Pogo – Middle Eastern Food at its best!
Great for a catch-up with friends, Pogo is serving some pretty tasty Middle Eastern and Mediterranean style food that is perfect for sharing. Located in Mount Hawthorn, Perth with a gorgeous pretty peach-coloured dining space, it’s sophisticated and chic yet casual and eclectic. The restaurant also offers alfresco dining in a lush green sun-dappled courtyard, perfect for their tempting bottomless brunch or summer dining.
Drinks at Pogo
With a huge drinks menu of beer, wine, sparkling, and plenty of fresh and fragrant cocktails, you’re sure to find something for everyone. We tried the Persian Lime Fizz and Strawberry Negroni Special cocktails – which were so delicious! They also have a great range of mocktails and soft drinks for the non-drinkers among us.
Our Dining Experience
Pogo’s menu is designed for sharing and features traditional Middle Eastern flavours with a contemporary spin. We loved the whipped Hummus & Pita with spiced lamb and the house-baked flatbread with burnt butter and toum (we had to ask about Toum – found out it is a Lebanese garlic sauce). Just amazing flavours all-round and the deep-fried crispy pita with the hummus was a revelation!
For mains the Zaatar Fried Chicken with aleppo mayo, pickled cucumber and curry leaf was delicious. As were a couple of grill items – the Wagyu Beef Skewer with burnt cucumber, dynamite sauce and crispy shallots plus the Spiced Chicken Skewer with burnt honey glaze, smoked yoghurt and fermented pumpkin. Yum was all we could utter! To satisfy the three-veg rule, we added the Roaster Cauliflower and Crispy Potatoes. (2 out of 3 isn’t bad!)
Dessert is our favourite part of every meal, and Pogo didn’t disappoint!
We ordered a Chocolate & Cardamom Frozen Mousse which was silky and delicious. However, we did miss the s’mores topping that we’d seen on their Instagram feed before visiting. Our second choice was the Fried Yoghurt Bread (think doughnuts) with cinnamon and honey, which were so good we ordered a second serving. It’s rare to see desserts under $15 these days in Perth, but Pogo certainly delivers here as every dessert on their menu was $10 or below.
Bottomless Brunch at Pogo
If you’re a fan of a lazy weekend brunch, then you’ll love Pogo’s Bottomless Brunch! Available every Saturday and Sunday you can dig into two shared entrees and a choice of main course (from 4 different dishes), with a 1.5-hour drinks package with your choice of bottomless cocktails or prosecco – all for $65. Or there’s a non-alcoholic package available, with a range of fun drinks all for $55.