Saroor Bar & Restaurant | 388 South Tce, South Fremantle | Phone 9335 1366 | www.saroor.com.au
Fremantle’s happy place
If you’ve lived in Fremantle for over two years and haven’t
eaten at Saroor Bar & Restaurant, you need to ask yourself why?
Whenever we think of Indian food, we tend to think of staples like butter chicken and rogan josh, but at this stunning South Terrace restaurant you’ll discover astonishing Indian new fusion street food tapas like gol gappe, honey chilli cauliflower, smokey mushrooms and traditional mains like rich goat curry,
Goan seafood and spinach cheese as well as a one-of-a-kind dessert.
“There are so many different options in India and that’s what we wanted to bring our customers,” says Saroor manager Satnam.
“The best Indian food, I find, is the food served on the streets, and our idea was to create a menu full of food which we want to eat every day.”
Saroor’s cuisine is best described as Indian fusion, and unlike anything else you’ll find in Perth.
Saroor’s famous strikers are created using traditional Indian ingredients with contemporary flavours.
Digging into the Samosa Chat, it’s easy to see why it’s Saroor’s most popular entree.
The pastry is crushed then mixed with spiced potato, green peas, creamy cashew nuts and tamarind (a tropical fruit) and mint sauce.
A lot of care and attention is given to the food’s presentation and flavour and that’s why Saroor Bar & Restaurant is considered Fremantle’s Indian food destination.
Saroor’s famous Igloo kulfi ice-cream continues to impress, having recently topped a list of must-try dishes in Fremantle.
“We were very excited that out of 250 restaurants in Fremantle, our Igloo was number one,” says Satnam.
“It’s our own creation and we’re very proud of that. We strongly believe that a customer’s first impression is their last.”
Cooking up a storm at Saroor Bar & Restaurant is internationally-renowned head chef Wasim Siddique, who has a lifetime of experience in the kitchen and still uses traditional cooking techniques he learned as a child.
“Wasim has worked in five star restaurants all over Dubai, India and the Hamilton Islands,” says Satnam.
“We’ve put a lot of hard work into creating this menu with Wasim and finalised it after multiple tastings to get every flavour aspect right.”
Speaking with a handful of customers during my visit, the common theme from most of them was that the ambience of Saroor Bar & Restaurant is friendly and relaxing with each menu item having its own unique flavour.
Customers love the open fireplace in the restaurant, ideal for winter, and the big open doors and windows which allow the cool sea breeze to pass through during the summer months.
It’s not only the customers who are impressed; the combination of incredible customer service and delicious cuisine saw Saroor Bar & Restaurant awarded the Excellence Certificate by Trip Advisor after just one year in operation.
Saroor - which means euphoria - is not only about serving incredible food but also well-priced drinks from their extensive range of spirits, craft beers and creative cocktails in their eye-catching illuminated bar.
Beer lovers will be seduced by their
icy-cold beer taps hanging from the ceiling, which is another one of Saroor’s custom-made features.
“People are more than welcome to come down for a drink without ordering food,” says Satnam.
“You can enjoy a drink with friends or colleagues after work, or come down and watch one of your favourite sporting matches on our big screen TV.”
Situated just a stone’s throw from South Beach, Saroor Bar & Restaurant is a summer hot-spot where people can enjoy a gastronomical experience or a casual $15 lunchtime special.
These enticing weekly specials have been created to reward their returning customers so they always have something new to try as well as new customers who are discovering Saroor Bar & Restaurant for the first time.
Article and Photos by Matthew Eeles