Six Senses have outlets in Leederville and Subiaco and now at Elizabeth Quay – with a waterside location looking out onto the inlet. Al fresco and indoor seating with a variety of tables, benches and sofa chairs make for a comfortable and welcoming ambience.
There is a pretty snappy wine list with a good range of aromatic whites, light reds and rosé to suit the spicy food and a comprehensive menu as well as a made to order section where you can mix and match and have the food you design specially made up.
The food we chose at lunch was well turned out and looked very attractive on the plate – the spiciness level could have been notched up a tad for me – with one smallish gripe – the order it was served. The main we ordered came out well before the two smaller, entrée style dishes which is not optimal from my point of view but the quality of the food countered that irk somewhat.
Anyway, the food – coconut prawns – plump, juicy prawns coated in shredded coconut and deep fried, served with mild chilli dipping sauce were a hit.
Betel leaf wraps, with prawns, Thai herbs and a drizzling sauce were excellent – the whole prawns were succulent and the herbs aromatic and full of characteristic Thai flavours.
And then our main -Thai 3 Style Barramundi – a whole fish, deep fried and chopped up with a combination of flavours – sour, spicy (mildly so) and sweet and vegetables. The fish was crisp and tender, a very pleasing dish indeed.
With this we had a bowl of Jasmine rice cooked in coconut milk which added aromatics to the dish.
Our bottle of Charles Melton Rose of Virginia, one of my favourite rosés, was the perfect companion to the food.
Six Senses is an attractive and well set up spot, in a fabulous location, with good food, well put together wine list and should be a hit as the warmer months get closer.