Did someone say Applecross needed a wine bar? The owners of Bad Apples ask this rhetorical question on their Facebook page. With crowds of customers streaming through its doors each night, it would seem the answer is an emphatic yes.
Although Bad Apples has only been open for a month, you wouldn’t know it from the slick service and friendly staff. Managing owner Owen Hutchinson and his band of waiters are confident, attentive and ever-accommodating, splitting bills, replacing drinks and checking if there’s anything else they can do. This is what service should be.
Bad Apples boasts an Enomatic Wine Machine, which offers a variety of wines in self-serve sizes. Exchange your credit card for an electronic bar card and swipe your way through a taste, half glass or full glass of the wine list. If that’s too futuristic for you, Bad Apples also has skilled bartenders and Owen will happily talk you through the wine list.
While the wine reigns supreme, food isn’t forgotten at Bad Apples. Tapas and dishes to share make up most of the list, with pizzas providing a more substantial alternative, and the food is good – perfect to snack on with a glass of wine.
Another venture from the Bad Apples team is expected later in the year. Here’s hoping it doesn’t take as long to surface as Bad Apples did – a welcome addition to Perth’s small bar scene and a place we’ll be returning to for sure.
(Guest post by Sophie Raynor)