The Best Northbridge Restaurants To Fuel Your Next Night Out

By Claire Logan

A table full of food at a Northbridge restaurant

No matter the cuisine, Northbridge/Yandilup has you covered, which is why we count ourselves very lucky that we get to enjoy one of Perth’s densest food ‘burbs. With almost every Asian flavour under the sun, pasta joints, Middle Eastern goodies and a whole lot of fried goodness, you could happily spend all of your days in this busy side of town.

At Urban List, we've rounded up all of the best Northbridge restaurants to tick off right now.

Edward & Ida's

Edward & Ida's club sandwich in Northbridge
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With its breezy courtyard and cracking menu, Edward's & Ida's has quickly become our new fave. The offering is casual yet slick in its delivery, with spins on British pub classics courtesy of award-winning Chef Blaze Young. We're talking not one but three Nieuw Ruin-style pies (IYKYK), a wildly good fish burger, curried scotch eggs, cesar parmis and other hits. And of course, the drinks list is exceptional, whether you're after a pint, wine or something a little fancy.

Double Rainbow Eating House

Double Rainbow Eating House in Northbridge
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Located within the funky Rechabite building, Double Rainbow Eating House is a must-try for anyone with a love of modern Asian-inspired eats. The kitchen is serving sensational dumplings, wontons and fried mushroom bao, through to bigger eats like the beef short rib galbi which is so tender it falls off the bone as soon as you stick a fork into it. Feeling extra hungry? Go all in on the ‘Feed Me Full’ feast, which also comes in a just as good vegan version. Once you're sufficiently stuffed, head on up to the theatre to catch a show.

No Mafia

Pasta dishes and wine at No Mafia in Northbridge
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Simple and delicious Italian fare is the name of the game at No Mafia. Their modern approach to traditional Italian places an emphasis on local produce, taking inspiration from the recipes of Southern Italy. Grab a seat on the balcony and people watch as you devour Roman arancinis, burrata, and duck pappardelle. Wash it down with a bottle of nero d'avola and sit back and enjoy the Italian vibes.

Shanghai Streets Perth

Shanghai Streets dumplings in Northbridge
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Hailing from Melbourne's iconic Chinatown, Shanhai Streets has brought some of the finest handmade dumplings to the heart of Northbridge. Each little parcel of joy is made completely from scratch, with only the freshest ingredients—so whether you're going for the classic xiao long bao,  sticky rice shu mai or their signature pan fried mini buns, you're in for a real good time. Don't be afraid to throw something more substantial on your table too—the dry noodles and crispy duck slap—and be sure to leave room for a salted egg-yolk bun.

Bivouac Canteen & Bar

Dip and flat bread at Bivouac in Northbridge
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One of the most difficult places to pick a menu fave in Northbridge, Bivouac is the best for casual, yet exceedingly delicious dining. The grilled halloumi with harissa honey is to die for, the slow braised goat shoulder will leave you more than satisfied, and those fluffy flatbreads will come in oh so handy for mopping every last bit of tasty sauce from your plate. 

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La Cholita

La Cholita in Northbridge
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We’re yet to find a single thing on the menu at La Cholita that we don’t like. From the tostadas and tacos to the quesadillas and entradas, each visit to this Northbridge haunt is a Mexican fiesta to remember. We’re pretty obsessed with their slow cooked pork and pineapple tacos, chorizo quesadillas and guacamole with house made corn tortilla chips are an absolute must. Plus, they’ve got more than 100 varieties of tequila and a cracking margarita menu so drink up.


Sauma restaurant in Northbridge
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For Indian with a difference, one of the first places that springs to mind is Sauma. Think delicious Indian street food, in a beautiful light-filled and relaxed environment right in the heart of Northbridge. Sauma’s onion bhaji is freakin’ amazing and their tender and sticky twice-cooked tamarind lamb ribs are lip-smackingly delicious. Go for dinner, an express tiffin at lunch or a Punjabi chai—you won’t be disappointed!

Francoforte Spaghetti Bar

Francoforte, one of Northbridge's best restaurants
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If you’re looking for some of the best pasta in Perth, you’ll find it in Northbridge, tucked down Williams Lane at Francoforte Spaghetti Bar. Serving pasta just like Nonna makes it, this Italian joint is BYO—thanks legends! Urban List favourites include the guanciale carbonara with cured pigs’ cheek and pecorino and the porco rosso with sugo, pork sausage and Grana Padano parmesan (add extra N’duja sausage, you won’t regret it).

