The Multimillion-Dollar Revamp of the Subiaco Hotel – Was it worth it?

Subiaco Hotel PerthIt’s been a multimillion-dollar renovation and after 18 months of work, the Subiaco Hotel finally opened it’s doors on Friday the 11th of July 2014.

I was lucky enough to be gifted tickets to the opening of the Subi Hotel for myself and Mr. Spittoon. It was a chance to drink, eat and check out the new joint. I have to say we were both impressed. It had that old-school charm yet with a good dose of modern interior design. I loved the high ceilings, the artwork and the different dining and drinking areas.

Subiaco Hotel on UrbanspoonIt’s a fancy metro-sexual style pub with a large restaurant and 3 bars on the lower level, an outdoor rooftop terrace, a mezzanine level and a function room upstairs. The restrooms were also not too shabby! The historic venue is located on Hay Street and is a hop, skip and a jump from the Subiaco train station.

The wine list has a good assortment of styles to choose from, however most are by the bottle and a handful are by the glass. Glasses start at $8 and bottles range from $36-$700 (the latter being a 2007 Penfolds Grange Hermitage ). There are plenty of local wines on the list as well as from world wine regions such as the Penedes in Spain, Rhienhessen in Germany, Sancerre in France, Wachau in Austria, Bordeaux in France, California in the USA, Bierzo in Spain and more! You can check out the wine menu and food menus here.

At the launch we also tried a couple of beers that neither myself nor Mr. Spittoon has tried before, Blue Moon wheat beer from Belgium and Cerveza Quilmes from Argentina. The latter had me swooning! Such a delicious beer and I’ll be surely paying the Subi Hotel another visit, just for that beer!

Plus I have to mention that for the launch party they had some stunning pork belly doing the rounds! Mr. Spittoon said about 100 times “if they serve that pork belly on the standard menu, then we will be coming back!!!”.

Anyway enough of my blabbing, I’ll let the pictures do the talking and you can decide for yourself whether you think the millions of dollars sunk into this Perth venue was worth it…
Subiaco Hotel Launch Party Lighting
Subiaco Hotel Launch Party Bar Area
Subiaco Hotel Launch Party Plants
Subiaco Hotel Launch Party Ceiling
Subiaco Hotel Launch Party Restaurant
Subiaco Hotel Launch Party Prawn Crackers & Waiter
Subiaco Hotel Launch Party Waitress and Snacks
Subiaco Hotel Launch Party Prawn Cracker
Subiaco Hotel Launch Party Heavenly Pork Belly
Subiaco Hotel Launch Party Chorizo Rull
Subiaco Hotel Launch Party Glass of Bubbles
Subiaco Hotel Launch Party Bubbles & Art
Subiaco Hotel Launch Party Cerveza Quilmes
Subiaco Hotel Launch Party Blue Moon Beer

2 thoughts on “The Multimillion-Dollar Revamp of the Subiaco Hotel – Was it worth it?

  1. Oh fantastic, I’d love to hear your thoughts on what you think. How was the food when you went??

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