New bar adds appeal

Iain Lawless at his soon-to-be open Mt Hawthorn bar, called Wee.
Iain Lawless at his soon-to-be open Mt Hawthorn bar, called Wee.

Opening in June, Wee ” named for its size (it seats just 40) and French-inspired cuisine ” will offer a quaint and quirky watering hole with a focus on food.

Owner Iain Lawless ” of Lawless Cooking School (behind Wee on Oxford Street) and Inglewood’s Miss Kitty’s Saloon ” said the venue would also help link Scarborough Beach Road and Oxford Street.

‘There are two main pubs on Scarborough Beach Road ” The Paddo (The Paddington Ale House) and The Cabin ” but they are usually packed out at times when you want a quiet after-work drink,’ he said.

‘On Oxford Street, the pubs and bars are way down the other end in Leederville, so having Wee Bar in the middle links the two strips.’

Mr Lawless lives in Mt Hawthorn with his wife and three children.

‘We love the area because it contains everything you need: it’s close to the city, shops, beach and park ” we would never move,’ he said.

‘We have the Paddo for a beer, Yelo Caf� for a coffee, New Norcia for bread and pastries and The Mezz centre for shopping.’

Adding further excitement to the precinct is The Peasant’s Table, opening at the soon-to-be revamped Mezz laneway in August.

Owner Jacki O’Hara said the restaurant would welcome morning coffee lovers and evening diners. ‘I believe Mt Hawthorn has some fabulous venues and see The Peasant’s Table as a meeting place for the locals ” something the area has been lacking,’ she said.

‘Mt Hawthorn is a progressive suburb filled with very proud locals.’