Knife and fork talk with the Dining Divas – journey to Kalamunda

For our lunch this month we headed for the hills. Our bus journey began at Elizabeth Quay bus station and took us about 45 minutes to reach Kalamunda where our pick this month was the Kalamunda Hotel.

Apart from stories of the hotel being haunted, one story is that for a short time during WWII it was a refuge for some prominent Perthites when there was a threat of Japanese invasion.

Undisturbed by invaders or ghosts we settled down for our meal in a lovely old wood panelled dining room.

The hotel offers an all-day every day $15 seniors menu from which we chose barra and chips and steak and chips. Both with came with salad.

The WA Cone Bay barramundi was very tasty and moist encased in its crispy beer batter. A colourful salad accompanied the meal which was uniquely placed on faux newspaper reminiscent of times past.

The steak was a little disappointing, owing to the fact that it was a thin and a little hard to cut, but this was offset by a very generous serve of crispy chunky chips and a healthy serve of a lightly dressed salad. 

We were attended to promptly and efficiently and thought it was well worth the visit.

Kalamunda Hotel

43 Railway Road, Kalamunda
9257 1084