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“Great food but something was lacking.........”
Review of Rusty Fig

Rusty Fig
Ranked #3 of 3,506 Restaurants in Perth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: AU$25 - AU$52
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Perth CBD
Description: Multi award winning fine dining, special occasion Restaurant. Awarded Australia's best fine dining restaurant by Tripadvisor.
Reviewed 3 October 2022

We recently went for dinner at Rusty Fig and had high hopes for an amazing meal but while the experience was good it wasn't exceptional and we left a bit disappointed . It was easily the most expensive meal per head we have had in Perth but just didn't quite hit the right notes for us.

We had the six course degustation menu and wine. The courses were quite large and although one course was introduced by the waitstaff, all five other courses were just delivered with no explanation of what we had been served. It may just be me, but when people talk about fine dining food, I picture small portions of beautifully presented food but this wasn't that. To be clear, the food tasted great but wasn't what I have experienced when we visited other fine dining restaurants around the world.

Wine list was extensive and after an initial selection was unavailable we were surprised that the waitperson didn't suggest an alternative but we picked something else and it was great.

The restaurant was very quiet with only three or four tables being used but I read somewhere that they deliberately do this but it does create a real lack of atmosphere in the restaurant. I did struggle a bit with the decor which looks very 1970's and yet the menu was modern. It had the feel of a private club rather than a restaurant.

All in all, Rusty Fig was good but not somewhere we were likely to go back to again. Even by Perth's standards its possibly over-priced. 6 Course degustation was $185 plus wine matching at either $80 or $150 each, so around $500 - $600 for a couple.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 8 August 2022 via mobile

I had a family dinner at Friends on a thursday night and we had a night to remember.
Michelin star food, amazing service, endless wine list.
Can't wait for the next family's birthday to come back!

Date of visit: July 2022
Thank J2779VBadeleb
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Reviewed 29 July 2022 via mobile

Amazing. A long time patron and every time exceeds expectations. The wine list deserves its own 5 star review. Always friendly service and make sure you have dessert

Date of visit: July 2022
Thank Seaside46026587328
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Reviewed 29 July 2022

Once again, fantastic night full of superb food and wine, but the service in the room just makes the evening. Lesley and Clyde you will be so missed by us and so many more in Perth. Wish we could have been there for the final night. Decades of great food, wine and company. Just missed out on introducing the third generation to your fine dining experience. Wishing you both all the best going forward and we will miss your great hospitality, food and amazing wine list!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 24 July 2022

Came in again for dinner the other day, still just as great as I remember. 10 out of 10 would come again but it a shame that they'll be closing up soon! Get in while ya can.

Date of visit: July 2022
Thank danieltP2070LG
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