While working as a sommelier in New York, Shadow Wine Bar restaurant manager Terri Seeber fell in love with the city’s brunch scene. If New Yorkers enjoyed drinking mimosas with their first meal of the day, surely locals would too. It was an easy sell to her boss back in Perth, Alex Hotel general manager Miles Hull.

“We didn’t really want to do breakfast but we took the opportunity to open a bit earlier and serve brunch,” says Hull.

The restaurant’s European-inspired dishes are well suited to brunch dining, from the lightness of the gruyere omelette to the gutsier likes of the Shark Bay crab spaghettini and Bloody Mary oysters. Those who prefer sweet to savoury can opt for a chocolate tart or pear tarte tatin with tonka-bean ice-cream.

Drinks include cocktails such as Aperol Spritzes, White Negronis and Bloody Marys. Champagne and sparkling wine will naturally be served, while the full wine list is also available. For those preferring to keep things more breakfast than lunch, go the Mano a Mano coffee and fresh-squeezed orange juice.

Shadow Wine Bar, 214 William Street, Northbridge, serves brunch from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

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