Food & Drink

7 Of The Best Outdoor Dining Spots In Perth Right Now

By Louis Costello

Outdoor dining at Yiamas Perth

If there was a medal for the best outdoor dining spots in Australia, Perth would nab gold without question. The sea breeze, beaming sun and fresh produce make for a winning combination, and there’s no time like the present to gather the troops and make a beeline for the nearest sun-soaked restaurant. But how do you decide where to go in a city brimming with outdoor seating? We enlisted the help of Now Book It to narrow it down. 

Romulus

Leederville

Food on dark plate.

Italian cuisine never tasted as good as it does at Romulus, Leederville’s charming answer to a Mediterranean banquet. As you catch the Saturday afternoon rays, tuck into delectable aperitivos of ham-wrapped dates stuffed with taleggio and walnuts, topped with a dollop of fresh sour cream and a generous sprinkle of chives. Alternatively, the crab bruschetta might be enough to boost tourism to Perth by 50%—it’s just that good. 

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The Corner Dairy

Doubleview

Lunch at The Corner Dairy

The likelihood of meeting like-minded people at The Corner Dairy is extremely high, as its community-based approach to dining encourages mingling with both the locals and the newbies. While you get to know the regular patrons, ponder their weekly burger specials or graze on appetisers of Woodside Street sourdough with house-cultured butter, local cured meat that you’ll want to stuff in your bag for later, and marinated olives to cut through the fizzy lager. 

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Yiamas

Subiaco

Sardéles from Yiamas Perth

Taking the torch from George's Mezze in 2023, Yiamas has given the longstanding Subiaco establishment a modern makeover while injecting some Ottoman, Lebanese and Cypriot influences into traditional Greek cuisine. Both the food and drink menus are designed to share—as is the true Greecian way—so bring your extended family and load up on flaky baklava and on-tap wine in the open-air courtyard. 

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Bertie Wine Bar

Bassendean

Oysters at Bertie Wine Bar

Is there anything better than slurping fresh oysters in the sun? Hardly. Bertie Wine Bar is destined to be the local haunt for those early Friday afternoon knock-offs, serving up chilled gin martinis and fresh seafood by the iced bucketload. Book ahead and you’ll have the opportunity to taste the chef’s selection of plates and cocktails best enjoyed with some vitamin D. 

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Shui Subiaco

Subiaco

Dinner feast at Shui Subiaco Perth

You’ll feel like you died and went to heaven at Shui Subiaco, a contemporary Asian eatery that isn’t afraid to dial up the heat. Each dish is infused with an array of chillies, ginger, soy and garlic—the heavy-hitters of the cuisine world—and the vegan options are just as flavoursome as the meaty alternatives. The dan dan noodles packed with chilli, tofu crumb and kai laan is a crowd favourite and might be worth ordering a second serving to take home with you. There’s no shame in asking for a doggy bag and future, midnight snack-inclined you will be grateful. 

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Manuka Woodfire Kitchen

Fremantle 

Aged feta from Manuka Woodier Kitchen

Cambray cheese makes a career-best appearance in many of Manuka’s dishes, from sheep’s curd and walnut dukkah with vibrant beetroot and apple balsamic vinegar, to aged feta complemented by treacly honeycomb and shaved macadamias. Primarily gluten-free, Manuka is a celiac foodie’s dream, and its chef’s tasting menu featuring ‘secret’ dishes is the cherry on top. 

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Mandoon Estate

Caversham

Leafy outdoor winery with umbrellas.

Plan your next weekend getaway to Caversham and surround yourself with Mandoon Estate’s truly gobsmacking scenery. The lawn-to-vineyard stretch is lined with sturdy benches at the ready for long-awaited group reunions, so reminisce with your old pals over a glass of Mandoon Estate’s own sauvignon blanc. On the menu, expect to be wowed into silence by the kingfish ceviche with chilli, perfectly ripe mango and coriander. Or, live it up and opt for the rustic route with a classic burger and pint combo. 

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Editor's note: this article was produced in partnership with Now Book It. Thank you for supporting the partners who make Urban List possible. To read our editorial policy, click here.

Image credit: Yiamas, Bertie Wine Bar, Romulus, Shui Subiaco and Mandoon Estate.

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