When people plan trips to Australia, they tend to stick to the East side of the continent. But on the West coast is the city of Perth. While it’s picked up steam with more and more tourists stopping by over the years, it’s still a bit of an overlooked gem.
In addition to all of the fantastic things to do, Perth has more than a few great spots to eat to choose from. What’s interesting about this city’s food scene is that it’s exactly what you expect and incredibly unexpected at the same time.
The Old Synagogue
Located in Freemantle, a city that’s part of Perth’s greater metropolitan area, The Old Synagogue is literally in an old synagogue. It was built in 1902 but services haven’t been held in the building since 1910.
Now, The Old Synagogue is home to four different dining experiences. Each one of them has their own unique drink and food menus to choose from. As such, it has something for almost everyone, and more. Plus, it’s a great events space.
This is the very definition of fine dining in Perth, as well as the entirety Australia. Friends Restaurant is generally regarded as one of the top restaurants in the country for travelers and locals a like. It’s a reason to head to Perth on its own.
There are unique menus for different days, times and various tastes. On top of that, it’s extensive wine menu compliments the dining options perfectly. There’s a reason Friends pops up on so many best of lists on a regular basis.
Another of Perth’s most acclaimed restaurants is Wildflower. And in its case, the acclaim has as much to do with the venue as it does the food. Located on the rooftop of COMO The Treasury, Wildflower’s views of Perth and the Swan River is incomparable.
Their outstanding menus are inspired by local farmers and producers as well as the indigenous community. The six seasons of the Noongar calendar are of particular importance as they help define the restaurant’s offerings throughout the year.
Post Osteria & Bar Perth
While going to Perth for Italian food isn’t the first inclination of most travelers, Post Osteria & Bar is well worth the stop. Their contemporary cuisine takes full advantage of the best produce the region has to offer, creating unique and delectable dishes.
As an Italian restaurant, one of Post’s most unique features is that it’s open for breakfast. From the look of their breakfast menu, you might want to make this a priority stop after an evening of enjoying Perth’s nightlife.
The only reason to follow Croff Bakery on Instagram is to torture yourself with pictures of food you can’t eat at that second. And if you’re visiting Perth, you have to make a point of stopping by Croff for some unbelievable tastes.
While the baked goods and sweet treats are all delectable, there’s more to Croff than that. It boasts an incredible array of sandwiches, like the Asian Reuben, the Beef Rendang Croissant and the Pork Belly Sanga.