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The Principal Brewing Company

23 Cale Street,
Midland WA 6056
Tel : +61 8 9250 2995
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Price Range: $$$$
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Set in the original headmaster's quarters of an historic school, The Principal Brewing Company in Midland is now a bar restaurant that offers great modern Australian food and beer without a hint of punishment. Serving a menu of up-market pub fare, this comfortable eatery features both an indoor dining area and casual beer garden out the back, where guests can sample a number of brewed beers or a glass of wine from Mandoon Estate, located just down the road.

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Walking distance from Midland train station and Midland oval, 20 minutes east of the Perth CBD.

Distant memories of being marched into the principal’s office are usually enough to make anyone wince, but a visit to this Principal is likely to have the opposite effect. The Principal Brewing Company is a newly-opened microbrewery, bar and restaurant set in the original headmaster’s quarters of an historic school which was established in 1901. This heritage-listed building has cast aside the school desks and the dreaded principal’s cane to offer revellers a more welcoming environment, devoid of fear. Polished timber floors and dark wood furnishings contrast against pristine white walls in the restaurant, while the spacious bar and beer garden provide plenty of space for drinkers.

The food at The Principal is honest and uncomplicated, not straying too far from good old fashioned pub grub. There are a few fancy dishes, such as the beef tataki, for those wanting to show off their well-honed palate (but beware, it’s not traditional in any sense). Mains are a serious affair here, with plenty of choices ranging from light snacks to serious stodge. There is a handful of burger-like sandwiches (chicken BLT, lamb burger or steak sandwich) as well as share plates, lovely duck and pork sausages and spicy prawns to name a few of the lighter options. But if you’re after something that will really stick to your ribs, you’ve come to the right place. The beef fillet topped with garlic-crusted prawns is a best seller, but the shiitake mushroom and red onion rosti set under the scotch fillet was what impressed me. Fish of the day, lamb rump and confit duck also grace the mains menu. For many, this place is a dream come true and a unique opportunity to enjoy a sacrilegious beer. Report to The Principal’s now!

Karen Bilsby
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Bar / Wine Bar
Function for 50-100
Historic Building
Late Night Dining
Live Music / Entertainment
Outdoor Dining
Pub that Serves Good Food
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