Best Date Places in Perth

Updated 4 days ago


So you got a match. The next step is harder: finding the right place to impress your date.

These aren't places for quiet, white-tableclothed romance. They're fun, energetic restaurants and bars packed with atmosphere, where there's rarely a chance for an awkward silence.

  • A cosy 60-seat Italian wine bar and restaurant from the Monsterella crew.

  • A “nuovo Italo-Australian” space offering all-day drinking, dining and dancing.

  • Pasta to bring any romance to life.

  • Those window seats are great for shared people watching.

  • For coffee, lunch or dinner.

  • Take a seat by the kitchen and enjoy the theatre if the conversation lulls.

  • Bond over tapas and sherry.

  • Share some charcuterie and pick from 300 bottles of wine.

  • Commit to a full dinner, or keep it short at the wine bar next door.

  • Intimate and low-lit, but not too romantic.

  • On weekends a DJ keeps the mood light.

  • For whisky and cocktail enthusiasts.

  • Tiki bars: never not fun.

  • Nab a seat under the aromatic frangipani tree to set the mood.

  • Keep it casual and BYO at this rustic Greek diner.

  • Sip an Aperol spritz in the CBD.

  • Get lost in the rowdy crowd.

  • Spice up your date in a big way.

  • That courtyard's a winner on balmy days.

  • Shoot some pool to the sound of rock 'n' roll.

  • Split some tapas.

  • Southern Californian cooking, craft beers on tap and a relaxed vibe.

  • Late-night pizza in a fun American-Italian basement space.

  • French wines dominate the cellar at this Parisian-inspired bar. The kitchen bangs out sharp bistro-style plates and charcuterie, which are best enjoyed in the breezy courtyard planted with olive trees.

  • A smart-casual wine bar slinging small plates and a diverse range of wines, inside a historic Perth boozer.

  • A neighbourhood wine bar and bottle shop serving natural, organically farmed wines and satisfying Mediterranean food.

  • Nab a seat in the sleekly designed bar, or out on the footpath, and tuck into left-field wines, snappy cocktails and small plates licked with smoke and char.

  • It doesn’t get more waterfront than this. Nab a perch in this beautiful 120-person space and enjoy sharp cocktails, comforting Mediterranean cooking and vistas of the Swan River.

  • Settle in at a terrazzo table in this moody dining room for future classic Italian food. Its share plates might feature octopus, clams, stracciatella, pasta or beef tartare. There’s also an impressive, mostly Italian, wine list with a healthy dose of small-scale Western Australian producers. Plus, almost 50 Italian digestifs to finish. Salute.

  • A breezy all-day diner at the redeveloped Leederville Hotel. Fuel up on grilled shish-style skewers, cuisine-crossing share plates, and wines from a free-wheeling list of fun and approachable drops.

  • A retro-tinged neighbourhood wine bar that also serves morning coffee for the local crowd. At night, it's doing snacks and plates that reference everything from London’s legendary St John to Northbridge Vietnamese institution Viet Hoa.

  • With lo-fi wines, small bites, DJs and local wines, this bar is the backdrop for an effortlessly cool, distinctly Fremantle afternoon.

  • From the team behind nearby diner Bark, this welcoming wine bar offers topnotch wines and Spanish-leaning share plates. Around 20 wines rotate regularly by the glass, be it a German riesling or Western Australian skin-contact wine, meaning you’ll always have a reason to return.

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  • This licensed fromagerie, run by a mother-daughter duo, was a first for Perth. Expect a classy array of cheese, snack and wine pairings. Plus, good times via the conversation cards on the back of your coaster.

  • This breezy neighbourhood bar – by a former Madalena’s venue manager – has something for everyone. Come for conventional and lo-fi wines, as well as strong non-alc options. Plus, wine bar snacks including a snacky cacio e pepe spinoff.