Since opening in 2005, Elmar’s In The Valley has provided Perth residents and visitors alike with top quality German beer and traditional food in a classical atmosphere. After nearly 15 years, and having gained a reputation as one of the best restaurants in the Swan Valley, owners Elmar and Anette Dieren decided time was ripe for an update. Extensive renovations were planned and the site closed for an extended period in order to facilitate expedited works. The improvements were based on the couple’s extensive experience of German machinery, fine food, small goods, and, of course, the famous beer of their homeland. The resulting revitalisation of the premises is still iconically German, but with an ultra-modern 21st century twist.
Customer facilities, such as toilets, were replaced and upgraded, new signage was installed, and the décor was renewed using raw timbers and copper features to bring the feel of a German beer garden to the inside areas of the restaurant. The finished space is one that provides the typically German tradition of a single location where one can enjoy fine food and small batch micro-beer alongside a showcase of selected artwork and artisanal products.
The interior design was carried out by ELLK Design Studio, and the company carried out a comprehensive review to re-design the entrance hall, restaurant and bathrooms. The key elements of the refurbishment was to bring an updated, contemporary feel whilst remaining true to the established Elmar’s brand. The existing space was upgraded to make full use of glass walls and high ceilings, flooding the space with natural light and showcasing expansive views over the Swan Valley. Clever use of light shades and contrasting colour highlights and draws the eye to key features. Strategic lighting, dark rustic timbers and the use of metallic copper were all inspired by the traditional breweries of Germany. Together the use of classical and modern offers a very avant-garde result that’s led to a distinctly upscale dining and drinking establishment.
Elmar says of the refurbishment, “The renovations still capture the traditional essence of the establishment, but with a distinctly stylish twist. By innovative use of typically German colours and materials it’s been possible to re-create an outside beer garden atmosphere within the restaurant itself. Plants and greenery further revitalise the ambience, and the restaurant’s brand colour of deep forest green has been introduced on the walls.”
Elmar's Family Reveal Party takes place on the 7th of July 2019. It's free to attend and the whole family is invited to join in the fun and experience the brand-new restaurant vibe. Various entertainment is on offer from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm. This includes the Hygge Animal Farm, Freedom Fairies face painting, a bouncy castle, live music by Ben Merito, Elmar's Outdoor Games (weather permitting), $9.90 kid's meals and $2 hot chocolate in celebration of Word Chocolate Day. Tables in the restaurant can also be pre-booked if required.
About Elmar’s In The Valley
A traditional German restaurant located in the Swan Valley, Elmar’s presents world-class authentic German cuisine alongside locally sourced Australian favourites. The owners, Elmar and Anette Dieren, migrated to the area from their native country of Germany in 1987, bringing with them their expertise in both German beer and food. Together they opened the Swan Valley micro-brewery, which today is one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. The restaurant opened in 2005, providing both an inside and alfresco dining area. Elmar’s further evolved and today is also a renowned function location, hosting weddings, parties and various social events.
Get in touch at https://elmars.com.au
Elmar's In The Valley
8731 West Swan Road
Henley Brook WA 6055
08 9296 6354
Elmar's In The Valley
Elmar's In The Valley is one of the best German restaurants in Perth and the Swan Valley. Hosting one of the largest venues with open plan dining and alfresco dining options. Elmar's alfresco area overlooks 2 acres of amazing park like grounds offering a relaxing dining experience and a popular choice for celebrations and special occasions.
Elmar's In The Valley
P: 08 9296 6354