The Stables Bar was one of Perth’s first stables and part of the original home of local businessman Jonathon Butterworth.
Since adding a farm and hardware store in the late 1800s, the building has shed its skin and been revamped as part of Perth city’s bar revolution, mixing its rich heritage with a fresh, modern beginning.
It’s a sleek, sophisticated venue, though the cobblestone entry path retains the old-world feel of a home ground for horses. Bar downstairs, restaurant upstairs, there are areas aplenty to enjoy, including the outside upper deck with city skyline views. Weddings can be booked for Sundays if you fall in love with it.
Head chef Ben Keal presents all-day grazing options, or for a sit-down meal, grab a table in the restaurant. A real dedication to food is evident in presentation.
Crispy soft-shell crab; organic beef brisket tacos; duck liverparfait; smoked-pork banh mi; and braised lamb shoulder are just some of the pretty dishes on offer. There’s also a house-made Wagon Wheel for dessert.
Screens draw in crowds to watch their team while sipping a drink from The Stables’ strong wine and beer list.
Traditional cocktails sit with house-made creations including Warm Apple Pie (spiced and cinnamon rum, pommeverte and cloudy apple juice) and Candy Man (vanilla vodka, pomegranate liqueur, apricot brandy).