How often have you enjoyed a superb bottle of wine at your local bar or restaurant, only to wish you could take a case home. Well, now you can. There are at least 45 wine bars in Perth but only a limited few that combine the variety and quality of a wine bar with the convenience of a retail license. Here are five of the best.
Wines of While, Perth
Wines of While is a go-to small bar and eatery for lovers of organic food and wine. Located near the corner of William and Brisbane Street in North Perth, owner and chef Sam Winfield is dedicated to sourcing wines made by hand from vines grown without the use of chemicals. Over 50 wines are available by-the-glass and over 200 wines can be bought for takeaway. Their food menu adheres to the same ideals sourcing chemical-free food from local farmers and offering a range of dishes from wine snacks to pasta and a selection of smaller dishes. Bookings can be made for lunch and dinner, but with a 50 personal capacity, it pays to book in advance. Opening hours are 4pm until late Tuesday to Thursday and 12pm until late Friday to Sunday, closed Monday.
Bookings can be made for lunch and dinner here.
Mummucc – pronounced as “MA-mooch” – is a small Italian wine bar and restaurant, in Wembley, located three doors down from their mother restaurant, Monsterella. Tania Nicolo and Ryan Bookless, owners of both the restaurants dedicated the restaurant to Nicolo’s grandmother (Anna de Laurentis) who was known to everyone as Mummucc. The restaurant is her name’s sake – ‘Mummucc’. The 60-person wine bar serves a combination of Italian and Australian food, curated by former head chef of Monsterella, Matt McDonald – so it pays to book in advance. The wine list mimics this same idea and serves wine from small Western Australian and Italian winemakers. Although the list isn’t strictly all-natural wine, it offers a large range of limited intervention wines. Their opening hours are Wednesday to Thursday 5pm to 10pm, Friday 5pm – late, Saturday 3pm – late and Sunday 3pm – 10pm.
For more information about booking see here.
Le Rebelle, Mt Lawley
Le Rebelle is a Parisian and New York inspired wine bar, restaurant and bistro. Their menu features quality European style food with generous servings. Le Rebelle offers over 100 different wines, while also offering a concise ‘fancy list’. The ‘fancy list’ is curated by Sarah Atkinson, co-owner of Le Rebelle and are her personal recommendations as well as limited stock wines that are changed regularly. The small neighbourhood restaurant is great to go to before or after a show at The Astor, or on your way home from work. Owners Liam and Sarah Atkinson, treat their wine bar like their home and welcome patrons in as their guests. Le Rebelle is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5pm to 10pm and on Friday and Saturdays from 12pm to 10pm.
To book Le Rebelle see here.
North Bird, Perth
North Bird is a casual wine bar, bottle shop and restaurant located on William Street. The wine bar and store features wine from Radikon, Blind Corner, and Latta Vino and can be enjoyed by-the-glass, bottle or can be taken home and enjoyed later. With a selection of natural wines and wines from small producers, you’re likely to not leave empty handed. It’s important to note that each bottle has a different price for dine in and take away. The menu is executed by Frankie Dawson, and serves small seasonal plates with European flavours, while using native Australian ingredients. North Bird can be found across the road from The State Theatre (Heath Ledger Theatre) next to The Bird on William Street and can be enjoyed before or after a show.
To book a table at North Bird Wine Store & Bar see here.
Cherubino City Cellar, Subiaco
Cherubino City Cellar is a small wine bar, boutique wine store and event space. As a Halliday-selected ‘top Australian winemaker’ Larry Cherubino’s City Cellar has a 50-person capacity, so it’s important to book in advance. Cherubino’s menu champions fresh Italian eats, with burrata & caponata, lentil, gorgonzola and pesto salad; and of course, an antipasti platter. The wine menu consists of a large number of Italian names, as well as wines from Margaret River and the Great Southern. Cherubino’s own labels produces more than 70 wines; AD Hoc, The Yard, Laissez Faire, Pedestal, Apostrophe and Cherubino. Tastings are available, so you can try before taking your favourite home, or simply enjoy a glass at the bar or with your meal. Cherubino City Cellar is open from 11am-late, Wednesday to Saturday. Find them above Simon Johnson on Rokeby Road (head up the stairs at the very back of the store) or find the stairs from the back via Rowland Street carpark.
For more booking information please see here.
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