The Best Lunch in Perth’s CBD

Updated 8 months ago


What makes a good CBD lunch spot?

You might be meeting a potential client and looking for somewhere central and impressive to dine, like Wildflower atop Como The Treasury. Or you could be a time-poor worker after a place with reliable food and fast, efficient service like Le Vietnam Cafe. Or maybe you’re after a laidback brewery, like Pirate Life, to bring your crew along to. Whatever the case, consult this list of Perth CBD’s best lunch spots, curated by Broasheet’s expert food and drink editors.

  • Find this sophisticated Euro-inspired wine bar and dining room in the basement of an old Art Deco building. The menu focuses on local produce, and the wine and cocktails are equally as important as the food.

  • David Thompson is the most accomplished Western chef globally when it comes to Thai food. He spent 30 years in Bangkok, and plates up the classics here. Come for wok-fired pad see ew, high-definition curries and other staples.

  • Inside Como at the Treasury, this bright, all-day restaurant is serving upmarket breakfasts and crowd-pleasing Italian fare with plenty of twists. Also, an Italian-heavy wine list and classic cocktails.

  • Looking for an extra-special occasion spot? Como, the Treasury’s in-house fine diner, celebrates all things Western Australia, from local Indigenous ingredients to panoramic views of the CBD and Elizabeth Quay.

  • This two-storey space can hold 725 guests and serves contemporary food and drinks.

  • An impressive WA spin on Italian cuisine.

  • A meticulously imagined bistro where you can choose your own adventure. Commit to a full dinner (and knockout beef tartare) or keep it short with snacks at the wine bar next door.

  • A restaurant, specialty liquor store and bar from the team behind Mary Street Bakery.

  • A sense of understated sophistication makes this all-day a popular spot for business folk.

  • Bright Tank Brewing's in-house restaurant has a woodfired kitchen and a veteran chef wielding the tongs. Forget about that side of chips – the food here is just as enticing as the beer.

  • Phase one of the Adelaide Brewery’s West Coast expansion includes a steakhouse-style restaurant, private dining rooms, plus an open brewhouse where punters can get up close to the action.

  • This two-in-one-spot specialises in house-made udon noodles by day and transforms into a moody izakaya at night. Go for fragrant udon, takoyaki (octopus balls) and golden tempura around lunch, or karaage chicken and sake into the night.

  • This perky 50-seater is a love letter to Japan’s north – offering deeply flavoured curry (including vegan options) and rice, beer and wine from Hokkaido.

  • Feast on regional Thai food at this low-key neon-lit restaurant. Order its souped-up stir-fries, curries with house-made paste, and a Thai take on duck confit. Its BYO status and jazzy soundtracks are just a bonus.

  • The Fremantle burger specialist is grilling in the CBD.

  • A laid-back Thai spot that heroes underrepresented dishes. The spice-driven menu spans north-eastern favourites like koi (raw beef salad with herbs) and sticky rice, to fragrant fish curries from the south. Plus, Thai beers and creamy milk tea.

  • After 40 years of making noodles, you can be sure this chef will impress you.

  • Some of the best bahn mi in town.