Wednesday, September 7, 2011

West End Deli, West Perth

If anyone asks me about West End Deli I will start by saying “their pies are really something…”

Earlier this year I checked out West End Deli for the first time and I have been back many times since. On my first visit to West End Deli, the first dish on the menu that I wanted to try were the pies that I had heard many good things about. 

I ordered the pork pie and was a bit surprised to find that it was served cold but when I looked inside the buttery flaky pastry I realised why as it had a terrine like filling. I hadn’t eaten this style of pie before but as a big fan of charcuterie I really enjoyed it. I have since learned that pork pie is a traditional British meat pie consisting of roughly chopped pork and pork jelly sealed in a hot water crust pastry. 

On another occasion I tried the steak and mushroom pie which was also delicious. Hot chucks of juicy and tender steak and mushrooms in flavoursome gravy, surrounded by golden flaky buttery pastry. It’s a classic pie done really well.

West End Deli is well regarded in the Perth dining scene but I don’t think you can say that you have really eaten at West End Deli until you have tried one of their pies.

West End Deli provides an all day brunch menu and it’s a place that you want to go to for something a bit more that your usual big breakfast. It has also recently opened up for dinner service four nights a week. The selection on the menu may be considered small but it changes regularly with a range of sweet and savoury dishes made from seasonal produce and to suit the weather. This is a place that I get excited about when a new dish comes onto the menu. Introduced to their menu in June this year, the combination of flavours and textures in their house smoked salmon, brioche, creamed spinach, slow cooked egg & tobikko dressing dish is a real delight to the taste buds.

(smoked salmon, brioche, creamed spinach, slow cooked egg & tobikko dressing dish)

Here are some photos of other dishes that I have had over my past few visits. I have never been disappointed.

(crepes, pedro xemenez strawberries, mint marscapone & pistachios)

(lamb, roasted beetroot, eggplant and goats cheese with fresh herbs)

(pork belly, pearl barley, calvados apples & crackle)

West End Deli have an in-house pastry chef. There is a small selection of pastries and cakes on a side table, and I think that West End Deli have the best almond croissants that I have ever had in Perth. After a meal at West End Deli I like to pick up an almond croissant for the road, but only if I am lucky because their croissants sell out fast. West End Deli is also one of ‘the’ places to go to if you want to buy a good freshly baked French baguette.

Check out West End Deli on the corner of Carr and Strathcona Street in West Perth, Leederville and work your way through the menu.


  1. Oh yes the traditional English pork pie. I really like them (although they are so calorific)especially if there is a good pastry to it. And those twice baked almond croissants look great!

  2. They offer great comfort food. Of all, I like the ambiance of the interiors.

  3. Agreed. Went here once and am always feeling the need to go back - their baguettes looked awesome.