It’s been ages since we’ve been out for dinner in Perth and were excited to be heading out with some close friends. They had mentioned Odyssea had recently opened their doors, so thought it was fitting to head out to check out what they had to offer.
ATMOSPHERE & SERVICE
Odyssea offers breathtaking views of the ocean (although we didn’t get to see too much after the sun went down) as well as the stunning WA coastline. The restaurant is part of a new impressive development taking place on City Beach.
The interior of the space is modern with white and blue tones, an open concept space and plants throughout. Exposed ceilings, copper hanging lights and floor to ceiling windows compliment the stunning views opposite the outdoor dining space. Tables are split between communal tables and individual tables (however set very close together).
The staff were friendly, attentive and did a fantastic job with making recommendations. Although we wanted to try everything on the menu, he ensured we tried all the signature dishes to get a true idea of their cuisine.
The menu is modern-Australian, based around shared dishes (which we all know is my favourite!). Executive Chef, Alan Spagnolo’s works closely with local producers to bring the freshest ingredients to the table.
We decided to stick with all shared dishes, with a range of smaller entrees followed by a few larger dishes and of course, dessert! We started with the ‘Fremantle Octopus’ served with smoked paprika, kipfler potatoes, piquillo peppers, dehydrated Kalamata olives. Although I’m not a seafood lover, I did give this a go, and to my surprise, it was delicious! This was followed by the ‘Oysters’ served natural and shucked to order, however had to give a pass on these!
Next up was my pick, the ‘Roasted Buffalo Mozzarella, Prosciutto di Parma’ served with charred ciabatta, wild rocket and a beetroot sauce. This was AMAZING! The prosciutto wrapped the mozzarella, which when eaten together brought out some stunning flavours of the roasted mozzarella and bold flavours of the meat.
For mains I ordered the ‘Roasted Cauliflower’ dish served with sumac, fava beans, peas, baba ghanoush. This was a recommendation by the waiter, and definitely a good one! I am a huge lover of cauliflower and paired with the baba ghanoush and peas, I was in heaven.
MC ordered the ‘Kangaroo Fillet Chargrilled’ served with roasted beets, parsnips, baby carrots, horseradish & mustard relish medium rare. The meat was tender and juicy, the veggies had a slight crunch and the mustard relish tied the whole dish together.
We also ordered the ‘Roasted Tasmanian Salmon’ served with coriander, mint, walnuts, hummus. Again I’m not one to usually try fish, but I did give it a go, and yet again I was pleasantly surprised. The fish was moist and paired with the mint and hummus brought the flavours to life.
Sides consisted of ‘Chips’ with blue cheese bacon dip and ‘Charred Brussel Sprouts’ with chilli, lemon and smoked ricotta salata. The chips were so crispy and amazing with the blue cheese dip and the brussel sprouts may not be everyone’s first pick, however were jam packed with flavour!
To finish we ordered two serves of the ‘Doughnuts’ served with baked chocolate ganache, caramelised banana ice cream, orange oil and hazelnut crunch. It looks as good as it tasted, satisfying all of our sweet tooth’s! The ganache was rich which contrasted the citrus sing from the orange oil and to finish a slight crunch from the hazelnut. I must say, this was a pretty good way to end the night!
Overall the meal was amazing. The atmosphere was pumping and the music not overly loud so that we could hear each other speak (a nice change from most places). The service was flawless and would definitely recommend to anyone! I look forward to heading back and checking out their breakfast/lunch menu and take in the stunning views.