Cocos has fabulous views across the Swan River to the city and sitting at the front of the balcony gave us every opportunity to enjoy this great location. We were being treated by my brother and sister-in-law, over from the UK on their second visit to Perth and we all enjoyed our visit.
There is an extensive, food wine and cocktail menu. Lunch specials are served seven days a week, from 11:30 to 5pm, for $27.50.
We picked different meals, three from the specials -a lasagna made with a Wagyu beef sauce which my sister-in-law described as amazing; my brother appreciated that his sirloin steak was just the right size for lunch and my husband loved the Blue Swimmer Crab salad.
I opted for the crispy skinned barramundi served with charred asparagus and crispy shallots. The barramundi was expertly cooked and tasty but the dish was way overpriced at $46.50. There was a lot of rocket on the plate but the asparagus and fried shallots were few and far between.
I have no complaints about the desserts – always a favourite part of any meal. The ladies had the White Chocolate Cheesecake with Citrus ($18.80) and the Pistachio Profiteroles ($16.50)– both very excellent and looked like works of art on the plates.
Staff were good but having a bit of time to decide on the menu and drinks would be good – without a server asking if we were ready every few minutes! The ambience in the restaurant is indefinable but upmarket and fun probably says it best.
Four neighbouring tables were enjoying milestone birthday lunches – the servers were kept busy delivering small cakes with sparklers and singing happy birthday.
I would recommend Cocos for a special occasion or for lunch but keep to the specials menu as I felt that the majority of the other dishes were too expensive.
Parking in the open near the jetty is just 2 hours and it is difficult to find a space although there are ACROD spaces. More parking spaces are available in the underground car park to the left of Cocos.
Wheelchair access to Cocos is not easy as there is a flight of stairs to the entrance. Patrons using wheelchairs or crutches have to come through the shopping centre on Mends Street.
Sadly it is the same story with the toilets as there are a few steps to get to them and wheelchair patrons would have to use the public toilets inside the shopping centre. Very disappointing that such an iconic restaurant has no facilities or handy access for wheelchairs.
Address: 85 The South Perth Esplanade, South Perth
Phone: 08 9474 3030
Opening hours: Seven days, Mon-Fri- 9am until late, Sat and Sun 8:30 am until late. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Gluten-free options: Yes
Vegetarian options: Yes
Entertainment Book: Yes -25% off the total bill up to $50
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