After reading some reviews on Urbanspoon and Dimmi, my parents and I decided to give Rumours a try for dinner after church as it was only 10 minutes away from home. Coincidentally, there was also a voucher for Rumours in the current Entertainment Book which allows you to get 25% off the total bill.
Rumours is located in the suburb of Tuart Hill, on the corner of Wanneroo Road and Cape Street. The restaurant is quite large and from table to table, it was quite spacious. Rumours also has a really nice and lovely ambience with live piano music playing in the background. Each table had a free music CD to take home by Len Brauer, the pianist of the night.
There are a good selection of drinks at Rumours and I have always heard that their cocktails are good. It was hard to decide which cocktail to order but from our waitperson’s recommendation, I had the Mojito ($15) which was very refreshing.
We started off with a Grazing Plate ($35). From Arancini Balls, crispy turkish bread to slices of ham and salami, the grazing plate had a good variety of starters. A great way to start off the dinner with a plate full of delicious and yummy goodies. The Grazing Plate is also perfect for sharing as the portion is very generous.
Grazing Plate ($35)
I had the French Lamb Cutlets ($38) marinated in garlic and rosemary, served with creamy mash potato, wilted spinach, roasted capsicum and red wine jus. The lamb cutlets were cooked to perfection – tender and full of flavour. Beneath the lamb cutlets lies a generous portion of creamy, smooth and soft mash potato. It was flawless.
Lamb Cutlets ($38)
Dad had the 300g Black Angus Scotch Fillet with red wine jus served with hand cut chips and fresh garden salad ($38). Dad’s Scotch Fillet was cooked perfectly to medium and it was juicy and tender. The red wine jus complements the Scotch Fillet giving it a lovely hint of flavour. I had some of the hand cut chips and they were very tasty with a good sprinkle of salt on top.
300g Scotch Fillet ($38)
Mum had the Fish of the Day ($32) which was the Crispy Skin Barramundi. The barramundi was fresh in flavour and was cooked well, with its perfectly crisp skin on the outside, giving a nice crunch. Mum enjoyed her barramundi and thought that it was a lovely dish.
Fish of the Day
Overall, we were very satisfied and full after our mains and unfortunately had to give dessert a miss during this visit. But that means, there is Round 2! I thought that the service was excellent – friendly, warm and attentive. Rumours is a perfect place to celebrate all occasions whether it is a romantic date, that special occasion or a casual dinner with family or friends. There seems to be a hidden neighbourhood gem in every suburb. And yep, you heard it right. Rumours has it.
Mel’s Rating : mmmm (excellent)