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The Old Crow Dinner

We’ve previously enjoyed a lovely breakfast at The Old Crow and when looking for somewhere to go for a night out in Northbridge it was once again at the top of our list.

The Old Crow was busy though not overly so, despite it being a Saturday night, and we were able to get a table inside. The menu allows you to order a meal for yourself or to have it tapas style and share amongst the table. Always a fan of tapas, we elected to share!

We found the service to be prompt but a bit rushed. The staff were cordial but hassled so didn’t necessarily have the warmth that we had experienced at breakfast there.

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We started with complimentary sourdough, fresh and delicious, served with a fennel butter.

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Always a fan of crispy pork, our next choice was the crispy pork bits. This was a really strange dish, not the kind of crispy we expected. It tasted more like a sweet and sour, a mix of crispy and chewy that we weren’t really sure we liked. Intentional or not it was more on the odd side and probably not something we’d order again.

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I’m a huge fan of brussel sprouts, in fact I consider them a widely unappreciated vegetable but if you disagree with me on that I may have just found the dish for you. This was brussel sprouts like nothing you’ve ever had before. They were crispy, charred, a little salty with a chilli jam and a creamy, cooling sauce. A dish that any foodie could appreciate and an absolute winner in my books!

We also tried some of the larger dishes, more conventional ‘main’ meals.

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The flank steak is served with onion rings and a fried egg. The steak was tender and juicy, not to mention nicely seasoned. We found the onion rings to be good but not the best we’ve had. The egg felt a bit odd and redundant, it was nice enough but no one was really that fussed about eating it. The crunchy shallots were a nice touch though.

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Another fantastic veggie dish was the cheesy cauliflower. This was pretty much exactly as promised, a huge serve, perfectly cooked cauliflower, firm, but not too firm and a good moistness and a whole lotta cheese. Simple, but delicious!

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We also tried a salad with bacon bits, crispy chicken skin and lettuce. It was a solid dish, you needed to make sure you got a bit of everything in each bite to really experience it though. Unsurprisingly, the crispy bacon bits were the standout element!

The Old Crow do a tasty and interesting dinner in a warm and cosy environment. Perfect for Perth summer nights!

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4 Comments

  1. Oh it looks like deep-fried pig ears because of the cartilage in there…did you manage to find out exactly what it was?

  2. queenofbadtiming says

    Oh I love this place! I went for brunch recently, will need a return for dinner for my brussels sprouts fix (I love them too)!

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