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04/2014 - Michael Kent
Black Swan Winery and Restaurant
Better than the rating suggests
by Not Chairman Kaga – c 44 reviews
Don't get the rating on this venue - 57% would normally strike fear into me straight up!
Black Swan will never be (nor does it try to be) fine dining. That said, Swan Valley has its own laid back casual vibe and you need to reset your expectations in that knowledge.
Arriving on short notice, we were welcomed into the venue even though the restaurant had a large function already underway. In explaining the specials and the menu, our waitress flagged that there may be some delay with meals because of the large function in the restaurant. This delay never eventuated - I felt the timing of the courses was excellent.
Entrees of salt and pepper squid and scallops with chorizo and pea puree (and those oh so tender pea tendrils) were awesome - and the accompanying Black Swan Dardanup Sauvignon Blanc was a real eye opener. I can be a bit of a wine snob - but this was genuinely good.
Main course was Wagyu with garlic prawns, caramelized shallots, cherry tomatoes and a very tasty if slightly heavy potato cake. I must say that I have eaten Wagyu 9+ marble score - so what was presented was a bit different to my expectation - but certainly not a fail by any means! If the chef had only cooked it 'rare' as requested rather than medium rare I would have been very happy. The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon that accompanied the mains was a revelation - the eucalyptus on the nose was something I have never experienced - but surprisingly I really enjoyed this wine!
Dessert of panacotta and apple crumble with pistachio and crème anglaise was good - all though I was disappointed that the late harvest Chenin was not available to accompany the dessert course.
Overall, the meal was enjoyable, the service was very good and the wines surprisingly good. For what it is, this venue is honest, value for money - and way better than the (rather unkind) 57% rating on Urbanspoon.
06/2013 - serena94609
My husband brought me here for dinner on my birthday. We were so impressed with the friendly and knowledgeable staff, the high quality of the food and wine, and our over all experience. This is honestly one of the best dining experiences I've ever had in Perth.
10/06/2013 - Judith
Dear Robyn & Staff
Thank you all very much for a terrific luncheon, we all had a great day, the food was delicious, the beverages were excellent and the lovely staff were all top class.
On another note my mum has misplaced her walking stick so if perhaps you find it in the restaurant or on the bus could you let me know and I will pick it up.
Thanks once again
20/05/2013 - Clair Johnston
Arrived without a booking, staff warmly welcomed us and promptly seated us at a table with amazing views. Not only were our orders taken promptly but the friendly staff member went through matching wines for each of our meals and then invited us to a tasting session to assist our decision making. The wonderful service didn't stop there. Our meals were very well presented and perfectly cooked (the steak in particular, just melted in your mouth). Our staff member returned to ensure we were enjoying our meals and happy with our wine choices. After lunch we were offered desserts and coffees and happily indulged (I recommend the sticky date). From start to finish we could not fault a thing. Not only have I been recommending this restaurant, I am already booked to return and more than happy to pay full price for the experience
05/2013 - Smegggg
I've been here for both lunch and dinner a few times and have never been disappointed. It is a favourite place to take international and interstate visitors for consistently good food, wine and service. The only drawback is with live entertainment being a little intrusive to the ambience.
14/05/2013 - Lisa
Just wanted to say a big thank you to all the staff that worked at the Winery on Saturday 11 May as we celebrated my mums 80th birthday lunch. I have to say every meal was thoroughly enjoyed, both entree and main courses. It was all served at the same time, hot and delicious and everybody raved about it. The staff who worked on the day were pleasant and correspondence from Cara leading up to the event was fantastic. We all enjoyed the lovely scenery and the amazing food and service , so compliments to you all and many thanks. We are all confident in recommending the winery to everyone we speak to and look forward to many more meals there.
Kind regards, Lisa
06/05/2013 - Lisa
Just wanted to let you know how happy we were with the service and the way we were treated on Saturday. We had a fantastic day and thought you were all wonderful!!
On another note I have lost my phone and I was hoping it may have turned up at the restaurant or on the bus.
