This week we were invited along to have a look at, and sample the food, of this new outlet in Northbridge. I was surprised to find it is located in what was the Telstra building in Stirling Street – I wasn’t even aware Telstra had moved out and the building is now a hostel catering to tourists and students. As I spent seven years in Telecom (which became Telstra) and was very familiar with the building (although I left a little before everybody moved in) it was good to see it being put to a better use than before.
Anyway, Hostel G is apparently the largest in Perth and Lazy Lee, their restaurant, is situated on the first floor, along with the reception desk. The dining area is spacious and has a stripped back industrial feel with concrete floors and walls, and a variety of seating – from tables and chairs, high benches and stools, and comfortable booth seating as well.
Ordering is done at the bar and you are given a buzzer which, when it sounds, is returned to a Pick-up Point where you swap it for your food.
The food is diner-style with a selection of sandwiches all with interesting names – Hawt Dawg, Flying Pig, Greasy Lee – pizza, burgers (beef, pork, chicken, veggie), pasta, salads and sides, as well as an Asian corner with Pad Thai, Korean Chicken wings and more. And, of course, desserts including pancakes and waffles.
Along with the food, a range of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks is on offer – ranging from shakes, through cocktails to beer and wine.
One of the sandwich selection the Crab n Roll really impressed – in a soft bun, liberally spread with garlic butter, was a mountain of juicy, creamy, minced crab meat – an excellent dish and very well priced – as are all the entrants of the menu and drinks list.
We also tried one of the signature dishes – a pizza topped with Fremantle octopus – a nice chewy base, plenty of cheese and dotted with rounds of picked octopus – you can have it with chorizo as well to spice it up. They do have Sriracha on the table so that was all I needed to juice it up.
The Oriental Bowl – from the salad selection – proved great value – a large bowl of crisp, fresh mixed greens, along with capsicum, carrots, almonds, fried noodles and a sesame soy dressing. A meal in itself.
There are a lot of dishes to tempt, but that was all we could manage this visit.
Along with our food we enjoyed a couple of glasses of (unnamed) crisp, dry rosé which hit the spot.
As I said all of the dishes and drinks are well priced, but they also offer daily specials, a very good lunch deal, happy hours each day and live music and DJs on Saturdays.
Lazy Lee has hit the ground running offering extremely good value food in an inner city location – open to the public as well as guests it should appeal to all the nearby workers looking for a good deal. Quality food and drink at very competitive prices in an eye-catching dining space.
Disclaimer: We were the guests of Lazy Lee and Hostel G.