Treasury Lounge & Bar
Veteran Perth bartender James Connolly oversees the cocktail program across all of David Thompson’s Long Chim restaurants and was heavily involved in rebooting this bar at COMO The Treasury.
Westraliana and objects d’art dot a series of three connecting rooms. Pangs of interior-design envy are a real and present danger. It’s all business as usual – and then you spy the bigger, boozier collection of bottles behind the bar. Featuring highly covetable whiskies, gins and vodkas.
Then there’s the cocktail menu. On one side of the carte are signatures named after key Western Australian destinations. Broome, for instance, lends its name and sunny good vibes to a pepper-enriched gin and tonic. The Manjimup takes the flavour profile of Black Forest cake and reinterprets it using, among other things, whisky and truffle. The rest of the menu is all about “classics perfected” and features polished riffs on the Bloody Mary, Mimosa and other hotel bar classics. A Martini trolley lets guests enjoy some tableside theatre and polished patter from the bartending team. A bottlekeep service is available for those who want to savour a bottle of something special slowly.
The Western Australian wine list celebrates regional strengths: Margaret River chardonnay, say, or Great Southern riesling. Like the bar’s Australian-influenced high tea, the cellar is yet another way the precinct is throwing its support behind the home team.