A pop-up bar taking the place of Angel’s Cut which closed along with Trustee when they went down the gurgler – Churchill also encompasses the downstairs garden area in the basement of Brookfield Place. Named for old Winston whose young visage is on prominent display, they also pay homage to the old boy’s favourite champagne – Pol Roger – and since it seemed appropriate a glass of the very drop was ordered when we stopped by to have a look around and a quick lunch.
Described as a sports bar – and there are an array of screens around the place – all playing various US games when we were there – it is a bit more than that, with a menu that is a cut above the usual pub fare.
Cauliflower Tacos for example are not a common sight – and these were very good – roasted cauliflower florets, served on a soft tortilla, smeared with nutty hummus and topped with smoked corn and sliced red chilli – top stuff!
As well the barbequed King Prawns hit the spot – smoky and spicy, served with more roasted corn, chilli and dipping sauce – again a good dish.
Our final choice, the ubiquitous salt and pepper squid was pleasantly crisped, although a little more of the peppery notes would have boosted it up to the level of the other two dishes – a mild sauce accompanied the squid.
A final glass of Castle Rock Riesling rounded out an enjoyable visit and lunch. Good to see such a venue pop up here in one of Perth’s most iconic renovations, the old Public Trustee Building.