Wines of While

Who says natural wine (bars) don’t age well?
Wines of While natural wine bar and restaurant in Perth WA

Wines of While, Perth.

Photo: Lulu Cavanagh
458 William St, Perth


Who says natural wine (bars) don’t age well? As Wines of While crosses the five-year mark, some HR wins see this pioneer in career-best form. Venue manager Philip Koch has introduced a little more restaurant craft to things, tightening service without losing the bar’s freewheeling spirit. In the kitchen, one of the city’s best co-head chef duos thrills with hit after hit of high-definition European farmhouse cooking. Pissaladière is crunchy and salty in all the right places. Lamb’s brain in lemon butter is a glorious ode to offal. Esqueixada, the Catalan salt cod and vegetable salad with blood oranges, is a joy. Whatever’s grilled on the konro – Berkshire pork chops or whole rainbow trout, say – is reliably excellent, as are unfussy sweets like chocolate cake with fig and salted honey ice-cream. Add one of Australia’s great low-intervention wine selections to the equation, and it’s little wonder this tiny gem continues to pump.


Wines of While


458 William St, Perth

0447 804 133

Chefs Jack Botha & Branden Scott

Price guide $

Booking Recommended

Wheelchair access Yes

Open Lunch Fri-Sun; Dinner Wed-Sat

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Wines of While
458 William St, Perth
Jack Botha, Branden Scott
Price Guide
Wheelchair Access
Opening Hours
Lunch Fri-Sun; Dinner Wed-Sat