Let me know if you have seen it. You tend to put your life on your phone these days.
Regards and thank you!
15/04/2013 - Paul and Julie Martino
Thank you so much for yesterday. Your food and service was perfect and it made Stella’s christening even more amazing. You guys are faultless and all our guests were very impressed.
Thanks to all involved
Paul and Julie Martino
14/04/2013 - Dawn
Just wanted to say thank you for another wonderful meal at Black Swan last night. The rest of my family had not been there before and all loved it. That was about the 7th time my husband and I have dined there including two weddings.
My only complaint was the lighting. We all found the orange lighting from outside to be really distracting. I was facing the window and it was in my face all night. It also kept dimming and then going bright. It just didn't do anything for the ambience inside. It made it really difficult to read the menu too.
The service was wonderful as always,, the staff we so attentive and accommodating.
26/03/2013 - Melissa Lynch
Dear Robyn, Cara and the Black Swan Winery Staff,
I want to say a big thank you for making my event such a wonderful night. All of my guests and myself had a fantastic time. The staff were all very nice and respectful, Cara ( sorry if I have misspelled your name) was amazing, she made my night extra special by taking care of everything.
The food was absolutely delicious and the service impeccable with my guests commenting throughout the night about how wonderful everything was. I will definitely recomend the Black Swan Winery to all of my friends, family and co-workers.
Thank you again for a wonderful night filled with wonderful memories, hope to be back for a meal soon.
07/03/2013 - Tony Just
A feast for the eyes and the belly
26/01/2013 - Annamaria Paolino
My name is Annamaria Paolino. Last Saturday I enjoyed a beautiful lunch at Black Swan Winery They food, atmoshphere and the service was outstanding. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the afternoon. We will definitely be returning.
With Kind Regards
20/01/2013 - Marilyn Kettell
I just want to thank you for a beautiful meal last night (19/1/13) There were 6 in our party and it was a special present to one of the couples. The food, wine, service was terrific. We will certainly recommend your restaurant to all our friends and aquaintances. Thank you once again
10/09/2012 - Mark McLinden
A big thank you to you and your staff for a fantastic lunch on Friday – it could not have been better !
Everyone had a fabulous time – the food , the wine, the service and the setting were all first class – you even turned on a magic sunny spring day for us !
And a special thanks for the birthday gift of a bottle of your wonderful shiraz – it made a fantastic lunch into a spectacular lunch.
Its always a great pleasure to return to your winery restaurant
31/08/2012 - Justina and Patrick Khaw
My husband and I had lunch at your restaurant yesterday (30 August) and we had a delightful time. Not only were our meals delicious and beautifully presented, the service was exceptional. Please convey our thanks and admiration to the young man (I regret I didn't get his name) who served us. He was efficient, attentive and so helpful. I noticed he was on his own and served the many tables most capably.
Thank you again.
Justina and Patrick Khaw
28/08/2012 - Tanya Lockwood
I would like to thankyou and your staff very much for the most wonderful lunch to celebrate my 40th Birthday last Saturday.
You staff were so accomodating when our tour bus broke down at the previous winery and organised for you shuttle bus to ferry my guests to the restaurant.
The food and service was amazing. I have had nothing but fantastic comments from all my guests with majority saying they will definately return to the Black Swan Winery.
Your chef should be complimented for his sensational meals, the quality and quantity was perfect. And your wait staff should be complimented for there very accomodating and friendly service.
Thankyou so much and we will most certainly return to enjoy your sensational venue.
27/08/2012 - Janet
Thank you so much, I really appreciate you taking the time to do this for me.
I will I hope I enjoy mine as much as I enjoyed yours.
We will be back to your lovely restaurant , the food was delicious, the ambience was absolutely perfect and the chap which was entertaining us on the lawn is an asset to your venue.
Thank you again for a memorable day.
