REVIEW: The Gala Restaurant, Perth
Visited the Gala a couple of nights ago with my brother. Tucked away just off Canning Hwy on a sidestreet, the location is both accessible and quiet.
The dining room is not overly large but big enough so that the tables are not crowded together. A couple of large german beers prepared us for the meal. The chef is German so the whole place is quite European. It was nice to see a European focused restaurant that isn't French for once.
The menu is A la carte with a ggod spread of dishes. I had the Beef Carpaccio and Tartare starter and my brother had the Pork and Tiger Prawn dish. Both were excellent. The carpaccio melted whilst the tartare was finely diced and nicely spiced.
A choice of 2 palate cleansers are available which I was pleased to see as you don't often get them anymore.
For mains I had the smoked duck with pepper sauce whilst my brother had the barramundi with lemon, capers and parsley. Both dishes were truly excellent. The wine list is not the biggest but incorporates a wide range which will match any dish on the menu and any palate. A French Chardonnay was suggested for both of us. The wine was bold in fruity flavours which stood up well as both our mains were strong in spice without being overdone though.
Desert was the banana split for the bro and the cheeseboard for me. Again excellent.
All up this was a fantastic dining experience. The service is smooth and friendly without being obtrusive and the food is fantastic. This is a family operation with the wife as head chef and the husband in front of house. I would heartily recommend this restaurant to anyone living in Perth or just visiting.