AWARDS & PRESS
GOOD FOOD GUIDE:
One Hat (2019, 2020)
GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE:
Wine List of the Year Finalist (2019)
Wine List of the Year 2 Glass Rating (2018, 2019)
WEST AUSTRALIAN GOOD FOOD GUIDE:
Wine List of the Year (2019)
Top 50 (2017, 2018, 2019)
Delicious 100: Australia's Most Delicious Restaurants (2019)
STM (SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZIINE):
Sunday Times 50 Best Bars (2019)
IN THEIR WORDS
“An inner-city dining room with an audacious list and punchy snacks. Embla. 10 William Street. Wines of While. Heritage? Despite pitching itself as a wine bar, this elegantly appointed space in Perth’s white collar heartland feels more diner for stockbrokers than loud-casual rumpus room. But is this a bad thing? Not for guests that like hearing themselves drink as well as the patter of debonair, well-dressed staff.”
Good Food Guide 2020
“An inventive and completely appealing wine list that travels the globe ably and delivers both marquee and more avant-garde expressions in good measure (...) By the glass clocks in at around 100 different wines – a massive feature of a list and completely impressive for its diversity and depth
(...) Clever work from The Heritage Wine Bar overall, a very appealing selection emerges with vigour and vim on its side.”
Gourmet Traveller Wine ‘ Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards 2019
“(...) it’s wonderful to see a wine list showcasing so emphatically, not only the classic backdrop of wines of Australia, but a diversity that has become expected for intrepid and curious wine lovers seeking to broaden their horizons.”
Mike Bennie, West Australian Good Food Guide 2019 Wine List of the Year
“(...) a standout for its marriage of the avant-garde with a bedrock of fine wines from Australian and international winemaking superstars. It’s diverse, interesting, detailed and represents a distillation of professional know-how with inventiveness."
West Australian Good Food Guide 2019 Wine List of the Year
“A gem that no longer slips under the radar"
"(…) Five years in and Heritage Wine Bar still has one of the most appealing dining rooms in the city"
"Great décor and a smart accessible menu combined with a 100 title by-the-glass wine list to create a unique, delightful dining experience. There’s something very ‘big city’ about Heritage. It feels very right.”
Rob Broadfield, The West Australian
“With the elevation of chef Matt Carulei, this plush city haunt has really hit its straps. Carulei knows his French technique and imparts some of his northern English upbringing, without losing sight of Asia as a key influence in the modern Australian kitchen. A side dish of triple-cooked chips – fat, crisp and fluffy inside – paired with a trio of Wagin duck, salt-baked pineapple and Sichuan caramel tastes like a tongue-in-cheek riff on Chinese takeaway. Perhaps not Carulei’s intention, but no less delicious. “
Max Brearley, Delicious Magazine, Delicious 100: Australia's Most Delicious Restaurants
“(…) Dining rooms like that at The Heritage are rare and wonderful …The 100-by-the-glass offer is a spectacular point of difference for this city restaurant and as one might expect, it attracts wine buffs at all times of the day or night.”
The West Australian Good Food Guide 2020
“Chic City Stayer… Chef Matt Carulei is a proper chef dishing up serious food but he’s not afraid to have fun … Some of the cleverest cooking in town in one of the most handsome dining rooms around.”
15.5/20 Amanda Keenan, STM Review
“It’s hard to think of a grander room to sip wine in. But for all of the Heritage’s history it’s the bar’s modern sensibilities that make it such an attractive prospect. Corovin technology allows guests to choose from a hundred wines by the glass, while Matt Carulei’s artfully placed snacks are equally of the moment.”
50 Best Bars, STM
“One of the city's best wine bars. An extensive wine list of old- and new-world labels is expertly curated to provide one of the largest by the glass selections in the city: over a hundred labels by the glass. Pair this with the food of chef Matt Carulei and things get seriously interesting...Classic technique, a modern outlook and a handle on great produce are his hallmarks.”
DIRECT FROM OUR DINERS
“We chose the degustation menu with matching wines and we were sent on a culinary journey that we will never forget (...) This incredible restaurant is one of our favourites for good reason. We will be back. “
“Excellent restaurant with outstanding service. This is a very professional restaurant and deserves it's One Hat (...) Outstanding wine list and the staff really know their wines and offer lots of advice. ”
“My favourite place to take business clients - both local and interstate - consistently amazing and a real show-off of the cuisine/wine we have in WA! Love! “
“We took a sharing approach and as a group tried almost all snacks, starters, mains and desserts. Faultless. Particular mention must go to the Beef Wellington - cooked to perfection and enough to serve three diners for sure. The snacks were a genius way to wet the appetite and so much effort has gone into their creation it seems.
Great little cocktail lounge downstairs for after dinner drinks too."
"But what a lunch it was! (...) We all went nuts for the thick cut chips that were cooked in a delicious coating but served with chicken dripping. Oh my! I am sat in bed writing this salivating at the thought of those chips! All restaurants should be made to make them the same."
"(...) a really interesting menu, the food is presented beautifully and is every bite is to be savoured. Wonderful wine list and the atmosphere is New York/Parisian/Melbourne. We had our wedding party here and go back often for lunches and dinners."
Jennifer, D tripadvisor.com
"If you are visiting Perth you must come here. Food and service absolutely amazing. (...) Wow. Next time I’m in Perth I’ll be back for sure.
"This was a business meeting and we felt very comfortable to continue beyond our expected time because it was simply a great dinner with a very pleasant staff."
"Such an amazing experience, well and truly enjoyed by all of us. The wine list was nothing short of impressive, and the food was simply impeccable! If you haven't been, you must put this in your list of places in Perth I would seriously recommend!! Yummmmm......."
"(...) The service is top notch, friendly and attentive - faultless. The venue is an old building with some industrial touches, pineapple lamp stems, comfortable chairs and a dark moody colour scheme which I love. Coming back with friends really soon!"