Take a look at Andy Freeman’s new Perth bar


Darlings Supper Club

47 Lake Street, Northbridge

Take a look at this cracking new bar from Perth’s Andy Freeman. Freeman, whose whiskey bar Varnish on King is nominated for New Bar of the Year at this year’s Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards, has described his latest offering as east-meets-west food clashing with a rock and roll diner.

The entrance to the bar is marked with an unmissable pink neon sign, and inside the drinks menu is one of the more original going around: designed with the food in mind, the wine list is short but spot on, with a few rieslings and pinots the focus. There’s a number of Asian beers on the list too (get into the Yebisu) and given Freeman’s penchant for whiskey they’re stocking some 19 bottlings from Japan, India and Taiwan. You can get your sake fix here too, with a list of hard to come by and unpasteurised sakes broken into aperitif, ‘with food’ and digestive styles.

There’s just five cocktails on the list, but with numbers like the Kyoto Negroni (switching in sake for the gin) you’ll be doing just fine.


Foodwise, early reports suggest that the kangaroo dumplings are the go.

Sam Astbury, fresh from working for Campari (a role which earned him a nomination for Brand Ambassador of the Year this year) is in as general manager, and they’ve enlisted Simon Hough from Luxe (another of Freeman’s venues) to manage the bar.

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