Shadow Wine Bar
Modern European
  • 214 William St,
    Northbridge ,
    Perth, WA
  • (08) 6430 4010,
  • E $16-$22

    M $24-$42

    D $14-$15

Shadow Wine Bar

Shadow by name and aesthetic, this restaurant cuts a sophisticated silhouette on Northbridge's main artery. Clever use of light drapes the banquettes and open bar with a cocoon-like intimacy; it also accentuates the room's industrial good looks. Chirpy service, a weighty wine offering and the freedom to drink, snack and dine makes the in-house diner at Alex Hotel a real crowd-pleaser. The menu subtly channels the old-school European restaurants that once defined the neighbourhood, so char-grilled Fremantle octopus comes with kipfler potato coins and a lively romesco sauce, while Shark Bay crab spaghettini with capers, dill and blistered cherry tomatoes suggests the kitchen would do well to add more pasta to the carte. A well-caramelised pear tarte Tartin with tonka bean ice-cream is a reminder that there's beauty in the basics done well. Could we be looking at a blueprint for boutique hotel eateries of the future? Here's hoping.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $16-$22

    M $24-$42

    D $14-$15

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Sue Hutchins


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