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with rachael ciccarelli and lexi rollins
after the show
Raising the roof
Sustainability has extended its leafy
green arm to the world of hospitality by
way of the city's latest restaurant and bar,
Greenhouse. Spawn of designer Joost Bakker, ex-
Eminem genius Paul Aron, and restaurateur Jason
Chen, it was test run in Melbourne as installation be-
fore finding its way to Perth as a permanent fixture.
From the recycled plastic and plywood surfaces to
an exterior comprised of more pots of strawberries
than any flock of birds could handle, the building
encourages green living -- a cradle to cradle design
ethos that doesn't compromise on aesthetics or
scene is about
to go into
Dive in at Ocean One Bar, Scarborough's
new watering hole set right on the beach, so
you can wet your beak and your toes in one go.
1 Manning Street, Scarborough.
TICK FOR TACK Kitsch by name and by
nature, the latest from chef Ian Lawless is sure to de-
light bar trawlers and foodies alike. Further up Ox-
ford Street, Ian has brought a much-needed touch of
eccentricity to the motley crew of restaurants, bars
and stores that are Leederville. It's worth a visit for
the unusual decor alone. Looks aside, Kitsch dishes
a mouth-watering array of Asian-inspired bar bites
to complement a tidy collection of beers and wine,
keeping things simple, delicious, and reasonably
priced. 229 Oxford St, Leederville.
From (some of) the kids who brought you Cantina 663
and The Manor comes Clarence's Bar and Restau-
rant, a newbie to Beaufort Street you may have been
lucky enough to stumble across already. And when
I say stumble, I mean it, with a a dark paint-job and
discreet signage, it is not obvious. But once you're
there, you're in for a treat. See page 56 for more.
566 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley, (08) 9228 9474.
comfort. The rooftop bar
(which is where the party's
at, for the restaurant see
Marina Fiore's review on
page 164) boasts a floor
of recycled tyres, the ice
buckets are made from
old gas cylinders, and the
garden provides produce for the kitchen.
But most importantly, it's a green oasis looking
over the St Georges Terrace concrete jungle, an
ideal escape for anyone who finds themselves
trapped in the city's 9 to 5. Grab yourself wine by
the glass, half-bottle or bottle; a beer served in a
repurposed stubbie, or chat with the bartenders
and they'll make you one of the best cocktails in
the city. Go green at 100 St Georges Terrace, Perth
(08) 9481 8333, greenhouseperth.com.
As Perth city's only bar on the river, The Lucky
Shag has always been on prime real estate, taking
in our gorgeous water views and in easy walking
distance from the CBD. But that wasn't enough -- so
they're knocking it up a notch, with renovations and
changes so huge they've had to split them over the
year. The first phase is finally complete -- and with
it you can expect a whole new sleek look to the
interior -- new furniture, a DJ booth suspended from
the ceiling so it appears to be floating, TV screens to
the men's toilets (every man's dream, from what I can
gather) and possibly most importantly, the serv-
ice area has been tripled in size so there's a much
smaller wait for your drink. Especially if you're a beer
drinker -- there are now 46 taps installed, offering 16
kinds of new brews, as well as one tap dedicated to
a WA microbrewery, which will rotate monthly.
If you prefer your beverage a little fruitier, they've
also released a revamped summer cocktail list, offer-
ing reworked versions of old classics, like the Lucky
Shag Sling (which sounds a lot like something from
Sex and the City, but it wasn't a drink).
The next round of refurbishments are set to
begin mid-year, and they're looking promising --
upstairs cocktail lounge and quadruple sized deck,
anyone? Get Lucky at the Barrack Street Jetty,
Perth. (08) 9221 6011.
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