The Best New Restaurants in Perth

Updated 2 months ago


“What good new restaurants should I try?”

Broadsheet’s editors field this question, or a variation on it, almost every day. While we’d just as soon recommend one of Perth’s straight-up best restaurants or a long-standing institution, the pull of a hot new place is hard to deny.

So here it is: our edit of the best new restaurants in and around Perth, updated monthly. Some of these places are redefining the way we eat and will go on to become classics. Others will be shorter lived. Either way, these are the spots we’re enjoying eating and drinking at right now.

  • A buzzing Greek-style diner from the team behind Vinotto. Sit in the olive tree-lined courtyard and start off with a shot of ouzo, either neat or diluted. Then, order share-friendly plates of sour cherry dolmades, lamb meatballs and charcoal-grilled meats.

  • Wagyu bresaola, handmade pasta, lo-fi wines and the "Freo doctor" make a charming combo at this wine bar, which is from the team behind No Mafia and Balthazar.

  • Sharp food complements the riotous cocktail menu at this modern Asian restaurant, set in the former Funtastico site on Rokeby Road. Go for cured kingfish spring rolls, a prawn toast spinoff and plump Abrolhos Island scallops.

  • This 180-seat Filipino joint follows the modern Asian aspirations of the Melbourne original. Order kangaroo skewers, Sichuan-glazed lamb ribs, and stir-fried Manila clams with squid XO.

  • This family-run French spot represents bistro dining to the fullest. Stop by the bar for a glass and snacks, book into the restaurant for duck confit and crème brûlée, or come for the weekly test kitchen that sees the kitchen go off-piste.

  • 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.

  • This buzzing chicken shop – from the founder of Short Order Burger Co – offers chicken tenders for both meat-eaters and vegans. Come early for the signature chicken skin sandwich – it sells out fast.

  • A vibey curry canteen bringing bold South Asian cooking to an unlikely location. Come for nourishing family-recipe dal, uncompromising Burmese-inspired condiments and golden parathas.

  • From pillowy brioche buns to three-day fried handcut chips, every burger and side is crafted with handmade love at this diner-inspired restaurant.

  • This charming 50-seater trades in retro Aussie-style pizzas, Italian small plates and a tight drinks list packed with value and deliciousness. Plus, a regional American style of pizza with limited servings per day.

  • Stop by this neighbourhood eatery for the house-made pastas and value-packed wine list; stay for the homely atmosphere and another round of pinsa: Rome’s famous crisp and crunchy flatbread.

  • This handsome 400-person space might be big but there’s detail in the design, drinks list and versatile all-day menu. Order crudites, cheeseburgers, or a ribeye for two with classic condiments.

  • This modern Korean outfit started as a humble market stall in Margaret River. At its permanent digs, order Korean classics like sticky fried chicken, hot pots and barbeque. Plus local wines, beers and Soju.

  • This light-filled wine bar is a hideaway from the dense and intense CBD. Come for its Euro-inspired share plates, wine list with serious pedigree, and courtyard that gives Italian piazza vibes.