Best Restaurants in Fremantle

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Over the last 20 years, Freo’s culinary offering has expanded well beyond a hearty bowl of pasta on South Terrace (followed by a scoop from the latest gelateria). Don’t get us wrong – we’ll still never turn down a classic Italian feast at Capri. But Fremantle’s range of restaurants and cuisines is now as eclectic as the place itself.

You can enjoy Mexican by the sea, Indonesian comfort food, Mauritian-Chinese dumplings from a food truck and much more. Not to mention plenty of traditional and future-classic Italian joints. These are our go-to restaurants in the port city.

  • Ethos' kitchen only cooks West Australian ingredients, all the soft drinks are house-made, and the no-waste menu – focusing on secondary cuts of meat, by-catches and imperfect produce – leans hard into Eastern European food culture.

  • Terrines, tartines and afternoons on the terrace: La Lune is East Freo's answer to the casual neighbourhood bistros of Paris and Manhattan. The all-day menu sticks to familiar Gallic cooking, served from morning till late in a fun dining room with plenty of yesteryear flourishes.

  • A beachside wine bar modelled on a neighbourhood boteco, serving up small plates from the freshest local seafood.

  • Soak up this restored cottage’s old-world splendour, then dive into an extensive wine list and high-flavour snacking including pies, tasty-things-on-bread and monkfish “under a fur coat”.

  • An expansive bakery and all-day eatery from the team behind Little Creatures.

  • The former Wine Store bottle shop has a new name and a well-honed food and drinks offering.

  • A world-class chef cooking with fire.

  • 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.

  • Italian food isn’t hard to find in Fremantle, but you might miss one of its tastiest touchstones if you don’t know where to look. This fourth-generation, family-run restaurant serves piping hot plates of spaghetti and nostalgia.

  • This casual, dog-friendly taqueria in South Freo is landing bold blows for Aus-Mexican cooking. Maybe you'll find a pork and pineapple taco dressed with a native strawberry and saltbush sauce. Or try the spiced broccoli enlivened with a mole, a traditional Mexican marinade, made here with wattleseed. From the bar: wine, local beers, tequila and mezcal.

  • Modern Australian by the beach.

  • The compact, thoughtful menu features Balinese dishes and drinks the owners grew up with, as well as a handful of Indonesian comfort classics that might include a sweet black rice pudding, fried chicken with a fiery salad, and mackerel dumplings.

  • At this ambitious urban distillery, you'll find house-made spirits (including many grape-based spirits made with WA fruit) and pre-batched cocktails. You can pair every glass with something from their sophisticated share plate menu, which might include beef tartare, crumbed lion’s mane mushroom or woodfired meats.

  • 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.

  • A serious contender from a former Amuse chef and an ex-Australian-one-day cricketer.

  • A Mauritian-Chinese dumpling kitchen from Masterchef alumnus Brendan Pang, set in an Airstream.

  • This Perth burger favourite has put down permanent roots in the port city and added lunch service and booze, including a stiff maple-pecan-bourbon milkshake, and a house brew with Rocky Ridge Brewing Co.

  • A modern Asian diner serving dumplings, beef tataki, whole-fried baby snapper and satay pork ribs.