Perth – chilling in Mosman Park

Mosman Park is a fairly affluent residential area that’s well positioned for getting into central Perth to the north (45 mins by bus, less by train) and Freo to the south (20 mins on the bus).

My brother and I rented an AirBnB here for about £50 a night. Our main reason for staying in the area was to go to nearby Cottesloe beach (see next post) which was just 20 mins walk due west.

My map here.

Foodwise there are a few decent places…

Good Things (Intermediate B+), 28 Wellington Street, goodthingscafe.com.au

A decent breakfast spot. I liked the ‘The Hulk’; smashed advocado with peas, mint, pickled red onion, seeds, sesame, whipped feta and chili on toast (B+). The smoothies are great too (A).

Nasi Lemak Korner (Intermediate B), 626 Stirling Highway, www.nasilemakkorner.com

A decent Malaysian place. The mixed starter plate was huge, and pretty good (B).

The Beef Rendang is their star dish by all accounts. We really enjoyed it (B+) with my bro going as far as to say that it was better than the ones he’d recently had in Indonesia (which has a lot of culinary crossover with Malaysia).

However I wasn’t too impressed by the Rotis which were a bit greasy (C+).

Tsunami (Intermediate B), 18 Glyde Street, www.tsunamisushi.com.au

Opened by one of the chefs from Nobu, the most famous Japanese restaurant in Perth. The Sukiyaki was alright (B-) as were the Lamb Ribs (B) and the voyager Sauvignon Blanc (B).

One Sunday we didn’t have a lot to do so we went to the Chidley Reserve and had a pleasant walk next to the Swan River.

You’re surrounded by nature all along the path. Amazing to think this is all reclaimed industrial land.

After our walk we went on a tour of the Leighton Battery www.artillerywa.org.au in Mosman Park.

It’s a WW2 gun instillation which was built to resist an attack from the Japanese that never happened.

It has since been preserved and renovated by volunteers. It’s quite atmospheric wandering the underground tunnels and imagining what it must have been like to serve there.

The battery is only open to the public on Sundays.

So nothing terribly exciting about Mosman Park but it is well placed for Cottesloe, more of which next.

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