For a certain kind of person, the best part about birthdays, anniversaries and other celebrations is the excuse to splurge at a top-tier restaurant. Even if that's not you, nearly everyone can appreciate the experience of settling around a table to enjoy the company of friends and family for several hours while all your whims are catered for.

In short: you bring the occasion and leave it to these venues to supply the special.

Wildflower

COMO The Treasury's rooftop restaurant showcases native ingredients and commanding views of the city skyline.

1 Cathedral Avenue, Perth

Balthazar

Like the restaurant of the same name in New York, this one has an X-factor that's kept it relevant after two decades.

6 The Esplanade, Perth

Rockpool Bar & Grill

Neil Perry's temple to steak is fancy without being too intimidating for less-than-adventurous eaters.

Crown Perth Great Eastern Highway, Burswood
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Ku Dining

The open kitchen churns out dishes from around the world.

306 Riverside Drive, East Perth

Marumo

30 seats. Seven sublime courses for $65. It's no wonder this one is always booked out months in advance.

22 145 Stirling Highway, Nedlands

Co-op Dining

West Australian ingredients star in this modern restaurant's five- and 10-course tasting menus.

2/11 Regal Place, East Perth

Clarke's of North Beach

Stephen Clarke's suburban fine diner remains the northern corridor's favourite big night out.

97 Flora Terrace, North Beach
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Petite Mort

Serious French dining with an extremely un-serious approach.

225 Onslow Road, Shenton Park
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Post

Two beautiful private dining rooms and a kitchen equally adept at both mod Oz magic and health-minded cooking.

1 Cathedral Avenue, Perth

Silks

You'll feel like a million bucks seated in this $10 million fit-out, eating sharp, regional Chinese fare.

Crown Metropol, Crown Perth Great Eastern Highway, Burswood
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Nobu

Accomplished Japanese with a Peruvian bent (aka nikkei cuisine).

Crown Metropol, Crown Perth Great Eastern Highway, Burswood
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Red Cabbage

Chef Scott O'Sullivan runs the highly creative menu while wife Hazel runs the floor.

49 15 Labouchere Road, South Perth
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St Michael 6003

Intricate, tightly composed dishes in a relaxed dining room on Beaufort Street.

483 Beaufort Street, Highgate
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P’tite Ardoise

Where old-world values still mean something.

283 Beaufort Street, Perth

Nine Fine Food

For a truly special night, opt for the seven-course omakase ("chef's selection").

227 Bulwer Street, Highgate

Perugino

An Italian restaurant that pays respect to fine dining traditions, dessert trolley and all.

77 Outram Street, West Perth
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Shadow Wine Bar & Dining Room

A glamorous, old-school wine bar and restaurant in the heart of Northbridge.

214 William Street, Northbridge