The 50 best restaurants in Perth to dine in 2024

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Whether you’re popping down the road for an impromptu visit to your neighbourhood fave, or heading somewhere schmick for a special occasion, Perth is filled with great restaurants for any occasion.

We’ve pored through the archives, recommendations and long-time favourites to bring you a comprehensive guide to 50 of the very best restaurants in Perth, organised by:


Authentic Bites Dumpling House

Starting a best restaurants in Perth list with a dumpling house may seem surprising, but if you know you know! Authentic Bites hit on a winning formula from the get-go, with great value, high-quality, house-made dumplings. Cooked to order, you can rest assured your xiao long bao will be juicy and hot, your potstickers crispy, and your shumai bouncy. Thankfully, there’s also sister store Juicy Bao Bao just up the road so there’s double the dumplings for us to enjoy, along with their second location in Karrinyup Shopping Centre – more for everybody!

Price: $
Address: Shop 3, 145 Newcastle Street, Northbridge
West Deck, Karrinyup Shopping Centre, Karrinyup

Baan Baan

2019 saw market regular Bangkok Jump Street make the leap to a brick-and-mortar location in Northbridge, and while Baan Baan means “comfort and simple”, that’s honestly a bit of an undersell. The menu is full of dynamic, exciting Thai street food, as well as home-style meals – but it’s all perfect for sharing. Let’s hope your date is as hot as some fresh Thai chilies.

The best restaurants in Perth, Baan Baan Northbridge

Price: $$
Address: 172 Newcastle Street, Northbridge


Polished, yet accessible. Business appropriate yet gives you a wink. This timeless dining room gives you all the confident, New York-y, money-never-sleeps vibes you’d hope for, but with an approachability that’s all West Australian. Tartare, terrine, kangaroo loin and duck fat potatoes tick all the hedonistic boxes, not to mention that impressive wall of wines.

Perth's best restaurants, Balthazar

Price: $$$
Address: ​6 The Esplanade, Perth

Double Rainbow

Part of multi-level behemoth the Rechabite, ground level restaurant Double Rainbow has quietly become one of our go-to spots to start a lively night out. Serving up a mixture of fast and furious Asian fusion with a big Korean tilt, you can expect big flavours and some party vibes.

Perth best restaurants, Double Rainbow, Northridge

Price: $$
Address: 224 William Street, Northbridge

Edward & Ida’s

From the same brains as Freo’s Nieuw Ruin and well-loved CBD cocktail haunt Foxtrot Unicorn, their latest venture Edward & Ida’s is reviving the old-school corner pub for a new-wave audience. As owner Dimitri Rtshiladze describes: “Somewhere you can get a pint of Guinness, but also get some sick wine, and some sick food.”

That aforementioned “sick food” is thanks to culinary rising star Blaze Young, who is putting her signature stamp on pub classics – think curried scotch eggs, deliciously flakey sausage rolls, smoked fish pie or a beef and Guinness pie with a rather impressive bone marrow chimney.

Edward & Ida's, Northbridge

Price: $$
Address: 269 William Street, Northbridge

Heritage Wine Bar

With its crisp white linens, bentwood chairs and monochrome palette, Heritage Wine Bar has the classic good looks its name would suggest. Devoid of any trendy gimmicks, the menu has a distinctively European flair, with an unmistakably WA flavour: think chicken and rabbit terrine with wattle seed and Geraldton wax, or local fish with almond, sourdough and Warragal greens.

Price: $$$
Address: 131 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Hifumiya / Jigoro

It’s a testament to the quality of Hifumiya’s offerings that – in spite of its hidden location down a laneway running between Murray and Wellington Streets – it’s become a cult favourite amongst Perth noodle lovers. While their lunchtime offerings are excellent, in the evenings the restaurant changes its name to Jigoro and takes a pivot to traditional izakaya fare and a menu that is rarely seen in Perth – think seared stingray fin, monkfish liver, fermented squid guts and sea grapes with ponzu. Immaculate vibes.

