With fresh caught seafood straight from the ocean, abundant world- class wineries and a climate fit for growing the freshest produce throughout the year, it is no wonder Perth is known as a foodie mecca, with more restaurants per capita than any other capital city in the country. Here are five of our favourites.
The Old Crow
Located in the heart of the city, Perth’s answer to southern style American soul food serves up a mouthwatering menu including slow cooked pork shoulder, chipotle braised lamb shoulder, pumpkin pie with honey cream and buttermilk pannacotta. Pair them all with the Old Crow’s range of cocktail pitchers, beers, ciders and wines and you have the perfect ingredients for one incredibly satisfying food coma. A crowd favourite for locals and tourists alike.
Bread in Common
To Fremantle’s Esplanade, where rising star Bread in Common has made a name for itself in an old warehouse space designed with communal dining in mind. The kitchen philosophy is focused on fresh, locally sourced produce and handmade food that is in season. The ever-changing lunch and dinner menu showcases amongst other things a large selection of local and international cheeses, and an extensive wine list also complements the menu. Combine both with the freshly baked ranges of breads and you have a foodie match made in heaven.
To get your fill, check out breadincommon.com.au
Located in the historic Swan Valley wine region just 20 minutes from the CBD, at Carilley Estate visitors are treated to a seasonal menu whilst taking in sweeping views of the enchanting gardens, picturesque vineyards and the garden-party style manicured lawn. Amongst the ancient gums, diners feast al-freso on a range of locally sourced produce, supporting nearby small businesses such as the local butcher, family owned seafood market and local cheese and honey producers. It doesn’t get much fresher than that.
To book a table check out carilleyestate.com.au.
The Margaret River Chocolate Company and Providore (pictured)
Just a ten minute drive from Carilley, why not skip dessert and head to the Margaret River Chocolate Company to enjoy some free tastings of their chocolate treats? A spot on the covered sun-deck overlooking the gardens and vines is the perfect place to indulge in their range of cakes and desserts for afternoon tea. The adjoining Providore store provides a huge range of take-home preserves, chutneys and olive oils as well as their award winning wines and famous chocolate liqueur.
To get your mouth watering visit chocolatefactory.com.au.
Il Lido Italian canteen
In true Perth style, why not end the day with dinner by the sea? The view of Cottesloe Beach and the expansive Indian Ocean combined with the old Italian charm inside the restaurant walls make for a great lazy afternoon grazing session. Il Lido offers an extensive menu including an antipasti selection of house-cured meats and freshly shucked oysters to munch on throughout the day. From noon, the full menu of house made pastas and desserts as well as fish of the day and specially cut meats are available and to end the meal, quality Italian farm house cheeses are available in share platters. Top this off with one of the wines from the floor to ceiling wall and Il Lido becomes the perfect dining experience.
For more details see illido.com.au.