Visitors to Perth tell us that dining in relaxed and picturesque surroundings is a majorly important part of the dining experience, and with our beautiful weather, Perth offers these surroundings in abundance! Beach side breakfasts after a swim, succulent seafood by the water’s edge, hearty pub lunches in leafy beer gardens, tapas in funky laneway wine bars, local produce and award winning wines in our world famous wine region; Perth is a food lovers paradise.
Suiting all tastes and budgets, Perth City offers a vast selection of dining choices include fine dining at five star hotels, a casual pub lunch at the water’s edge in Claisebrook Cove, or wine and tapas at one of the many laneway bars. Since a change in licensing laws in 2007, over 50 small bars have emerged throughout the city, all offering different cuisine and character. The ‘West End’ in the city offers a good selection of quality restaurants and bars, which is only a five minute walk west from the CBD. A very popular restaurant for visitors is the revolving C Restaurant, showcasing fantastic 360 degree views of the city from 33 floors up. You can’t go past Crown Perth for a fabulous night out; five world class restaurants to chose from, bars, theatre and a 24 hour casino. Every Friday night from October to March, Forrest Chase transforms into a food lovers paradise with the Twilight Hawkers Market. Enjoy delicious dishes from all corners of the world, tastes from a melting pot of international cultures such as Indonesian Satays, Malaysian curries, Turkish gozlemes, Moroccan tagines, Colombian Empanadas, Mexican Burritos and Japanese. Cross cultural influences continue with the entertainment – live music from local artists and bands from all over Perth.
A popular dining area is Northbridge, just across the railway line in the city and walking distance from the CBD. Northbridge is a vibrant area with cafés, restaurants, bars, shops, nightlife, plenty of alfresco street dining with an Italian and Asian influence. It’s also home to China Town, an area celebrating Chinese culture and full of delicious Chinese cuisine.
Our wineries and wines are recognised as some of the best in the world and there is no other city which has their prime wine growing region so close to the CBD. The Swan Valley is only 12km from the heart of the city, less than a 30 minute drive by car. Chose from over 100 wineries and restaurants to sample world class wines and fresh produce in beautiful country surroundings. Stop for tastings of chocolate, cheese, honey, coffee and nougat.
The Perth Hills, stretching from Gidgegannup in the north across the darling scarp through Mundaring, Kalamunda, Armadale and Serpentine / Jarrahdale, offers a charming, country dining experience with historic pubs serving up hearty pub fare such as The Parkerville Tavern, Mundaring Hotel and the Jarrahdale Tavern. The Perth Hills is also home to the Bickley Valley Wine Trail, cider houses such as Naked Apple Cider, and stunning winery and restaurants offering world-class cuisines and wine.
Fremantle is famous for its fishing heritage and you can’t visit WA without tasting the fresh, succulent fish and chips or seafood by the ocean’s edge at the Fishing Boat Harbour. Enjoy the Italian influence of pizza and pasta restaurants along the ‘Cappuccino Strip’ with plenty of al fresco dining to enjoy the balmy evenings, or visit one of the stylish microbreweries. The Fremantle Markets is full of fresh, gourmet food stalls with a huge selection of local produce such as fruit and vegetables, bread, honey, coffee and cheese. Following is a selection of restaurants and pub choices.