Long Chim; The Beauty of Contrast

Located at the basement of the grandeur State Building in the Cathedral Square precinct, Long Chim Perth takes us from an elegant Victorian style building to a bustling Bangkok street.

The concept of the design is to bring back the Bangkok streetscape to town, with core elements of graffiti, steels dividers and rustic accessories added to it. From there, it imports all furniture, accessories and even the glassware straight from Thailand.

The first impression you get in Long Chim is similar to walking to the crowded, bustling and colourful streets of Bangkok with a welcoming, yet mysterious feel. The room is slightly dimmed, exacerbating the colours of the interior and the dishes on the table.

Located in the basement of a Victorian building over 100 years old, you can still recognise its classical, architectural statement on the exposed arcs and ceiling structures, which have both been smartly blended with the busy Bangkok theme. This is coupled by an array of street graffiti, created by a Thailand artist throughout the restaurant, adding the Thai authenticity to the setting.

In regards to the cuisine, we expected a lot from head chef David Thompson’s flagship restaurant in Australia, and we were not disappointed. Although Long Chim’s full menu will not be introduced until mid-January 2016, the current menu is still a cause for excitement. The service was impeccable; we ordered 2 entrees and 3 mains and were pleasantly surprised as to how quickly the dishes were served.

The presentation of their food amalgamates the styles of street food and smart fine dining additions, creating an excellent contrast. The imagery of the prawn and fish dishes are something wonderful to behold.

However, the highlight of the visit was certainly the dessert; three serves of durian ice cream. It was creamy, thick and mirrored the exact taste of durian. Durian is a fruit you either love or hate; so make sure you select carefully!

pictured: Alfresco area at Long Chim Perth, with a 3D graffiti

Long Chim is located at COMO The Treasury in the State Buildings, at the corner of St Georges Terrace and Barrack Street in the heart of Perth. Access is via the hotel entrance on Cathedral Avenue.

Tel: +61 8 6168 7775
Email: hi@longchimperth.com

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