A neighbourhood wine bar beloved by locals that’s hitting destination status.
The standard for Perth wine bars has risen exponentially in recent years so expectations for Pep’s were already sky high. A year into its run and it’s clear Pep’s has been embraced by Peppermint Grove locals, with mid-week crowds squeezing into almost every seat.
Put it down, firstly, to a floor team that’s both efficient and welcoming, ready to hunt for that last spare chair, all while making takeaway booze sales. Take it as a mark of the quality here, too, that the house wine is made by Margaret River’s Nic Peterkin of LAS Vino fame. Drink in or out, you’re as likely to be grabbing a boutique Burgundy with a captivating narrative as you are a bottle from a classic WA estate or one of many local low-intervention makers.
Drink in or out, you’re as likely to be grabbing a boutique Burgundy with a captivating narrative as you are a bottle from a classic WA estate or one of many local low-intervention makers.
Food is simple yet effective, bringing in goods from Rossen and Cook and Sal’s Pasta Deli, to prop up a sharp menu built to go with drinks. Think a seasonal leaf salad alongside a platter of Ortiz sardines and sourdough toast. The find, however, is a slightly-bigger-than-bite-sized lamb spanakopita that gives off fancy party-pie vibes – order two.
Add a setting that does the whole marble, antique tiles plus raw finishes thing better than most, and this newcomer is right on the money.