Perth CBD best restaurants, Jigoro, Hifumiya

Price: $
Address: McLean Lane, 100-104 Murray Street, Perth


Decked out in sumptuous velvet, Fleur boasts a polished dining experience that features classics like honey roasted Wagin duck à l’orange, an inventive take on lobster mornay, or a steak tartare served alongside a grilled onion emulsion. For an extra special treat, enjoy the grandeur of tableside crêpes Suzette. Ooh la la!

Price: $$$
Address: 531 Wellington Street, Perth

Long Chim

A visit to Long Chim will always turn up the heat. The Thai street food mecca has become an institution of sorts since opening its doors in 2015 – and for good reason. Bringing a slice of Bangkok to the State Buildings’ basement, the menu practically slaps you in the face with flavour.

Price: $$$
Address: State Buildings, 1 Cathedral Avenue, Perth


Perth ramen fiends will need no introduction to Nao Ramen. Since relocating from their original Murray Street digs, they’ve continued to set the standard. Choosing from four broth flavours (shoyu, miso, shio and spicy miso), four styles of noodles (original egg, green spinach, red chilli or black squid ink), as well as an array of extra toppings you can customise your order to make your perfect bowl of ramen. If it’s a hot day, check out their specialty cold ramen and tsukemen.

Price: $
Address: Shop 191, 580 Hay Street, Perth

No Mafia

It could be said that No Mafia’s specialty is “Stuff That Goes Really Well With a Glass of Wine”. Which, for the record, is a category we’re well and truly on board for. With its initial, compact location it had all the drop-on-by, buzzy vibes and share plates of a small bar, but the move up the road to larger premises has allowed for an expanded menu that includes house-made pasta. And is more pasta ever a bad thing? We think not. An absolute standout when it comes to Perth Italian joints, but more than holds its own on this list as a must-go dining experience.

Perth's best restaurants, No Mafia, Northbridge

Price: $$
Address: 252 William Street, Northbridge

Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King

A big name can be more of a burden than a blessing – after all, it’s easy to disappoint when expectations are high. What about if you call yourself the Tonkotsu King? Luckily, cult ramen chain Ramen Keisuke has no such issue. Founded by Keisuke Takeda, the rich, creamy, flavourful pork broth is the real star of the show. Spicy options and complimentary boiled eggs make this ramen worth the wait.

Price: $
Address: 33 Milligan Street, Perth

Rojiura Curry Samurai

These comforting bowls of Hokkaido soup curry have become a salve to gloomy winter days working in the city – and we’re not alone in thinking so! Rojiura Curry Samurai are Perth’s first eatery specialising in the regional curry, and each bowl boasts a mammoth assortment of veggies that’ll keep you nourished through the winter, alongside flavourful karaage, chicken Maryland or succulent pork belly. Not to be missed? The add-ons, which truly take this to the next level: garlicky fried broccoli, deliciously cheesy potato mochi or rice topped with soft-boiled egg and charred cheese.

Rojiura Curry Samurai Perth

Price: $
Address: 4A Shafto Lane, Perth

S&T Thai Gourmet Cafe

S&T nails everything that we love about Thai food: fresh, vibrant, sweet and tangy with a healthy kick of heat. Their menu strikes the balance between accessibility for those less familiar with Thai cuisine (yes, you can get a green curry, or some pad thai), and plenty that are primed to become your new favourites. We can’t go through a summer without at least one papaya salad followed by durian ice cream – served with sweet sticky rice, creamed milk and roasted peanuts, it’s a game changer.

Price: $
Address: Shop 3, 347-349 William Street, Northbridge

Shadow Wine Bar

Shadow Wine Bar is as glamorous and intriguing as an Italian film star. The decor is inviting rather than intimidating, with the dimly lit dining room lending an intimacy to your meal, particularly in spite of its grand, industrial, vaulted ceiling. The menu is a choose-your-own- adventure of formality, from the elegant bar snacks (crab, aioli and potato crisp, white anchovy toast) to the sumptuous mains – previous stars include the tortelli with prawn, vermouth and fennel, the veal cotoletta, or the beef fillet with confit leek and onion soubise.

