The Best Restaurants in Northbridge

Updated 7 months ago


Northbridge consistently ranks among Perth’s most popular suburbs. Its location near the CBD helps, as does its art galleries and boutique retailers. But it’s the restaurants that really make this neighbourhood so noteworthy. There’s a concentration of cuisines here at all price points. Stop by Est Home of Torung Market for uncompromising Thai food or Tak Chee House for some of the city’s best Hainanese chicken rice. Visit No Mafia or Francoforte for Italian food from all corners of the boot nation. Or visit Wines of While, which arguably kick-started Perth’s obsession with natural wine (and takes it food just as seriously). The spots in this guide, curated by Broadsheet’s editors, make Northbridge one of the most consistently interesting spots in Perth to dine out.

  • This spacious William Street wine bar with an outdoor spritz garden serves up Italian wine and house-made pasta.

  • Tequila and tacos every night of the week.

  • An ambitious “fast and furious” eatery inside The Rechabite.

  • This natural wine bar and bottle shop might be at the smaller end of the restaurant spectrum, but great pastas, seasonal vegetable dishes and ace sourdough ensure the dining is on par with the wining.

  • An ode to one of Northbridge’s original immigrant communities.

  • Take shelter in this understated restaurant and bar, which punches well above its weight.

  • This Cantonese stronghold boasts some of Perth’s best Chinese barbeque.

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  • This spot right next to the Perth Cultural Centre channels New York’s swift pre- and post-show suppers. Snack on Italian cicchetti (“snacks”) or stick around for a full meal.

  • It’s cheap, cheerful and might just make the city’s best chicken rice.

  • Fine, fresh, fast fusion.

  • Indian street food with an Australian edge.

  • An intimate, open-plan restaurant where you can see it all happening.

  • A permanent home for the burger pop-up that’s a "love letter" to fast-food chains of the ’80s and ’90s.

  • Greek street food served out of Brika's takeaway window.

  • Baan means “home” in Thai, which is how you’ll feel at this street-food haven. Go cutlery-free with betel leaf wraps and pork skewers. Or order a show-stopping whole fish grilled in a banana leaf.

  • Hit up this Southern honkytonk dive bar from the owner of Sneaky Tony’s. Choose from over 130 rye whiskies and bourbons (the knowledgeable bar staff can help with that). And enjoy diner staples from their late-night kitchen, be it a classic cheeseburger or juicy fried chicken.

  • This heavyweight izakaya is one of Perth’s best. Perch at the seven-seat sushi bar where chefs slice sashimi and sear local Wagyu. The timber-clad dining room is an equally sleek spot for immaculate Japanese mains and sake shots.

  • 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.