Perth’s Ultimate Bougie Date Night Combos
Most of the time, we’re all about saving a few dollars where we can – including on date night! But where do you go when you’ve got some extra pennies saved up? Treat your boo to one of these bougie date nights, of course…
Feed Your Soul With A Night Of Opera, And Feed Your Belly At Heritage Wine Bar
We can’t think of anything more bougie than some opera, particularly when you get to enjoy His Maj’s historical surrounds – including the recently refurbished facade. WA Opera’s upcoming program is filled with gems, with Puccini’s epic Tosca running until July 23, and a brand new production of Verdi’s romance La Traviata taking to the stage in October.
After feeding your soul with these amazing operatic performances, feed your belly with a fancy feast at Heritage Wine Bar. Just around the corner from the theatre, the classic bistro merges old-school European vibes with a distinctly WA flavour. No gimmicks, just meticulously prepared meals and stellar service. Follow it up with a nightcap downstairs at Bobèche.
Pampering Yourself At COMO And Journey Through The Seasons At Wildflower (And Maybe Do Some Retail Therapy While You’re At It)
Any visit to the State Buildings ups the bougie factor – but when you’re staying overnight in one of COMO The Treasury‘s luxe rooms? Well, you’re practically royalty at that point. Take the life of leisure vibes to the next level with a couple’s pampering session at COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, the hotel’s resident wellness retreat.
Round out your stay with a visit to Wildflower. Perth’s crowning jewel of fine dining, the menu journeys through the six Noongar seasons and fittingly utilises uniquely Western Australian ingredients – all with a stunning view over the city and the Derbarl Yerrigan.
In the morning (once you’ve managed to leave the king-sized bed) you can venture downstairs for a coffee from Telegram and peruse the shelves of Edicole bookstand, Shari-Vari Records or luxe loungewear from Lessons.
Watch A Parisian Romance And Keep The Vibes Going With A French Meal
Channel the old-school romance of Hollywood’s Golden Age with Broadway musical An American In Paris. The four-time Tony award winning Broadway production will be hitting Crown in July, with the classic love story told via stunning choreography and its iconic songs.
After a night of Parisian romance, get into a night of Perth romance – of course, a dinner at one of Crown’s restaurants is on the cards. Continue the French theme with a meal at Bistro Guillaume, or book in for an unforgettable meal at Nobu.
Find Jerry Fraser (And Enjoy Too Many Oysters)
We would never condone stalking – but Jerry Fraser may be the closest we get to making an exception. Perth’s Oyster King, wherever he appears good oysters are sure to follow. We’ll avoid any wink wink nudge nudge type comments about the benefits of oysters (we’re mature grown-ups, after all) – but who can deny the appeal of a dozen freshly and expertly shucked briny bad boys?
Take In A Groundbreaking Dance Performance And An Intimate Dinner At Shadow Wine Bar
We’ve spoken before about the sumptuous, intimate appeal of dinner at Shadow Wine Bar, and we still find the Italianate dining room an intriguing proposition – especially when paired with a stay at the adjoining Alex Hotel.
In the heart of Northbridge, you’re in the middle of all the action – but to keep things on the bougie side, we reckon you’ve got to catch a show at the shimmering State Theatre Centre. As well as its theatre program, the centre is home to a robust and exciting program of dance, with upcoming shows by the West Australian Ballet, Co3 Contemporary Dance and Sydney Dance Company.
Become A Gin Master And Stay In A Historical Limestone Cottage
Whether you’re getting to know a newer boo or spending some quality, phone-free time with your long-time love, why not involve some gin? Republic of Fremantle are the experts when it comes to spirits, and you and your date can become experts yourselves with a visit to their Gin School, where you’ll distill your own bottle of custom gin, or a visit to their Cocktail School, where their world-class bartenders will teach you how to craft the perfect cocktail at home.
Now, with all this gin, we’d never recommend you drive home. Stay just around the corner at the charming, boutique Warders Hotel, situated in historical limestone cottages in the centre of Freo.
Arrive In Style At Rotto And Stay For The Night
If you really want to go all out, take your beloved for a romantic overnight stay on Wadjemup. During the cooler weather you can get cosy next to the beachside bonfires while sipping a buttered rum, and nestle into one of Samphire’s luxe rooms (with an in-room massage or two for good measure). If you want to take it to the next, next level… You can arrive via chopper, taking in the spectacular views from the air (and avoiding any potential for seasickness to interrupt your plans)!
Explore The Luxe World Of Caviar At Fleur Then Soak Away Your Troubles At The Ritz-Carlton
What says bougie if not caviar? And when it comes to the delicacy, the folks at Fleur know it like the back of their (caviar-covered) hands. The sumptuous dining room is the perfect, romantic setting to dive into the best of the best, with an entire menu devoted to caviar – as well as some martinis that go with it rather nicely. After a couple of those potent martinis, you may even feel emboldened enough to venture into the Royal’s hidden, retro karaoke room – which is as velvety as your date’s voice, no doubt.
If you really want to take it up a notch, finish the night with a room at the Ritz-Carlton – a relaxing soak overlooking the twinkling lights of Elizabeth Quay has got to be the height of romance.
Header image: Fleur
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