Hyde Perth Kitchen & Cocktails: Review
Hyde Perth Kitchen & Cocktails
Level 1, The Adnate Art Series, 900 Hay St, Perth, WA 6000
Sun-Wed: 6am-9pm, Thurs-Sat: 6am-12am
(08) 6371 1001
Welcome to Hyde Perth Kitchen & Cocktails; where every day feels like summer in this Miami inspired restaurant.
As we stepped off the busy Hay Street in Perth’s CBD, we found ourselves inside the reception area of The Adnate – Perth’s newest art series hotel. After a friendly greeting from the hotel’s staff, they motioned us up the stairs to what would undoubtedly be the meeting place for all our summer drinks: Hyde Perth Kitchen & Cocktails.
What a beautiful surprise it was to step into this oasis! The venue’s rattan and green plant clad roof sprawls across perched pottery and Moroccan baskets on wooden shelves, surrounded by original artworks adorning the walls. It evokes the sense of summer and style, and we immediately knew this is where we plan to enjoy the warmer months. By day, The Hyde is casual, with guests hopping into the pool to cool off, but by night, the atmosphere changes into something a little more sophisticated. Expect a DJ, intricate cocktails and delectable dishes, amidst the chatter and laughter of party-goers. If there is one space that knows how to host, it is the Hyde Perth Kitchen & Cocktails.
Having missed out on a European escape this year, we were excited to jump into the Mediterranean inspired menu which we explored well before dinner. The Bottomless Fries ($12) was the most enticing snack on the menu; not only because we could get refills for the next hour but because we had five different flavour and sauce combinations that all seemed too appetising to ignore. We opted for the simple malt vinegar and sea salt option followed up by the feta, oregano and confit garlic cream grouping. This, alongside the thick crust Hyde Margherita ($20) made with haloumi cheese, was the perfect lunch meal to pull us through to dinner.
On a warm, summers day in Perth, there was nothing better than sipping on a fruity cocktail perfectly concocted by Australia’s most awarded bartender and mixologist, Tim Philips-Johansson. The Hyde Poolside ($19) made with Tanqueray Rangpur, watermelon and rose´was beautifully pink-hued, delicious and was an obvious favourite. For a more tropical taste, we’d highly recommend the Salted Coconut Margarita ($22) slushie which is perfect for a pool-side cool-down.
The soft sound of music eventually transitioned into a funky DJ set as we continued our food expedition at Hyde. The dinner menu included a number of small snacks that you can share amongst your friends, four varieties of pizza including a roasted eggplant, honey and cumin pizza ($24) or a large choice of mains and salads, all of which were great options for a balmy summer’s night. In the end, after a point in the right direction from one of the wait staff, we picked the Chicken Marbella ($28) – a soft piece of breast chicken marinated in and surrounded by green olives, prunes and caper berries which had a delectable sweet, sour and savoury flavour. It really did not disappoint.
For a heartier option, we selected the classic Porterhouse 350gm ($38) blackened dry-aged beef which was the right amount of pink for a medium-rare lover. It was flavoured with lemon and served with crispy potatoes rounding out a very tasty meal. However, the true heroes of the night were the cocktails and with a well thought out and extensive list, it was another hard yet pleasing decision to make. You really can’t go wrong though. We indulged in the Piñata Swizzle ($22) that was made with a mixture of Tanqueray, pineapple and mint as well as cult favourite, the Espresso Martini ($22) made with a salted honeycomb twist.
The dessert at the Hyde rounded out a perfect night of fine dining. While there is a broad selection of desserts to choose from such as the Lemon Cheesecake ($16) and the Pistachio Gelato ($10) made with cocoa fairy floss; we opted for The Turkish Delight Box ($16). This really was one of the sweetest and tastiest desserts we had, especially since chocolate baklava, pistachio ladyfingers and a selection of flavoured Turkish delights were on offer. It left us feeling very full and happy!
Overall, we loved our experience at the Hyde Perth Kitchen & Cocktails, so much that it was extremely hard to leave – it was wonderful to escape the hustle of the city and enter into a world where the atmosphere instantly puts you into relaxation mode. With a group of friends, a partner or some family members, we see this being the place to be for local or visitor to Perth for many summers to come.
Feature image: Hyde Perth Kitchen & Cocktails Snack Food. Image supplied.