Perth’s newest luxury hotel, on the corner of Barrack and Murray, has the city’s highest rooftop bar – with stunning views across the Swan River, the CBD skyline, north towards Northbridge and east to the hills and Swan Valley – and along with a well put together drinks list, thoughtful food offerings and delightful set up and décor makes for one of Perth’s “must go” places.
Seating is available inside closer to the bar, or out of the open deck (retractable roof for inclement days) with attractive walls of greenery to provide a cooling and welcoming effect. We tried both – starting off in the fresh air and after eating, retiring inside to catch the view north and east and finishing another glass of wine while we did.
The bar bites menu has many tempting small dishes – and three were more than enough for we two – Crostini di Tonno – juicy tuna belly tartare on toasted crostini accompanied by preserved lemon scatter of marjoram leaves and a dust of sweet, earthy nora chilli.
Baby calamari, deep fried, came with fried zucchini strips, mint and garlic aioli for dipping – crisply fried, tender inside.
And last, but by no means least a very good value fish roll – polenta crumbed whiting in a toasted roll with caper, onion and parsley salad and aioli.
The wine list is small but with a good selection of mainly WA wines plus a couple of Eastern states drops and a couple more from Italy and France. We enjoyed a glass of Bondini prosecco from Italy, Trebbiano from a little closer to home in Bella Ridge of the Swan Valley and the sole rosé on the list – a Nebbiolo and Barbera blend from Italy.
Rooftop at QT will be a huge hit as spring and summer progress – great views, very good food and drink and pleasant surrounds.