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Developers behind the $300 million ONE Subiaco have lodged plans for a European-style tavern on the ground floor with a patron capacity of about 300.
A liquor licence application reveals the tavern will be known as Subiaco Continental and will feature dining inspired from Spain, Greece and Italy as well as a tavern and bistro.
The development at the corner of Rokeby and Roberts Road is set on the ground floor of the 245 dwelling and retail complex, opposite the Subiaco Train Station.
The license application filed by Jessica Patterson Law & Consultancy states the “first-class tavern” is going to be “very light and bright with considerable alfresco areas and a prominent open kitchen.”
The application reveals plans for a coffee bar, seafood and champagne bar and a private dining room.
“Patrons will be able to move freely throughout the venue without any obligation to be seated and without being required to have a substantial meal when drinking liquor,” the application said.
“The menus and drinks lists will have strong European themes, using the freshest local, WA produce as much as possible.
“Natural and earthy colours and materials will appear throughout the tavern, decorated with artistic European flare of colour, pattern and texture under high ceilings.”
Subiaco Continental is set to be open from 6am to midnight Monday to Saturday and 7am to midnight on Sunday.
The 700 sqm “open” and “airy” venue is being pitched as serving “various purposes from morning coffee meetings to long leisurely lunches, after work drinks and pre and post cinema and theatre dinner, drinks and desserts.”
“A large open kitchen and bar will allow the theatre of food preparation, cooking and drink-making to be on display for patron enjoyment.
“The tavern will feature glass to the north and western aspects of the building creating a strong connection to the outside and linking patrons with the cosmopolitan nature of the surrounding area.
“There will be banquette and lounge seats providing a relaxed and informal feel, bar high tables and stools and more traditional, formal-style dining tables.”
Subiaco Continental is also set to feature a private dining room surrounded by wine storage shelves for group bookings.
Experienced hospitality operators Miles Hull and Andrew Chapman are behind the application.
Mr Hull was the first general manager of Little Creatures Brewing and has extensive experience reinterpreting historic sites as hospitality venues
Mr Chapman is founder and Managing Director of financial services firm, Merchant Group.
The liquor license is being advertised until August 22.
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