From fine dining to pub classics, old-school Italian and big fusion flavours, South Perth has got a restaurant for every occasion.
Following a brief closure and reset, Nextdoor has emerged 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 sui mai crossover. As playful as the snacks are, proteins are taken seriously here – the restaurant is a family business sprung from the neighbouring Olsen Butches. One bite of the 9+ Wagyu Denver practically had us weeping with joy.
79 Angelo St, South Perth
If you love a thin and crispy Roman style pizza as much as we do, then you’ve got to try this delightful Italian eatery. Automatic provides laid-back vibes, insanely good pasta, and a passion for the Italian lifestyle and food. They are proud to only use the best quality ingredients, including San Marzano tomatoes for all their red based pizzas. Their pizza dough is hand stretched from a combination of the finest Italian stone ground flours which are left to naturally rise for 78 hours. Whether you want to dine in or get takeout, this Italian kitchen has got you covered with the highest quality dinner experience.
Shops 5 & 6, 35 Mends St, South Perth
The Boatshed Restaurant
This stunning waterfront restaurant is a crowd favourite any time of day. At The Boatshed Restaurant, you can sit back and enjoy a delicious meal whilst gazing out at panoramic views of the Swan River and Perth City. Grab a classic eggs benny or try their fluffy pancakes for brekky – or for the perfect date night, book in later to watch the sunset over the water and try their tasty seafood linguine.
1L Coode St, South Perth
The Windsor Hotel
For over 120 years The Windsor hotel has been serving up a great feed from their lively pub. Snag a spot on their big veranda, or grab a table in that leafy beer garden for a taste of everything from classic pizzas to local crayfish, paired perfectly with craft beers that hit the spot, brewed exclusively at The Windsor’s own brewery, Ogdens. (As the weather cools, head inside for a cosy fireside meal!)
112 Mill Point Rd, South Perth
This restaurant has been bringing a little slice of Italy to South Perth since 1999. Sit back and enjoy the old-school Italian vibe while you devour a delicious meal that is sure to satisfy. From chequered tablecloths to terracotta walls, this cosy homestyle restaurant is brought to life with Italian décor and music. Whether you fancy a gourmet woodfired pizza or mouth-watering pasta, Ciao Italia has got the charm and cuisine to please all.
273 Mill Point Rd, South Perth
Charm Thai Kitchen
If you’re looking for some tasty comfort food, Charm Thai kitchen has got you covered with their award-winning Thai cuisine. This little restaurant is a local favourite and the perfect spot for you to dine in for a feed or order to go for a cosy takeout night. You can even get a flavoursome meal delivered right to your door so you can enjoy it in the comfort of your home without having to venture out to pick it up.
2/225 N Beach Dr, Tuart Hill
Akira’s Café & Restaurant
This multi-cuisine restaurant and café provides a unique dining experience with a melting pot of different cultures, amalgamating cuisines from countries like America, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Morocco to Modern Australian, Mediterranean & Asian. Akira’s café & Restaurant offers something for everyone with their vast range of flavours that are sure to delight the senses. This little spot is perfect for the nights when you can’t decide what you want to eat, why not have a bit of everything?
Shop 4/298, Millpoint Road, 2 Meadowvale Ave, South Perth
If you’re looking for the best place to get a delicious meal with a stunning view to match, Mister Walker Restaurant is the perfect spot for you. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, this stylish restaurant sits on the Mends Street Jetty. Sip on a glass of local or imported wine and choose to sit indoors or outdoors for a better view of the city skyline. Peruse their menu of upscale share plates and mains, all made with fresh locally sourced ingredients. Whether you’re feeling super hungry or only want something small, this charming restaurant has got something for everyone.
80 S Perth Esplanade, South Perth
Pinto Thai Restaurant
If you’re after some tasty traditional curries, noodles & stir-fries served up in a contemporary environment with a relaxed vibe, Pinto Thai Restaurant is the place for you. This little restaurant is passionate about Thai cuisine, plating up flavoursome authentic dishes, using traditional cooking techniques combined with modern finesse. They use the freshest ingredients to ensure maximum flavour in all their dishes, so whether you fancy seafood, a great curry or a classic like pad Thai, Pinto Thai restaurant is sure to satisfy. This spot is perfect for any occasion from a romantic date to a family meal or special function.
2 Moresby St, Kensington
Providing a fresh perspective on modern Chinese cuisine, this gem has all your faves from BBQ pork buns to pan-fried dumplings, noodles, soups and rice dishes. Sip on an exquisite cocktail while you admire the city skyline from the floor to ceiling windows. (Miss Chow’s other locations at Whitfords and Claremont even offer bottomless Dim Sumdays for two hours every Sunday where you can fill your boots with some of their tastiest dishes on offer.)
39 Mends St, South Perth
Rambla On Swan
For sweeping views of the Swan River and Perth city skyline paired with heavenly dishes that are curated from the best local produce, Rambla On Swan is guaranteed to please. Tuck into their modern Australian cuisine and enjoy the vibrant décor in this ambient restaurant. You can relax with a drink in hand on the deck, balcony or lounge – they even have eight draught beer taps to choose from and of course an extensive spirits and wine list. You’re sure to have a memorable experience in this gorgeous spot.
South Shore Shopping Centre, 39/85 S Perth Esplanade, South Perth
Juniper & Bay
This exceptional restaurant is tucked inside Windsor Lodge Como and offers a fine dining experience for the perfect romantic night out. Sit back and relax in this warm intimate restaurant as you enjoy refined European and Modern Australian cuisine. Pair your meal with a local or imported beer from Denmark’s artisan Brewery or try something from Juniper & Bay’s extensive Australian wine menu, offering 15 wines by the glass with something for everyone. If you’re feeling indecisive, why not try the 5-course degustation menu for a thorough sampling of their cuisine.
3 Preston St, Como
We reckon that just about every Perth business deal of the ’90s involved a long lunch at Coco’s – and who wouldn’t take an excuse to enjoy that view? For more than 25 years, Coco’s has remained one of Perth’s most iconic restaurants, supplying delicious seafood and a variety of fresh meals that change seasonally, depending on what fresh local produce is available. There is something for everyone on this menu and the lively atmosphere is perfect for any occasion – but particularly for a bit of buy-sell-money-never-sleeps business.
With a broad selection of fine wines to pair, owner Ian Love is passionate about providing the best grapes, purchasing direct from the vineyards and then allowing the wine to age in cellars for five to six years before it reaches your table.
85 S Perth Esplanade, South Perth
If you’re looking for the best place to get your hands on a delicious butter chicken curry, look no further than this terrific Indian restaurant. As soon as you step foot into Origin India you are engulfed by authentic Indian culture from warm fragrant aromas to the artworks and décor. Their menu offers an array of new unique dishes and classics from all over India, infusing eastern flavours with a western twist. At Origin India, they are passionate about their centuries-old craft, using fresh organic ingredients and carefully arranging and blending spices to create the finest cuisine. You can’t go wrong with a mango lassi and a great curry any night of the week.
shop 8/298 Mill Point Rd, South Perth
Sopranos Pizzeria Ristorante
This restaurant offers divine wood-fired pizza and moreish pasta from within a heritage listed Federation building. Situated across from the Perth Zoo, this iconic landmark was built by a stone mason named Fred Stidworthy about 120 years ago. With polished terracotta tiles and a terrace providing an open-air space, Sopranos Pizzeria Ristorante boast a must-try unique Italian dining experience. This restaurant is the perfect unusual destination for a great lunch, dinner or any special event in one of their quirky function spaces.
130 Mill Point Rd, South Perth
Header Image: Rambla On Swan