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Lalla Rookh
  • 77 St Georges Tce,
    Perth, WA
  • (08) 9325 7077,
  • Mon-Fri 11.30am-10.30pm, Sat 5pm-10.30pm

Lalla Rookh

There's a new Italian sheriff in town; he's just somewhere behind all these people. Admittedly, many who flock to this smartly appointed bunker are here for Lalla Rookh, the slick inner-city bar, but Lalla Rookh, the casual, well-priced Italian eating house, also has its admirers. Joel Valvasori-Pereza's instinctive cooking takes many forms, from sheer beef carpaccio adorned with anchovy mayonnaise and smoked tomato to mighty bistecca alla Fiorentina - cold-smoked, roasted and built for sharing. Whether enjoyed as a meal for one or as part of a larger table, pasta dishes, such as tagliatelle laced with crab and zucchini, seldom disappoint; nor does the sociable, switched-on service. And while the dining room proves that quantity and quality needn't be mutually exclusive, the best seats are in the intimate wine bar, one of Perth's choicest vinous stockpiles, and the home of cheery sommelier Jeremy Prus.

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $12-$18

    M $19-$38

    D $14-$15

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Outdoor dining
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Joel Valvasori-Pereza



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