2018 WA Good Food Guide bar tender of the year Dean Buchanan can’t seem to put a foot wrong with his Thai cocktail “journey” and is a further evolution in his creative take on drinks.

His drinks taste good, but they tell a story too. They are intelligent and interesting using Asian spices and flavours. Getting that sweet-sour balance can be a challenge but Buchanan nails it with precision and with drinks like Spice Merchant, Floating Market and Temple of Dawn you’ve got to expect good things. There’s a unique selection of craft beers and an eclectic mix of regional and global wines to choose from.

Bar dining is among the best in Perth. Chef Part Nongnuch has worked alongside the world authority of Thai food and Long Chim owner David Thompson, since 2005. His food is unquestionably the finest Thai in town and should you take a snack at the bar, it comes with all the bravura flavours and bombastic tastes of Thompson’s extraordinary food.