Price: $$
Address: 214 William Street, Northbridge

Tak Chee House

Hainanese chicken rice… the dish for any day, any mood, any place. This Malaysian staple is done to its comforting best here, with moist, tender chicken and fragrant rice. If you can resist, you might find yourself exploring the other Penang-style dishes on offer, like laksa, loh bak and kway teow… just make sure you get there early, because you won’t be the only one looking for lunch.

Price: $
Address: 1/364 William Street, Northbridge


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 fittingly utilises uniquely Western Australian ingredients. The luxe Treasury Buildings surrounds and refined fit out certainly don’t hurt.

Price: $$$
Address: State Buildings, 1 Cathedral Avenue, Perth



Since it opened, we’ve barely paused in extolling the virtues of Casa – and neither has anyone else. The dynamic menu, which suits both a quick snack with wine or a longer, more sumptuous feast – is always-changing and geographically, deliciously travelling through regions. On the go? Drop by their pizza pop up next door for a pie you won’t forget about any time soon.

Price: $$
Address: 399 Oxford Street, Mount Hawthorn


Sometimes, when extolling the virtues of Dandelion, we see an eyebrow raise in skepticism. “Where is it? Karrinyup? At the shopping centre?” Karrinyup’s West Deck is a triumphant exercise in transforming shopping centre dining into something entirely more palatable – and its shining jewel has got to be Dandelion. The menu can only really be categorised into “tasty” – kind of casual, kind of schmick, the focus is on big flavour, in no small part because of the rotisserie grill and wood-fired oven.

(We are kept awake at night by memories of the beef short rib accompanied by flakey roti and a brain-alteringly good curried butter.)

Price: $$
Address: West Deck, Karrinyup Shopping Centre, 200 Karrinyup Road, Karrinyup


Daph’s has been a slow burn success since opening mid-2021, quietly building a solid reputation for their six-course degustation. The menu showcases local, seasonal produce from their fire-driven kitchen, building on the legacy of the restaurant’s previous tenant, Rusty Pig. While the offerings are constantly changing, previous stars have included fire-seared duck breast served alongside a burnt peach purée, charred porterhouse with dauphinoise potato and red amaranth, and coal roasted cabbage with Cajun buttermilk dressing.

Best restaurants Perth, Daphs, Leederville

Price: $$
Address: 1/226 Oxford Street, Leederville


We’d practically take a bath in laksa, we love it so much – so it’s no wonder KCH got on our radar shortly after they opened in 2019. KCH takes its name from Sarawak’s capital Kuching, home to a distinctive laksa that is both creamy and tangy. But that’s not where it ends – with plenty of modern takes on Malaysian classics, plus weekly specials that will have you frantically spamming the group chat, “Who’s keen for dinner?!”

Price: $
Address: Unit 41, 10 Angove Street, North Perth

La Madonna Nera

Offering a delightfully intimate dining experience, La Madonna Nera is pairing some truly delectable libations with a snack game that’s hard to beat. Nuovo-Italian vibes abound, both on the plate and in the glass – stop by for some seriously good bites for aperitivo hour or immerse yourself into a micro-regional deep dive with their new GRANDTURISMO dinner series!

La Madonna Nera Mount Hawthorn Sunday Lunch

Price: $$
Address: 1/155 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn

Le Rebelle

If we were to write a list of “Things We Want To Eat At Any Given Moment”, it would look almost remarkably similar to the menu at Le Rebelle. The bistro strikes a balance between old-world European style whilst staying assuredly modern, giving new life to reliable bistro classics like crab toast, steak tartare, escargot with garlic butter, or crispy veal sweetbreads. While its influences span across decades and continents, there is a certain je-ne-sais-quois to Le Rebelle’s irreverence and warmth that makes it distinctly Perth’s.

Price: $$
Address: 676 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley


Part of the multi-level behemoth The Beaufort, Lotus is the pub’s slightly more refined dining room. Celebrating flavours spanning across Southeast Asia, the modern menu is packed with all-star dishes – like the butter chicken curry puff, which has become an oft-discussed topic in the Perth Is OK! offices ever since we tried it.