Trà Vinh

Located across the road from Vincent Wine down towards Highgate is Trà Vinh, a low key Vietname joint home to one of Perth's best phos. The setting is fairly basic, but if you're chasing an authentic Vietnamese feed you'll take that as a good sign. Plus, the portions are generous, the service is ridiculously quick and it's probably one of the most affordable eats in Northbridge. 

Authentic Bites Dumpling House

Dumplings at Authentic Bites
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If you haven’t been to Authentic Bites Dumpling House then you must not like dumplings. The xiao long bao here are ridiculous and they have got the whole of Perth acting like crazy people lining up outside, rain, hail or shine. The wontons in spicy sauce are up there as one of our favourite Perth dishes of all time.

Vincent Wine

A lush street front terrace at Vincent Wine in Northbridge
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Located on the edge of Northbridge, Vincent Wine is as laidback and chic as the Parissiene wine bars it's inspired by. Grab a seat in the courtyard and go to town on French bistro bites and top-shelf French wine. Think: beautiful baguettes topped with French butter, gorgeous charcuterie platters, chicken liver pate, steak tartare and duck rillettes, through to bigger bites like the chickpea and chorizo braised lamb meatballs.

Shadow Wine Bar

Shadow Wine Bar in Northbridge
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Tucked underneath Northbridge’s coolest hotel, The Alex, Shadow Wine Bar is well known for their classic Euro menu and moreish wine list. Open from lunch to dinner during the week and brunch to dinner on the weekends, if you’re looking for a fancier Northbridge option, this is your place. The veal carpaccio will make your mouth orgasm, the prawn spaghettini is so fresh and so tasty and obviously, the cheeseboards are one of our favourite things to order.

Johnny Fox's

Johnny Fox's in Northbridge
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There's something about a good Irish pub that just warms the soul. Maybe it's the copious pints of Guinnes and Irish coffees or it could be the hearty Sunday roasts? Either way, we're here for it. Johnny Fox's prides itself for being one of Perth's only Irish pubs open into the wee hours, with live music and daily food and drink specials to ensure there's always great craic here. Plus, it's also right across from Fringe World's Pleasure Gardens, so it's the perfect spot for a feed before or after your show.

S&T Thai Gourmet Cafe

If you’re looking for a papaya salad that will make you cry, S&T Thai is the place to find it. It’s a bit of a hole in the wall, right by Viet Hoa in the heart of Chinatown and always delivers a banging Thai feed. Their Pad Thai is probably my favourite in Perth, but everything on the menu makes me question my choices because they're all so insanely good. This one's also BYO so I suggest you bring a few friends and some drinks, then order a bunch of things to share.

Pretty Good Pizza

A pizza from Pretty Good Pizza in Northbridge
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If you're into beer, chances are you've already checked out Ruin Bar, the cool new Berlin-inspired beer yard from Miles Hull (Jetty Bar, Quarter Acre and Alex Hotel, to name a few). Well, Pretty Good Pizza is Hull's neighbouring pizza shop and it's every bit as deserving of your attention. The pizza bases are perfectly thin and crispy (with a cracking gf version too), the toppings are bang on and you can even chuck on a 'Pretty Good Dip' if you're the kind of person that usually leaves your crusts. 

Tosaka Ramen

Tosaka Ramen in Northbridge

If you’re a ramen fan who doesn’t mind a little bit of garlic—actually, make that a lot of garlic—you’re going to want to slurp your way through a bowl or two of Tosaka Ramen's creamy and rich black garlic tori paitan. Tori paitan is the chicken-based cousin of the pork-based tonkotsu ramen broth we’ve all come to know and love, and Tosaka has three delightful varieties of this good stuff packed with chicken chashu, spring onion, boiled eggs and more. 

Munchy Monk

Noodles at Munchy Monk in Northbridge
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If you keep heading down the laneway from Francoforte Spaghetti Bar you’ll find another hidden gem, Munchy Monk. This place is all about pot sticker dumplings—you know, those little parcels of joy that are beautiful and crispy on one side and juicy and soft on the other—and they have plenty of top flavours to choose between from Nepalese style beef momo to Thai chicken and classic pork. For us, though, it’s the hamburger dumplings we keep going back for. Who knew pickles and mustard taste so good in dumplings.

