Friday, September 3, 2010

Swan Valley - Elmars in the Valley

Best weekends are always spent having a picnic with my dogs (yes im lame), breakfast with friends at some nice cafe full of funky people or a mini roadtrip to look for some good food!

So this time we had a mini roadtrip in search of good food.
Having been to duckstein a couple of times, we've decided to give Elmar's in the valley a try in swan valley.
I've heard this cosy restaurant serves the best German Food in Perth.

Made a reservation the day before and the waiter promptly showed us to our table.
The interior is like a warm cosy house with a slight 'canteen style'. People here are just sitting around having a casual drink and they all appeared so relaxed, just like myself.

So relaxed i've decided to get some kickback beer to suit the occasion.
Kick Back Weizen 4.8% alc
A traditional Bavarian Wheat Bier made using 50% wheat malt with a thirst quenching burst of banana. With hints of vanilla and a subtle finish of aromatic hops coming through on the finish -$5.00 for small

I could taste a bit of banana in this it was cold and refreshing!
Pork Sausage (Grilled Bratwurst) with German Sauerkraut and Potato Mash - $17.50

The sausage was PERRRRFECT with fluffy light mash. I even liked the Sauerkraut which was not too sour, and tasted really pleasant. I never liked Sauerkraut but this one was different. The sourness was more subtle than 'full on'.

Pork Shank (Schweinehaxe) -Elmar's Specialty
Pickled and Roasted Pork Shank with German Sauerkraut and Fried Potatoes -$39.90

My partner ordered this, fairly large portion so light eaters should share this. Everything was nice about this dish, the potatoes, Sauerkraut and the tender juicy pork shank with mustard. Yummyyy

Bread and Butter Pudding (Kabinett Pudding)
Homemade Brioche, Layered with Sultanas and Vanilla Pod Custard, Served with Connoisseur Vanilla Icecream - $12.50

 We were so satisfied with our meal here, we decided to just have coffee and dessert here as well. Our original plan was to go to another cafe in swan valley for dessert. The Bread and Butter pudding was light and not too overwhelming. The taste was just right, very delicious!

The Bratwurst was so delicious I had to buy some home. Just walked to their 'small goods' section to grab some sausages before we pay the bill. So convenient. These sausages were very affordable and cooking them at home will save us so much money :)


Bought some spicy ones, garlic and just the original bratwurst. I cooked one of them and it was just as yummy!

To make a reservation online click here:

Opening Hours:
Monday and Tuesday - CLOSED
Wednesday and Thursday - 11am to 5pm (depending on trade)
Friday to Sunday - 11am to 10pm (depending on trade)

Contact : (08) 9296 6354
Address: 8731 West Swan Road

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  1. Hi Missfattyfoodie!
    I've recently just discovered your blog and thoroughly enjoying you posts - especially coz its about food :P How can you not love food?! :P

  2. thank you for your comment! yes i love food. haha not helping my waistline though!