Perth's Best Restaurants, Lotus, The Beaufort

Price: $$
Address: 521-525 Beaufort Street, Highgate


Nestled in between Leederville and Mount Hawthorn, Pappagallo has become one of our favourite go-tos over the years. And while we love to dive into a bowl of pasta pretty much any night of the week, we really can’t go past Pappagallo’s pizzas. Crisp, light and toppings that are juuuuuust right – but with plenty of options to keep everyone happy. Plus, the option to add a burrata is something we can always, always get around.

Price: $$
Address: 250 Oxford Street, Leederville

Si Paradiso

Si Paradiso, under the guidance of chef Paul Bentley, just continues to go from strength-to-strength. Of course there’s the winning fluffy-edged, ferment-y pizzas ever present – but they’re accompanied by an array of share plates that have taken things up a notch (or ten). Monk fish “porchetta”, tuna tartare cannoli, kingfish crudo? When you read a menu with the option to “add caviar if you’re a baller”, we reckon the dance floor has some strong competition.

Perth best restaurants, Si Paradiso, Mount Lawley

Price: $$
Address: 1/446 Beaufort Street, Highgate


It’s the vibe of the thing! Sonny’s brings a killer drinks list and Sofika Boulton’s fire-powered eats to a leafy corner of Mount Hawthorn. Retro details in the fit out add to the cosiness – although a passionately inclusive approach for both staff and producers certainly adds to the warmth.

Price: $$
Address: 126 Hobart Street, Mount Hawthorn


Perth’s boundary-pushing, bombastic culinary enfant terrible, we can’t get enough of Testun’s irreverent attitude and big flavours. Combining Italian nostalgia with a new-wave Australasian approach, the neighbourhood osteria is quickly making its (neon green) mark. Ciao stronzi!

Price: $$
Address: 12/760 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley

Threecoins & Sons

While Threecoins is technically the elder sibling of Testun, its recent relaunch has given us a reinvigorated enthusiasm for the more traditional, ten-year-old trattoria – although more traditional can only be defined in relation to its irreverent sibling down the road. Comforting Italian classics are melded with that signature bold flavour and high voltage approach… Think pinsa topped with mortadella, pineapple salsa and pickled peppers, a linguine served with prawn bisque and lemon-spiked mascarpone or lamb chops with a pistachio and mint agrodolce.

Threecoins and Sons, Testun, Mount Lawley

Price: $$
Address: 12/776 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley


For one of the finest Japanese dining experiences in Perth, it’s hard to go past Tsukaya. While purists may balk at menu inclusions like tacos and umami fries, we could not be more on board – it really, beautifully, deliciously works.

Perth's Restaurants Mount Hawthorn, Tsukaya

Price: $$
Address: 167 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn

Twenty Seats

After closing shop at Shenton Park’s iconic Petite Mort, chef Todd Stuart has opened a new venture in Highgate, Twenty Seats. As its name would suggest, the restaurant only hosts 20 diners each night for its meticulous 10-course tasting menu, allowing for a phenomenal level of attentiveness from the entire team.

Price: $$$
Address: 301 Lord Street, Highgate


We wrote about family-run Vikka way back in September of 2021, excited to try their Neapolitan-style pizza and share plates, and they haven’t disappointed. Pizzas toe the line between crowd-pleasing and traditional, with the hot honey a particular favourite – topped with fiery sopressa and nduja. (Vegans are well-looked after with both plant-based cheese and sausage.)

Perth's best restaurants, Vikka, Leederville

Price: $
Address:147 Oxford Street, Leederville

Vincent Wine

After joining the top of William Street’s increasingly-vibrant cohort, Vincent Wine‘s wine drew in crowds a plenty, but very quickly attention has turned towards their stunning food options. You’ll have to wander in and see what’s written up on the tiles on any given week, but trust us when we say you won’t be disappointed.

Price: $$
Address: 465 William Street, Perth


Coogee Common

Coogee Common, Bread in Common’s younger sibling, occupies the historic Coogee Hotel site; built in 1894, it includes extensive grounds which are now put to good use as veggie gardens for both restaurants – and are home to a resident hive of bees. This connection to produce is reflected in their menu, which is tangibly seasonal – a lot of it is grown on the Common’s doorstep, after all. Scallop ceviche, raw turnip and coastal herbs is just one feature of the springtime menu, while mushroom tagliatelle with ricotta makes use of the garden’s greens.

