• Eileen Bremer

Here are the 10 Best Restaurants in Perth (according to me)

Okay, I'm a real foodie. I love food, I love eating out, the idea of sitting in a restaurant and having a nice meal gives me goosebumps. Now, I've been in Perth for nearly 5 years, and I tried lots of places.

So how do you rate a restaurant? Well, in my opinion I would not judge a restaurant only by the food they serve and the price, but by the atmosphere, the staff, and weirdly, how clean the bathroom is.

Get ready, I'm going to make your mouth water with meals from all around the world.

Oh and by the way, the C Restaurant is not on my top 10.

SIMPLE italian cucina pizzeria

413 Murray St, Perth WA 6000

Italian food is one of my favorite. Pasta and cheese are just the best combination in the world and it makes me hungry all the time.

Simple restaurant is a well located place in the CBD with a very friendly staff, a convenient bar, wood-fired pizzas and typical tableclothes. The food is amazing, you are served relatively quickly and there's free Wifi!

If you're a meat lover, try the lamb. It is de-li-cious!

It is also the perfect place to grab a quick lunch, or to hang out at the bar with your friends. Oh, and if you love chocolate AND pizza, get wild and order a Nutella pizza for dessert!

Plus, it is just next to the Comedy Lounge. What a great way to spend a Saturday night.

Simple restaurant, I simply love it.

Buon appetito!


Pinchos Bar De Tapas

112-124 Oxford St, Leederville WA 6007

We leave Italy to travel in Spain! ¿Qué quieres comer?

Pinchos Bar is the place you have to go during the week after a long-ass day. Order a sangria, let the funky music carry you, and get some tapas! They give you a pen and you get to tick all the things you want from the menu. Then, you don't have to worry about anything. The Pinchos Bar gives you a taste of holiday and lets you forget about your problems.

About the food? Try the mushrooms croquettes, they're impressive! Also try anything with cheese, you won't regret it. The fact of having the choice to taste different things at the same time for the price of a meal is fabulous. I love tapas!

No one regrets their Pinchos experience.

It's a great spot that gets busy really quickly though as it's victim of its success. That's why I recommend to go on a weekday. But enjoy!


Shimizu Cafe Restaurant

3/323 William St, Northbridge WA 6003

Konnichiwa! Now we're in Japan. My absolute favorite. Do you like sushis? I swear on my taste buds, Shimizu is the best. They have a huge menu full of different salads, sashimis, bento boxes and sides and I've never found any Japanese restaurant better than this one. I used to Uber Eats every week last year and I'm not even kidding, I would always order the Katsu chicken Bento Box. My boyfriend was so sick of me ordering the very same thing all the time, but I just can't stop it, it's so good! Breadcrumbed fried chicken with rice, edaname sauce, beans, sashimis, a miso soup on the side, and oh my gosh, their potato salad is DI-VINE. This is what you have for only $17.

This restaurant is criminally underrated. Please go try Shimizu Cafe Restaurant.


FIFTEEN Soi Shafto

Shop 15 Shafto Ln, 876 Hay St, Perth WA 6000

How'bout a bit of Korean food now? As you can probably guess, Fifteen Soi Shafto is located in the centre of Shafto Lane (the secret alley between Generous Squire and Grill'd). I had the most delicious ramen I've ever tasted before, freshly made, and in a bowl so massive I still don't get how I finished it. You can choose between different types of noodles, meat, vegies, sauce, everything and it's basically made if front of you and in such a quick and efficient way! On top of that, the waitress is super nice and super cute.

If you want to get a satisfied big belly, go to Fifteen Soi Shafto!


Royal Indian Restaurant

1134 Hay St, West Perth WA 6005

Another underrated one! Indian food is just amazing and one of the best in the world. The first time I tried that type of food was back in France and it was de-light-ful. Everything about this tiny restaurant was perfect : clean, very friendly and warm staff, lovely food etc. If you're planning a trip to France, click here to see more about this place. Since then, the only restaurant that reached my personal criteria is Royal India. I always spend a great time there, with a big full belly! And it's just next to my place.

Moreover, the wine is delicious. By all means, go get a fiest to Royal India.


Little Way

161 Broadway, Nedlands WA 6009

You probably haven't heard of this place, but it has very great reviews. Lost in Nedlands, Little Way is a charming restaurant with a lush outdoor garden, that offers breakfastm lunch and dinner in a relaxing atmosphere. The menu is fresh and modern, and gives a Mediterranean taste in your hungry mouth. This is the kind of restaurant where you feel full and satisfied at the end of your meal, but without the "diet guilt". Yes, because not only it's delicious, it's also healthy. I never ever tasted more delicious beetroots in my whole life.

Thank you Little Way!


Tiger Lil's

437 Murray St, Perth WA 6000

Some people are probably confused. "WTF, I party hard at Tiger Lil's", yes but there is a restaurant section that you might have forgotten about. It's super comfy, intimate, and OH MY GOSH THE BEEF BRISKET BOI.

Yeah, beef brisket on mash potatoes. That gets me every single freaking time. Nice wine? And white table clothes? Asian ambiance? I say YES, it has to be on my top ten list.

Imagine that : Friday night, you're on a date or on a boys/girls night, you start with a cocktail at the bar, have a nice early meal, and when it's time, you hit the dancefloor. In the very same place.

Don't tell me I'm wrong. You gotta do it.


Shadow Wine Bar

214 William St, Perth WA 6000

Step into the wine heaven. First time I walked into that place and I saw all the wine bottles exposed in the whole restaurant, time froze. You remember Beauty and the Beast? When the Beast shows the gigantic library to Belle? I was that thrilled.

Come to the Shadow Wine Bar after work, get a drink, and empower yourself. This place reminds you that you are an important person. I mean, personally that what's wine makes me feel. Whatever.

Don't expect a quiet restaurant though, weekend nights are very busy, but you'll forget about it once you'll try the raviolis. It is a pure delight.

Perfect spot to discover some wines and taste a variety of contemporary dishes. Five stars atmosphere. Only for great people.


Blackbird Restaurant

4/10 Eastbrook Terrace, Perth WA 6004

Classy and quirky, with a French focus. you can't miss on Blackbird, especially if you want to impress someone, and you want to choose an intimate and romantic restaurant. That is the perfect place for Valentine's day.

Located in East Perth, just in front of the river, Blackbird restaurant realy deserves a five stars review every time.

This actually the place where I had oysters for the very first time! Moreover, the Blackbird offers a wide variety of european dishes that you won't forget.


Friends Restaurant

Cloisters, 200 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000

Okay, I close up this list with a very pricey restaurant but let me explain. It is by far the best restaurant I've ever been. Great light, white table clothes, jazzy music, a piano as a centerpiece, and a marvellous romantic atmosphere. I had a 5 course meal, with absolutely delicious, it was honestly a perfect night. But number one reason why this restaurant took my heart, is because that night I fell in love with red wine. I always used to drink white or rosé but I could never appreciate any red wine. But that night, holy molly, we had the most delectable cabernet sauvignon and sorry if this article takes a weird turn, but I think I got an orgasm. Alright, I said it!

Enough with the story. Friends restaurant is the place to go treat yourself. With a modern Australian menu, and 22 years of serving a range of exceptional dishes and award-winning wine list, this gorgeous restaurant make each customer feel special. Definitely one of the best food experience!


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