Lalla Rookh

11:30am - 12:00pm
77 St Georges Terrace Perth 6000



good for groups
outdoor area
function hire
late night dining
open late
set menu option
takes reservations
notable wine list

Beneath St Georges Terrace is Lalla Rookh, a bar and restaurant that provides relief from the rat race above with its wonderful spaces.

The buzzing public bar, the European-style alfresco courtyard and the plush lounge each bring something to the table. But what you’re here for is the dining room’s food.

Head chef Alexandra Haynes takes a bowerbird approach to Italian cooking and combines flavours and influences from the country's north to its south, so heirloom beetroots and goats curd makes for a summery, Mediterranean-influenced salad while a robust smoked pork neck and radicchio salad ticks the box for gutsier eating. The house-made pasta remains rock solid. There’s plenty to choose from, although the six-course Il Capo menu is on hand for the decision-phobic.

Sommelier Jeremy Prus oversees the list of more than 300 boutique Australian and Italian wines: some you’ll know, and some you’ll want to know better. Beer and cider lovers are well catered for, too. Lalla Rookh has 38 taps complemented by a rotating selection of guest brews.