Perth's Best Winter Eats, Coogee Common, Coogee

Price: $$
Address: 371 Cockburn Road, Coogee


If you’d stumbled upon Leeming’s family-run Ichirin for a quick lunch on the go, it would be easy to file it away as a particularly good, neighbourhood shopping strip takeaway joint. And while the casual lunch fare is, to give credit where credit’s due, extremely well executed – you’d be doing both Ichirin, and yourself, a disservice: the omakase is where it’s at. When it comes to seafood, chef Shiro Okuchi knows his stuff, and the chef’s choice omakase menu is the perfect way to showcase the union of Japanese culinary excellence and West Australian produce.

Price: $$
Address: Shop 2, Cnr Beasley Road and Dundee Street, Leeming

La Lune

East Fremantle has gained a slice of Parisian glamour with the opening of La Lune. One part bright and eclectic, one part sultry and romantic, the all-day bistro is enticing diners with classics like steak frites, salade niçoise, or breakfast-ready tartines. We even dedicated a whole article to their all-time crab vol-au-vents.

Perth's Best Hot Chips, La Lune, East Fremantle

Price: $$
Address: 71-75 George Street, East Fremantle

Lions And Tigers

With the roaring success of Duck Duck Bruce, it made perfect sense for the crew to expand into a dinner service. Taking up residence on Bannister Street, just a short stroll from the cafe, Lions And Tigers was born in 2019. It’s got all the same good vibes and humour we’ve come to expect from the cafe, focused into Indian-inspired, flavourful fare.

Best restaurants Perth, Lions and Tigers, Fremantle

Price: $$
Address: 6-8 Bannister Street, Fremantle


When the husband and wife team behind super popular food truck Comida do Sul opened Madalena’s back in the tail end of 2018 , it was no surprise that it became one of the most talked about restaurants in Perth, and Australia at large. This relaxed boteco has a menu that celebrates local seafood, as well as a wine list curated in conjunction with the guys at Wise Child. You’d think you were on the beach in Barcelona if it wasn’t so classically Perth.

Perth's Best Seafood Restaurants, Madalena's, South Fremantle

Price: $$
Address: 406 South Terrace, South Fremantle

Manuka Woodfire Kitchen

Maybe we just had our heads in the sand, but it took us an embarrassingly long time to get switched on to the magic of Manuka. Luckily, everyone else isn’t so slow on the uptake – the restaurant has collected plenty of accolades and rave reviews in the meantime. The restaurant champions all the good low-waste, sustainable, seasonal, farmer-direct stuff we love to hear – although that doesn’t mean much if the food doesn’t speak for itself. Rest assured, in the hands of chef Kenny McHardy, the wood fired oven alchemises local ingredients into something really quite special.

What To Do in Freo, Manuka Woodfire Kitchen

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Address: 134 High Street, Fremantle


Following a brief closure and reset, Nextdoor re-emerged into 2023 with a renewed vigour. Rising culinary star Elliot Sawiras has taken the helm of the fire-powered kitchen as Head Chef, and has created a playful, snack-able, neighbourhood-friendly menu – from retro-classic burgers to hot honey-drizzled stuffed chicken wings inspired by a KFC x siu mai crossover. As playful as the snacks are, proteins are taken seriously here – the restaurant is a family business sprung from the neighbouring Olsen Butchers. One bite of the 9+ Wagyu Denver practically had us weeping with joy.

Perth's best restaurants, Nextdoor, South Perth

Price: $$
Address: 79 Angelo Street, South Perth

Nieuw Ruin

The fanfare that followed Nieuw Ruin’s 2021 opening has proven to be warranted. While the star of the show is arguably their “weird wines” and standout cocktails – their food is certainly vying for the spotlight. With a kitchen helmed by rising star Blaze Young, the menu is part bar snack, part European comfort, all delicious. (The cauliflower pie has become the stuff of legend, and for good reason!)

