Harvey Leigh’s Public House

3:00pm - 10:00pm
484 Beaufort Street Highgate 6003

In June 2018, Dan Wegener (formerly of Sydney fine diner Quay and Print Hall in Perth) and wife Katie Wegener opened Wine Room’s by Harvey Leigh’s, a Beaufort Street wine bar focusing on French farmhouse dining and bottles from Champagne and Burgundy. Three months later the Wegeners unveiled the mothership.

Harvey Leigh’s Public House is a 180-seat venue serving food, beer, wine and cocktails – everything people look for in a neighbourhood spot.

Considering Dan is one of the country’s best sommeliers, it’s no should surprise Harvey Leigh’s Public House has a strong wine offering. A dedicated, enoteca-style wine school sells bottles to drink-in and take away, and the Wegeners offer wine education classes. The main list carries plenty of wines from big-scale West Australian producers. There’s also a dedicated cocktail and craft-beer list.

In addition to the wine school area, the venue offers a number of different spaces. There’s the beer garden, and guests can enjoy takeaway coffee and crepes. The walls are adorned with vintage ephemera and block-mounted posters of Dracula, A Farewell To Arms and other classic novels. Donated timber from Ferguson Valley winery Talisman Wines is featured throughout the neo-pub fit-out.

Guests can enjoy hand-sliced charcuterie and smallgoods, luxed-up pub comfort food (think pig’s head croquettes, chicken schnitzel with apple and celeriac remoulade, and pastrami sandwiches) and Normandy-style buckwheat crepes. Bar seats offer views into the open kitchen as well as of televisions screens.

Updated: December 21st, 2018

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