Joondalup Resort is a wonderful, and fairly secluded place to enjoy a spot of tea.
The golf course is lush, and the grounds are well maintained. There is plenty of scenery to sit back and take in.
Joondalup Resort is a big place, and the lack of signage makes Bistro 38 difficult to find. While searching for the restaurant, my friend and I actually enjoyed our walk admiring the surrounds. Bistro 38 is not a fancy looking restaurant, instead I would describe it as having country club charm. Bistro 38 is located next to the pool area and provides patrons with gorgeous views of the golf course.
The service was excellent. Our waitress was polite and attentive, and our food and tea arrived promptly.
Our savoury selection included: a delicious warm pumpkin and cheese tart and three finger sandwiches each. The sandwich fillings included: cheese and chutney, egg mayonnaise and alfalfa and lettuce and tomato. The pumpkin and cheese tart was a highlight for me. The pastry was buttery and soft, and the filling was very tasty.
The sweets tier included: lemon meringue tart, citrus cake and a chocolate and mint mousse. I think the chocolate and mint mousse was the best of the selection. It was also a nice palette cleanser, and a great way to finish off. My friend enjoyed her selection of sweets, however we both agreed that the citrus cake tasted a bit odd. A cupcake or macaron would have been a more suitable option.
Overall it was a nice day out. The restaurant was fairly busy, however this did not impede on our ability to have a conversation. The food was good value for money, and the service was lovely. My main criticism is that the scones were too hard and dry.
Bistro 38 at Joondalup Resort
High Tea is served on Saturday and Sunday from 3pm to 5pm
$30 for Classic High Tea
$38 for Sparkling High Tea
Bookings are Essential
Telephone: (08) 9400 8866
Address: Country Club Boulevard, Connolly