Aisuru Sushi

Aisuru Sushi in Northbridge
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Insanely good Japanese food can be found at Aisuru Sushi. Pull up a stool and watch the sushi masters work their magic while you wait for your meal to arrive. The Plum Flower Roll (chicken teriyaki and avocado with special plum sauce) is a thing of beauty, as is the Spider Roll (tempura soft-shell crab, cucumber and lettuce). If you’re after something a little crazier the Baconator won’t disappoint—fresh asparagus, tomato and finely sliced red onion sushi wrapped up with flamed bacon and topped with tamago egg, mustard dressing and pepper.

Juicy Bao Bao

Dumplings at Juicy Bao Bao
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Juicy Bao Bao is the brainchild of the legends that brought us Authentic Bites Dumpling House, and it should be your go-to for all things pan-fried and friggin' delicious. Every single one of these mighty morsels are bigger, better and larger than life and that means you'll need to dress yourself appropriately for the forthcoming food coma (because fried buns and rice clay pots galore). Along with being able to literally watch dumplings actually being born—i.e. you're in direct eye line with th super talented chefs—this gem is BYO so you're definitely scoring a hectic night of tipple and delish parcels oozing all the deliciousness ever.

The Standard

The Standard in Northbridge
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The Standard is one of our favourite Northbridge hangouts when it comes to tasty nom noms. We’re particularly fond of the tamarind glazed pork belly with peanut satay and pineapple, and the slow cooked beef shin with rendang glaze, peanuts, and toasted coconut. 


New menu eats at Brika in Northbridge
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Who doesn’t love the cheesey, filo deliciousness that is Greek food? For some of the best in Perth you’ll want to head directly to Brika. We can’t get enough of their spanakopita, saganaki, hummus and slow cooked lamb. If you’re after something quick and delicious for lunch Brika whip up some amazing gyros stuffed with slow cooked meats and chips. 

K Town

Follow the smoke down to K Town, grab a seat in the cosy gravel courtyard and prepare for a full-on Korean BBQ feast. K Town dishes up an all-you-can-eat barbecue set menu so you can keep the meat coming and grill going until you can't possibly fit any more in. It’s up there with the best Korean BBQ in Perth and a great starting or ending point for any night out in Northbridge. 

Old Lane Street Eats

Old Lane Street Eats in Northbridge
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If you're after somewhere cheap, cheerful and BYO, look no further than Old Lane Street Eats. The menu at this little China Town eatery really packs a punch with everything from bao, satay and curry dishes to juicy noodles and fragrant rice. Do your tastebuds a favour and order the Roti John (a chilli-cheeseburger-tasting bun filled with beef, egg, onion, sambal, Sriracha and kewpie mayo) and the Marmite Chicken Bao (boneless chicken, cucumber, carrot, spring onion, kewpie and Marmite sauce). 

Hong Kong BBQ House

To get your fix of Cantonese-style roast meat, head to Hong Kong BBQ House. Their siu yook (roast pork) is incredible. Crunchy and salty on the outside, juicy on the inside and all-round melt in your mouth perfection. Their name is often thrown around as being the best in the game, but go and decide for yourself.


Hoodburger in Northbridge
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Some of Perth's best burgers are served up by our mates at Hoodburger inside Northbridge's Old Shanghai. They're stacked sky high and filled with goodness like onion rings, fried chicken and chips—our fave might just be the juicy mash and gravy number but if you love things a little spicy you can't beat the hot tender. 

Baan Baan

Baan Baan restaurant in Northbridge
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Set in one of Northbridge’s heritage buildings and splashed with art from street artist Emblem Ink, Baan Baan is one of the top contenders for the best Thai in Perth so definitely worth checking out next time you're in Northbridge. The menu is loaded with dishes inspired by Dao’s family kitchen in Bangkok and her travels throughout Thailand, so the flavours aren’t restricted to any region, rather a unique collective of her favourites. 

Wines Of While

Wines Of While in Northbridge
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Educating Perth on the deliciousness that is natural wine, Wines of While definitely deserves its spot on this list. The vibe is casual and cool, the wine is fancy and the forever-changing European-inspired food is second to none. The only challenge is trying to grab a table.

Good Fortune Roast Duck House

The menu here is extensive, so allow us to help: just get the roast duck (with rice, obviously). It’s the best roast duck in Perth, hands down. Crispy skinned and succulent, it comes with a choice of two sauces, both of which you’ll be asking for more of. Add to that the roast pork, the salt and pepper squid and a plate heaped with greens and oyster sauce, and you’re set.

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