Perth’s food scene is being endorsed by not only locals but critics and celebrity chefs too. The likes of Neil Perry and George Calombaris are singing Perth's praises - and for good reason too. The Perth restaurant scene is on the way up, and there’s no going back. Perth might be driven by the booming mining sector but Perth’s riches aren’t limited to minerals, the restaurant pulse of this capital city is pumping. So forget what you think you know about P-town; Perth is looking much smarter, funnier and far more fun than your average capital city.
There's a whole host of options to be found in the CBD itself and it’s really fuelling the Perth restaurant food scene. Much of the action centres around Brookfield Place, a popular precinct for city goers that’s right at the foot of the skyline. Sushia Izakaya or The Trustee Bar & Bistro are the perfect for both mid week dining pit stops and Friday night knock offs.
Head up to the western end of St Georges Terrace for plenty of CBD buzz. Known as "the Terrace" to locals, this bustling area is home to The George Restaurant, coined as ‘the place to be’ on the buzzing bar scene and Butterworth Bar, a stylish bar, restaurant and café that's luring the crowds.
Just on the CBD’s fringe in East Perth there’s Heirloom, a partnership between five-star Fraser Suites Perth and chef, Pete Evans where the focus is on fresh and seasonal WA produce with a paleo influence. Nestled quietly beside Claisebrook is Blackbird Restaurant which offers a warm and intimate escape to the hustle and bustle of Perth's east area nightlife.
There's more to eating and drinking to be done out West in Perth, giving Perth’s local restaurant scene even more dynamic legs. Suburbs such as Cottesloe, Claremont and Nedlands are home to some real restaurant gems. Blue Duck, Barchetta, Pata Negra, The Byrneleigh and Beluga are only a few in this littered landscape of food haunts.
This area and it’s surrounds is a treasure trove of food and drink destinations. In an area built around sea and sunshine, this part of the city has a relaxed, cool kind of vibe that’s hard to resist. Find classic Italian food at Tabella, where everything is kept simple and fresh, get stuck into the varied menu at The Left Bank, a beautifully appointed restaurant located on the top floor of a magnificently restored heritage building or get lost in the old-world charm of Limones.
There are so many dining prospects in Perth , especially up in this neck of the woods. There’s iLPasto Italian Trattoria and Saffron Indian in Inglewood and the vibey Clarences Bar along Beaufort Street that will make you consider moving to the area just to be closer to the action.
Author: Georgia Smail, Chief Food Writer
Image source: Heirloom