dining options in Freo

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After moving from Freo 10 years ago its been a while since I've dined out in the area.
taking the wife and tin lids along to the AFLW and wanted the general consensus on better dining options around the strip.

From a purely food perspective, what ranks highest for you guys ?
- The Sail and Anchor
- The Monk
- The Mexican Kitchen
- Sala thai

Other suggestions ?
 

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After moving from Freo 10 years ago its been a while since I've dined out in the area.
taking the wife and tin lids along to the AFLW and wanted the general consensus on better dining options around the strip.

From a purely food perspective, what ranks highest for you guys ?
- The Sail and Anchor
- The Monk
- The Mexican Kitchen
- Sala thai

Other suggestions ?
With kids? Moore and Moore has a couple of play areas and is next to Paperbird bookshop (which is a kid's bookshop). Bread in Common. Or if you want the harbour side of the train tracks... Little Creatures. Bathers Beach House. Kailis.
 
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After moving from Freo 10 years ago its been a while since I've dined out in the area.
taking the wife and tin lids along to the AFLW and wanted the general consensus on better dining options around the strip.

From a purely food perspective, what ranks highest for you guys ?
- The Sail and Anchor
- The Monk
- The Mexican Kitchen
- Sala thai

Other suggestions ?
None of these.

The Sail and Anchor is a Woolworths pub. Their hiring process is no different to that of shelf-stackers so the staff are pretty bad. Quite common to get rude arseholes in there too, on previous occasions have had to shut up and leave because bogan 'wits were taking the piss. Probably best sumemd up by how many tables are full of people drinking pints at 10am during the week... avoid...

The Monk has always been pretty crappy to me. Just go to Little Creatures. Better beers, much better food. It's a bit of a weekender/tourist trap. Food there's good for sharing with a family.

The Federal Hotel is alright, if you have kids they quite often do two-for-one deals. Not the greatest pub in the world and the outdoor area is a bit naff, but it was pretty well made-over and better than basically any other proper pub in Freo (tho the Norfolk was recently re-done apparently and much better). Bit of a bogan scene in the dart-area at times but the food's decent and their drink specials are good – it's not mid-strength like the Natio nor Swan Draught, or er 'Swanny D' as they call it, like the Sail & Anchor.

Honestly the best options are in South Fremantle. The Local is a great pub, Percy Flint's is a bit of a wanker fest but I'd rather that than bogans. It's got a nice beer garden. Ruocco's is the best food in Freo really – pretty affordable, heaps of options to cater to all sorts, 7 bucks for a liberally poured glass of red. Staff are really attentive and onto it too and it's a good atmosphere.

Tbh why not just go to Old Shanghai? All sorts of Asian. There's a burger place there now too for kids. Pretty affordable all around, I go to the Japanese and it's like 11 bucks for a large dish and some spring rolls. The bar there is good, the woman who works it is really nice, and $10.50 for a pint of Coopers red is pretty impressive... good luck getting a pint of regular Coopers for that much in town. Nice ambience (though there's this annoying ****head who always plays steel guitar there), plenty of room in and out. Unfortunately you will have to cross paths with the ******* scmbag busker who noise-pollutes...
 
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Thanks guys, appreciate the feedback.
yeh old Shanghai was always my go-to, I figured it would be too busy to spot 4 seats together after the game .
It’s relatively early in the night so the pub scene is ok, looks like we’ll wander over to little creatures.

Thanks crew !!


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Ruocco's is good.
Sala is good but **** me it's expensive these days.

Shanghai for the cheapies.

For Indian I really like The Copper Chimney in South Freo
I was reading this post and thought of the ol' Chimney. It's pretty much standard pricing but the meals are awesome. No stingey all-sauce dishes, plenty of substance and meat in em, and full of flavour. I'm a bit of a curry fiend so ducking down after a few pints and retiring home with sambal chicken with a few ales and watching the footy is pretty much a peak Friday.
 
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I was reading this post and thought of the ol' Chimney. It's pretty much standard pricing but the meals are awesome. No stingey all-sauce dishes, plenty of substance and meat in em, and full of flavour. I'm a bit of a curry fiend so ducking down after a few pints and retiring home with sambal chicken with a few ales and watching the footy is pretty much a peak Friday.
Yeah. Tandoori Salmon is amazing, and I like that you can get a dosa and some idli. Not all standard Masala and Jalfrezi
 
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