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The Old Synagogue a unique favourite in Fremantle | Homegrown Goodness

Our State on a Plate focuses on quality WA produce and how it is sourced, cooked and served in local eateries around WA. In partnership with Our State on a Plate, we hit the road to meet some of our business customers and primary producers to learn more about our homegrown goodness and how best to enjoy it.

If you’re looking for somewhere a little unique for your next breakfast, lunch or dinner, head into bustling Fremantle to check out The Old Synagogue, a unique and historical venue like no other.

The Old SynagogueThe Old Synagogue, Fremantle

In 2019, The Old Synagogue opened its doors to the public after a massive restoration of two State Heritage buildings. Dining venues within The Old Synagogue now include a modern Asian restaurant, a hip beer and wine garden, a craft beer bar and bistro, and an artisan cocktail bar.

Located in the heart of Fremantle, on South Terrace, The Old Synagogue was built in 1902 as a practicing synagogue and has been transformed into a multi-level, multi-layered venue.

This venue has something for everyone. It’s home to four destinations in one – Tonic & Ginger, The Arbor, Mr. Chapple and L’Chaim.

Head Chef Leigh Power looks after the kitchens of all four venues with a main focus on flagship restaurant, Tonic & Ginger, where he incorporates South East Asian flavours into his dishes.The Old Synagogue, Fremantle

Leigh loves cooking with gas as the wok is an integral part of his kitchen. Using gas helps him control the heat and get the intense heat and char that’s so integral to Asian cuisine.

A little about each venue within The Old Synagogue

Tonic & Ginger

Head to Tonic & Ginger for a bountiful and tasty serving of South-East Asian fusion in a larger than life way!

The Arbor

The Arbor is spread across three levels, with a general beer and wine garden feel. A hearty and delicious pub menu and efficient service keeps everyone happy. The Old Synagogue, Fremantle

Mr. Chapple

Mr Chapple is a relaxed bar area with bar bites and quick eats, as well as breakfast, brunch, lunch and onwarsd. Check out the rooftop terrace for views over the Cappuccino Strip.


L’Chaim means a toast to life, and is a unique secretive bar in the basement area of The Old Synagogue. Find the wooden panelling and push your way through two doors into an intimate, moody and speak-easy vibing cocktail bar.

Year-round dining at The Old Synogogue

Whether it’s in the Perth metro area or across regional WA – there’s never been a better chance to get behind the local businesses that also call WA home.

Head to The Old Synagogue to appreciate the great diversity it has to offer. Visit their website for more information on opening hours, menus and special events.

For more dinner kitchen inspiration and tips and tricks on using gas, check out our Kleenheat Kitchen recipes.