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On Friday and Saturday nights, this inner-city tavern will serve a set menu in the style of its popular Il Capo offering. Chef Alexandra Haynes cooks with the seasons but loyal Lalla Rookh diners know to expect local produce and house-made pasta cast in starring roles. Set sittings. Bookings essential. Cook-at-home kits still available. The Wine Store is open from 12pm to 5pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
This colourful, crowd-funded dining room welcomes back diners in the market for bulgogi beef loaded fries, creative baos, dumplings and other playful riffs on Asian street food. Bookings essential.
Chef Kiren Mainwaring, formerly of East Perth fine diner Co-op Dining, resurfaces in the Swan Valley with a Mediterranean-inspired menu featuring handmade pasta, live seafood and beef dry-aged in-house. Open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday. Bookings essential.
Northbirdge Dining Room
The Bird family’s new William Street restaurant, bottle shop and bar reopens with a concise, autumnal menu. Bookings are essential and seatings are limited to 90 minutes. Guests that wish to drink can only do so if ordering a meal.
Fleur at The Royal
The refined yet relaxed restaurant at The Royal will be serving a $95 five-course dinner set menu from Thursday to Saturday: an excellent way to take Chase Weber’s Japanese-influenced cooking for a spin. Bookings essential. Reopening June 4.
Todd Stuart’s Shenton Park fine-diner reopens for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday. Choose from either the $85 five-course menu or the $115 nine-course degustation. Last seating at 7pm. Bookings essential.
The city’s best Indian restaurant reopens its doors to guests eager to taste Gurps Bagga’s elevated Indian cooking. Bookings recommended. Takeaway – including excellent kathi rolls – are still available.
This long-standing CBD fine diner will reopen with three-course prix fixe menus offering choices for entree, main and dessert. A two-course menu will also be available for lunch. Set sittings; bookings essential.
Lulu La Delizia
Ivana and Joel Valvasori-Pereza’s atmospheric Italian restaurant temporarily reopens as L’Osteria Lulu, a cosy osteria serving a menu del giorno consisting of “project dishes” from its kitchen team. Expect bread, salumi, entree, pasta and a main course plus a tight edit of the restaurant’s Italo-Australian wine list. Set sittings. bookings essential.
Trigg Beach’s Island Market reopens as Island of 20 and will serve a three-course wood-fired Middle Eastern feast designed by culinary director David Coomer. Island Market will continue to sell its kebabs to take away. There will be set two-hour sittings and bookings are essential. Opening May 22.
The Shorehouse will open for lunch and dinner Friday to Sunday and serve a three-course menu featuring buttermilk fried chicken and prawn linguine. Guests will be able to sit inside the venue or out on the deck and the restaurant’s extensive wine list will be available. Expect two-hour sittings; bookings essential. Opening May 22.
Odyssea City Beach
This popular City Beach dining room with a view reopens for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Set sitting times. Bookings essential.
À bientôt, Le Rebelle; bonjour, Oui Rebelle, the pop-up incarnation of Sarah and Liam Atkinson’s buzzy Beaufort Street French(ish) bistro. The menu will consist of small plates and a chef’s menu. The Le Rebelle space will undergo a redesign while the Oui Rebelle pop-up is running. Merchandise will also be available. Open Wednesday to Saturday. Opening May 27.
Wembley’s favourite pizzeria will reintroduce dine-in to complement its popular takeaway offering. Open daily from 4.30pm to 9pm.
Eamon Sullivan’s new Mount Hawthorn Middle Eastern restaurants will offer a $45 and $65 set menu on Friday and Saturday nights. Menus include house-baked bread, hummus, pilaf and dessert. Set sittings; bookings essential. Opening May 22.
Bread in Common
Between Wednesday and Sunday, this Fremantle favourite will offer a four-course set dinner menu featuring bread and seasonal dishes. The well-stocked deli will still be trading as usual. Menus are $75 per head. 6pm or 8pm sitting. Bookings essential.
Bib & Tucker
This beachside favourite reopens for weekend lunch and dinner with all-WA produce set menus to support local farmers. Choose from a $60 three-course, or $80 four-course lunch set menu (lunch is served Friday to Sunday) or an $80 four-course dinner menu. Drink packages are available. Set sittings; bookings essential . Opening May 22.
The city’s favourite banh mi purveyor has reopened both its original Barrack Street store and newer Yagan Square expansion. Great ingredients and potent Vietnamese iced coffees ensure Le Vietnam remains king of the (made-to-order) Vietnamese baguette game.
Michelle and Joe Rechichi’s Saint George Terrace cafe is back making American- and Asian-inspired subs for the lunchtime city crowd. Think snappy versions of loved sandwiches including continental rolls, Philly cheesesteaks and meatball subs.
Moore & Moore
This airy café in Freo’s West End reopens for hour-long sittings from 8am to 3pm Monday to Friday. Bookings available.
One of the city’s best-loved cafes reintroduces its brunch menu (here’s to you, Turkish baked eggs and shakshuka) to complement its renowned cakes and sweets. Open daily for brunch.
Northbridge’s beloved gelateria is reopen for takeaway scoops and take-home packs. Pre-order pick-ups are available on Saturday and Sunday. Open Thursday to Sunday with extended hours starting soon.
May Street Larder
May Street Larder reopens for brunch from Wednesday to Sunday with comfort dining options that include breakfast burgers, soul sandwiches and breakfast burritos. Takeaway and online ordering still available.
This playful small bar and pizzeria inspired by American red sauce culture slings pizzas and potent drinks from 5pm daily. No bookings.
Subiaco’s favourite neighbourhood bar welcomes back guests eager to enjoy Luke Foyle’s punchy bar plates and Juanita’s enviable collection of small-scale wines and beers. Bookings only available for groups of 10 or more.
West Leederville's ambitious bar, bottle shop and dining room reopens for dine-in guests Thursday to Sunday. Set seatings of 90 minutes. Bookings are essential. The bottle shop remains open for takeaway daily.
Deftly handled seafood and natural-leaning wines are back on the cards at this South Fremantle hangout. Madalena’s reopens for lunch and dinner services. Choose from a $45 or $60 set menu. Set sittings. Bookings essential. Takeaway fish burgers will still be available.
Hibernian Place’s Japanese-inspired bar welcomes back guests on Friday and Saturdays. Take away and online ordering are still available. Opening May 22.
Shadow Wine Bar
The in-house diner at Alex Hotel will be reopening in stages. On May 18, its lobby bar will open for coffee and pastries (7am-12pm) before transitioning into an aperitivo bar offering substantial meals including a new cacio e pepe. From May 28, Shadow will recommence dinner services on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Bookings only. Set menu only. Seatings at 6pm and 8.30pm.
Monsterella’s small bar spin-off reopens with a condensed menu starring handmade pasta and chef Matt McDonald’s Italianate small plates. A wine list of natural-leaning Australian and Italian wines is the icing on a very compelling cake. Bookings only.
Wines of While
Owner Sam Winfield welcomes back eaters and drinkers to fawn all over his natural wine bar’s homely menu of smallgoods, house-made pasta and other Mediterranean staples.
The Local Hotel
This South Fremantle favourite re-enters the dine-in era with a restaurant-style offering to complement its strong takeaway trade. Set sittings; bookings essential.
Clint Nolan’s taco and tequila joint will open Friday and Saturday for dine-in guests. 90-minute sittings. Opening May 22.
This laneway honky tonk bar might not be opening as late as usual, but its calorific menu of wings, burgers and fried chicken remains. Table service only and their liquor licence requires that drinks be accompanied by a meal. Open Friday and Saturday (6pm to 10pm). Opening May 22.