Eagle Falls Spur Steak & Grill in Wanneroo, Perth is the new addition to the ever-expanding Drovers Place. A great family-friendly restaurant.
So the other day a friend and I organised to eat at the quiet, fine dining ‘Three Leaves’ restaurant & Cafe in Drovers place, Wanneroo. Upon arrival, we were surprised to see it completely transformed into a loud, busy, family-filled (Hogs Breath type?) steak & grill restaurant.
Native American headpieces and accessories adorn the walls while sugar-high children ran rampant about in and out of an enclosed playground area. Uh… what a transformation!
Not that I’m complaining, it’s a smart business move that will appeal to the young family demographic in Carramar and Tapping. The old Three Leaves restaurant had stiff competition from Leap Frogs Cafe just around the corner, and with both offering gourmet food – it’s a good thing Three Leaves changed business and its menu.
At the entrance, you are immediately greeted by a little cardboard Native American boy. The theme is set for the visitor – giddy up, it’s ‘Cowboys and Indians’ and you’re going to have a wild western time yee-ha!
To truly absorb myself into my new western surroundings, I bestowed a Native American name upon myself – Dances with Tigers.
In the heart of the restaurant, this was my view. Lots of tipi’s (or teepee’s, however you say it) dangling from the roof, cow-printed booth-style seats (not sure if real leather) and flashing native style artwork on the walls. Slightly distracting, but fun nonetheless! The kids will definitely love the shiny decorations in this place. Bringing along kids? You can supervise them from afar. While they are playing in the enclosed playground area at the front of the restaurant, you can watch them on the surveillance TV at the back of the restaurant.
Behold the monstrosity of the Spur’s menu. It is so large, I had to stand up on the chair to take this photo. Not really, but I did have to stand. Immediately, I noticed they had ‘snails’ in their starters section and without further adieu, I decided to be brave and give them a try.
So with the snails, you get a choice between regular (garlic) or ‘cheesy’ flavoured snails. I ordered the garlic snails, in fear the cheesiness would enhance the snail texture to a gross cheesy strange level. As you can see from the photo, they were…. delightfully marinated?… and surprisingly, it tasted great. That’s right…. these snails tasted great. 6 were enough for me, as half way through I realised I was indeed eating snails and the thought made me confused and sick. Questions I asked myself: where did these snails come from? Are they locally picked from someones garden?
The cheesy garlic bread was a safe, satisfying starter to accompany the snails. Very filling and delicious.
My friend ordered rump steak with mushroom sauce, vegetables and salad. Great size, fresh salad mixture and steamed vegies. Really impressed, decent meal.
I ordered the half stack of ribs with monkey gland sauce (not actually made from the ballsacks of monkey’s by the way, it’s a sauce from South Africa that is a tangy spicey BBQ sauce). I usually swap my chips for salad or vegetables, but decided not to this time to see how generous they are with their chip servings. And WOW, they are really generous with their chip serving. Not an ounce of green on my plate, not even one leaf, just bulk carbs and a big serving of deep fried onion rings. The ribs tasted quite delicious, meat was succulent. The chips and onion rings were eh…. had a few but stopped before I let myself get too sick from it. But hey, I was impressed with the serving size!
Wha-la! The back of the giant monster menu, check out the desserts…..
The sticky date pudding was delicious. My friend always eats sticky date when she’s out at restaurants and she reckoned “she had better” but still enjoyed it. She was put off by the fact they used ‘soft serve’ ice cream rather than real ice cream. I didn’t really mind.
I got the waffles, because it’s their ‘most popular’ dessert dish. Got it with maple syrup (they offer a variety of different sauces to choose from). Tasted good, half way through swapped desserts with my girlfriend though, as I much preferred the sticky date pudding.
So this is the enclosed children’s area at the front of the area. You can’t really see (bad lighting) but there is a playground in there, with fun stuff happening inside. When I was paying for my meal at the end I noticed a staff member inside playing with the kids, so seems like they always have someone there to supervise them too.
This giant Native American lighting fixture was on their main wall in the centre of the restaurant. They really decked this place out and it looks awesome.
Eagle Falls Spur Steak & Grill in Wanneroo, Perth, is a great addition to the slowly expanding Drovers Place. I enjoyed the atmosphere of the place – it was buzzing and lively. The staff were all friendly and professional, always ensuring we were being attended to (even if it was hectic busy) and our waitress was brilliant, happy to converse with us and answer questions about the menu. A great place for young kids to enjoy and to host kids parties too. If you finish at Surge gym next door, you can bulk up here immediately after.
I never heard of ‘Spur’ before, but the waitress informed me that it was a popular international franchise and that there were already two established Spur Steak & Grill restaurants in Mandurah (on Mandurah Terrace) and Willetton (on Burrendah Boulevarde).
According to the website, “Spur prides itself as a family dining franchise, offering quality, value-for-money meals in a welcoming and entertaining environment”.
Friendly people. Big servings. I’ll definitely be back, but it won’t be during school holiday times
Eagle Falls Spur Steak & Grill in Wanneroo:
Address: 1387 Wanneroo Road, Wanneroo WA 6065,
Official Spur Australia: