Perth’s Hottest Restaurants
From basement bars in art-strewn laneways to rooftop eyries sitting high above it all, some of Perth’s best venues are tucked away in unexpected corners.
An Aussie with a formidable record, David Thompson’s Bangkok fine diner, Nahm is considered one of the World’s 5o Best Restaurants. Get a taste of his Asian infused dishes at Perth’s Long Chim – a love letter to Bangkok street food housed in the basement of the immaculately restored 19th century State Treasury Buildings.
In the same building, Petition Kitchen serves unpretentious fare created from local produce along with an extensive selection of beer at its Beer Corner and enviable wine list at its Wine Bar & Merchant.
Head to the rooftop of the State Treasury Buildings and you’ll find Wildflower – and perhaps the best city views in Perth. A favourite for a pre-dinner drink, the excellent wine list is a major draw, as is its carefully curated selection of classic cocktails.
Ku De Ta
The first international foray for this Bali institution, Ku De Ta Perth offers casual and fine dining across three spaces with magnificent Swan River views.
Shorehouse at Swanbourne Beach is a must-visit for coastal diners. On opening it became an instant classic with a menu that speaks of WA’s best produce from the land and the sea.
Lulu La Delizia
Befittingly found in Perth’s trendy neighbourhood of Subiaco, this Italian restaurant is famed for its specialty handmade pasta, a small menu that changes regularly and an atmosphere that is every inch ‘local’.
There’s a knockabout charm to Bob’s Bar, reminiscent of its namesake: the former Prime Minister Bob Hawke, whose quotes feature on the walls. Our tip: head to the rooftop where Astroturf, cheery yellow chairs and jugs of Pimms await.
Ria Malay Kitchen
Ria Malay serves authentic home-style cuisine, fusing flavours from Malaysia, India, China and Portugal. Your taste buds will tingle with the combination of hot and sour, salty and sweet.