The Feed | The Perth Food News You Need To Know

By Claire Logan
21st Jan 2021

Perth food news - Japanese Sake Tasting Board

With so much Perth food news going down it's easy to miss a thing or two, but luckily we've got you covered.

Here's all the Perth food news you missed this week.


Whether you’re a sashimi fiend or just can’t get enough of karaage chicken, there’s no doubt we all love an evening of Japanese feasting from time to time. So when we heard you can now top off your meal with some top notch tastings of premium Japanese Sake at Furaibo, well we were pretty damn pleased. For just $35 you can pick up a tasting paddle and work through five different forms of the popular Japanese spirit to find your fave. While you’re there, you may as well order a few dishes from their new premium menu and try delicacies like toothfish.

There Are So Many New Openings

Perth’s hospitality scene has wasted no time kickstarting 2021 with a bang. There’s been a slew of new cafe, bar and restaurant openings, including some reopenings of old faves, which you really need to get around. Take a deep breath, because there is a lot to get through... Drasko’s Hot Chicken continues to have lines out the door (and yes, it’s that good). Clarences in Mount Lawley has reopened as the new Clarences Company Store, a New Orleans inspired bar and eatery giving off major French Quarter vibes throughout their food, drinks, and fitout. Melts Toasties has brought the cheesiest gourmet toasted sandwiches to Fremantle. The old Rosies site in Northbridge has reopened in time for Fringe as Johnny Fox’s, staying true to the original venue’s Irish roots. And The Humble Onion cafe has opened for delish takeaway bites in the old Greenhouse building on St Georges Terrace, with the dine-in offering opening up on Monday 1 February. Plus, keep an eye out as the cool cafe slash retail space, Local & Aesthetic, will be opening in Mount Lawley this Friday 22 January. The popular market food stall Gnocchi Gnocchi Boys will be opening their first permanent store in Scarborough on Monday 25 January, and giving out 100 free bowls from 5pm to celebrate (yep, crazy). There’s more on the way, so safe to say 2021 is going to be a BIG year on the Perth hospitality front. Bring it on we say!

'Grill Days' Are Coming To Voyager Estate

Until the end of January, you can pick up next level grilled eats at Voyager Estate in Margaret River every Thursday and Friday thanks to visiting chef Lauran Murdoch (Bullo River Station, ex Felix Bar and Bistro, Ash St Cellar). She will be serving up gourmet snacks like grilled marron rolls on brioche with lettuce, capers and tarragon dressing and hotdogs with WA grown and produced sausages on brioche with house-made BBQ sauce and pickles. Throw in a good glass of Voyager Estate’s wine and stunning views from the estate lawn, and it’s all sounding pretty perfect. Definitely worth a visit if you’re getting down south this month.

Pretzel Are Giving Away Free Disposable Cameras For Summer

The good folk at Pretzel are giving away free pastel pink disposable cameras across their eight stores so you can capture all those summer memories, which will obviously be fueled by a few of their twisted baked treats. Swing into one of their eight stores to get yours, snap up a storm, then return your disposable camera to the store. They’ll process your pics and send the images over email for you to share. The best pics will also be shared on their Instagram, with over 22,000 followers. 

Aus Venue Co Has Launched WA’s Happiest Hour

Australian Venue Co is making the start of 2021 that much sweeter, offering an incredible 50% off your total bill every day through January between 4.30pm and 5.30pm at The Globe, The Aviary, Sweetwater Rooftop Bar, Victoria Park Hotel, Leopold Hotel, Civic Hotel, Bentley Hotel and Wolf Lane. Yep, a whole 50% off all food and drink. Every. Single. Day. You may as well gather your crew and order another round, because this one’s on them… well, at least for this month anyway.


Here in Perth, we love a conti roll and have no problem investing our spare time into diligently taste-testing roll after roll in search of Perth’s best. But it was a new Maylands pop-up operating out of Rossonero pizza shop and M Coffee that sent Perth’s conti fanatics into a spin. Started by two pizza chefs, Deli's Continental only opened late last year and they’re already selling out of their continental rolls on the daily. But what's more, since reopening after the festive break, they're back with more conti goodness in the form of their new eggplant parmi continental roll, and I mean, are they trying to send us broke... because we could happily devour these each and every day.

There’s A New Gin From Gingin And It’s Quite Possibly The Gin Of All Gins

Smooth, delicious and absolutely beautiful inside and out, the gorgeous Gingin Gin is already winning over plenty of gin-lovers around Perth since launching in January. And really, we shouldn’t be too surprised considering it was produced by the champion distiller behind Old Young’s, James Young. For now you can pick it up online here or drop into Old Young’s in the Swan Valley, but stay tuned as a dedicated Gingin distillery is set to open in the coming months. 

Perth’s About To Get Its First Dedicated Margarita Fest And Cocktail Fest

That’s right. We’ve seen a couple of “firsts” for Perth pop-up this year. And really, with each involving plenty of drinks they both sound just as good. If you’re a margarita fan through-and-through, you can’t go past the Margarita Festival at Market Grounds on February 28. Complete with nacho hats (not even joking), mariachi bands, a frozen margarita caravan bar, taco stalls and more margs than you’ll ever be able to get through, it is one serious fiesta. But if you like to dabble in all the shaken, stirred, muddled and strained delights in the land of cocktails then look no further than Perth Cocktail Festival. Taking over the green riverside surrounds of Crown Parklands from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 February, it’s basically an 18+ wonderland with tonnes of different themed bar areas, pop-ups, cocktail masterclasses, showcases, food trucks and more to explore throughout the weekend.

Still hungry for more? Visit our food and drink section for all the latest news. 

Image credit: Furaibo

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