We ventured out to for a wander around Maylands, there are a lot of new shops and restaurants in the area so a stroll was needed to check them out.
The area is undergoing a transformation and becoming quite interesting with a mix of businesses, both old and new. After wandering around we decided to try Chapels on Whatley for a late lunch. Being Mothers Day they were flatour, but after a few moments they did find us a table. The decor is inspired by Asia, mainly a Singaporean feel. The artefacts around the room are bright and colourful, many for sale as well.
The menu is a mix of Western and Eurasian cuisine, if you can’t find something here to try then you just aren’t looking hard enough. The wine list is quite good with many by the glass, they also have a fine range of local and imported beers and cider for Helen. We made our selections and sat and listed to a string duo playing mix of classics and modern music, very soothing it was too. The food is very good, I tried the Vietnamese Chicken Pho and it was excellent, a clear broth with poached chicken and flat noodles with chilli etc on the side. Helen had the Chicken Satay skewers, a large serve of chunky skewers with a very tasty house made satay sauce and gado gado salad.
If you’re in the area this is well worth a try, although as their website says I’d suggest booking if heading there on a weekend as it does get very busy.