The owners of The Reveley are thinking big. A joint venture between The Stables Bar and the Brockwell Hotel Group (owners of Rosie O’Gradys, The Boheme and the newly opened Globe Bar & Eatery), this ambitious waterside venture will become Elizabeth Quay’s first permanent venue when it opens on April 15.
Named after the Swan River colony’s seminal civil engineer, Henry Willey Reveley, the restaurant-slash-bar features three floors connected by a sweeping spiral staircase and elevator. At ground level there will be a bar offering al fresco seating and high-top tables. A more formal 82-seat dining room will occupy the second floor. The open rooftop is given over to a stand-up bar. At capacity, the entire venue can hold close to 400 people, meaning the food offering needs to be accessible.
“We’ve gone with a really straightforward style, while keeping a focus on top-quality Western Australian produce,” says Ben Keal, The Reveley’s executive chef. Together with head chef Jeremy Alemayehu, the pair has spent most of March finalising the menus throughout the venue.
In the dining room, dishes will feature ingredients such as Fremantle tuna and octopus; Shark Bay whiting and prawn; and St John’s Brook, a Manchego-style cheese from Cambray Cheese in Nannup. All of the restaurant’s meat will be sourced from farmers in the state’s south-west. The menu at the ground floor restaurant will be quicker-paced and geared towards casual eaters – think steak sandwiches and burgers – while guests on the rooftop can choose from tapas-style share plates.
The Reveley at the Eastern Promenade on Elizabeth Quay, opens on April 15.