1 Rokeby Road (Cnr Rokeby and Railway Road)
Yesterday a fellow Wandering Gourmet member, M, and I went to a restaurant called Rokeby’s in Subiaco (where the Lava Lounge used to be) to ‘celebrate’ my/our victory of being able to fix her many computer problems. Neither of us had been there before and the restaurant was quite empty. We should have probably left the restaurant because of this indicator, but I guess we wanted to try something new.
We ordered a Chicken Pizza ($16) and the Fettuccine with a green pesto sauce ($12) which one one of the pasta specials
Much to our disappointment – and probably why there were not many people in the restaurant/cafe – the food was atrocious. The Chicken Pizza was pretty shocking considering we paid $16 for it and all we got was something really basic – a pizza base, tomato sauce, cheese and a couple of non-marinated chicken slices. The Fettuccine with pesto was so so.
M made a comment about the food being tasteless and ended up having to pour salt and pepper on both dishes.
I didn’t say anything in the restaurant as I did not want to upset the workers, but I have to say the food was pretty appalling and even the males in my house can cook 200% better than the professional Cooks/Chefs in this joint. However, it was the Easter weekend and maybe their real Chef was away for the Easter break. Let’s hope so, because this restaurant won’t survive if they continually serve food to this standard to patrons.
To sum it up: Avoid Rokeby’s like the plague!