By Sacha Delfosse – editor bars&clubs
A new two-storey restaurant and bar called Lot 20 is set to open in a heritage building in Perth.
The venue is to be launched by Hand Made Hospitality, a business comprised of four partners with extensive industry experience – Andrew McIntyre, Ben Powell, Gary Beadle and Haigh Nicholson.
The quartet has devised a plan for the new venue that will appeal across a wide range of demographics.
“We want to create a venue that is accessible to everyone. It’s not exclusive to 20 to 25 year-olds, if you’re 50 you can come in. If you were to bring in the missus and the kids it would fit, if you went in with your mates it would fit,” said Beadle.
“If I was in London I’d say it’s a good old fashioned pub… my great granddad had this old pub in the countryside and it would be like one of those.”
The venue will feature a “full restaurant experience” upstairs with an open kitchen, and patrons will have the option of enjoying their meals on the diner counter or at one of numerous tables with an “amazing view”.
“Downstairs is more of a casual bar experience and we also have a large outdoor deck at the front of the venue, which meets the footpath,” said Beadle.
Lot 20 is located in the Perth Culture Centre, a pedestrian-only strip surrounded by Western Australian Museum, State Theatre and the Art Gallery of Western Australia, and home to a number of festivals and community events throughout the year.
“There’s not an awful lot in terms of great outdoor spaces for a venue in Perth – the outdoor space is the big drawcard for this venue,” said Beadle.
“It’s a big space with room for everyone, no one is ever going to feel crowded, and it is going to be very comfortable. The latest we should be open would be June 1st.”