20/08/2012 - Tina & Mike Bignell
We've been to Black Swan Winery many many times. The service is ALWAYS top shelf, as is the food and wine. We just love Sundays when Brenton is playing, we sit out on the lawn, wine dine and have a sing-a-long. It's absolutely brilliant and couldn't think of a better way to spend an afternoon. Thanks to everyone at Black Swan. Cheers.
12/08/2012 - Bellis Waverly
We visited on Mothers Day for lunch and was very unimpressed! But in saying that, I revisted The Black Swan on Friday 10th Aug for lunch with friends, and our service was great, food was hot and and cooked perfectly. Thankyou for the voucher to return. Your wines where also enjoyable.
08/07/2012 - Maria
Good evening Robyn
I just wanted to thank you and your entire staff for the wonderful experience I had planning and celebrating my birthday at Black Swan Winery and Restaurant. Right from When I began looking for suitable venues I was impressed with your efficiency in communicating with me and answering my queries.
I was also most grateful for your consideration in providing various suggestions and alternatives to lunch courses.
Even though the restaurant was packed, your staff were wonderful in responding to various requests and very patient in dealing with such a large and varied group.
The meals were all superb and my guests,without exception, commented on the quality and quantity of their meal. What better compliment can a host hope for than empty plates being returned to the kitchen?
Please pass on my thanks to your wonderful staff, especially our waiters and waitresses (Danielle et al) your chefs and drinks staff for their splendid service.
You all contributed to making my birthday a truly lovely experience!
Table of 18
Sunday 8 July
26/06/2012 - Janice
I had the great pleasure of having lunch at your restaurant last week and have to say that it was one of life's memorable dining experiences. Service was warm and friendly . The food was beautiful presented and the flavours were amazingly delicious, Similar style meals eaten in other venues do not hold a candle to the food we ate at the Black Swan.
Congratulations and thanks to the staff of this wonderful restaurant.
24/06/2012 - Susan
I would like to say a very big thank you to both management and staff. I dined in your restaurant with my family on Mother's Day for Breakfast. Unfortunately I was not impressed and wrote to you explaining how I felt. You responded immediately and gave me a voucher so as I could come back for a meal and experience your quality and service.
I would like to say thank you so very much for your voucher. On Friday 22nd June, myself an a friend dined in your restaurant for lunch. From the moment we walked through the door your staff were amazing very efficient and always had a smile. We found the food to be absolutely beautiful. In all it was a fabulous experience every thing was perfect. I would definitely return again for a meal, and also recommend you to any body who is looking for a lovely place in the Swan Valley with great service and delicious food. I would like to mention your staff were unaware we had a voucher until we paid, which show's that regardless your staff alway's give 150%.
Once again thank you very much
09/05/2012 - Gloria Marks
I am writing to you on behalf of Phil, Marion, David & Tuyet in regard to the great evening we experienced celebrating David & Tuyet’s marriage. I have had a lot of feedback from guests who attended the Wedding Reception and they all had great things to say about your venue and all agreed that it was a wonderful night. We all worked very hard to bring this wedding together in just a few short weeks and your assistance and the quality of hospitality that you provided ensured that the night was a success. Please congratulate your staff and especially the Chef, who provided a first class dining experience.
09/03/2012 - Susie
Wanted to say thanks to you and your wonderful staff for a lovely function.
The boys and Rachel did a great job and the food was delicious.
15/10/2011 - Christina and Paul Johnson
Paul and I send our grateful thanks for the lunch you provided today for our Ruby Wedding Anniversary.. Our guests really appreciated the whole experience and we all thought the friendly service with a smile and food was excellent and will certainly be back for more in the future. It was a really fantastic experience for our friend and bridesmaid from the UK and one which she will long remember. Please could you pass our grateful thanks and appreciation to the chef and staff involved.
Many thanks and best wishes
Hi Christina & Paul
Many thanks for taking the time to email your compliments which I have passed onto to the floor staff and kitchen – Which in turn does make them feel good about their job and the industry they work in.
Hopefully you do not mind if I use your comments in our odd & occasional “testimonial” material?
From us, you and your guests were fantastic and fun people to serve and look forward to seeing you again in the near future