Perth’s Eastern suburbs are home to some of the best food WA has to offer, with an abundance of multicultural eateries and authentic cuisine. It’s no secret that many great restaurants are hidden in plain sight, tucked into an out-of-the-way neighbourhood or suburb that the locals would probably like to gatekeep. So, we’ve done the research and found where you can find the best places to eat, drink and be merry in Perth’s east:
King Somm – Bayswater
Bayswater’s beloved King Somm delivers on all the things you’d want in a neighbourhood bar – good food, good drinks and good vibes. This local venue serves up freshly made pizzas and other tasty bar snacks, wine, craft beer and cocktails. And it wouldn’t be a true local bar experience without a gorgeous beer garden out the back.
Cosy Del’s – Lathlain
Cosy Del’s is an Italian inspired wine bar is a hidden gem nestled in Lathlain. As the name implies, it’s a cosy neighbourhood bar and it dishes up some divine Italian cuisine using seasonal produce. This bar is also known for its rotating wine list, featuring an extensive selection of international and local vino.
The Royal – East Perth
East Perth’s local pub and waterfront icon, The Royal, is a social destination with great food and stunning views. With a menu featuring public classics and modern Australian bites, this is an ideal location to gather with friends and enjoy a night by the water. It’s also just a short walk from the Optus Stadium, making it the perfect pre or post game hangout for footy fans.
Bailey Brewing Co – Swan Valley
A kid-friendly brewery in the beautiful Swan Valley, Bailey Brewing Co is perfect for a family day out. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this gorgeous brewery is a scenic and social venue that can also be booked for special events and weddings. Founded by a father and his two sons who share a passion for beer, this is a family owned and operated business that focuses on creating simplistic, laidback, fun-filled experiences for its visitors.
funk 2.0 – Henley Brook
You’ve undoubtedly heard of funk– the much-loved eccentric cider brand can be found in pubs, bars and restaurants all over the state. funk 2.0 is the brewery or “fermentary” behind the brand, where the crew create craft cider, beer, hybrids and wine (free of preservatives, sulphurs, and concentrates). The kitchen also serves up some flavourful pub food with a unique twist, making it the ultimate spot for a group outing, tour or tasting.
Old Young’s Kitchen – Swan Valley
Old Young’s is a gin distillery in the heart of the Swan Valley. Surrounded by lush greenery, the Old Young’s kitchen is a stunning destination to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy an exclusive, refined dining experience in the hills. The food menu headlines premium, fresh, local produce and the drinks menu includes the various house-made gin ranges created by Old Young’s.
Rossonero Trattoria – Maylands
A laidback pizzeria, Rossonero Trattoria is a Maylands local favourite. Visitors can enjoy freshly baked pizzas, dessert, and a relaxed atmosphere at this neighbourhood eatery. This pizzeria doesn’t just offer your traditional pizza combinations, but rather a diverse selection of toppings such as feta and apple, potato and rosemary, pear, ricotta and rocket…and more. It’s BYO – so don’t forget to pack beer or wine when you visit!
Alfred’s Kitchen – Guildford
No feature on the best eats in the East would be complete without Alfred’s Kitchen. This Perth institution has been filling hungry bellies since 1946! Perth locals know that when you have a late-night burger craving you head to Alfred’s Kitchen. The menu is diner perfection ready to satisfy all your desires with fresh, hearty burgers being served up until late at this iconic alfresco diner.