TWR stands for The Waiting Room but it could just as easily have been named OTT, because this blingy, rococo, shiny jewel of a bar is about as subtle as Trump. Over the Top it is. Somehow, just somehow, the decor all comes together in a sort of tasteful Casino melange of styles, which is at once welcoming and awesome.
You might begin your visit with a few reasonably priced, beautifully built cocktails from an award-winning cocktail team.
The drinks list is a weighty tome which romps through the decades with odes to Prohibition and the Golden Age. Staff are happy to oblige if nothing takes your fancy and will choose you a drink based on your preferred spirit.
The food is definitely not an afterthought. Sauteed Shark Bay king prawns in a tomatoey chorizo sauce are smokey and more-ish. Pillowy bao buns stuffed with tender chunks of glazed pork belly are equally worthy bedfellows.
Put it on your list and find out where Perth’s band of wanna-be-seens, glamour pusses, youngsters in teetering heels and barely-there dresses and sharpish, fashion-forward dudes hang out with international travellers, media stars and footballers.