Unless you've been living under a rock, you will have heard that Perth restaurants and cafes can re-open for dine-in services for up to 100 people at a time, or 300 people if they have separate spaces within the venue. The question is, who has actually re-opened and who is still biding their time.
Lucky for you, we'll be keeping this list of Perth restaurants that will be re-opening up to date so you know where to go for that sweet, first restaurant meal of the post-COVID era. If you don't see your favourite here, let us know.
Perth CBD And Inner City
The State Buildings
The State Buildings re-open on Friday 12 June and they've made a couple of updates. COMO The Treasury, Wildflower, Long Chim, Petition and The Treasury Lounge and Bar will all re-open, along with the brand new Wine Merchant. Halford is no longer as they make way for a brand new late night bar in July and Post will be re-opening in July too.
The Reveley's dining room re-opens on 12 June for lunch, dinner and high tea—or high gin! Any Chef's Table bookings (that's the set set menu, FYI) made by 30 June will come with a complimentary glass of Veuve Cliquot on arrival, so you'll want to book soon.
If you never got a chance to dine at Hearth before COVID-19, you'll be pleased to hear it re-opened on Friday 5 June with a three-course dinner menu that pays homage to WA flavours, as always. Hearth is open for dinner from Thursday to Saturday each week and they're also open for breakfast—a la carte only as the buffet is still off limits for now—and high tea from 12pm to 3pm on weekends.
The grand old pub we all fell in love with after the renovations last year, The Royal re-opened last Saturday 6 June from 12pm. No bookings, just walk on in.
Fleur At The Royal
Fleur re-opened on 4 June so you'll want to book a table on the double. A five-course set menu is on the cards and will be available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The private dining room is also available for up to 14 guests, just in case you've got something to celebrate.
Hadiqa, The Flour Factory And Varnish On King
The Sneakers and Jeans crew is back, re-opening Hadiqa, The Flour Factory and Varnish on King back in May with lunch and dinner available on Fridays and Saturdays. All three venues have an $82 set menu with two lunchtime sittings—either 12:15pm or 2pm—and three dinner sittings—take your pick from 5:30pm, 7pm and 8:45pm. Expect all your fave menu items from each venue plus a free flute of Villa Sandi Prosecco or a schooner of beer. As if that wasn't enough, there is also be a mini masterclass on arrival at each venue—make your own spritz at Hadiqa, a G&T at The Flour Factory and at Varnish on King you'll get a Varnish Mini Bacon flight masterclass. Sign us up.
Your favourite underground Japanese whiskey bar has re-opened. That's right, Goody Two's is open on Friday and Saturday nights so you can get your hands on the freshest bao in the city. If you're in on a Thursday night you're in luck because Thursday is dumpling night and $29 will get you 10 dumplings, fried chicken and your choice of a highball, beer or wine.
Balthazar has re-opened their dining room next with a three-course set menu for dinner and a two-course menu available for lunch. You'll want to book for this one.
Get back to the rooftops of Perth thanks to The Aviary. Open 12pm to 9pm Wednesday and Thursday, 12pm until 11pm on Fridays, 10am to 11pm on Saturdays and 10am to 5pm on Sundays. Be sure to book.
The Stables main bar and courtyard will be open from Monday to Saturday, 11am until late. Little Stables Coffee Shop is also making a comeback, Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 2:30pm. The Basement Bar will be available on booking and the dining room and balcony is available for large bookings or events.
Wolf Lane is re-opening on Fridays from 4pm to 11pm and on Saturdays from 5pm to 11pm so get down there for a drink.
The CBD is coming back to life and The Globe is just one of the many places that has re-opened. Get in there from 12pm until 8pm Monday to Saturday or between 12pm and 6pm on Sundays. Be smart and book yourself a table.
Northbridge & Victoria Park
Palace Arcade re-opens on 12 June with plenty of pizza, cocktails and arcade games. Opening days and times will start small and be extended so head to their website for all the details.
Thanks to its many areas, Henry Summer can accommodate up to 300 people so you can walk on in and grab a drink without booking. Open Saturday from 5pm until late, go and enjoy the sunshine while you can.
Open from Wednesday to Saturday for dinner, you can finally get your hands on La Cholita's famous margaritas again.
Alabama Song is open Saturdays from 6pm until late. They'll only be open Saturdays for now so don't miss out.
Joe's Juice Joint
Open Saturdays only, Joe's Juice Joint will fling open its doors from 8pm this weekend.
Anther spot only open on Saturdays, you'll be able to soak up the good vibes at Sneaky Tony's from 5pm this Saturday.
The Standard opens for their first sitting on Saturday 12 June so you'll want to book immediately.
Double Rainbow has been keeping us happy with their takeaway but you can finally go and sit inside again and soak up those good vibes.
Northbirdge Dining Room
Get in to Northbridge from Wednesday to Sunday between 4pm and 10pm for good food, good wine and good vibes.
