The Globe Bar and Eatery is the latest Perth bar / restaurant to join 140 and I think architecturally they’ve done a great job. The venue has three distinct areas, the bar, laneway and eatery, each of which has its own vibe and atmosphere.
We started the night in the Laneway section with some cocktails. I haven’t had many cocktails aside from at resorts and beach clubs in Bali, but you could really tell that these weren’t the run of the mill mojitos and martinis – the mixologists here take their cocktails seriously. Every ingredient went well together and it really gave me that feeling of a perfectly crafted dish but in the form of an alcoholic concoction.
In terms of the ambience, the Laneway section is on the inner side of 140 facing BamBamBoo and has that chilled out lounge vibe where you enjoy a drink and have a conversation without shouting over the sound of loud music.
After our cocktails, we were taken to the eatery section or ‘restaurant’ downstairs. Again, completely different ambiance and felt like the type of place you’d go for a semi-private dining experience.
We were served tapas sized share plates of the many items on their menu. Given that there were so many things to eat through, I’ve decided to run through my 5 favourite dishes of the night.
And in order of preference… here we go:
1. Pepper crusted flank steak, sweet corn, cucumber pickle
My favourite dish of the night. The steak was a perfect medium rare and absolutely tender, I was expecting the flank cut to be dry. The combination of pickles and sweet corn hinted an American inspiration to me and definitely a winner.
2. Eggplant, tomato sultana & rosewater yoghurt
As a massive carnivore, I normally wouldn’t rave on about vegetarian dishes. But the flavours of this dish packed a real punch. The eggplant gave it a creamy consistency and there was a really nice garlic flavour to it. If I had to describe what this dish tasted like, I’d have to say it tastes like a super-refined version of a breadless vegetarian kebab with garlic sauce and eggplant 🙂
3. Fried halloumi, watermelon & harissa
A match made in heaven. The first time I had the halloumi and watermelon combo was at the Beaufort Street Festival at Fresh Provisions stall. The Globe changes it up a bit by roasting or pan-frying the watermelon.
4. Pot roasted lamb breast, afghan yoghurt, eggplant
The lamb had a very tasty meat jus flavour to it. I think would go down really well with a glass of red.
5. Chicken fat potatoes
No meal is complete without a starchy carb component. I can’t really ask for more than potatoes cooked in fat. I was sitting with blogger Queen of Bad Timing who also agreed that The Globe’s potatoes were on point.
The Globe is a great addition to the Perth bar scene, depending on your mood the bar, laneway and eatery offers you something different. We didn’t get a chance to try the bar section but it’s definitely on my hit list for after work drinks on a Friday.
Disclaimer: foodie cravings was invited to The Globe as a guest. Please see disclosure policy for more details.