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after the show
TIME OUT with rachael ciccarelli
Shrug off your blanket and kick off your ugg boots
spring is the time to get out there and have some fun
Spice in the city
Nine Mary’s restaurant has undergone a major
transformation from Indian hot spot to cool bar.
Still in the same primo location, they’re now serving
up tempting cocktails, premium beer and spirits.
But don't think they've forgotten their roots – their
bar food is Indian, served tapas style, and you
might even be able to catch a Bollywood movie
on their flatscreens. 16 Milligan St, Perth, (08) 9226
Music to your ears
Vic Park venue Manhattan’s has been stripped back
and sexed up, and as well as bits to eat and plenty
to drink, it's got some of the best live acts in town.
There’s solo songwriters on Thursdays, dancing beats
on Saturdays, jazz from 3pm on Sundays, and on
Fridays awesome live locals. They've already hosted
plenty of great acts – The Panics played there, and
they've nabbed Melbourne singer-songwriter Whitley
too. Between Manhattan's resurrection, the launch of
The Bird on William Street and the huge popularity
of The Ellington, Perth's live music scene is about to
get large. 243 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park, (08) 9361
Talk it up
Scarborough stalwart Zanders has upped the ante with the opening of Torch Bar – a speakeasy-style small
bar that offers a great place to have an actual conversation. That’s right, no more screaming directly into
the ear of your companion: at Torch Bar, the music is smooth (think Etta James and Louis Armstrong),
and the ambience relaxing. With a range of tapas, nine-inch gourmet pizzas, a strong wine list and a killer
cocktail menu to boot, Torch Bar looks like the best place to unwind this spring. 1 Scarborough Beach Rd,
Scarborough, (08) 9245 2001, torchbar.com.au
In the pink | Adding a splash of colour to
Napoleon Street is Pink Zulu, the first authentic
African restaurant and bar to come to town – that’s
right, we’re talking more than steak on a plate here,
folks. Brainchild of Zimbabwe-born Doulene Walker
and headed up by restaurant maestro Sunny de
Ocampo (ex head chef of Hilton’s Globe restaurant),
they offer modern takes on traditional African food.
You can pop in for dinner or just drinks and a nibble
(you don’t have to nibble, but you’d be crazy not to).
Their cocktail menu fits the theme, sporting names
like Limpopo (a creamy espresso, baileys, vodka
concoction) and The Warrior (vodka, peach and
hazelnut liqueur, watermelon), plus they’ve also got
South African wines on the menu. Nothing's been
scrimped on – the attention to detail is meticulous,
from the perfectly presented morsels, to the vibrant
interiors complete with feathered headdresses
from Cameroon, right through to the fresh roasted,
custom blended coffee. For more details, see our
restaurant review on page 174. 6 Napoleon St,
Cottesloe (08) 9384 7688, pinkzulu.com.au .
WE'RE ALL ON EDGE for the William Street restoration, and can you blame us?
Restaurateur dynamos like Nic Trimboli (Duende, Il Lido) and Stephen Scaffidi (Bar One,
ex Alto’s) are due to open there next year. Get excited, people.
They just keep on reeling them in over on Napoleon
Street, with champagne lounge Elba the latest
nightspot to open up on the strip. Sexy and dark,
this beauty will lure you through their doors with a
few choice drops by the glass (and even more by
the bottle), and then hold you there with a menu
designed to tempt. Check out our review on page
178 for more. 29 Napoleon St, Cottesloe, (08) 9284
ow l news
PINK ZULU You bet it
reigns down in Africa.
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