Over the last few years, we’ve seen more than enough of the inside of our living rooms, so we’ve been appreciating any opportunity to get out and about and enjoy the city. But just like everybody else, we’re not throwing any cash around willy-nilly. So how do you support local while keeping an eye on the budget?
This spring, an absolutely endless array of local businesses are teaming up with Destination Perth to offer heaps of fun for under $50! From romantic dinner dates to adventures through the city’s arcades and laneways, you’ll be able to explore all the nooks and crannies of the city without breaking the bank.
Who says you can’t enjoy champagne taste on a beer budget?
EAT & DRINK
The Flour Factory
This gin-lover’s paradise is giving us all the ginspiration we need. For just $50, you can dive into a delectable cheese board for two, plus you’ll be treated to two spins of The Flour Factory’s iconic numbered gin wheel – whatever number you get, you’ll be sipping on a delicious premium local or international gin concoction.
The Flour Factory’s slightly more down and dirty neighbour, Caballitos is here to show you a real good time. They’re already mayhem on weeknights with their Nacho Typical Thursdays (live tattooing and mariachi band included), but you can get your amigos together any day of the week for this tempting Tommy’s deal. Fifty bucks will get you two Tommy’s Margaritas and any two tacos – although where your night goes after that is up to you!
Hyatt Regency Perth
The team at Hyatt Regency Perth’s Cafe Restaurant are keeping things cosy for cool evenings, with a two course special menu that includes comforting mains like homemade ricotta gnocchi, Berkshire pork and sustainable barramundi – with a cheeky drink, of course! For dessert, you’ll be tempted by classics like signature sticky date pudding or apple crumble, all for a total of just $50 per person!
Julio’s Italian at Holiday Inn West Perth
Treat yourself to a delightful long lunch this week with a visit to Julio’s Italian. Attached to the Holiday Inn West Perth, you and your lunch date can watch the world go by on the alfresco or settle into the heritage dining room with a pizza, two Aperol spritzes and two cannoli for, you guessed it, $50! Delish!
Picaresque at Pan Pacific
Feeling restless for travel? Well, in the meantime you can enjoy a taste of Spain at Pan Pacific’s Pícaresque. The pop-up restaurant showcases flavours from destinations all over Spain, and you can enjoy a chef’s choice of tapas for two, plus two sangrias for just $50.
Shadow Wine Bar
One of our favourite spots to hit up in Northbridge for a romantic dinner, you can take Shadow’s seductive Italian appeal into daylight hours with their set lunch special, which will set you back just $50 a head.
Gusti Restaurant at Crowne Plaza Perth
Next door, Crowne Plaza Perth’s Gusti is hooking you up with the deals, with a Relax & Unwind package sure to do just that! Setting you back only $50, the package includes a bottle of sparkling and a tasting platter to nibble on as you enjoy the delightful views out over Langley Park. If you prefer, the Wine & Dine package includes a two course dinner and two glasses of wine – how’s that for date night?
Varnish on King
Descend into Varnish on King’s whiskey-soaked basement for a night of indulgence! This long-time favourite is serving up their own long-time favourites: for $50 you’ll be treated to a signature Varnish experience, with a mini bacon and whiskey or rosé flight, followed by bourbon wings – just make sure you also grab your iconic Varnish trucker as well.
Spring has sprung at Hadiqa, and they’re celebrating with some picture-perfect cocktail specials suited to the sunshine! Their spring cocktail trays showcase a petite trio of the venue’s most popular tipples: the Hadiqa Swizzle, Hadiqa Spritz and of course, the one and only Turkish Delight Martini. Available before 7PM, you can grab a tray for $30 or bring a friend and enjoy two trays for $50.
DO & SEE
After you’ve wined and dined your date with one of those excellent deals, have a giggle or two at the Comedy Lounge’s brutal Gong Show! Taking place every Thursday night with tickets only $27.50 each, comedians have to survive three merciless minutes on stage under the scrutiny of the Gong Master (and the audience), all for the chance to win cold, hard cash!
Get into the Christmas spirit and explore the always-marvellous City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail – but this year, do it on two wheels rather than two feet! Peddle Perth’s 45 minute tour will take you through the trail’s highlights, with plenty of Christmas carols and fun to be had. Make sure to book using the code “FUNONAFIFTY” to get two adult tickets for $50 per person.
Igniting a love of STEM in kids of all ages for over 30 years, you can take the whole family for a day of interactive, educational fun for only $50 using the code “FIFTY22”. With heaps of new shows and activities on offer, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy!
Two Feet & a Heartbeat
Explore a new side to the city with a tour from the award-winning Two Feet & a Heartbeat. Both the Coffee Culture and Art and the Perth Arcades and Laneways tours will set you back just $50 per person – showcasing the best of Perth’s street art, architecture, cultural landmarks, cafes and small bars while learning the quirky and intriguing stories of the city’s history.
The Perth Mint
Ever wanted to witness a live gold pour, or see the world’s largest gold coin weighing one tonne? The Perth Mint is a literal treasure trove, and you can grab a family pass with four pressed tokens for just $50 if you use the code “FUNONFIFTY”.
Willie Creek Pearls
Okay this last one is going to set you back a little more than just one pineapple, but it’s worth it. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Willie Creek Pearls’ Elizabeth Quay outpost as you harvest your very own South Sea pearl, straight from the oyster, with pearls ranging from $500 to $5000 and yours to keep! And if you book your experience using the code “FUN50” into the ‘Special Notes’ section, you’ll be able to purchase a Mother of Pearl pen (valued at $150) for only $50.
To find out more about some of the city’s best value wining, dining and exploring this spring, head to the Destination Perth Fun On A $50 website.
Destination Perth is the regional tourism organisation for Perth and its surrounds, and a go-to guide for information on where to stay, and things to see and do in the Perth region.
Proudly supported by the City of Perth.