Price: $$
Address: 12 Norfolk Street, Fremantle

Rym Tarng

It was a fortuitous few weeks that saw both Hunter Bread and Rym Tarng open in Bicton Central. The latter, helmed by former Long Chim, Wildflower and Hearth chef Art Bunraksa, is pumping out some pretty unforgettable Thai plates from the 16-seat restaurant. Pork and prawn donuts are enough of a reason to visit, but the signature pork jowl will certainly help seal the deal.

Perth's best restaurants, Rym Tarng, Bicton

Price: $
Address: Shop 8, 258 Canning Highway, Bicton

Vin Populi

There are certain openings that fly under the radar, and others that become the talk of not just the Perth Is OK! office, but the whole darn town. From the same team as the also excellent No Mafia and Balthazar, Vin Populi has been one of 2023’s early standouts and catapulted itself straight onto our best restaurants in Perth list. The pumping dining room is a testament to the good word travelling like wildfire. Nestled into Freo’s historic West End, pop by for afternoon antipasti or a late night negroni or luscious bowl of pasta.

Price: $$
Address: 11 High Street, Fremantle



Wine bar Bertie – helmed by British-born Basso locals veteran bartender James Connolly and Head Chef Anthony Yuill – has quickly won us over with their British-leaning gastropub fare. A Scotch egg that made our dreams come true, a refined take on steak and onions and a quick jaunt across the Atlantic for a contemporary Waldorf salad: we’re strongly considering a move into the neighbourhood.

Bertie Bassendean Wine Bar

Price: $$
Address: 77 Old Perth Road, Bassendean

Cosy Del’s

We’ve long extolled the virtues of Lathlain’s Laika as one of our favourite coffee and brunch spots – so when word reached us that they were opening a neighbouring bar slash restaurant, we were intrigued, to say the least. Our anticipation was not unwarranted: Cosy Del’s has lived up to it, and then some. We actually haven’t been able to stop thinking about the steak we had, imbued with smokiness from the hibachi grill and slathered in lardo butter, and our dreams are filled with the charred broccolini with ricotta and hazelnuts.

Best restaurants Vic Park Lathlain Cosy Del's

Price: $$
Address: 13 Lathlain Place, Lathlain

King Somm

The undeniable draw of King Somm might be enough to make us move to Bayswater – that’s what fans we are of this neighbourhood pizzeria, bar and bottleshop. Wine connoisseurs will surely be into their rotating selection of lo-fi drops, while pizza snobs can get into the 72- hour, “pasta riporto” dough and judicious use of toppings. Add in a team stacked with hospo veterans? Now that’s worth moving for.

Price: $
Address: 13 King William Street, Bayswater


If you’ve had a special occasion in the last 10 years – anniversary, birthday, folks are paying… chances are, you’ve hit up Nobu. This global, Robert De Niro-owned brand has made a name for itself in excellence, and its Perth outpost is no different. The opulent dining room and its Crown setting naturally lends itself to celebrations, while complementing its modern Japanese-South American fare. The omakase menus are always a safe bet if you want to sit back and enjoy their signature dishes, but as any seafood-lovers will know, it’s well worth scoping out any local and seasonal highlights.

Perth's best sushi, Nobu, Crown Perth

Price: $$$
Address: Crown Perth, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood


We could talk for days about Perth’s pizza offerings, but almost every time, we’ll end up back at Rossonero. Tucked away in Mayland’s Lyric Lane, the garage-turned-pizzeria balances classical simplicity with crowd-pleasing modernity. We’re a sucker for the sweet ‘n spicy Honey Boy, but traditionalists may go for the Ol’ School.

Price: $
Address: 18 Lyric Lane, Maylands



Perhaps it’s the well-heeled surrounds of Claremont, but Corvo manages to walk a tightrope between a serious, meticulous technique and relaxed approachability. The Euro-leaning menu is defined by both seasonality and locality, whether you’re stopping in for a drink and a bite or settling in for something more substantial.

