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Varnish’s interior pays its respect to the nouveau dive bars of the States, but throws a sly nod to Perth’s own history with sepia-toned images of the neighbourhood’s yesteryear lining the walls. Bottle upon bottle of Kentucky bourbons and American whiskeys line the shelves behind the bar, rivalling what anyone else in Perth has done previously. 

Varnish on King doesn’t play by the rules, offering a number of innovative perks for their customers, such as the ‘Bacon & Whiskey flight’ where four different style of Whiskey are paired up to four different style of bacon... yep - it’s a thing! The venue also boasts a charming wine list, a list that is largely instinctive and changes frequently on a whim.

Varnish on King also offers innovative food, with a fusion of American classics with an Australian twist. 

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Tucked away in the basement of a heritage building built in 1921, right in the heart of Perth’s CBD, multi-award-winning Varnish on King is a one-of-a-kind venue… making it the perfect place to host your next function or special occasion, offering something a little different for your guests - avoiding the usual corporate, team-building snore-fests!

Varnish on King doesn’t play by the rules, offering a number of innovative perks for their customers, such as the ‘Bacon & Whiskey flight’ where four different style of Whiskey are paired up to four different style of bacon…Food and drink selections are bound to suit every taste and preference, with both whiskey drinkers and wine lovers well taken care of.

Varnish on King's mantra is simple. We source the best food the best wine and the best whiskey to be able to share it with our guests, who quickly become friends.

Events we cater for

  • Cocktail Events
  • Corporate
  • Engagements
  • Private Dinners
  • Birthdays
  • Product Launches
  • Networking
  • Weddings
  • Private Masterclasses

Small Batch

10
10

An intimate option for small groups up to 10 after their own slice of the Varnish pie. Set within the heart of the venue this cosy booth area is ideal for corporate get togethers and social merriment.

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The Reserve

20

Perfect for drinks & nibbles with a designated area for your guests. Situated as you enter from King St, this couched area suits casual groups of up to 20… with plenty of room for banter and revelry!

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Old Fashioned Get Together

50
40

Need space for a large group but don’t need the fuss of a designated area? Then why not reserve a ‘spot’ in our main bar. Enjoy full service food & beverage with your own dedicated waitstaff while mingling with guests and soaking up the atmosphere around you.

We can also cater for sit down gatherings for up to 40 guests with one of chef’s signature sit down menus.

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Keys to kentucky

120
55

Take over the entire venue for cocktail events up to 120 and seated dining up to 55, you’ll soon be enjoying what we really love about Varnish… the fact that it’s home to Perth's most extensive showcase of bourbons, ryes, Canadian and Tennessee whiskey!

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THE VARNISH EXPERIENCE

Avoid the usual corporate, team-building snore-fests and lock in something interactive and fun! A 45 minute masterclass sampling 3 different whiskeys and explore the history, production, styles and trends of all things American Whiskey. Accompanied by delicious snacks and finishing with a feast fit for a King or Queen with chef’s specialty big meat cuts, with sides & dessert!
**Subject to availability

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The Whiskey Express

For those seeking the Varnish experience on a smaller scale. Avoid the usual corporate, team-building snore-fests and lock in something interactive and fun… Soak up the knowledge from one of our experienced bartenders whilst sampling 3 different whiskeys and a selection of bar snacks to share.

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Weddings

Tucked away in the basement of a heritage building built in 1921, Varnish’s interior pays respect to the nouveau dive bars of the States, with Perth’s own history romanticised through the sepia-toned images of the neighbourhood’s yesteryear lining the walls… and occasional wildlife taxidermy peeking out from the shadows.

“It’s not your obvious wedding venue…" is exactly what makes Varnish the perfect choice for unique nuptials, weddings and engagement parties alike! 

Varnish on King doesn’t play by the rules, and neither do we…  say “I do” and let’s create something pretty epic for your special day!

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