Restaurant Amuse is one of those restaurants we have always intended to visit at some point, ever since we received an Entertainment book in 2008. We finally got around to booking, which has to be two months in advance. I was dubious having been to a couple of big reputation restaurants in Perth that were seriously underwhelming (see my Coco’s review for an example). So I approached this with open-minded trepidation, and I was pleasantly surprised. The trepidation increased when we were greeted with a minimalist setting with little or no romantic ambience. Though all of these feelings were removed once the food began to arrive.

Being a degustation the dishes are small, maybe a little too small for those with bigger appetites than we have. We were full at the end of the three hours and just had room for the desserts. Each dish seemed to link seamlessly together throughout the courses. A different waiter explained these dishes each time, which added nicely to the experience. The only downer was some boisterous folk on another table, who seemed to think everyone should be included in their conversation.
The pictures tell the story of the meal, my favourite dish was the miso soup followed by the marron, though I enjoyed each dish. Some may baulk at the $130 price tag per person, for that you get reasonably well fed for three hours with a taste experience that will remain for a long time. If you are after a night out with a difference then Restaurant Amuse is for you. Though if you are out for a romantic experience you be slightly disappointed.

Menu Front

The Menu