The old Trigg Island Café was transformed last year into a stunning venue overlooking the Indian Ocean. We’ve been spoilt with ocean side dining spots in the last few years and I was keen to try this offering from the Kailis group. There’s the upmarket Kailis seafood restaurant, as well as the casual Canteen Trigg next door.
We rocked up to Kailis without a lunch booking just before noon, hoping they’d set aside a couple of tables for walk-ins. Unfortunately for us, the only seats they could offer us was the outdoor area that’s mainly used by patrons of Canteen. I didn’t see the point in paying a premium if we couldn’t enjoy the beautifully fitted out dining room. So I put that lunch on the back burner and we decided to grab a quick take away style lunch instead.
Canteen has plenty of seating inside, but we chose to sit outside under the umbrellas. The sea breeze did get a little chilly, but the sun was shining down and it was such a beautiful view, so we braved it!
The Canteen Trigg Menu
My parents both ordered fish and chips. My Dad had the traditional battered fish and chips ($11.50). The chips weren’t very hot and with the wind blowing too, they were stone cold in no time.
My Mum had the grilled fish and chips with greens ($14.50) and they both agreed that their fish was very tasty.
As well as fish and chips, there’s a lot of fresh and healthy options at Canteen Trigg. The salads will go down well with the many walkers and joggers that pass by. I chose the King Fish poke ($15), which sounded intriguing. It’s a Hawaiian raw fish salad with Japanese condiments and I found it refreshingly tasty. Served with brown rice, the firm chucks of king fish are bursting with tropical coconut, lime, chilli, pineapple and coriander. It was delicious, though I wish that the servings were a little more generous.
Afterwards, we had a little walk along the beach. It’s these kind of days, hanging out with my parents, in a lovely location like this that makes me so happy to live in Perth.
I could look at this view all day long…
If you’re eating out with little ones there’s a play area near to the car park too, which really should be fenced. There’s also a breakfast menu on offer for the early risers. All in all, Canteen Trigg is a good spot for a casual bite to eat by the beach.
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