Price: $$
Address: 34 St Quentin Avenue, Claremont

La Bastide

So Frenchy, so chic should have been 2022’s motto, with an impressive roster of eateries inspired by La République opening over the course of just twelve months. Within a few weeks of opening, La Bastide became the talk of the neighbourhood – not just for their classic bistro plates (steak tartare, frites, oysters, duck), or for the delightful continental breakfast on the leafy terrace (pastries courtesy of Miller + Baker, bien sûr), but for the warmth and passion that owners Michelle and Rob imbue into their dining room.

Price: $$
Address: 225 Onslow Road, Shenton Park

Lulu La Delizia

How long does it take to become an institution? Although it only opened in 2016, Lulu La Delizia has quickly become synonymous with quality Italian fare – and we’re not alone in noticing. Adeptly toeing the line between a high-brow, cheffy approach and simple northern Italian comfort dishes, this refined and restrained menu is hard to look past. I’d tell you to get the chef’s special, but then again, everything else is so good, too.

Lulu La Delizia Subiaco

Price: $$
Address: Forrest Walk, 5/97 Rokeby Road, Subiaco


Marumo’s seven course omakase menu has become the stuff of legends. A three-hour experience in the itty-bitty, minimalist dining room, which itself is tucked away in an otherwise unremarkable Nedlands shopping village. At $75 per head, Marumo is one of the best value fine dining experiences in Perth – its extreme mystique comes in part from the scarcity of its highly sought after reservations. Released only a few times a year and snapped up eagerly, this is an evening to plan well in advance for.

Price: $$
Address: 22/145 Stirling Highway, Nedlands


It would be easy to over-complicate things, but put quite simply: Monsterella gets a lot of things just right. Handmade, wood-fired pizzas, on bases fermented for 48 hours? Perfetto. A selection of pasta that will tempt even the most fanatic pizza fiend? Buon appetito!

Keen for a more intimate vibe? Head next door to sister wine bar Mummucc‘, favourite night-off haunt of dozens of Perth chefs. For a bar named “mother”, Mummucc’ is really rather… Sexy. We don’t mean to get Freudian, but one glance at those Skull Island prawns with bottarga butter and chilli vinegar, or the octopus arrostocini with a fiery nduja oil… Well, we’re drooling. Add in the ample wine list? We’re in love.

Where Do Perth Chefs Go To Eat? Monsterella, Wembley

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Address: 46-56 Grantham Street, Wembley


Shui – as in feng shui, not like shoey – has taken over the old Funtastico site with great aplomb, adding to Subi’s growing list of hospitality offerings. Inspired by the balance of spicy, sour, sweet and salty, Shui is channelling harmonious energy forces through dishes like sesame prawn crumpets, miso-butter roast shallots or beef tartare with fried shallot icecream.

Price: $$
Address: 12 Rokeby Road, Subiaco

Subi Continental

Paris-meets-New York-meets Perth. A little but Euro, unmistakably West Australian: Subi Continental has arrived in its namesake suburb with a bang. Approachable, delicious, all-day, any day. Delve into a decadent bowl of pasta, but don’t underestimate the simple pleasure of a seasonal plate of crudité, or the enduring appeal of the tapas OG gildas.

Subi Continental

Price: $$
Address: Corner of Rokeby and Roberts Road, Subiaco


At first unassuming, a second look makes it clear why this itty-bitty Swanbourne bar has been creating such a buzz. Vinotto’s drinks are curated by Caitlin Johnston, and hit just about every corner of Europe – in vibe, if not strictly in provenance. At the pint-sized pass, chef Justin Scarvaci is serving up snacks that truly deliver – we’re yet to find a miss amongst the heavy hitters.

Best New Bars And Restaurants in Perth, Vinotto, Swanbourne

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Address: 2/137 Claremont Crescent, Swanbourne


Continuing the Greek legacy of George’s Meze, Yiamas is from the same crew as Community Coffee Co and Swanbourne wine bar Vinotto. Bringing old-world Greek and Levantine flavours to Subiaco – with a contemporary sensibility and rather aesthetic fit-out, to boot.

Price: $$
Address: 26 Denis Street, Subiaco

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