From drunken noodle soups and home-style Thai to epic baked delights and a much-anticipated underground music venue, August is serving up a slew of delightful new openings.
It’s time to shake off the winter chills and get out there to support Perth’s newest additions.
After much anticipation, Guildford Road’s Lyric Lane has opened. Expect the perfect combination of wine, coffee, food and music with Lyrics Cafe open from morning to afternoon, Lyrics Bar kicking things on into the evening and Lyrics Underground set to welcome musos very soon. Coffee lovers can enjoy beans from Kaltiva Coffee Roasters and there are plenty of Beerfarm brews to enjoy. Head on in and show your support to the crew who have been working tirelessly to get this place up and running for the past few years.
From the crew that brought us Bangkok Jump Street, BAAN BAAN has opened in Northbridge. Serving Thai-style family recipes, the restaurant has taken over the beautiful heritage building on Newcastle Street that once housed The Old Crow. Expect dishes like deep-fried turmeric snapper, mackerel with betel leaves, WA Shark Bay crab meat rolls and northern style beef curry. The bar is fully licensed and ready to whip up Asian-fusion cocktails like the Lemongrass Butterfly Pea, as well as local tap beers.
Another new Northbridge opening, Wonder Bowl comes fresh from the streets of Melbourne. A pan-Asian noodle soup bar, each bowl of noodles is perfectly paired with Chinese rice wine that you’re supposed to glug into your soup with wild abandon to take its flavour to another level. The bowls are super customisable and you get to pick your noodles, broth, meat and toppings (like black fungus and enokitake mushrooms).
Baked In Byford
Just one look at Baked In Byford’s Instagram feed and you’ll be hopping in the car bound for Perth’s south-east ‘burb of Byford. If the chocolate honeycomb croissants don’t get you, the Mars Bar doughnuts definitely will. Expect Killer Bee Coffee by Blacklist and single-origin brews by Dimtu, Infuse Tea Co teas, loads of savoury goodies and dog-friendly vibes. Plus, there are loads of vego and vegan options to keep everyone happy.
South-siders are in for a treat with the new Miss Chow’s which is now open. According to owner Jacquie Chan, the Mends Street corner is the dream location offering stunning river and city views, which will only serve to enhance an already dreamy dining experience. Expect the same delicious dumplings you’ll find at the Claremont location, plus a yet-to-be-confirmed extended seafood selection at this restaurant which will seat up to 200 diners.
Bringing you one last bit of good food news, Besk has announced it will open on 12 August. This public bar, kitchen and bottle shop will offer seasonal menus alongside a considered selection of beers, wines and spirits. Gerrard Mitchell, who has a penchant for cooking with beer, will be heading up the kitchen and the bar will be open all day and night.
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Image credit: Wonder Bowl