Work in Progress
When you enter the small, dark space of the Merivale Group’s Work in Progress, the first thing you see is the burst of colour that is the work of artist Frank Gohier.
The colourful comic-book style artwork plays into this venue’s grungy, haphazard lay out. The furniture is mismatched and games such as Connect Four are on the tables alongside cans of beer. The room is broken up by exposed wooden walls, beams and tables across which are strewn coloured pencils – inviting patrons to add their own artworks to the bare wood and feed the overall idea of the venue itself is a constant work in progress.
The cocktail list is an ever-evolving selection of three concoctions. Each evening’s menu will reflect the freshest produce for fruit juice cocktails.
Chef Air Jantrakool brings a refreshing take on the standard bar-snack menu. Coming from of a long stint at Sailors Thai Canteen, Jantrakool is serving fresh and simple dishes such as smoky trout wrapped in betel leaf with fresh ginger lime and peanut; marinated mince prawns; and a variety of stir-fried noodles and curries.