Restaurants in Perth
Boasting more restaurants per capita than any other Australian city, Perth's multi-cultural make-up lends itself to a varied cuisine and many styles of eateries.
The best place to find a variety of restaurants is in the Perth CBD, where a selection of funky cafes, pubs and intimate, world-class restaurants await, ready to tantalise the taste buds. Northbridge's cultural hub boasts some more exotic options, where everything from spicy Moroccan fare to the gentle flavours of Mediterranean cuisine can be found. For great seafood check out the coastal eateries between Fremantle and Cottesloe, where fresh fish, plump prawns and breathtaking views over the ocean will sing to all senses.
Tips are not expected in restaurants in Perth, although it is becoming more common in expensive restaurants in the bigger Australian cities to leave some money for good service. Perth has a reputation for being a bit more expensive than Melbourne and Sydney when it comes to upmarket, gourmet options, but it is well worth checking out the sophisticated restaurant scene, which should delight foodies.
Run by a husband and wife team, Restaurant Amuse is a great mix of fine dining and contemporary cuisine. This popular Perth eatery has received numerous awards and continues to impress guests with its unique molecular gastronomy. Open Tuesday through to Saturday with reservations from 7pm.
Address: 64 Bronte Street, East Perth
Telephone: (0) 8 9325 4900
A sophisticated but friendly restaurant, Friends offers high-quality modern Australian cuisine, an exceptional wine list, and spectacular views of the Swan River. The restaurant has won multiple awards and is sure to impress. It is a great option for special occasions or a romantic night. Reservations are recommended.
Address: Hyatt Centre | 20 Terrace Road, Perth
Telephone: 9221 0885
For authentic Japanese cuisine that is beautifully presented visitors to Perth should try Halu. This is not a sushi restaurant and instead offers an array of traditional Japanese dishes, although the menu may well include sashimi and sushi options. The winner of the national Award for Excellence in the Asian category in 2013, Halu comes highly recommended, but is unpretentious, with helpful staff and a popular take-away option.
Address: Unit 4, 401 Oxford Street, Perth
Telephone: 9444 0577
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