Eating and drinking are two of the most popular pastimes when socialising, so you need to know the best places to eat and drink in Perth. From cafes to bars and pub grub to oriental cuisine, these are the hotspots you need to know about.
The Noodle Forum is an absolute paradise for all noodle lovers with selections of Chinese-style handmade noodles, all made fresh in the restaurant with a view of the chefs preparing them. Popular items include BBQ pork noodle, wonton noodle soup, and crispy chicken noodle. Be sure to get in early, as most popular noodle dishes do sell out!
Shop 16 – 17 Equis Retail Arcade, 580 Hay Street, Perth
Mustang Bar is where you can get a taste of American sports bars and diners in Perth. As well as providing a great sports atmosphere, the bar is also known for its weekly entertainment, with everything from salsa lessons to live bands. With a wide selection of food and drinks like their signature $5 BBQ and various local and international brands of beer, it’s no wonder this bar is always quick to get crowded.
46 Lake Street, Northbridge
Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub
Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub is often considered the most genuine Irish pub in Perth, and most can see why with its signature Irish decorations and, of course, traditional Irish ales and stouts such as Guinness and Kilkenny. The pub is at its busiest on Friday with people coming to welcome the weekend, and is best known for its Irish pub food like beef and Guinness pie and black pudding with good values for big portions.
397 Murray Street, Perth
Frisk Small Bar
Frisk Small Bar may be small as the name suggests, but the atmosphere is big enough to make it one of Northbridge’s most popular hangouts. The bar is especially renowned for its gin, with literally hundreds of gin options such as Scottish Caorunn and the legendary Bombay Sapphire. There’s also a snack bar serving the likes of chorizo and cheese bread to accompany your choice of gin.
31/103 – 105 Francis Street, Northbridge
Sherbet Cafe & Bake Shop
Sherbet Cafe & Bake Shop is an ideal destination if you want to sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee with freshly baked cakes and bread. Sherbet is best known for its cupcakes, drawing inspiration from popular New York City cupcake bakeries. If you want something bigger, there is also a selection of mouth-watering whole cakes, from classic red velvet to refreshing plum and almond cake.
206B Whatley Crescent, Maylands