I WANT to be a part of it, New York, New York.”
There are few cities on earth which have the power to seduce the hearts and minds of people like The Big Apple.
I’ve always adored Sinatra’s swan-song hit as it perfectly encapsulates the infatuation people have with the charismatic city and its people.
I blame my passion for New York on the countless hours I’ve spent watching shows like Seinfeld and Friends, so you can imagine my excitement when I discovered that a little slice of the Big Apple had made its way to Perth.
The East Village is tucked away in the oh-so-trendy Railway Lane, just off Murray Street Mall in the CBD.
The restaurant’s exterior could blend effortlessly into any Manhattan sidewalk and the restaurant’s modern industrial theme perfectly captures the vibe of New York.
The village’s menu was diverse and I was elated to see some authentic NYC favourites such as the Reuben sandwich ($18), seafood chowder ($28) and buffalo wings ($15).
My two dining partners and I decided to share the New York Cheeseburger ($18.90), the Bronx pizza ($20), loaded fries ($14) and a Greek salad ($16).
The cheeseburger was delicious and paired wonderfully with the loaded fries, however the standout was the Bronx pizza which had salami and roasted peppers on a rustic base.
I thought the Greek salad was rather small and uninspiring, and it was meant to be served “with freshly baked bread” which never arrived.
I suppose that’s what we get for trying to sneak a healthy dish into an otherwise belt-bursting meal!
If you want a small bite of the Big Apple without leaving Perth, East Village can let you live out the fantasy for a New York minute.
by JASMINE KAZLAUSKAS
(08) 9322 8105
140 William St, Perth
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week.