Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, (WA) has become quite the foodie haven over the past decade. Indeed, Perth’s folksy and eclectic vibe is enhanced by a wide array of restaurants tucked away in neighborhoods throughout the city.
In particular, there has been a proliferation of ethnic restaurants, gastro-pubs, breweries, gourmet eateries, wine bars and tapas/small plate bars that have cropped up in Perth in recent years. Here are some unique places to try on your next trip “down under.”
New spots are constantly popping up around this energetic city, so in addition to trying these suggestions, be sure to ask the locals where the foodies go.
Gigi’s on George
125 George St
Located in a renovated old cottage on the trendy George Street, Gigi’s on George serves fresh Mediterranean cuisine and tasty specialty cocktails to discerning foodies.
867 Albany Hwy
East Victoria Park
Located in the Victoria Park area, Ninniku Jip is a contemporary Asian fusion restaurant. Local parents love it, and for good reason. There is a large play area full of toys where the kids can hang while mom and dad enjoy a cocktail and reasonably priced pan-Asian eats.
519 Beaufort Street
Known for innovative small plates and an extensive international wine list (offering both by the glass and by the bottle options on over 600 wines), Must Winebar is a hit with locals and tourists alike.
12 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco
Local hipsters frequent this trendy Mediterranean and pan- Italian eatery. The modern décor, tasty signature cocktails, and ambiance- enhancing soundtrack combine to create a cool, casual vibe. The menu boasts some of the best seafood dishes in town. Funtastico does not accept reservations, so it’s best to stop by for a late lunch or get there early in the evening.
225 Onslow Rd, Subiaco
Located in a converted house with various private dining areas and a quaint courtyard, Chez Anise serves Asian-inspired cuisine in a delightfully minimalist atmosphere. Menu items like crispy aromatic duck, seared scallops, and licorice ice cream are sure to make your mouth water.