Along the popular Rokeby Road in central Subiaco, the newly opened Bar Amelie is a nod to the French titled film, Amelie. Set right on the main strip, the new bar has an open space plan that is perfectly suited to mingling from seat to bar. It’s a lovely spot for Subiaco patrons to finish up their night.

With comfortable intimate seating booths that are easy to sink to and relax after a long day, Bar Amelie is a great destination for a drink with friends. Whether you’re coming off from the train after seeing the footy and not ready to finish the night or visiting one of Subi’s great restaurants and need somewhere to discuss the finer points of the Regal Theatre’s latest show, the sharp little bar lets you while a way time in a comfortable setting. They even have a long table for larger groups set in the deeper part of the bar for events.

When it comes to their drinks, we recommend sampling Bar Amelie’s wide choices of wines and spirits, especially their delicious signature drink. The Amelie cocktail, a ruby red concoction, is sweet and tart, perfectly topped with a sliced strawberry. With friendly and knowledgeable staff on hand to take your orders and your drink pairings, they’ll guide you towards some of the best local and international offerings to enjoy. We loved the light smoothness of Rockcliffe’s Third Reef 2018 Pinot Noir, a beautiful pairing with their meat dishes.

Bar first and tapas second, Bar Amelie’s food offerings are still a great staple for those wanting a bite. With Richard Pothercary as Head Chef, previously from the Fremantle Yacht Club’s kitchen, the menu offers a simplicity guests will enjoy. From light tempura battered whiting that disappears quickly, bite-sized, and flavourful pork and fennel meatballs, you can choose to get something light for yourself, or share Bar Amelie’s choice meat and cheese grazing plate with a group.  Our favourite? The crumbed eggplant meatball.

Previously known the Bistro Felix, Bar Amelie’s goal is to create more joy, connection and happiness with a relaxed feel, great wine and simple but finger-licking tapas. Head down to 118-120 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, WA 6008, to try it out.