Food and Drink

The Best Restaurants in Perth Right Now

From handmade pasta to Bangkok street food, Perth's dining scene is as diverse as its landscape.

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In Perth, soft-sand beaches meet scenic parks, and a metropolis of small bars meets creative restaurants. You don’t have to go far for a premium dining experience or a late-night suckling pig.

Perth has it all, from degustations to seared kangaroo skewers and unconventional kitchens, pushing culinary bounds.

So if you’re looking for the best eats in the city, at every price point, under every flavour umbrella and in the best suburbs, read on. 

best restaurants perth le rebelle

Le Rebelle

Mount Lawley
The gist: This neighbourhood haunt is known for its intimate interiors and old-world romanticism of Paris and New York bistros. Perfect for date night.
The food: The menu is classic French fare. Think escargot in garlic butter, steak tartare, and glazed Wagin duck on top of a bed of fries. Diners will find a selection of local, international, and handmade cheeses served with lavosh and accoutrements.
The cost: As far as price is concerned, expect to pay $14 for the duck and an easy $17 for the escargot. The cheese selection starts at as little as $17 and goes up to $38 for three kinds of cheese. The lavish wagyu burger is $28.
How to order: Book a table here.

best restaurants perth wildflower

Wildflower

CBD
The gist: Wildflower is where Indigenous ingredients meet fine dining. It doesn’t hurt to have an incredible view, either. This restaurant is great for special occasions or for those who are adventurous food enthusiasts.
The food: As mentioned, the menu is forager-driven. Each native ingredient depends on the season, but expect to see lemon myrtle, local mushrooms, Geraldton wax, and fresh seafood.
The cost: The six-course tasting menu is $175 per person, and the four-course tasting menu is $138 per person, not including wine pairings. aim to spend an extra $95 to $135 for wine pairings.
How to order: Book a table here.

best restaurants perth long chim

Long Chim

Cathedral Square
The gist: Long Chim translates to “come and taste” in Thai. Here, you will find the flavours of modern Bangkok in a historic state building. The atmosphere is lively with quirky graffiti on open brick walls—a homage to Thailand’s market food stalls.
The food: Tuck into classic Bangkok street food favourites such as pad Thai, pineapple curry of pork, and soft shell crab noodles. For a vibrant flavour explosion, you can get steamed whole fish to share or a sour orange fish curry. There’s also a selection of starters, including prawn satay, chicken wings, and vegetarian spring rolls.
The cost: Starters cost around $20, and main dishes range between $18-$40. The whole fish is available at market price.
How to order: Book a table here.

best restaurants perth manuka woodfire kitchen

Manuka Woodfire Kitchen

Fremantle
The gist: Head chef Kenny McHardy hails from New Zealand, where he’s been cooking since the age of 14. McHardy’s worked in Michelin-starred kitchens of Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing, and now he’s bringing his skill to Fremantle, where ingredients touch a form of fire.
The food: Everything is cooked with fire or smoke. The menu changes seasonally, but diners can expect a selection of wood-fired pizza to, smoky beetroots, crispy chicken, wood-roasted octopus, and confit duck rolls.
The cost: Opt in for the six-course chef’s tasting menu, which is $72 per person, or you can choose your own adventure on the a la carte menu. All plates are designed to share.
How to order: Book a table here.

best restaurants perth lulu delizia

Lulu La Delizia

Subiaco
The gist: Every dish here hails from the small, North-East Italian town of Casarsa della Delizia. If you’re looking for Italian but have tried it all, we guarantee you will find something different at Lulu La Delizia.
The food: Besides serving up mounds of the best homemade pasta in town, there’s also a range of small plates such as saffron and gin cured kingfish, roasted artichoke with pecorino romano and fried bread. Nonna’s meatballs on a bed of soft polenta is the ultimate comfort food.
The cost: The prices are reasonable for the quality of the food. Expect to pay $35 for any pasta dish and around $18-26 for the starters.
How to order: Book a table here.

best restaurants perth madalenas

Madalena’s

South Fremantle
The gist: This beachside wine bar is an ode to European small neighbourhood bistros. This is the kind of place to grab a stool at the bar, sip on wine, and take in the beachside atmosphere.
The food: There’s plenty of seafood on the menu from Abroholos Islands scallops, Pacific oysters, yellowfin tuna and arrow squid. Diners will even find an Antarctic toothfish on the list. The charcuterie selection changes, but expect Wagin duck liver parfait, wagyu bresaola, pork and duck terrine, and capocollo. There’s also a selection of cheese to enjoy.
The cost: Oysters are around $.50 each, but the seafood dishes average around $24, and the charcuterie selection is only $16 per item.
How to book: Book a table here.

best restaurants perth balthazar

Balthazar

The Esplanade
The gist: Here, wine is just as important as food. Hiding inside an original Art Deco apartment block, Balthazar is a true hidden gem. You can get takeaway wine at cellar door prices downstairs.
The food: The food is classic Australian, with a touch of French flare. Think a seafood spaghetti, fish of the day with vegetables, and beef fillet in potato puree and bathed in jus. However, you can also find a kangaroo in goat curd and beetroot. It’s a good mix of international techniques and local produce.
The cost: Expect to pay around $50 for a main and $22 for an entree.
How to book: Book a table here.

best restaurants perth marumo
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Marumo

Nedlands
The gist: Getting a seat at Marumo is no easy feat, but if you do manage to score a table, you will be met with a value-packed omakase experience.
The food: It’s difficult to predict the menu as it’s constantly changing, but diners can expect quality ingredients and refined dining.
The cost: The seven-course omakase is only $85 per person, which is much cheaper than the standard omakase seating.
How to book: Book a table here.

best restaurants perth Il Lido

Il Lido

Cottesloe
The gist: Il Lido is an Italian canteen serving casual vibes but the beach and great espresso. The building was once a seaside 1930s art-deco cabaret hall, which makes it all that more interesting.
The food: The espresso bar is a must for coffee lovers. The menu takes the form of a casual Italian restaurant with antipasto and small starters. You can then pick a rigatoni or charred lamb chop for main and a ricotta cake for dessert.
The cost: You can get four plates for $70 and four wines for $70.
How to book: Book a table here.

best restaurants perth short order

Short Order

CBD and Fremantle
The gist: Every city has its burger place. For Perth, the gold standard is Short Order Burger.
The food: There are cheeseburgers, fried chicken Nashville hot burgers, a bbq bacon cheeseburger, and some plant-based patties available to substitute on any order. The world-famous milkshakes live up to the name and are a must on any visit to Short Order.
The cost: You can pick up a burger for as little as $13, or a few dollars extra will get you a double size. Milkshakes are $9, and small fries are only $7.
How to book: Walk-ins are encouraged.

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