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The Witch's Cauldron

89 Rokeby Road
Subiaco WA 6008
Tel : +61 8 9381 2508
Fax : +61 8 9381 9649
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Price Range: $$$
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One of Subiaco's most loved restaurants, The Witch's Cauldron continues to bubble after more than 30 years of enchanting diners. The garlic prawns here are a house specialty. If you love tasty seafood, perfectly cooked steaks and a great wine list, you'd be mad to risk eating anywhere else. The food here is accompanied by great wines from Australia, New Zealand, France and Italy.

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Not too many eateries in Perth can boast a longevity of more than 30 years in operation. And when you find one that can make this claim, you’ll discover it’s usually no surprise they are still in business. The Witch’s Cauldron is one such venue and even has clientele that have been frequenting the restaurant for as long as its doors have been open. Yes, they are middle-aged and yes, they love the consistency this place offers. Basically that’s what it comes down to at The Witch’s. The menu rarely changes and that’s just the way the regulars like it. They can come here and be greeted personally and know exactly what they want before they even sit down; proving my theory that the older you get, the less you like change.

Showing my age, I love the fact that I can still get those famous garlic prawns, a good old-fashioned prawn cocktail and deep-fried camembert here; just as I did close to 10 years ago. Although prices for main meals have risen considerably since I was last here, I’m happy to pay whatever they ask for a classic crayfish mornay or the favourite Gabrielle dish – an eye fillet stuffed with prawns and topped with a delicious port sauce. Am I showing my age again with the port? The food at The Witch’s is always fresh, simple and tasty, with servings leaning towards the large side. If you love tasty seafood, perfectly cooked steaks and a great wine list (selected by Cellar Masters), you’d be mad to risk eating anywhere else. Particularly if you’re with your parents.

Karen Bilsby
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I must confess to having neglected to visit this icon for over a decade, but have learned to regret it. Though dining alone, I was ushered to a discreet and comfortable table, and very promptly , on a blistering Perth day, a welcome bottle of water. I decided to order the same menu I had enjoyed on my first visit to the restaurant over 40 years ago. And, believe me, it has only improved. The famous garlic prawns were sweet and juicy in their unctuous garlicky butter, and the bread was crusty and soft and perfect for mopping up the delicious juices. The fillet, came blue, as ordered, but sadly, not always delivered, perfectly seasoned and with a generous serve of vegetables. After patiently and unobtrusively allowing me to do justice to the generous servings, the dessert menu was presented. Gallantly, I ordered the chocolate mousse, with a magnificent and totally indulgent aged port, and vowed to ensure more regular visits to explore more of the traditional, but expertly realized menu. Bravo, and thankyoureview  23/01/2012

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Function for 100-300
Outdoor Dining
Private Dining Area
Suitable for Functions
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