Ezra Pound is also open Wednesday to Sunday from 4pm to 10pm each day and you can and we recommend getting in no the dim sum action between 10:30am and 3pm on Sundays.
Under the same ownership as Northbirdge and Ezra Pound, you can expect to see The Bird back open for dine-in meals from Wednesday to Sunday between 4pm and 10pm. You'll still be able to get takeaway if that's more your scene.
Get your Mexican fix at La Cholita on Friday and Saturday nights from next week. They'll be doing 1.5 hour sittings and you'll want to book online to get a table. They'll be open from 4pm to 9pm and if you're not quite ready to come out of hibernation, you can always get takeaway.
Bivouac is open for dinner from Tuesday to Sunday and is kicking off with their delicious Feed Me menu.
Wines Of While
If you're looking for some of the best pasta in Perth, head to Wines of While which is now back at full capacity.
Lucky Chan's is back but you'll need to book. Open from Tuesday to Thursday, 5:30pm to 9pm and on Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30pm to 10pm, you can finally get your hands on those delicious bubble tea cocktails yet again.
The guys at Kukan Izakaya will be open for dine-in every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night with a small but mighty menu of delicious Japanese eats. If you're not quite ready to dine-in, their takeaway menu is still going strong.
Alabama Song is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm to 10pm with wings, burgers, fried chicken and more. They'll be doing table service and while bookings aren't required, you'll want to get in early to ensure a spot.
Sauma is open again from Tuesday to Saturday for dinner. Expect Indian street food that will blow your mind.
The Queens is open from Wednesday to Sunday so get down there for a frothy pint.
Pinchos is open for dinner every night of the week, for lunch on Wednesdays and Fridays and is open all day from 9am on Saturdays and Sundays. Check their website for all the details.
Kailis Bros Leederville is open for breakfast and lunch from 7am to 3pm and for dinner between 4pm and 9pm, every day of the week. Bookings are recommended but if you can't get in, their takeaway menu is still available too.
The Garden is open from Monday to Thursday, 11:30am to 10pm; Friday and Saturday from 11:30am to midnight and on Sundays from 11:30am to 10pm. You can book but they are open for walk-ins too.
Bill's Bar & Bites
Open for walk-ins and bookings, Bill's Bar & Bites will be open Thursdays from 2pm to 10pm and on Fridays and Saturdays from 2pm until midnight
Mary Street Bakery
Highgate, West Leederville, City Beach, CBD
Mary Street's venues are back open every day of the week from 7am to 4pm.
Mayfair Lane has opened their doors for dine-in meals, Monday to Saturday from 11:30am to 9:30pm.
Open from Thursday to Saturday, 4pm to 10pm and Sundays from 1pm to 8pm, Besk will be offering1.5 hour sittings with a brand new menu on offer. The Besk Bottle Shop will of course still be open every day of the week and you'll be able to pick up their delicious takeaway meals from Thursday to Sunday.
Lulu La Delizia
Chef Joel Valvasori has answered everyone's prayers with his decision to re-open Lulu La Delizia next week. The menu will be a little different to what you're used to but just as delicious and you'll definitely need to book.
Boucla is open for dine-in brunch again so you can get your hands on their famous Turkish baked eggs once again.
We've all been eating way too much pizza since lockdown began, but if you want to make pizza fancy again, head to Woodpeckers in Subiaco. They'll be open for lunch on Thursday and Friday from midday to 2pm and for dinner from Tuesday to Sunday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
Monsterella And Mummucc
Typika will be re-open on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am to 1pm so you can get the brunch of your dreams.
You can finally plonk yourself down inside Canteen and eat your pizza and porchetta there again.
Il Lido is taking a little extra down time and will be re-opneing late June. Watch this space.
The Shorehouse re-opened in Phase Two with a set menu but as of they're now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from Wednesday to Sunday.
If you're in need of delicious Japanese, you'll be pleased to hear Tsunami re-opened their Teppanyaki Bar in May. If you've been before, you'll know you're in for dinner and a show as you watch the chefs work their magic behind the grill. They can only seat 13 people at one time so you'll definitely need to book.
After blowing our minds with their epic takeaway, Odyssea re-open for dine-in meals in May from 7am to 8pm. You'll want to make a booking here, but if you can't get in, takeaway will still be available.
The Peach Pit
Open from Monday to Sunday from 11am until late, you might want to book to guarantee yourself a spot to devour burger and beers.
The Galway Hooker
Also open Monday to Sunday from 11am until late, bookings are encouraged if you want to enjoy a pint of Guinness by the beach at The Galway Hooker.
Le Rebelle kicked off their new pop-up dine-in service in May and they're open for dinner on Wednesdays and Thursdays and both lunch and dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. The new pop-up, Oui Rebelle!, is expected to run for three to four months but we still think you'll want to book soon if you don't want to miss out. Expect a brand new menu with a few old favourites; don't worry, the crab toast, duck and parfait are not going anywhere.
