Got a special occasion coming up?
Perhaps you want to celebrate with all that extra Jobseeker cash we’ve apparently got…
Regardless, Perth has plenty of fine dining options to impress that special someone, or celebrate having so far survived what has been a year for the ages…
Wildflower might be Perth’s crowning jewel of fine dining. Fittingly perched atop the State Buildings with stunning views over the city and the Swan River, the menu journeys through the six Noongar seasons and showcases uniquely Western Australian ingredients. The luxe Treasury Buildings surrounds and refined fit out certainly don’t hurt.
COMO The Treasury Level 4, 1 Cathedral Ave, Perth
Polished, yet accessible. Business appropriate yet gives you a wink. This timeless dining room gives you all the confident, New York-money-never-sleeps vibes you’d hope for, but with an approachable attitude that’s all West Australian. Carpaccio, terrine, kangaroo loin and duck fat potatoes tick all the hedonistic boxes, not to mention the impressive wall of wines.
6 The Esplanade, Perth
Clarke’s Of North Beach
Chef/Owner Stephen Clarke has been bringing a touch of class to the northern beaches since 2003, regularly winning awards with his take on modern Australian fare. The 7-course degustation menu is only $100pp, and features such delights as Braised Mottainai lamb shoulder, Duck confit and Geraldton Kingfish ceviche.
97 Flora Terrace, North Beach
This Shenton Park restaurant only opened in 2011, but it feels like it’s become synonymous with Perth degustation and fine dining. An intricate, considered menu with a significant French influence and classical touches that make a night extra special – like the liqueur trolley, or the Cuban cigar menu you can enjoy in the courtyard post-meal. Ooh la la!
225 Onslow Rd, Shenton Park
8 On The Point
Given its location out of the CBD on a literal point of the Swan River in East Perth, it can be easy to forget 8 On The Point, but you’d be a fool to. It’s probably Perth’s finest Chinese restaurant, impeccably crafting traditional and modern fare with top shelf West Australian and Australia produce, they also put on a pretty mean dim sum lunch menu.
306 Riverside Dr, Perth
Nobu / Rockpool
Their obviously two very different restaurants, but generally always go straight to the top of Perth’s fine dining options, and both lie within Crown. The former is world renowned and the height of Japanese quality in Perth, while the latter is unmatched when it comes to treating steak with the reverence it deserves.
Crown Perth, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood
If Wildflower isn’t your jam, head downstairs to Post. This bright and fresh dining room manages to be restrained yet dramatic, not least in part to the olive tree centrepiece lit by a glowing, heavenly skylight. A tight menu that leans to the contemporary – rather than the old – world of Italy, it features the same unmistakable Western Australian flair of its upstairs neighbour.
1 Cathedral Ave, Perth
Lamont’s Bishops House
A stunning, heritage-listed garden oasis in the heart of the CBD, Lamont’s has been serving up some of Perth’s finest dining for over 20 years. Head chef Nathan Le has been serving up simple-in-their-elegance seasonal menus for over a decade, and you won’t be disappointed with their extensive wine selection either.
Mounts Bay Rd, Perth
We may not be able to travel to Italy anytime in the near future, but that doesn’t mean we can’t experience some fine Italian dining right here in Perth. Enter Prego in Floreat, offering a sumptuous mix of that laidback, Amalfi vibe with a decadent dining experience on every level. Best thing is, their degustation and set menus won’t financially cripple you either.
44 Cambridge St, Floreat
Don’t let the relaxed atmosphere of this delightful little CBD restaurant fool you, no one takes the dining experience more seriously than the team at Friends. Their sophisticated, romantic take on Australia fine dining looks just as good as it tastes, especially when paired with something from their huge wine selection.
Cloisters, 200 St Georges Terrace, Perth
C Restaurant In The Sky
Looking for touch of opulence amongst the clouds, then head to St. Martins Tower on St George’s Tce, jump in the elevator and head to floor #33. C Restaurant is the only revolving restaurant in Western Australia, and offers incredible 360degree views of the city whilst you indulge in some of the finest Modern Australian fare going around. They also do a mean High Tea.
Level 33/44 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Cover photo of Balthazar