little harder to find him over the past few years but the search is officially over. When Kitsch Bar opened in Leederville earlier this year, it became obvious what Iain has been up to. This super groovy little addition to the Leederville dining scene is an eclectic mix of authentic Asian cuisine and eye-catching surroundings with a twist.

The twist is a ladder which doubles as a chair and little polished concrete tables that are often confused for seats. Not the most comfortable seating arrangements, but the food definitely makes up for them. Basing his cuisine on the night markets and street stalls of Thailand, Malaysia, China and Singapore, Iain has created a menu with flavours that would make anyone from these countries homesick. The sesame prawn toast and steamed pork dumplings are great for starters, as is the cup of laksa with chicken meatballs, tapioca and Chinese doughnut. On the more substantial side of things, the chaing mail larb is an interesting yet successful flavour combination of smoked trout, pork and more, but the roasted gai yang (chicken) with jiew dipping sauce has to be one of Kitsch Bar’s best dishes. You may also want to sample the coconut mussel pancake or the tom yum with steamed crab custard if you like your food hot. Some of the ingredient and flavour combinations may not be distinctly traditional but there’s no argument that most of them work. It may have been a long time between drinks for Iain, but Kitsch Bar proves he never lost his thirst!

Karen Bilsby
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
- Readers' Reviews
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia

Kitsch - User Reviews

AndreF:

The atmosphere itself; cosy and modern, yet unclaustrophobic, could have rescued an evening otherwise ruined by average food and drink. As it happened, the cuisine turned out to be equally enjoyable. The flavours were punchy and diverse, the cocktails and wines, delicious. My only criticism would be with the slightly dissapointing serving sizes for some of the mains. But by either filling up on rice or forking out a little extra I doubt an evening could go much better.review  01/05/2013

Was this review helpful to you? YES - NO
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia Restaurant Review | de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia

Have you dined at Kitsch?

Best Restaurants of Australia invites your comments on your dining experience. You are welcome to share your views with our many readers under our conditions of use*

Display Name:*   (will be displayed on the site.)
Email*:   (will not be displayed on the site.)  
Rate*: Rating Saved!
Please rate
Review*:   (1000 characters max)
Verification Code:
Enter Code:
(Verification is used to prevent spams. Please enter the code shown in the box above.)

* This is not a forum for rants and other unhappy patrons to complain. We invite not only those with a positive experience but also constructive criticism. We reserve the right to cut comments we estimate too long. Defamatory comments will not be published.

All views expressed are those of the writers and may not be the views of de Groots Media as publisher of Best Restaurants of Australia.

de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
Restaurant Features
Bar / Wine Bar
Caterer
Cooking school
Function for 50-100
Late Night Dining
Outdoor Dining
Parking
Something Different
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Hens Nights/parties
Suitable for Pre Theatre
Suitable for Product launches


Promote your Business



Set up our badge
Restaurant Recommended by Best Restaurants of Australia


Quick Links

 
 Restaurant Gift Certificates
 Perth CBD
 East Perth
 Fremantle
 Chinese Perth
 Italian Perth
 Modern Australian Perth
 Seafood Perth
 Steak Perth
 French Perth
 Asian Perth
 Japanese Perth
 Waterfront Dining Perth
 Private Dining Perth
 Function Venues Perth
 Cheap & Cheerful Perth
 Dining Margaret River
 Award Winning Perth
 New Restaurants
 International Restaurants
 More >>>


de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia

This site is maintained by de Groots development team.