Perth is renowned for having a vibrant dining scene. Offering a wide selection of outstanding restaurants, cafes and bistros, all manner of cuisines are available here – to match the city’s rich, multi-cultural make up. If you are looking for ideas for where you can eat, check out our recommendations for some of the best restaurants that the beautiful city of Perth has to offer:
Balthazar is undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in Perth. Located on the bottom floor of the ‘Lawson’ apartments, a gorgeous Art Deco apartment block in the heart of The Esplanade, this CBD establishment (located just a 4min walk / 350m from the beautiful Como The Treasury hotel) serves up a fantastic selection of gastronomic delights which champions local produce.
Set within a relaxed, yet elegant dining space, their a la carte menu includes dishes like duck breast with fennel, pumpkin and croissant sauce, and kangaroo with blueberries, goats curd and macadamia.
The kind of place were businessmen and families can dine seamlessly side-by-side; Balthazar also offers a fabulous range of unique wines that perfectly match their highly accomplished cuisine.
Address: 6 The Esplanade, Perth WA 6000
As luxury hotel dining goes, few establishments in Perth can match the Firewater Grille in the Duxton Hotel for the exquisiteness of their offering.
Open every day for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, the restaurant boasts stylish décor and river splendid views. Located on the lobby level of the hotel, which is adjacent to the Perth Concert Hall, the Firewater Grille allows guests to enjoy an interactive dining experience.
Entrées like squid carbonara and mains like Black Angus tomahawk dry-aged steak are waiting to be enjoyed beside a cascading water feature that is almost as captivating as the food.
The restaurant also has a stunning ‘retro style’ cocktail bar where you can enjoy a pre-dinner drink.
Address: 1 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
Heritage Wine Bar
The Heritage Wine Bar is well known for being one of Perth’s best wine bars. Offering over 100 outstanding wines, all of which you can buy by the glass.
However it is also a regarded as one of the best places to eat in Perth too.
Boasting a classic look, with flawless white linen tablecloths and bentwood chairs, the restaurant’s decor has a noticeable European flair to it. Something which is evident in its menu too.
Where dishes like chicken and rabbit terrine are paired with distinctive Western Australian elements like wattle seed and Geraldton wax.
An intimate and refined venue, the restaurant offers food that is bursting with style and flavour. A combination which has quite aptly seen it being awarded a coveted hat in the national Good Food Guide.
Address: Brookfield Place, 131 St Georges Terrace, Perth, Western Australia, 6000
One of the oldest hotels in the city, having originally opened its doors in 1897, The Melbourne Hotel also has one of the best Chinese restaurants in Perth too.
Located at the west end of the CBD, close to Parliament House and Kings Park, the Grand Orient brings to you an authentic taste of Asia.
Offering an intoxicating fusion of Cantonese aromas and flavours, made from contemporary and traditional cooking techniques, dishes like Szechuan Lamb Fillet and Kung Pao Cuttlefish shine from their ‘Taste of the Orient’ set menu.
The restaurant’s old-world setting makes a lovely setting in which to treat yourself to an exquisite lunch or dinner.
Address: 33 Milligan St, Perth WA 6000
Every city in Australia has a great Italian restaurant and Il Lido is right up there among the best in Perth.
Boasting a fabulous beachside location, in a former 1930’s seaside art-deco building on Cottesloe Beach, Il Lido offers sensational Italian food and gourmet coffee.
Contained within a stylish space that features art deco accents and wall-to-wall wine racks, their menu is a foodies’ delight.
Dishes like blue swimmer crab linguine and spaghetti with nduja, white anchovy, mascarpone and lemons will elevate your tastebuds to new levels of ecstasy. While Oyster Sunday with ‘the King of Oysters’ Jerry Fraser is not to be missed.
Address: 88 Marine Parade, Cottesloe WA 6011