I booked a table a couple of days in advance with no issues, JL and I arrived first at 6pm and as it was still early the place was bare which meant go crazy and take photos while you can time (and we did just that). Our waiter introduced himself to us and brought us some water while he did so. JL and I had decided what we wanted to order by the time MK and SS arrived so it was up to them to choose the additional dishes to share.
Lamb Bobotie Loempia (Pulled lamb spring rolls with aromatics and chutney sauce) $15
Not a Waldorf Salad (Duroc ham, pear, medley of salad greens, walnuts and a blue cheese dressing) $19
Bunny Chow (Lamb curry in a hollowed bread bun served with condiments) $18
Beef Short Ribs (Lightly smoked, monkey gland glazed slow roasted short ribs on pap and snow pea salad) $29
Chocolate Brownie with Mocha Sauce $10
Malva Pudding $10
Food and presentation - 4/5
The food at Baby Mammoth had a South African influence and is something haven't had much of in the past. They take classical dishes like loempia (or spring rolls) and fill it with lamb bobotie and serving it with a chutney sauce - it was different to what I'm used (obviously being Chinese with growing up in Chinese restaurants, I've had my fair share of spring rolls) but it was pretty good and we all enjoyed it.
|Lamb Bobotie Loempia $15|
|Not a Waldorf Salad $18|
The bunny chow was spicy and tasty, my only complaint was that the bread got quite soggy, quite quickly (and yes that is something that is unavoidable...).
|Bunny Chow $18|
|Beef Short Ribs $29|
|Chocolate Brownie with Mocha Sauce $10|
|Malva Pudding $10|
Service - 4/5
I was really happy with the service at Baby Mammoth, our waiter Christian introduced himself when he brought us over some water as soon as we sat down. This doesn't usually happen even at fine dining restaurants so I was very impressed. Christian also topped up our water at regular intervals and was very polite. Ryan (the boss) who we later had the pleasure to speak to was lovely and gave us a bit of a background on himself and the food.
Atmosphere and decor - 4/5
Loved the decor, not a big fan of the murals but I guess that comes down to personal taste. It's rustic charm with a funky modern edge. Loved the salt and pepper shakers which were different on each table, I only ended up taking a photo of the pair (billiard balls) on our table. It was empty when we arrived at 6pm but by the time we left at 8pm it was full and there was a nice buzz.
Value for money - 4/5
Satisfied and full for around $25 (food only) is pretty good value especially for dinner!
Will definitely be back, I want to try their brunch/lunch degustation!
Taste Test Total Score - 16/20
Address: 2/305 William St, Northbridge WA 6153
Telephone: (08) 9227 1474
Tuesday to Friday: 12pm - 10pm
Saturday: 10am - 10pm
Sunday: 10am - 3pm