A step above the usual brewery fare, the veg-heavy wood-fired gastropub cooking at Bright Tank Brewing Co is full of surprises.
WA produce features heavily on the menu of Stuart Laws’ gastropub-style menu at Bright Tank Brewing, which opened in 2021 with a focus on the wood fire and food that pairs well with the beers being made in the huge stainless-steel tanks lining the walls. Sure there’s steak – a dry-aged Scotch fillet, to be exact – but it’s far from your typical pub fare, topped with Diane sauce and a flurry of crisped Jerusalem artichoke.
Brussels sprouts come out of the wood oven pleasingly blackened, tossed with Bookara goat’s cheese and a walnut crumble.
Beyond that, almost everything Laws is cooking here is more appropriate for an upscale neighbourhood bistro. No chips here, instead you’ll find potato wedges cooked in wagyu fat, studded with nubs of speck and showered with spring onion. Brussels sprouts come out of the wood oven pleasingly blackened, tossed with Bookara goat’s cheese and a walnut crumble.
The influences here are decidedly international: you can get tandoori cauliflower, octopus with ’nduja, Middle Eastern-spiced beetroot and lamb curry with young coconut and lychee salad all in the same meal. Service is laid-back – you order at the front counter and are given a number – but wildly friendly above all else. A casual place to go when your tastes are a few steps above casual.