06 Nov 2020

Cooee – Perth’s newest riverside eatery brings new life to Old Swan Brewery

Z1Z has opened its first venue, Cooee, on the banks of the Swan River at the Old Swan Brewery.

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Photo Credit: Benjamin Horgan.

Perth’s newest restaurant experience – Cooee – will bring all-day dining back to the iconic Old Swan Brewery when it officially opens to the public on Friday, 6 November.

Breathing new life into the prominent riverside location – formerly home to Zafferano Restaurant – the 125-seat eatery has been extensively renovated by leading local interior experts, Design Theory, to create a casual and modern dining experience that accentuates the picturesque surroundings.

Combining a restaurant, alfresco area with panoramic views and dedicated takeaway coffee window to service riverside passers-by, Cooee is the first venue to open as part of the food and beverage portfolio of Z1Z, the accommodation, food and beverage, lifestyle, and sport arm of Tattarang.

Z1Z’s General Manager Alan Ford said the entire Cooee team were excited to welcome visitors back to the Old Swan Brewery and inject new energy into the historic riverside precinct.

“Cooee’s unique location on the banks of the Swan River is an incredible advantage, however our goal is to deliver a dining experience for our guests that is just as memorable,” Mr Ford said.

“We want Cooee to be the kind of venue where everyone feels welcome at any time of the day. Whether that’s a post-cycling coffee, a long lunch with friends or an afternoon of alfresco-style dining, every element has been considered to make Cooee accessible for all.”

Cooee’s kitchen brigade is led by Michelin-star chef Alan Wise, who said the menu would take artistic cues from the venue’s riverside location and celebrate WA’s unique, locally sourced produce.

Mr Wise, who spent 15 years abroad honing his craft in kitchens across London, Vancouver and New York, said diners should expect a seasonal, minimal waste menu with dishes that showcase the very best producers in Western Australia.

“We have one of the best food and wine scenes anywhere on the planet right here in WA. Between the mussels sourced from the state’s only local mussel farm, through to Leeuwin Coast’s home-grown seafood treasure – the Akoya – found only off the shores of Albany, we’ve been able to create a menu that truly honours our world-class Western Australian produce.

“We’ve got really creative with the dishes for Cooee and a lot of thought has gone into how we can get the most out of each ingredient. The mushroom tartare you see on the menu uses every last inch of the mushroom, even the edible dust from the skins,” Mr Wise said.

Complementing the menu will be a sophisticated yet contemporary wine list, with a focus on top Western
Australia brands, plus a range of leading interstate and international producers.

For more information or to make a booking visit cooeeperth.com.

171 – 173 Mounts Bay Road, Perth

Opening Hours
7 am – 11 am Monday
7 am – late Tuesday to Saturday
7 am – 4 pm Sunday

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