Words by Clare Ryan.
Trying new dishes is always fun, but sometimes you can’t beat an old faithful at your favourite restaurant. We’ve rounded up some of Perth’s most iconic restaurant dishes that
you need to tick off your list. They’re the mouth-watering dishes that you order every time you visit that restaurant and leave you wanting more. The standout dishes that you can’t stop talking about and get cravings for.
No Mafia – Pappardelle with Braised Duck
To be honest, all of No Mafia’s pastas should be on the list, but there’s something extra special about their pappardelle with braised duck and mushroom. Could it be the seasoning or the duck that melts in your mouth? Either way, you can easily polish off a bowl of this pasta because it isn’t too rich and is always cooked to perfection.
252 William Street, Perth
Bib & Tucker – Fresh Fish Tacos
This restaurant knows good food, and this dish has been on the Bib & Tucker menu since day one. The market fish is crispy and light, the pickled cabbage is full of flavour and the
smoked chilli aioli has just the right amount of bite. And don’t forget the avocado that balances everything out. You could have this dish as a starter or sit on the balcony in the sun
and eat fresh fish tacos all afternoon.
18 Leighton Beach Blvd, North Fremantle
Mary Street Bakery – Fried Chicken Buttermilk Pancakes
When Mary Street Bakery first opened, social media was flooded with images of their fried chicken buttermilk pancakes. It was iconic back then and it still is today. The decadent dish is savoury, sweet, crunchy, and downright delicious. There are peanuts, maple chilli, chicken, soft fluffy pancakes, and a fried egg. This dish covers the entire food pyramid.
507 Beaufort St, Highgate
272 Railway Parade, West Leederville
Shop 1&2 Empire Village, 31-33 Gayton Rd, City Beach
Lulu La Delizia – Tiramisu
Love it or hate it, tiramisu is a classic Italian dessert and the one made at Lulu La Delizia has a cult following. Owner Joel Valvasori has perfected the sweet dessert, that is the ultimate balance of coffee flavour, creamy mascarpone, and cake. Just make sure you leave enough room to try this dish after you’ve feasted on Joel’s amazing pasta.
Shop 5/97 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
Si Paradiso – Crab Crespelle
Si make tasty pizzas, but if you haven’t tried their crab crespelle, then you need to go back to the restaurant ASAP. It’s the combination of the light crespelle with the Blue Swimmer Crab, brown butter, and horseradish cream, that makes this dish so creamy and light. You’ll be back for more.
1/446 Beaufort Street, Highgate
Le Rebelle – Duck Liver Parfait
Ask someone what their favourite dish is from this Mount Lawley restaurant, and the chances are they’ll say either the crab toast or the duck liver parfait. The crab toast gets an
honourable mention, but we’re throwing the spotlight onto the parfait. It’s so smooth and delicious that you’ll be fighting over who gets the last bite of brioche smothered in parfait. Did we mention it comes with truffle butter?
676 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley
La Cabana – Corn Tentacles
We all know that tacos are a La Cabanna specialty, but have you tried the corn? Safe to say that La Cabana makes the best corn tentacles in South Fremantle. Eating the Mexican
street corn with your hands is all part of the experience. It’s juicy, sweet, creamy, and yes, you’ll be picking out corn from between your teeth for the rest of the night, but it’s totally worth it!
400 South Terrace, South Fremantle
Petition- Broccoli and Mixed Grain Salad
This is one salad that you want to make friends with. It’s meant to be a side plate, but we recommend enjoying this chopped salad all to yourself. Petition has created the ultimate
mixture of grains and almonds for the perfect crunch, and then they added Cambray sheep’s feta to balance the dish. Don’t be fooled into thinking that you can recreate this salad at home, we’ve tried and it’s impossible.
State Buildings, Corner St Georges Terrace and Barrack Street
Monsterella Pizza – Al Pizza
This pizza choice may be a little controversial because not only does it feature pineapple, but also maple syrup. Monsterella’s Al pizza caters for sweet and savoury tastebuds with
ham, maple syrup, Spanish onion, and mozzarella. On the off chance that a pineapple pizza divides readers, we’re also going to list their truffled pappardelle carbonara as a very close second choice.
46 Grantham Street, Wembley
Good Fortune Duck House – Roast Duck
You can’t go wrong with any dish that includes Good Fortune’s roast duck. From the fried shredded duck to a whole roast duck, Good Fortune Duck House can do no wrong. The skin always has the perfect about of crisp and the meat is soft and not too fatty – a little bit of fat is all part of the experience.
354 William Street, Northbridge
884 Albany highway, East Victoria Park
Bivouac – Goat shoulder
You’ll need a few friends to try this dish. The goat shoulder with century stock and piled peperonata at Bivouac is a must try. The meat is so tender and indulgent that you’ll have
dreams about it. If you can’t finish the dish, they’ll let you take the remainder home.
198 William Street, Northbridge
Kitsch – Spiced Corn Fritter
Yes, we’ve raved about their Pad Thai, but their corn fritters are iconic. They might be small, but they pack a punch with a green sauce that has a serious chilli bite. These street bites are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside and sit in a flavoursome coriander syrup.
229 Oxford Street, Leederville