They say that good things come to those who wait, and four years after its original conception, Besk was finally born in December 2019.
Located in an old 1930s building on Railway Parade, just down from Mary’s Bakery, and across the road from West Leederville train station. Besk is the brainchild of architect Ben Braham and Mane Liquor’s Elliott Moore.
Part showcase for Braham’s architecture firm, and part outlet for Moore’s multiple award winning Mane Liquor business. Besk’s unique space allows it to seamlessly operate as 210-person bar, restaurant, bottle shop and cafe.
Sporting 24 x taps, and operating under a Tavern Licence, Besk customers can drink in the bar/restaurant area, and purchase take-aways from the extensive 500+ beer and wine bottle shop selection. Additionally, they can also purchase beverages from the bottle shop, and drink them in the bar (with a small surcharge).
“We want to be that second living space where people come in and meet their mates” Ben Braham
The interior fit-out of Besk contains plenty of exposed brick, vaulted pressed tin ceilings, clean minimal lines, warm lighting and industrial accents.
Downstairs you’ll find a small 80 pax function area, with 4 x dedicated taps, that’s designed for exclusive releases, and small gatherings. The roof of this space contains thick circular glass blocks, that allow natural light from upstairs, to filter through and illuminate the space below.
Chef Gerard Mitchell (previously from Margaret River’s Settlers Tavern) has created a menu that focuses on comfort pub food. Sourced from local produce and producers. Think, west coast seafood supplied by Fins, grass-fed steak sandwiches with beef sourced from Blackwood Valley Beef, and chicken parmigiana balls using free-range chooks reared by Wagin Duck & Game.
“It’s important people know where their food comes from: I refuse to compromise on that sort of stuff” – Chef Gerard Mitchell
Address:264 Railway Parade, West Leederville