Restaurant Guide

Millbrook: Restaurant review

Jarrahdale is an hour by car from Perth – far enough to feel like you’re escaping the city, but still well within day-trip territory.

REVIEW

GT 2022 WA Restaurant of the Year
Eating your greens is a breeze at this airy cellar door restaurant in the Perth Hills. While the kitchen garden isn't as conspicuous as the vines that greet guests on the drive in, it's front and centre on a menu where deftly handled proteins – juicy steamed snapper, say, or thickly sliced porchetta – play second fiddle to estate-grown produce. So "beetroot salad, half heritage chicken, calamansi marmalade" features juicy grilled bird riding shotgun to the sweetest white beets; billowing leaves of Portuguese cabbage become a de facto tortilla for spiced lamb; and bitter citrus and baby mustards sharpen deep-fried duck hearts in a cool duck à l'orange remake. And on it goes, right through to the surprising deployment of eggplant in the brownies. While Millbrook epitomises farm-to-table, lunch is priced so everyone can play. Easy-going staff, snappily priced estate wines and widescreen forest vistas remain hallmarks of one of WA's most vital food experiences.

ABOUT

Millbrook Winery
Old Chestnut Lane, Jarrahdale, WA
(08) 9525 5796
millbrook.wine
Chefs: Guy Jeffreys & Jamie Hembrow
Bookings: Essential
Wheelchair access: Yes
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.