The Standard 2019 Winner

Some of WA’s top bar owners have developed enviable reputations around food which is as good, if not better, as their cocktail programs – food that, in many cases, would be at home on a restaurant table.

It’s a balancing act to have a first-class bar business married to a first-class food business. But it can be a winning combination when done right, with customers flocking for the food and staying for the booze.

The Standard, this year’s winner of the prestigious Best Bar Dining award, is going to surprise no one.

The food is exciting, punchy with flavour, big on booze-friendly Asian riffs, but equally happy playing with European techniques, sauces and precision. Chef Chase Weber’s explosively tasty food is innovative, original and very, very pleasing.

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