Restaurant: Tues to Fri, 12pm – 3pm | Tues to Sat, from 6pm
Cocktail Bar: Tues to Thu, 5pm – 10pm | Fri, 4pm – midnight | Sat, 6pm – midnight
Best time to go: Weeknights to enjoy a full degustation dinner without having to share their premium service. Friday and Saturday evenings in the Cocktail Bar for some fabulous drinks in an elegant setting.
Try Wine and Cheese pairing on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening, or perhaps the Beer and Food matching Tuesday to Saturday evenings. You’ll have plenty of time to talk, compare tasting notes and enjoy the beautiful décor.
*The Low Down (care of 1907 Restaurant & Bar): Chosen by the Sunday Times as one of the Top 100 places to dine in WA, 1907 is a beautiful hidden fine dining restaurant and bar. The restaurant prides itself on sourcing local produce and reflecting the menu to suit the season. This season at 1907 the menu approach is light & crisp entrees with a progression from hearty to rich main courses and intriguing twists on the sweets designed by our pastry chef. The focus is still on fresh produce, and there is no better time of the year to showcase such vibrant flavours than that in Western Australia’s beautiful Spring/Summer season.
In the basement of the 1907 building sits their luxurious Bar. It is here guests are treated to a seductive list of vibrant cocktails. Boasting national and international bar experience, the 1907 team endeavour to tantalise your senses with an exceptional drinks list featuring home-made liqueurs, bitters, infused syrups and sorbets, and a special reserve liquor cabinet which holds some of the world’s rarest and oldest whiskies, cognacs and dark rums.
Inspired by old world Hollywood glamour yet infused with contemporary, modern décor, the 1907 Bar is styled with extravagant ottomans, designer Italian lounge chairs and a spectacularly lit up bar which creates a sophisticated and chic ambience. Whether you are wanting to enjoy a night out with colleagues, a romantic drink for two or looking to host a client function in a private area, whatever the occasion, make sure you celebrate in style at 1907’s Bar.
Drinks: 1907 has an extensive wine list and an impressive cocktail list – complete with international selections and skilled staff to help you with your selection. I decided to enjoy the Wine and Cheese pairing and finish with a Gin cocktail (Gin being my poison).
1907 Classic Hendricks Martini – Hendricks Gin stirred with muddled cucumber infused with rose & lavender, with a droplet of Noilly Prat dry vermouth rested on ice & tipped out at the last minute and double strained into martini glass. | This was so smooth and delicate. Cucumber is always gorgeous with Hendricks and rose & lavender permeated without intruding on the flavour. A beautiful drink.
Wine and Cheese: All bites were served at the table, from their “infamous” cheese trolley. It was wonderful watching my host explain the cheeses with passion, taking care to mention his favourites. The method of preparing servings was interesting to watch, each cheese needing special care and attention to ensure the best result for your palate. I don’t pick favourites, however I adore a good, mature and creamy blue cheese. All cheese was sourced from Simon Johnson in Subiaco – I highly recommend visiting their Fromage Room.
Soft Cheeses – NV Drappier Carte d’Or from Reims, Champagne
- Brillat-Savarin from Normandie
- La Dauphin from Rhone-Alps
- Haxaire Munster from Alsace
- Sevre et Belle Mothais sur Feuille from Poitou-Charentes
Hard Cheeses – 2014 Jauma The Message Shiraz from McLaren Vale, SA
- Tete de Moine from Jura
- Blairlaith from Scotland
- Cabot from US
Blue Cheeses – 2010 McWilliams Morning Light botrytis Semillon from Riverina, NSW
- Rogue River Blue reserve from Oregon
- Cashel blue from Ireland
- Bleu des Basque from Pyrenees
Experience: This beautiful hidden venue is full of glamour and striking décor. As you enter the restaurant, the first thing you see is a life sized black horse lamp statue. Perfectly contrasted by a large mosaicked feature wall, with a feminine rose design. As you walk through the restaurant, plush booths, luxurious floor length drapes and a colourful pop painting of Nicole Kidman catch your attention. Strangely enough, this eclectic collection works and is absolutely fabulous! The service is impeccable and it’s clear the staff have a great deal of knowledge – which certainly provides an enriched experience for the guests. Though they are professional, the staff let their personality shine through and make it a pleasure to experience their service.
Insider Info: The 1907 Team are excited to re-open on the 29th January, when they will be debuting their brand new menu Summer Menu. Featuring two courses for $55, three courses for $68 and four courses for $78 (available Tuesday to Thursday nights), they will also be offering our signature Prestige and Petit degustation as well for the full 1907 experience. To make a booking or view the menu visit their website www.1907.com.au and indulge in an unforgettable dining experience!
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