Graze & Tipple

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Shop 262, Karrinyup Shopping Centre
200 Karrinyup Road, Karrinyup
Ph: 1800 047 293

Sip and Nibble

It’s been a while since I visited Karrinyup Shopping Centre and wow has it changed. It’s undergone a massive renovation and now it’s a whole new experience. Next door to Aldi you will find Graze & Tipple – a gourmet deli combined with a licensed restaurant. You can shop for local and imported cheeses, cured meats, pickles, chutneys, sauces and the like, choose a cake from the chilled display, or watch chef Nigel Samuel and his team at work in the open kitchen while you sip on a beverage and enjoy a meal or a selection of cheese and charcuterie.

We sampled a few dishes from the breakfast menu as well as a cheese board or two from the Mediterranean-inspired lunch menu. First up was Smashed Avocado on Sourdough Toast, which was topped with roasted corn, grape tomato halves and dobs of kewpie mayonnaise, decorated with bright flowers.
Next came a Three Cheese Omelette with roasted corn and tomato salsa, served with a toasted croissant from Il Granino Bakery, and scattered with local crabmeat (an optional extra). The omelette was delightfully light and fluffy, oozing with cheese and very tasty. The toasted croissant was a novel accompaniment and went well with the omelette. We washed this down with a glass of pure orange juice.

A plate of French Toast with streaky bacon and maple butter topped with a mixture of berries was sufficient to satisfy the sweet tooth, and my dining companion enjoyed a mug of Chai Latte with this.

After a brief pause to let breakfast go down, we sampled the Wine and Cheese Board – three gourmet cheeses paired with three different wines, served with honeycomb, dried grapes and crackers. The cheeses and wines change from day to day, but on this particular day we enjoyed a glass of Flametree SRS 2021 with some HaVe OMG double cream Brie which was delicious with a bit of honeycomb, a Majella Sparkling Shiraz 2019 perfectly matched the Roquefort blue cheese, and a Howard Park Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 with a chunk of Peaceful Bay Gruyere from Dellendale in Denmark.

We chatted to Jonathan Kemble, who owns the business in partnership with Racheal Osman. He told us they had been open for three months and were very busy, especially on Thursday nights. They are open from 8:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Wednesday, 8:30am to 9pm Thursday to Saturday, and 11am to 5pm on Sundays. When I asked if many people ordered a wine with breakfast, Jonathan said their very first breakfast order was for a workman coming off shift, who enjoyed a beer with his breakfast.

Jonathan insisted we try the Cheese and Charcuterie Board and so we managed to find some room for another three cheeses, three types of cured meats, pickled baby gherkins, slices of fresh orange and grapefruit, crackers and toasted bread.

They do tastings every day in the front deli section so you can drop by and sample a few delicacies before you buy. The menu has lots of options to suit different dietary preferences (gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, etc.), and a broad selection of dishes ranging from light snacks through to pizza, pasta, salads and mains, as well as cakes (sourced from Fiorentina Bakery) and a selection of ice-cream flavours. Being a licensed venue, you can get a beer, wine or spirit-based drink to go with your meal, and there are plenty of non-alcoholic beverage choices as well.

By Georgina Goss


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