April long weekends – we are open and ready to serve you! *
This April, West Australians are fortunate enough to get not one, but TWO long weekends in a row!
Easter was the perfect time for celebrating with family, as many West Australians hit the road for one last getaway before the winter months kick in.
But even though the Easter long weekend is done, we still have another three day weekend as we stop to commemorate ANZAC Day.
The Lounge at Amaroo has just a couple of suggestions on how to guarantee that you make the most of your ANZAC Day long weekend!!
Start the weekend in style!
Fridays always come around with that sense of excitement and relief that the working week is over, and the fun is about to start. And when it’s a long weekend, Fridays feel even better!
The Lounge at Amaroo has live music every Friday and Saturday from 6pm – 9pm, and when combined with Perth’s best menu and cocktail bar all in a secluded bush setting, this is the perfect spot to kick off your long weekend!
This week we have crowd favourites Kurt Carrera on Friday, and Little Song on Saturday.
Take a stroll before breakfast
The mild autumn weather is the best time of year for bushwalking, and at Amaroo Retreat, we have some easy walking trails right on our doorstep. Why not grab a couple of friends on the Saturday or Sunday morning and spend an hour or so walking in nature in the beautiful Perth Hills. Then when you’ve worked up an appetite, head to the Lounge at Amaroo for a freshly cooked breakfast from 8am-10am!
With no work on Monday, you could have your choice on whether you go out for a romantic dinner on Saturday or Sunday of the long weekend. And if you haven’t tried our newest menu at The Lounge at Amaroo, you need to treat yourself.
The Lounge at Amaroo is celebrated for its uniquely Australian menu that is made from locally sourced ingredients. Our entrees will delight with prawns, beef croquettes, cauliflower bites and scallops being a few of the choices.
For a hearty main course, you have the choice of pasta, fish, chicken, sirloin, or our special vegetarian Bento Bowl – vegan option also available. And round off the meal with a heavenly dessert – lemon curd, chocolate mousse or affogato.
Cocktails with friends
Celebrate the long weekend with a night at our cocktail bar! We are so proud of our offerings of exciting and delicious cocktails that are sure to delight all your senses. Put on your party clothes, bring some friends, and make a night of it having cocktails in our fabulous restaurant and bar.
Commemorate ANZAC Day the right way
Let’s not forget the reason behind the public holiday. On every 25th day of April, Australians take the day to remember and commemorate the legacy of the ANZACs, and to show our thanks to those who went to war to protect and serve our great country.
The Shire of Mundaring is hosting a gunfire breakfast, 9.15am march and 9,30am ANZAC service at Chidlow Green, corner Old Northam Road and Thomas Road in Chidlow on Monday 25th April. Here you can pay your respects to our fallen soldiers.
We’re open for breakfast from 8am-10am on ANZAC Day, then open again for dinner from 5pm – late, with the kitchen closing at 8pm.
- There is a 20% surcharge on public holidays.
- See our website for opening times and to view our delicious menu at The Lounge (the Amaroo Retreat a la carte restaurant).
- Find out more about The Lounge at Amaroo and make your booking at www.amarooretreat.com.au
The Lounge at Amaroo have designed a night of indulgence, extravagance, glamour, and ultimately, satisfaction. We invite you to our Vasse Felix Wine Dinner, which is a degustation event like no other!
This exciting event will be held on Thursday 19 May at The Lounge at Amaroo. We have selected the most amazing wines to accompany a delectable 6- course menu, and you get to enjoy it all in our stunning restaurant overlooking magnificent Australian bushland. What could be better?!
Introducing The Wines
Many will agree that the best part of a good meal is the wines that go with it.
The Lounge at Amaroo are delighted to partner with Vasse Felix to be able to present some of the best sparkling, red & white wines available in Western Australia.
The Idée Fixe Blanc De Blancs are elegant and expressive and have that distinct flavour that only comes from the Margaret River region. The cool, coastal influence runs through the wine like a refreshing sea breeze. These wines are ideal for creative food pairing and are an exquisite match with fresh Western Australian seafood.
Starting The Meal Right
The Lounge at Amaroo is renowned for our Oyster Bar, and it makes perfect sense to start this magnificent dining experience with a selection of oysters.
