The Quarter on Hay, CBD (Perth)

A quick search on Urbanspoon led me to The Quarter on Hay. A cafe-restaurant located in the middle of town – next to the likes of brand-name shops.

For starters, I tried the Bresse Blue and white onion tart, roast pear and rocket salad. Think, white onion quiche and you basically get the idea. According to the waiter, the white onion tart is one of the restaurant’s more popular dishes and I can see why so; The pastry was firm and not too crumbly and the combination of the Bresse Blue (which was on the mild side of things) and the white onions was excellent.

My only grouse – the serving size was far from ideal, considering that each tart cost around A$15? One word – Over-priced.

Side-note: I find The Coffee Club’s quiches quite amazing and much more friendlier on the wallet.

The waiter recommended that I try the Slow cooked pork belly, apple & sage crumble, potato fondant, cider jus. Did I like it? Perhaps – I was rather on-the-fence with this dish.

The decadent pork belly was good, but I did not quite care for the skin. Meant to be crispy (or at least that’s what I would have imagined it to be), it came across as being hard and tough. I had difficulty trying to cut through it.

The apple & sage crumble, on the other hand was absolutely delicious but truth be told, I’m beginning to tire from the usual (and safe) combination of apples and pork.

The Quarter on Hay feels more like a place to go to when you’re around the town rather than making it the highlight of your trip to town. That said, service was impeccable throughout meal service. Reservations are definitely recommended as it got pretty full with the office lunch crowd.


Quarter on Hay

Shop 10, 93-95 William Street
Corner of William and Hay Street
Perth WA 6000
+61 (08) 9322 2424


Author: Glenn Lee

Born and raised in the sunny island of Singapore, Glenn is a a foodie, He loves to explore and savour the flavours that the many cuisines of the world offer. He can be contacted at


  1. Oh yes! I lived in Australia for about 8 months, and I have to say that the food in Perth is more expensive compared to Melbourne or Sydney. I was in Perth for about 2 weeks earlier this year, and good food certainly doesn’t come cheap in Perth. I didn’t know Coffee Club serves good quiche though :) Thanks for the note:)

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