Lot Twenty’s entrance subtly blends into its surroundings. It’s understated. It talks with quiet intensity, it doesn’t shout. We like that. So, what exactly is Lot Twenty? We went to get some answers.
A bar and restaurant with a solid menu, upbeat staff, a dash of upcycled furniture and a slice of afternoon sun. These things mark Lot Twenty as a reliable spot that’s guaranteed to deliver.
Escaping the crowd, a proper drink, nibbles and grazing, catch up with mates and oysters.
The air of mystery about the place.The french fries with peanut satay (delish!), knowledgeable bar staff and beautifully designed aesthetic.
We’d walked past and wondered - time to call ‘enough is enough’ and waltz on in to check it out. A sunny Sunday arvo with no plans proved the perfect opportunity to do just that.
10 seconds in and you’ll feel right at home. The service is on point and the hardest decision you’ll make is choosing between delightful drinks and where to sit - it’s all so charming!
Despite its close proximity to William Street and the cultural heart of Northbridge, this place counts PICA and The Blue Room as neighbours, this is a venue that offers peaceful respite and feels ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’.
Before going any further we need to mention the bathrooms. Yep, because when you gotta go, you gotta go. Exposed copper piping and a communal wash basin - wait a second, who do those hands belong to? - combined with Fawlty Towers playing on an audio loop adds a peculiar twist of fun to the smallest room. Is it weird to want to stay awhile?
Back to reality. The snack menu will have your mouth watering. Dutch Fries covered in peanut satay, you had me at hallo! Seemingly possessed by a sixth sense and without ever hovering, staff will appear at your table whenever you need them. Their knowledge of the drinks menu will have even the most indecisive member of your party impatient to pick their next potion.
The smattering of vintage posters and choice artworks adorning the walls complement this venue’s sophisticated weekly specials. Among others, their bi-weekly Oyster nights are a raging success. Local legend Jerry Fraser will shuck half a dozen of his finest oysters for a reasonable $15.
Blissed out with full bellies, we rolled casually out of Lot Twenty with two score of great reasons to race back again soon.
By Carly Connor