When walking along St George’s Terrace in Perth on my summer holiday there last month I was surprised to see the Greenhouse bar that had been installed temporarily in Federation Square. I stopped in to have a drink with friends (I never got to try it in Melbourne). It has a restaurant space downstairs and an open bar space upstairs.
The Melbourne installation of Greenhouse was reviewed by Oh what larks (who also commented on the uncomfortable seats), I ate it all, Where’s the beef?, Style Melbourne and The design files. The Perth installation is supposed to be permanent, and has been reviewed by The 6050 and Mr Sparrow.
The view of St George’s Terrace from the upstairs bar (above) and the upstairs bar space with the uncomfortable seats (below).
Tap beers are served in recycled beer stubbies that have had their tops cut off to make a glass. So they’re small, and a bit expensive. The food on the menu also sounded expensive, even for Perth. And then there is the elusive vibe. There wasn’t one. The upstairs area is windy and noisy and would be fantastic on a really hot Perth evening after work, but I imagine that by April it may not be the nicest place to relax. This was not my favourite Perth bar.
Suit rating: moderate.
Beige chino rating: low.
Anorexic rating: moderate.