Lamonts is one of our favourite spots to have a meal and drink in the Swan Valley – with both an al fresco area, under the gum trees, or inside tables adjacent to the sampling counter, and another café-blind enclosed room off to one side complete with patio heaters for cooler days. As it was on this day – it was pretty full but Fiona found us a spot and we started off with a glass of their excellent new release Bunyip Rosé while we decided on our food.
The menu has a lot of tempting dishes, with a number of small dishes to allow you to make up a platter to share if that is your wish.
A shared dish of prawn rolls kicked us off – two filo wrapped sausages of minced juicy prawn meat, infused with lemon grass, garlic and ginger along with sweet chilli dipping sauce was a very good start. And things only got better…
A brilliant dish of soused and herbed salmon fillet came next – succulent and luscious, tender fish draped over a mound of crunchy green beans in dill sauce, and accompanied by a few sweet, slow roasted cherry tomatoes – absolutely nailed this dish. Loved it.
And finally a pie – crumbly pastry encasing rich, tender chicken with walnuts adding a pleasant crunch, and all pimped up with aromatic cinnamon – spot on.
As I said we really like this place – quality food and wine, great service, friendly and welcoming – always hits the mark; you should get along and with spring on its way it will be all the more appealing out under those trees.