Straits Cafe Scarborough

3.9
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
The Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough, signature restaurant Straits Cafe offers modern Australian cuisine with brilliant ocean views of Perth's Scarborough Beach. Full buffet and a la carte breakfast as well as a progressive lunch and dinner menu dedicated to the finest and freshest Western Australian produce, with a selection of contemporary Australian dishes that respect the fresh and simple flavours of the region.
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.8
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3.8
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3.8
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h
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location, fantabulous tasty food and friendly service.. thank you

g
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was very good, staff friendly, service quick but the windows were very dirty.
I understand salty air on the beach but this is the only seaside restaurant we have been to that has this problem. Eating and looking at dirty windows is a real turn off, just wondering if the kitchen is dirty ?

DE
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

The service wasn’t as expected. Limited food options.

JS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. Highly recommended. Meal was served very quickly by an excellent waitress.

C
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Took more than an hour for food to arrive. The brownie dessert was served cold and took two returns to the kitchen to get it right. Very disappointing.

PD
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely time at Straits food was very good the only little thing is that with the fish dish they could've put a little salad or a bigger piece of fish considering your paying $36 for it . The service was excellent and attentive but not invasive. We'll defenenatly go back!

PP
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took the mrs here for her birthday and it was very good the staff are very friendly and willing to help and the food was really good as well. On arrival they greeted the mrs with happy birthday and gave her a drink on the house. I will definitely be going back!

BO
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing and made our experience even better. We’ll be back for sure

CA
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was very average and not all items were as described on the menu, will not be going back.

WR
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I took my friend to Straits Café for her birthday. We were welcomed by a friendly staff member, who wished my friend a happy birthday. The ocean view was beautiful. Décor is classy and comfortable.
We enjoyed the $25.00 lunch special which included a glass of very nice sparkling wine. Our desert
came with a candle, and the staff member sang Happy Birthday, then offered my friend a complimentary glass of wine. Must say it was a delightful lunch made extra special by the lovely staff. Thank you.

CT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Pleasant surrounds, good food. inexperienced staff.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely friendly staff, lunch specials great value and beautiful view. Thank you

OD
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was tasty and there was an exceptable variety for a buffet but it was cold.

Straits Cafe Scarborough
Responded on June 21, 2019

Thank you ODndhcbd for taking the time to write a review! I will be sure to follow up with the team and make sure this is correct. thanks again for the feedback. Nathan H Restaurant and Bar Manager Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough

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JC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I We had a grazing plate between us, the food was delicious, service was great,
We had a Scoopon with wine, we didn’t want the wine so they gave us a beer each perfect.

Straits Cafe Scarborough
Responded on June 21, 2019

Thank you JenniferC for taking the time to write a review! we sure hope to see you back at Straits Cafe again. Glad the team was able to accommodate you. Nathan H Restaurant and Bar Manager Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough

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FM
Perth / WA
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had a 2for1 offer with hotel so price wasnt too bad. I wouldnt pay $29 for breakfast like that. Waited for someone to show up to do omelette n waitress said she would ask but no one came

ST
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful meal - good atmosphere, excellent service.

C
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I am 31 weeks pregnant and was staying at the Rendezvous for 2 nights. Having stayed there before I knew that the Straits Cafe gets busy so I booked a table for Saturday at 8:45am.
We arrived to our booking at 8:45am to a vacant front desk and a couple in front of us waiting. A staff member, Deborah indicated that she will be back in a minute.
After assisting the couple before us, I told her my room number and that I’d pre-booked a table. Her response is what ruined our experience “I’m sorry we don’t have a table you will have to wait” I repeated that we had booked a table. “She advised that as the time is now 8:52am they are too busy to hold tables”. I pointed out that we were on time and that she had seen us waiting in line when the desk was unattended. Her response was “well when we are busy we don’t hold tables so what do you want me to do?”
If I hadn’t already pre-payed for Breakfast on Sat & Sun I would have enjoyed outstanding service at any of the other cafes nearby.
So whilst the chefs did an amazing job with the food, your floor manager needs to improve.
As I said to her, if you don’t hold tables don’t take bookings and never accuse someone of arriving late when they didn’t.