Oysters are a delicacy that is historically synonymous with luxury; and every mouthful is a delicate nature of flavours. We are so fortunate to have one of the best sustainable fishing industries in the world here in Western Australia, and our fresh oysters are world-class quality.
To begin our special Vasse Felix Wine Dinner, you will delight all your senses as you dine on our fresh oysters with lemon/lime caviar.
More than a meal – This Is A Dining Experience
If you have never experienced a degustation before, now is the perfect time.
‘Degustation’ is the French word for ‘tasting’, and generally is used for meals that involve a menu of rich and diverse flavours, many courses, and an opportunity to taste the different offerings.
Our special event includes a range of dishes throughout the evening which have been carefully selected to offer our guests options that are packed with flavour, imagination, and quality local ingredients.
After your glass of Idee Fixe Blanc de Blanc with fresh oysters, treat your tastebuds to the following 5 courses and wine pairings:
- Sesame encrusted yellow fin tuna with Mango Salsa / Vasse Felix Premium Sauvignon Blanc
- Chicken roulade wrapped in leek with smoked bacon mash, sweet corn cream & chicken jus / Vasse Felix Premium Chardonnay
- Herb crusted lamb cutlets with whipped truffle mash and mint & rosemary jus / Vasse Felix Premium Cabernet Sauvignon
- Hazelnut mousse with a cabernet merlot infused jelly / Vasse Felix FILIUS Cabernet Merlot
- Selection of cheeses & fruits / Vasse Felix Cane Cut Semillon Dessert Wine
From beginning to end, your degustation experience with The Lounge at Amaroo will be filled with satisfaction and delight as you dine on what can only be described as some of Perth’s most heavenly foods.
Bookings are being taken for the exclusive event which is held on Thursday 19 May. The event begins at 6pm, with seated courses from 6.30pm. Cost is $140 per person and bookings can be made at https://amarooretreat.com.au/book-a-table/
With travel restrictions still in place, many West Australians are looking to take their holidays within our own state.
And while taking holidays and road trips are great, you can’t beat a staycation!
Amaroo Retreat & Spa is the perfect venue for a couple’s retreat. Located just 45 minutes drive from Perth CBD, Amaroo Retreat is close enough for a weekend away, while still giving you that feeling that you’re miles away from suburbia. And with so much on offer at Amaroo Retreat & Spa, your mini getaway will feel just like a holiday but without lengthy travel!
If you want to spoil a loved one – or spoil yourself – this Christmas, why not give a gift voucher to Amaroo Retreat & Spa to enjoy their own staycation in the Perth Hills next year!
Luxury Chalets in the Australian Bush
If you know someone who needs a break and deserves a luxurious getaway, a gift voucher to stay at Amaroo would be the perfect present this Christmas!
Our deluxe private chalets are hidden away within the beautiful surrounds of the Perth Hills bushland and have been designed for total indulgence… When you arrive for your staycation, you’ll find chilled bubbly on ice ready for you, and after you’ve settled into your room you can spend the afternoon relaxing on your private deck or run a spa bath overlooking the bush views. Each chalet has high-quality linen for our super comfortable beds, slippers and robes are included, plus his and hers double basins and showers to make your stay extra comfortable.
Relax and Unwind
Do you have someone in your life who would love a quick getaway?
Amaroo Retreat & Spa is conveniently located, yet it feels like you are a million miles away from the city once you step into the grounds. Smell the crisp country air, enjoy the beautiful bush setting and indulge in pure indulgence with that special someone. Immerse yourself in the quiet and tranquillity as you spend your days exploring the surrounding natural Australian bushland. It’s the escape you have been looking for!
Indulge with Spa treatments
Give the gift of indulgence from our Day Spa!
The Spa at Amaroo offers a wide variety of treatments including soothing massages, cleansing facials, and energising body scrubs and wraps. Treatments are designed for both men and women, and we are proud to use natural organic products from French brand PAYOT. There is no better gift than a relaxing, indulgent, and rejuvenating spa treatment, and this is all available during your stay at Amaroo Retreat & Spa.