If you’re after the best inner-city food Perth has to offer, look no further. We’ve pulled together our 14 favourite restaurants in Perth’s CBD, for any occasion:
Starting off strong with one of Perth’s best Thai restaurants, Long Chim is a local favourite for good reason. Located in the basement of the State Buildings, Long Chim’s menu is inspired by street food in Thailand, bringing a modern twist to traditional Bangkok flavours. Choose from a mouth-watering selection of Southeast Asian dishes and desserts, as well as some delicious Thai-inspired cocktails.
Also found at the State Buildings, Petition is an all-day venue serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On the menu you’ll find the contemporary Australian dishes utilising local, seasonal produce – from market fish to ricotta gnudi, beef fillet tartare, house made sorbet and chocolate from State Building’s neighbour, Sue Lewis Chocolatier.
A fine dining experience in the heart of Perth’s CBD. The menu at Wildflower is centred around the six Noongar seasons, using high-quality native and local produce to create divine, uniquely Western Australian dishes. Choose from a two, four, six or eight course tasting menu, paired with Australian, Italian, or French wine.
Heritage Wine Bar
Located in one of Perth’s stunning heritage buildings on St Georges Terrace, Heritage Wine Bar offers an impressive wine list with more than 100 wines from local, national, and global winemakers. But, this elegant wine bar has also built its reputation on the incredible food menu and dining experience it offers visitors, creating flavourful and high-quality European inspired dishes.
Shadow Wine Bar
Tucked away in Northbridge’s vibrant cultural precinct, you’ll find the stylish Shadow Wine Bar. With modern European dishes that are inspired by local ingredients, a tasteful selection of Australian and European wines, and a sophisticated interior, Shadow Wine Bar is the perfect dining destination if you’re catching a show or attending an exhibition in the city.
Vincent Wine Bar
Bringing the Parisian dining experience to Perth, Vincent Wine is a relaxed, chic wine bar and restaurant on William Street. Enjoy courtyard and alfresco dining with quality European vino and French-style share plates.
No list of best restaurants in Perth’s CBD is complete without Furaibo, an authentic Izakaya bar and restaurant. This modern Japanese eatery uses premium, fresh ingredients to create a divine selection of Asian share plates. Tebasaki chicken, charcoaled steak fillet, sashimi, nigiri, gourmet sushi rolls and matcha souffle can all be found on the menu at Furaibo, as well as an extensive selection of Japanese sake, spirits, and cocktails.
Sentinel Bar & Grill
A sophisticated bar and restaurant on St Georges Terrace, Sentinel Bar & Grill’s design is inspired by New York and its menu is influenced by the French food culture. While Sentinel is an all-day dining destination, the dinner menu is particularly memorable – highlighting local produce with Shark Bay scallops, chargrilled Abrolhos octopus, house made gnocchi, Western Australian grass-fed beef and more.
Classic, yet contemporary fleur’s menus draws inspiration from French cuisine while adding a creative, modern twist. Located within the grand structure that is The Royal Hotel, this restaurant offers an effortlessly elegant dining experience, with a focus on local produce and quality seafood. The wine and cocktail list is all about maximising enjoyment, with fun unusual and interesting beverages to pair with the divine a la carte or chef’s tasting menu.
In Hibernian Hall you’ll discover Garum – a stunning Italian restaurant that uses ancient Roman cooking techniques to create both traditional and modern Italo dishes. If you can’t make it for dinner, there’s Italian Happy Hour from 4:30pm – 6pm on Tuesdays through to Saturdays, with some delicious bar snacks including octopus carpaccio, pork ragu, duck liver parfait, tonnarelli cacio e pepe and more.
Ubercool and sophisticated, Balthazar has become an institution in Perth’s dining scene since first opening its doors the 90s. Scallop crudo, seafood spaghetti, duck breast with rhubarb, kangaroo with goat curd, duck fat potatoes, strawberry gateau and more can be found on the locally inspired menu. There’s also an impressive wine list that features an extensive selection of Western Australian drops, as well as vino from all over the world.
With its modern Italian food using distinctly Western Australian produce, friendly and passionate team, great atmosphere and convenient location, it’s no wonder No Mafia continues to be one of Perth’s favourite dining destinations. The menu is simple but well executed, ensuring a consistently good experience whenever you visit. Plus, it’s an ideal location for a date, as the people-watching balcony is reserved for walk-ins…giving you front-row seats to all the comings and goings on the vibrant William Street.
Golden Boy & Jade Girl
Promising fun, street-style Asian flavours with a modern spin, Golden Boy & Jade Girl well and truly deliver. With flavour-packed plates designed for sharing, and a fun-focussed drinks menu, this Perth restaurant offers a unique dining experience on St Georges Terrace. It’s a multi-level venue, so head up to the rooftop bar to watch the busy streets as you sip on a spicy mango coconut margarita (or two).
Contemporary Italian in the heart of Perth’s CBD, Lalla Rookh is local favourite. Designed to cater to everyone – solo diners, couples, and large social groups – this Perth restaurant serves up some of the best pasta, pizza and Italo dishes in town. We’d recommend choosing their il Capo menu, where you can enjoy six of their seasonal specials in a share-plate style. They also have an in-house wine store, where you can pick up a bottle of the wine you paired with dinner.
Need more? Check out our review on the newest Perth CBD restaurant, Rusty Fig.