Rambla adds to riverfront options
TONY Glass and Anne Boys followed the transformation of South Perth’s newest riverfront restaurant for months with anticipation.
Living a short stroll away, they were among the first to try Rambla On Swan when it opened this month next to the renowned Cocos, sharing a plate of oysters on the balcony to create a near-perfect lunch scene.
Rambla is the latest addition to the suite of venues owned by Entertainment Enterprises, which also operates Empire Bar on Great Eastern Highway and city nightspots such as Tiger Lils and Paramount nightclub.
The new restaurant and function centre is named after the vibrant and lively promenade Las Ramblas in Barcelona and occupies a space well known to Perth foodies through the years as LinQ, The Oyster Bar and more recently Palais 85.
Chief executive Hugh Brown said he expected Rambla would become a popular choice for wedding receptions, corporate lunches and special occasion dinners – as well as a first-class vantage point for events such as New Year’s Eve and Australia Day.
Head chef Richard Johnson has moved across from Empire Bar after settling in Perth following years spent at elite Sydney venue The Establishment.
Local residents Anne Boys and Tony Glass are served by Venice Molo at Rambla On Swan in South Perth.
Graham Hardie and Hugh Brown at Rambla On Swan.