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C Restaurant in the Sky, CBD (Perth)

Tasmanian smoked salmon and Neufchatel cheese rolls, red capsicum dressing

One of the to-go restaurants in Perth is The C Restaurant in the Sky on St. Georges Terrace.

If it’s not for the food, go for the view! It”s not picturesque in any dictionary, but still, it’s a view.

Well, you see – It provides one a 360 degree look of Perth city(It’s a revolving restaurant ala Prima Restaurant). The view, is quite good too – considering that much of Perth is low rise and thus being perched on the 33rd storey of an office building does have it perks.

Perth C Restaurant in the Sky Tasmanian smoked salmon and Neufchatel cheese rolls, red capsicum dressing

Tasmanian smoked salmon and Neufchatel cheese rolls, red capsicum dressing

As part of a 3 course set lunch (A$45) (the menu changes monthly, I hear), you get to choose an appetizer, a main course and of course, dessert. Alternatively, there are one and two course(s) option(s) which go for A$25 and A$35 respectively.

For starters, I had the Tasmanian smoked salmon. I liked the presentation and plating of the dish. Taste wise, it wasn’t mind blowing but it was a good, light and refreshing dish to start with.

I’m not sure if the restaurant smokes their own salmon, kudos to them. The salmon was smoked, in my opinion, perfectly. Perfect in the sense that they went well on my taste buds.

Tasmanian salmon fillet, crispy skin, blue swimmer potato cake, Goan sauce

Tasmanian salmon fillet, crispy skin, blue swimmer potato cake, Goan sauce

Continuing on the seafood theme for lunch, I went with the Tasmanian salmon fillet for the main course.

The salmon was decent, but unfortunately, it was just that – decent.

First off, the fish was over-cooked, in particular the middle sections where it got rather dry. The blue swimmer potato cake, was another disappointment. I was expecting to see more blue swimmer crab meat than what was served. I think that the crab meat barely made up 1/4 of the cake. Last, the Goan Sauce, didn’t really go to well with the fish. (I’m not sure what Goan sauce is but to me it was reminiscent of the Thai Green Curry, just a version with less liquid.)

A pity, I was expecting a lot more.

Tasmanian salmon fillet, crispy skin, blue swimmer potato cake, Goan sauce

Wildflower and honey panna cotta

Wildflower and honey panna cotta

I’ve been a fan of panna cottas for the longest time so I knew that I had to perform the “shake the plate” test. This version however, failed rather miserably. It was firm….. too firm. It lacked the wobbly texture that I was so looking forward to. Both the panna cotta and the caramel blocks came across as exceedingly sweet too.

On the whole, I’ve heard both positive and negative reviews of the C Restaurant, thus I’m not going cross them off my list any time soon. Perhaps, this time, I should choose my main and dessert choices more wisely.

C Restaurant

Level 33, 44 St Georges Terrace Perth
(located in between Barrack St & London Court)

Telephone: (+61) 08 9220 8333

http://www.crestaurant.com.au/

 

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