Absolute Must Visit Perth Bars & Restaurants
Perth has always offered a beautiful natural environment – the Swan River, blue skies, clean air, 19 metropolitan beaches, one of the world’s largest inner-city parks, and an esteemed wine region – but most recently the attention has turned to the city’s urban offering, including its thriving bar and restaurant scene.
Visitors are spoilt for choice in Perth, with many of its bars, restaurants and cafes awarded for their commitment to food excellence. Menus are rotated regularly to showcase the amazing array of produce, including black truffle, marron, chia, cherries and much more.
Here’s what’s new on Perth’s dining scene…
1. Yagan Square
Opened to the public in February 2018, Yagan Square is a public precinct featuring a 45 metre digital tower, amphitheatre, public spaces and artwork, and a Market Hall showcasing around 20 food vendors. Visitors can enjoy local favourites such as Sue Lewis Chocolatier, The Honeycake, Jersey Jack Gelato and curry toasties from Toast My Curry; as well as new eateries such as dim sum at Shy John Brewery and Yum Cha, Japanese street eats at Hiss & Smoke, bruschetta from Henry Little, farm to plate dining at Ficus; or enjoy a drink with views over the Square at The Shoe Bar.
Perth was the chosen destination for celebrated restaurateur Guy Grossi’s Garum – the restaurant brand’s first foray outside of Melbourne. Garum is the flagship hospitality venue at Hibernian Place, located on the terrace of the newly opened Westin Hotel. Garum showcases Roman food and dining culture, featuring rustic dishes inspired by the Italian region using local WA produce. The large venue combines an outdoor dining area, private dining room and separate bar with its own menu featuring Roman snacks.
Wildflower occupies a Perth CBD rooftop space – an elegant, contemporary steel and glass box on COMO The Treasury hotel’s fourth floor looking out over the city. Seating 80 guests in the main dining room and a further 30 in the bar and outside terrace, Wildflower serves contemporary dishes revolving around the local Noongar six season calendar with farmer and forager-driven menus.
4. Long Chim
The master of Thai cooking and executive chef at Bangkok’s Nahm chose Perth as the location for the first outpost of his Thai street food restaurant, Long Chim. Located at the State Buildings, Long Chim is dishing up the food of Bangkok’s streets, including pineapple curry of crab with kaffir lime; crunchy pork with Chinese broccoli and oyster sauce; and duck with pickled ginger.
5. Hibernian Place
Hibernian Place is the latest destination to open in Perth’s revitalised East End. Home to the five-star Westin hotel, the public precinct combines a curated mix of hospitality operators, including Offshoot coffee roaster by Mary Street Bakery, Arthur & Co by Graham Arthur, Huxtaburger from Melbourne, and rooftop bar Hadiqa by Perth entrepreneur Andy Freeman.
6. The Camfield
In March 2018, Perth welcomed its biggest pub, The Camfield. Located in Burswood Park, next to Perth’s world-class Optus Stadium, the mega-pub is a family-oriented venue with a modern finish and contemporary casual design, offering unsurpassed riverside views of the Perth CBD. With room for up to 2,500 patrons, it features a 640sqm veranda overlooking the Swan River, six bars, a microbrewery, function centre, container bar and restaurant.
For more information on Perth’s wining and dining scene, visit www.westernaustralia.com
Mastercard Hopman Cup 2019
Tennis lovers, this a treat for you. If you are travelling between 29th of December, 2018 and 5th of January, 2019, then be sure to be there courtside at Perth Arena to witness the biggest and most prestigious mixed-gender tennis tournament! You’ll see your favourite men’s & women’s tennis stars team up and battle it out for national pride. Did I mention that arguably the world’s greatest ever player, Roger Federer, will be returning in 2019 with his co-star Belinda Bencic?!
For more information visit: Mastercard Hopman Cup 2019