If you managed to get to Pogo before COVID hit you will have been dreaming about going back and now you can. Pogo is open on Fridays and Saturdays for dinner from 5pm to 9pm with two set menus.
The $45 menu will get you house-made bread, whipped hummus, roasted cauliflower, half a grilled chicken and a mixed grain pilaf, all topped up with the dessert of course. If you want to treat yourself, the $65 menu will get you the house-made bread, whipped hummus, cauliflower and mixed grain pilaf, but you'll also get the 12-hour lamb shoulder, a duck borek and a secret chef's course. Count us in.
Island Market is back open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner from Saturday 6 June.
Canteen Trigg has been open for takeaway throughout the COVID-19 restrictions, but they are back seven days a week from 6:30am to 3:30pm for dine-in.
Clarke's Of North Beach
Opening Thursday to Saturday, Clarke's of North Beach is bringing back their much-loved dinners for $100 a head. You'll also get a free glass of prosecco on arrival, but you'll need to book.
Cecchi's is open and is doing a set dinner menu on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Bookings are must, but if you can't get in you can always order takeaway pizza or rotisserie chicken to have at home.
Propeller will open from Thursday to Saturday each week with a delicious set menu for dinner. $69 will get you a range of dishes from nibbles through to substantial dishes so you'll walk away full and happy. Book here.
Bib & Tucker
Bib & Tucker is back and we're pumped. They're open for dinner on Thursday nights, lunch and dinner on both Friday and Saturday, and lunch only on Sundays. You'll need to book here.
Young George is open on Friday and Saturday nights with two dinner sittings at 5:45pm and 8pm, as well as for lunch on Sundays at 12pm.
Sweetwater Rooftop Bar
Sweetwater is back and so is their Sunday Yum Cha. The restaurant will be open for dinner from Thursday to Sunday with a Chef's Feed Me dinner menu. Lunch is also on offer on Friday and Saturday as well as yum cha on Sunday. Book here.
May Street Larder
Soul sandwich, here we come. May Street Larder will be back in business for dine-in meals from Wednesday to Sunday from 8am to 2pm each day. If you've been digging eating brekky burgers in your PJs, they'll still be doing takeaway but note they won't be using UberEats for now, so order direct.
Short Order Burger Co
Fremantle And Perth
Short Order Burger Co is open at both the Freo and CBD location for dine-in.
The Old Synagogue
All venues at The Old Synagogue have re-opened and while it's still essential to book at Tonic & Ginger (book here), you can head to The Abour and Mr Chapple any day of the week, and L'Chaim will be open Wednesday to Sunday for dinner.
Kailis re-opened on Saturday 6 June and they've got a new snack to celebrate. The fried oyster and caviar roll—deep fried oysters, crème fraiche and diced onion in a toasted brioche roll topped with sturgeon or smoked salmon caviar—will be available for two weeks from Saturday 6 June so get in quick.
Open for dinner from Wednesday to Sunday as well as lunch on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, La Sosta will be back with their delicious Italian eats that rival your Nonna's. Book here.
The National Hotel
The National Hotel will be re-open on Monday 18 May for both lunch and dinner and everything in between. Their hours will be midday to 8pm Sunday to Thursday and midday to 10pm on Friday and Saturday. Book online or you might miss out.
The Camfield has a 2,500 person capacity so they're playing it a bit differently. From Monday to Wednesday they'll be open for lunch and dinner but you'll need to book. On Thursdays on Fridays, lunch will be for bookings only but in the evening they'll be accepting walk ins as well as AFL bookings so you and your crew can watch the game uninterrupted. They'll also be taking AFL bookings on Saturdays and Sundays as well as accepting walk-ins.
Hampton & Maley
Hampton & Maley is open again so you can get your mouth around one of their famous sandwiches as well as delicious coffee and plenty more.
Vic Park Hotel
Vic Park Hotel is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 9pm. Bookings are available in 2 hour blocks and you'll want to keep an eye out for their gin n' juice brunches which are re-launching on 13 June.
East Victoria Park
Sedap Place is open seven days a week from 11:30am to 2:30pm for lunch, and again from 5pm to 8:30pm for dinner. They have a special set menu for four people which will consist of six dishes and rice, so get your pals together and get down there.
Open from midday to 8pm Monday to Thursday and 11am to 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays, bookings will be essential at The Guildford for a while.
Tavolo is open with a brand new menu, but their delish pizzas are still be coming out of the wood-fired oven thick and fast. Bookings are recommended as spots are obviously limited.
Core Cider House
Your day trip to the Perth Hills is looking up with lunch back on offer at Core Cider House. They're open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for lunch. Book online to avoid disappointment.
That's it for today but we've got a feeling we'll be updating this list often this week, so go ahead and bookmark it and check back regularly.
Until then, here are the best spots to get takeaway.
Image credit: Shot by Thom