MW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, wait staff polite and efficient and lovely outlook across the ocean.

OT
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience1

A special farewell dinner for a dearly loved family member. A table by the window for a view of the ocean was marred by the deeply gouged scratches on the restaurant windows as well as an outside balcony which blocked half the outlook. There were other tables not being used with far superior outlooks. We assumed they were reserved but that was not the case.
Expensive prices for basic pub food however my husbands meal was the exception as it was generous and varied and enjoyable.
Two mains were returned to the kitchen as the scotch steak in the steak sandwich was inedible. Tough, leathery, and unable to be cut through. The staff were extremely apologetic and offered alternative meals however we declined as we had eaten our sides and a small entree and were no longer hungry.
Cocktails took over half an hour to receive even though we had requested to have them before our entree was delivered. The drinks and the entree were served almost immediately together. I enjoyed my cocktail however the other two cocktails were not pleasant and not made well and the glasses were splattered with water where they had not been dried properly from washing.

VD
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic service, staff were happy and accommodating

MC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, we had the share plate for starters which was very filling and than the main course really topped it off. Really great food, and the service we received was excellent.

H
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I received a birthday voucher and we were both very pleasantly surprised for our first dining experience here. We both thoroughly enjoyed the food which were very generous portions. The staff were all very welcoming, and the service was very good. We weren't rushed at all which made it a very relaxing evening. We have already recommended this place to others, and look forward to coming again soon.

MW
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The meal was average and the beer is fair too expensive $15 for a pint of beer is outrageous when the other venues in the area charge $8-10. Wouldn’t go back.

G
Perth / WA
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

For a restaurant at a decent hotel the food is very ordinary and uninspiring. The range of options were sparse especially for a buffet. There is no reason for me to want to return.

CS
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Food was overpriced and of poor quality
Meat on the platter was cold
Salmon and chicken was over cooked

M
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Ordered 2 glasses of champagne that did not arrive. they said the system failed.
Ordered 2 glasses of champagne again and received a whole bottle that was opened -- so they got the order wrong. we gave up and just accepted the whole bottle anyway..
Later requested a candle to be brought out in a cupo cake or something because it was my wife's brithday. was told had to order a desert (not cheap) so i did and it took ages to come out.. Overall it was expensive for what it was but the staff were all very friendly and nice.

N
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic choice and verty tasty . Great view of ocean and awesome customer service

FA
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The staff was unfriendly and rude,the waitress come to the table with the face sad,I think is bettar if her change a job (the casier) my first and last time In this restaurant

K
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We had a birthday booked. The birthday girl requested well done steak she was sent out medium to medium rare steak not once but twice. Also the 2nd steak took forever to come out everyone else finished their dinner before she got to have hers.
The waitstaff were good at trying to resolve the issue but think the kitchen staff need to update their knowledge on different types of cooked steak.
Other than that wait staff were great and rest of our food couldnt be faulted. Decent portions for the price.

SF
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We ordered an entree and main each. Entrees were okay. Ordered scotch fillet for dinner, 80% of the steak was fat and inedible. $42 each and left extremely disappointed. For that much money the steak should have been incredible and high quality. Definitely won’t be back and wouldn’t recommend to anyone.

JC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall3food1service4ambience5

I have been to the restaurant on several occasions & have usually had a good experience. This time I was a little embarrassed because I had invited a good friend & he had the greasy pork & only eat a quarter & I had extremely dry over cook fish. Very disappointing.

RA
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was absolutely disgusting, cold smelly fish, raw meat and sloppy salads, would never ever come back again, worst $210 ever spent

JJ
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fabulous location with great value lunches. The food is yummy, great place to meet friends for lunch.

CH
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, friendly service with breakfast buffet providing all the usual fare including 2 self-serve pancake making machines.

FK
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff, lunch menu is good value for money, like the quiet atmosphere, nice and light, nice view

TS
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Exceptional service. Value and plenty of choice.

C
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was friendly, attentive and efficient. The food was delicious, not too fancy but as promised and the variety was great for the range of guests we had. Gorgeous ambience.

MG
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were staying in the hotel and decided to have lunch here. We totally recommend it, the food was amazing.

KC
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Slow service was offset by very good food and wonderful ocean views