Swallow Bar

  • When:5pm-11pm Wed & Thurs, 4pm-12am Fri & Sat, 3pm-9pm Sun
  • Where:198 Whatley Crescent Maylands
  • Web:swallowbar.com.au

After years of hard work to get to this point, Meredith and Zoe have finally swung open the doors to their quaint small bar on the Maylands coffee strip. Swallow Bar has been a labour of love for the two owners, after struggling to find premises, and then having to push their opening day back by a few months. We’re super pleased that they persisted on despite all the setbacks, because it really has paid off. It’s a wonderful small bar, with a French inspired feel, inviting you to drop by for a coffee, glass of wine and delicious food. The owners happen to be fantastic chefs, and food includes small nibbles that you can have seated at the bar, to larger meals that will have you settled in for the night. Think paté with cornichons, gruyere toasts, and specials that change each night that may be beef cheek bourguignon one night and chicken saltimbocca another. The wine list has been finely tuned and lists some impressive, French drops alongside boutique beers. The cosy fit out includes lace curtains, old fashioned booths with racks above them for coats and bags, and a courtyard out the back for the warmer days. And if you’re wondering about the sleek yet nostalgic branding, you can thank Jarrod of DesignFuller (hint: he’s the man behind the We Love Perth design too!)