No, it’s not the latest tourism slogan. Yes Please Perth is a bracing addition to our sparse late-night eating and drinking scene.
It loosens up in the early hours, when the idle masses and weary hospo crowd flock for a tight, high-quality homely menu that isn’t an afterthought. One pint at any other pub will here instead buy you one of Perth’s best crème brulees (at 2am); a decadently thin burnt toffee shard capping a luscious, classic, cool, creamy set-custard.
Another alcohol antidote is a plate of “dirty potatoes”
Golden fried, slathered in house-made zingy ranch dressing, jalapenos, fresh red onion and doused in parmesan. Or deeply smoked half chicken with fresh coriander and radish on bed of al-dente farrow – all swimming in a ridiculously glossy, lip-smacking reduction. Or a nutty, salty, silky, chilli, pan-fried side of bok choy.
Service is uber knowledgeable, and the owners are a bunch of bartending mates, so drinks are top notch.