Best Restaurants in Subiaco

Updated 2 weeks ago


Subiaco was founded by a group of Italian monks in the 1850s and that influence – from the olive trees and fruit orchards they planted to the olive branch that endures on the town coat of arms – can still be felt today. Subiaco is still one of the best places in Perth to head to for great Italian food.

There’s Lulu La Delizia, of course, but there’s a number of other great Italian diners to choose from, too. Plenty of other spots take their cues from the Mediterranean; in recent years places such as Petite Mort and Lady of Ro have started flying the flag for French and Greek food, respectively.

There’s also a burgeoning Japanese scene in Subiaco, as well as a Jus Burgers outpost, which offers one of the best burgers in Perth.

  • This spot took over from Rokeby Road icon the Witch's Cauldron at the end of 2019. It's a worthy replacement. Dishes include pork and veal meatballs, grilled flatbreads topped with mushrooms and taleggio, and some fine pizzas. The wine list is equally approachable, with drops to satisfy everyone from casual drinkers to grape nerds.

  • Celebrating the art of handmade pasta.

  • The Italian government says you should eat here.

  • Celebrate the seasons of Japan, authentically.

  • Greece is the word.

  • 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 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 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.