I was hungry after my 1pm wedding cake delivery - it was not the physical weight of the cake that I offloaded; it was all that emotional weight that I think left me feeling so drained!
We went a couple of doors up West Swan Road from the venue to Mash Brewing, partly because it was nearby but mostly because we had a 25% discount voucher through the Entertainment Book.
The decor was a little industrial but interesting:
|I like the artwork!|
Steve had the pie of the day:
|Pie: beef and mushroom braised using Mash’s “Rye the Hop Not?” - $25|
I had an apple cider and the chilli mussels with turkish bread from the specials menu:
|Chilli mussels - $28|
- Were the meals edible? Yes.
- Were they tasty? Not mindblowing, but yes, above-average.
- Was it value for money? No.
I'm not the stingiest person and nor am I the richest, but to me the cost of a dish factors into the enjoyment level. If I'm spending $30 on lunch, it'd better be a damn good lunch! I think if they had halved the amount of mussels (I couldn't finish it all) and made it a weekday lunch special charged at say $18, I would've enjoyed it more and maybe expected a little less.
The service was friendly and fairly quick, though as I mentioned earlier, neither the mussels nor the pie were served with a spoon (I would assume if a dish comes in a bowl and has a soup or gravy, it would be easier to eat with a spoon), and we had to ask twice for water glasses (the water bottles themselves are self-served).
Let's just say we were very happy we had a 25% discount voucher! Steve guessed right when he said the part of the meal that I enjoyed the most was the apple cider itself. It was just like a sparkling apple juice with a tiny hint of beer. Refreshing!