Strange Company is a new face that feels like an old friend. Great food, good wine, hard to find beer and killer cocktails! Their doors have been open now for over a year and they have been moving from strength to strength. Strange Company is stylised as a wine bar, on entering you immediately notice the clean lines, industrial concrete floors, wooden features and restrained greenery.
Their menu is constantly evolving, taking influences from the seasons as they come and go. The beer and wine list is change to compliment the menu and also to showcase specialist beer releases and guest wine labels.
We visited for dinner and the place was positively humming. We found ourselves a space at one of the many raised tables, ordered a cold beer and grabbed some menus.
The menu showcased a wide selection of plates from a ‘bites’ range, to a more substantial ‘Shares’ menu, to some cheeses and cured meats. If you are interested in insanely flavourful and slightly abstract food, then you will feel right at home. To start, we ordered from the Bites menu, namely the Devils on Horseback, the Pumpkin Waffle with Curd and Black Garlic, and Broad Beans with Goats Curd. They were so good I only managed to snaffle a picture of the Broad Beans with Goats Curd.
The dangers of dining with friends!!
After finishing the bites in quick order, we all had high expectations for the mains. We ordered another round of drinks, I was especially delighted I found they stocked the premium label of West Winds Gin, Captains Cut! I promptly ordered a gin and tonic returned to the table to reconsult the menu.
After much debate, we settled on Burrata with Tomato and Burnt Peppers, Arancini Verde with Grilled Courgettes, Grilled Squid with Chorizo and an Ox Cheek Roll.
We waited with baited breath whilst the food was prepared. When it arrived at the table we were all surprised by the simplicity of the dishes. Each plate had only a few obvious elements, the secret, which we were shortly to discover, was the combination of ingredient and use of condiments to supercharge the flavours. Each dish was mind-blowing good!
If you are looking for a cool, relaxed place to have a drink with friends or if you are looking for a bite to eat and want something fantastic, Strange Company is well worth a look!
The Fremantle Food Trail Team
- Venue: 8/10
- Service: 7/10
- Food: 9/10
- Overall: 8/10
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