A city break is an excellent opportunity to get out and discover Western Australia through its bountiful seafood, local meats and native produce at one of its top restaurants. Booking a table at a restaurant that is a little bit special means that not only your tastebuds will be treated to some fine ingredients, but wines, service and even views are among the best of the best in WA.
Here are six Perth restaurants in no particular order that are worth splashing out on:
1. C Restaurant
C Restaurant, a revolving restaurant on the 33rd floor of a St Georges Terrace building, has been a Perth favourite for decades. C Restaurant suggests images of romantic proposals and intimate dinners for two. It’s also popular for high teas, cocktails and other special occasions. Their famed gnocchi dish is a must try.
The stylish restaurant is a perfect spot for visitors to dine – the 360 degree view of Perth is mesmerising! If you go to C Restaurant for dinner, book an early table, to enjoy the city view both in the day and the twinkling lights of the office towers by night. You might even get lucky and enjoy a stunning sunset.
Find out more on C Restaurant here.
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Wildflower, arguably Perth’s best fine dining experience, sits proudly in the rooftop of the historic Treasury buildings. The contemporary restaurant is bathed in sunlight, as the elegant dining room is essentially a steel and glass box, giving stunning views over Perth’s CBD and glimpses of the river.
Executive Chef, Jed Gerrard has created a menu at Wildflower which is inspired by the six Noongar seasons. Diners have the option of enjoying a five course tasting menu or dining a la carte. It’s a perfect spot for a special occasion or wining and dining with overseas or interstate guests, giving them a true Western Australian experience.
Find out more on Wildflower here.
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3. Co Op Dining
Head Chef Kiren Mainwaring is all about sustainable food and sourcing his produce locally. Their multi course degustation menu is ideal for when you’d want to treat your someone special to a dinner to remember. With interesting ingredients, stunning flavours, spot on technique and a completely unpredictable menu – you’ll remember those superb courses for a long time to come!
Find out more on Co Op Dining here.
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4. Rockpool Bar & Grill
The up market steakhouse, by renowned Australian Chef Neil Perry, is found at Crown entertainment complex. Walk down the candle lit hallway and into Rockpool’s impressive dining room, which features an open kitchen.
Rockpool’s focus on aged steak, cooked on its signature wood fire grill, as well as excellent produce makes them a favourite for a very special dinner. You may find the best steak in Perth at Rockpool, the Cape Grim dry-aged, vintage 60 months grass fed 350g rib eye on the bone is popular with meat connoisseurs. The restaurant has one of the city’s most extensive wine lists, boasting over 1300 drops.
Find out more on Rockpool Bar & Grill here.
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Tucked away in a beautiful Art Deco building, Balthazar aims to take their diners on a journey through delicious Modern Australian dishes driven by local produce and European influence. Head Chef Skye Faithfull plates up “accessible, modern and intelligent dishes”. The service is exceptional, with a focus on terroir driven and minimal intervention wines.
Find out more on Balthazar here.
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Frasers, in iconic Kings Park, overlooks the Perth city skyline and Swan River in a picture postcard setting. Executive Chef Chris Taylor uses the best of West Australian produce and wine at the award winning restaurant, named after the tree lined Fraser Avenue where it’s found. Frasers has been a popular restaurant in Perth for many years, even enjoying a visit from Queen Elizabeth herself!
Find out more on Frasers here.
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