The Heritage

The Heritage

The name says it all. Almost everything about The Heritage harks back to another point in time. I say almost everything as there are some exceptions which we’ll get to soon. If the 1920s is an era that you’re a fan of, and seriously, what’s not to love, then you’ll be in your element here. I’m sitting with Helen Clarke, Administration & Functions Manager at The Heritage, and this international hospitality veteran has got plenty to tell me when on the topic of her latest project, the first venue she has been responsible for since her arrival back in WA. From the marble flooring to the French-custom made pewter bartop, the mood is decidedly continental, a feeling that is cemented when you also take into account the Foucault pendulum chandeliers, designed in 1851 and similarly imported from France. That continental vibe is further enhanced by the airiness that exists on the warmer days, when the staff open the huge windows facing Brookfield Place, and allow the urban atmosphere to come pouring through. While the vibe may be European, two of the three owners, Paul and Lynn Wolkowinski hail from the UK. Continuing their impressive hospitality tradition, they’ve been behind the wheel of this new venue since its launch back in 2012, while Lynn has been an owner in the Perth hospitality scene for quite a bit longer as proprietor of long-standing Barrack Street venue Halo. The ownership trio is rounded out by another member of the Wolkowinski clan Edward, who is also the venue’s General Manager. The venue may be new but the building is steeped in history with...