I fancied a sandwich for lunch, and Shingle Inn at Lakeside Mall always has nice gourmet sandwiches. I had eaten here before and found the food a little uncaringly constructed, but decided to give it another go, and this time we were pleasantly surprised.
I chose a turkey and cranberry sandwich on multigrain. They helpfully made it without butter and spread mayo instead. It was really good with a nice quantity of avocado and turkey in the sandwich and a great side salad with honey mustard dressing.
My partner chose the club sandwich which was equally good.
He chose an orange juice. It would have been nice if it were freshly squeezed, but he ended up with a bottled variety.
I chose a mint and lime frappe which was tasty but had a slightly fake manufactured flavour. It would be really easy to make this with fresh lime and mint, but it was okay.
The sandwiches here have definitely improved, but the restaurant still needs some care and organisation. There were lots of tables that needed cleaning and nobody really seemed to be attending to them. It’s nice here but it could be so much better.
Just a quick review here of Lawleys at North Beach. This is one of several Lawleys outlets in Perth and has the advantage of being close to the ocean on Flora Terrace, which is quite lively at weekends with neighbouring Tropico offering great brunches.
As soon as we walked in, we noticed an array of bread, savouries, pastries and cakes. Looking at the menu, Lawleys offer some fairly regular breakfast options, but after seeing the wonderful subs and sandwiches, we couldn’t resist giving them a try. It was nearly lunchtime and a sandwich seemed more appropriate than a brekkie style meal.
I chose turkey, cranberry and brie on dark rye.
This was a great sandwich, plenty of turkey, not too much cranberry, nice ripe brie, and a suitable helping of salad leaves. the bread was delicious too and the quality shone through.
My partner chose a continental roll on a white baguette.
Again the bread was superb, the ham and salami were delicious, and the cheese melted temptingly in the middle.
The selection of cakes available here is wonderful – danish pastries, slices, scrolls, buns, sponges and tortes. The hot cabinet contains fresh and appealing pies and sausage rolls, and the cold cabinet contains a great selection of sandwiches, wraps and rolls.
I must come back to report on the other yummy options.