Here’s The Inside Scoop On Fremantle’s New Foodie Precinct Inside The Old Synagogue

By Chloe Sputore
7th Nov 2019

The Old Synagogue Fremantle

The Old Synagogue next to the Freo Markets has been sitting empty for more than 10 years, but some clever cats have been busy working to bring it back to life with a suite of new restaurants and bars that will blow your mind.

The stunning site is home to Mr Chapple, Tonic & Ginger, L'Chaim and The Arbor, and each one is as good as the next, especially considering they've got Leigh Power (ex-Sweetwater and Gingerboy) responsible for the menu and Ben Tua (ex-Sweetwater and Mechanics Institute) on drinks. 

Dishing up modern Asian eats, Tonic & Ginger is the precinct's main eatery that spans two floors, while The Arbor's beer garden is set to become your Sunday sesh go-to with its rooftop deck that looks across Fremantle Oval, mature trees and vines growing through every nook and cranny. 

Hidden in the cellar underneath The Old Synagogue is L'Chaim (named after the Hebrew toast "to life") where you can expect high class drinks in old world confines. 

Finally, Mr Chapple, named after one of the previous owners of the site, offers up everything from breakfast dumplings and coffee to a rooftop bar with views of the famed cafe strip, not to mention a French wood fireplace that'll keep patrons nice and toasty in cooler months, with the bar stocking loads of WA craft brews and plenty of spirits.  

All sitting pretty in a restored heritage building, dare we say this might be Fremantle's answer to Perth's much-loved State Buildings?

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Image credit: The Old Synagogue

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