Perth might have the accolade as being “the most isolated city in the world” but when it comes to food, it is certainly not cut off. The city is home to some incredible restaurants, creative chefs and is located near some of the best wine regions in the country. There is also an abundance of amazing seafood such as rock lobster, barramundi and other tantalising tastes of the sea on offer. Local meats such as emu, kangaroo and even some bush tucker inclusions like local grubs and snake can sometimes grace the menus, providing diners with plenty of unique options to choose from.
Whether you’re venturing out for dinner with the family, entertaining clients, catching up with friends or you are going on a date, there are countless options to choose from. Regardless of whether you are looking for an amazing steak restaurant in Perth, seeking out fine-dining options, you want really good pub grub, a delicious brunch, casual diner or anything in between, you can be sure that the city will deliver. With so many options to choose from, the biggest issue that many locals and visitors alike will have is choosing where to go. However, don’t worry as we are going to take you through some of the very best restaurants that the Western Australian capital has to offer.
Let’s take a look at some of the best foodie hotspots in Perth that you need to try at least once.
Set atop the beautiful rooftop of COMO The Treasury, Wildflower is, without a doubt, one of the standout restaurants in Perth. The setting offers incredible views over the city and the Swan River and the food here is absolutely incredible. Head Chef Michael D’Adamo has worked at some of the best dining establishments in Melbourne, London and Perth, honing his skills and knowledge of native Australian ingredients. The contemporary follows the ethos of the six Noongar seasons, featuring forager and farmer-focused menus. Go all out with the six-course tasting menu to really get a feel for what Wildflower is all about.
Heritage Wine Bar
The incredible refurbishment work that Heritage Wine Bar has completed in the iconic Royal Insurance building plays homage to the restaurant’s roots. Creating a perfect ambience with high ceilings, Italian marble and large windows, you know that you are in for a treat from the moment you walk in. While the ambience is perfect, it is the food here that takes this restaurant to the next level. Inspired by European classics and combined with incredible local produce, you will find some exceptionally exquisite dishes on the menu. Try the rabbit and chicken terrine, mortadella foie gras or dive into the Wagyu tartare and pair your dish with a bottle of local or international wine from the vast selection on offer.
Just the name “fleur” conjures up images of quaint, sophisticated, elegant dining and we can assure you that it does not disappoint. Located inside the Royal Hotel on the corner of William and Wellington Streets, fleur serves up some truly outstanding French-inspired cuisine that will make your mouth water. Kick things off with a starter of gruyere scrolls, classic French onion soup or steak tartare with a fabulous grilled onion emulsion. From there jump into the sumptuous main course offerings like honey roasted locally-rared Wagin duck, and lobster mornay or for the veggies out there, why not try the substantial braised celeriac offering? Fleur also has an expansive wine list and a caviar menu to choose from, as well as some tasty cocktails. For one of the finest fine dining experiences you might ever have, make sure you don’t miss Fleur.
Every Perth local will have heard of, and perhaps even have eaten at, Balthazar, one of the city’s most established restaurants. Operating since the nineties, this Perth institution may have gone through a few different ownerships but that doesn’t mean the standards have ever been allowed to drop. If you’re looking for something a little more upmarket that offers a refined but approachable menu, you can’t go wrong with Balthazar. Found at the base of the ‘Lawson’, an original Art Deco apartment block, the atmosphere inside the sandstone walls is mood-lit and the wine racks that adorn the walls are always full. Modern Australian cuisine offerings such as the rare kangaroo loin topped with blueberry coulis and goat’s curd are certainly worth a try. And the glazed cronut, stacked three high, accompanied by white chocolate and raspberry rosewater is a sweet treat you won’t forget in a hurry!
Try The Very Best Restaurants That Perth Has To Offer
For foodies, there are few better places to explore than Perth. The Western Australian capital is home to some fantastic restaurants that you need to try. Check out the venues listed above to get started and sink your teeth into some of the very best that this great city has to offer.