My oh my where has the year gone! 2016 has been a bit of a whirlwind and we think it might be the best year yet when it comes to the Perth dining scene. With so many new cafes, bars and all of the pizza places, we thought we’d better remind y’all about the mountains of new restaurants you still need to get to before the year is out.
Here are Perth’s best new restaurants of 2016.
Bar, cafe and restaurant, Little Way has nailed it all. Dinner here is next level with all the dishes being simple, uncomplicated and mighty tasty. The crispy za’atar prawns and the grilled halloumi salad are absolute winners!
Chin Grish is the latest Asian fusion sensation to arrive on the Victoria Park strip and it’s a real winner. The menu focuses on South-East Asian cuisine with a smattering of Chinese, Japanese and Korean flavours and the vibe is killer.
It felt like we were waiting an absolute age for Meat Candy to open so we were pretty stoked when it opened just around the corner from The Urban List office! With epic fried chicken, a plethora of smoked meats and delish bloody mary’s, this might be our new regular.
Tavolo is a new Italian restaurant in Belmont and it’s serving up some delicious pizzas, heaps of amazing mains and some pretty special desserts. Go and try the herb crusted lamb rack. You won’t regret it.
North Beach Deli
Soda Cafe got a facelift and re-opened in July as North Beach Deli. The winning breakfasts, lunches and dinners (as well as the stunning views) are still going strong, but they’ve also expanded into a deli with take-home charcuterie, cheese, house-baked bread, salads and ready-to-go meals.
Three Sisters in Leederville is one of the prettiest pho joints in Perth with a heap of natural light and plenty of greenery. The crew here are dishing up traditional pho as well as vegan pho with goji berries, lily flowers, shitaki, enoki and tofu so you vegos and vegans don’t have to miss out.
The old Roma restaurant opened back in 1954 and now the next generation of the family have re-opened in the heart of Fremantle and the food is better than ever. Expect to eat like a king and be treated like family at this traditional Italian restaurant.
Not your average Chinese restaurant, Chilli Panda have really hit the nail on the head. If you’re a spice fiend, you will straight up love this place as every dish is loaded up with tons of chilli (don't say we didn't warn you). The interiors are a far cry from what you expect when you hear the words Chinese restaurant in Northbridge—think modern, fresh and beautiful.
No, it's not new new. But Pinchos has expanded to become Perth's first legit tapas bar—we're talking $1 pintxos and a ponies of Estrella Damm for just $3.50 a pop during happy hour!
Angel Falls Grill
Angel Falls Grill is Perth's first Venezuelan restaurant and it has absolutely knocked our socks off. Residing in Shafto Lane, they do the most amazing slow cooked meats we’ve ever tasted!
Park And Vine
The premise behind Park and Vine is a true local spot where you can pop in for breakfast after a beach run or hit up for date night or a drink with the gals. With the chef hailing from The Standard all the food is pretty amazing, but whatever you do, order the bao and thank us later.
Located within the Art Gallery of WA, Arthouse Dine is an edgy, modern bistro serving classics with a twist. They have an amazing brunch menu but lunch is where it’s at with the most amazing winter carrots you’ll ever taste, a Rangers Valley beef flank dish that will blow your mind and a stellar wine list! They’re also open for dinner on Friday and Saturday if you feel like treating yourself.
Claremont & Mount Hawthorn
We love Academy for breakfast and coffee but they open for dinner too and they serve up some pretty amazing fine dining eats. The menu is small but everything on it is pure perfection and the panna cotta might just be the best one we’ve ever tasted.
Recently re-opened as part of the new Sage Hotel in West Perth, Julio’s head chef Simone Ariano, who was previously at Samson’s Paddock and Nolita, is now be dishing up tasty home-style Italian cuisine with a focus on locally sourced produce.
Satay On Charcoal
An all time winner at the Twilight Hawkers Markets, Satay on Charcoal opened up a second permanent location which is bigger and better than their original South Perth restaurant. It’s got all of your old favourites plus plenty of new dishes to try and it's BYO so you can bring a bottle to enjoy over dinner!
Elizabeth Quay is getting busy and one of the most notable openings has gotta be The Reveley. Little sister to Perth’s Stables Bar, The Reveley has a similar-ish setup with a bar downstairs, restaurant upstairs and a rooftop bar at the top. If your headed to the restaurant you just can’t go past a steak from these guys .
Isle Of Voyage
Isle of Voyage has recently joined the line-up of eateries at Elizabeth Quay and it’s fitting it nicely. They’ve got to have one of the best views in Perth and their menu is focused on simple dishes made with the best quality produce. Just as good for a group dinner as it is for date night, tick this one off your list stat.
It was a sad day when we heard Pata Negra was closing its doors, but the news that mod-Asian restaurant Fuyu would be taking its place was enough to turn our spirits around. With David Coomer at its helm, you can expect top quality food but with a more relaxed vibe at this Nedlands restaurant.
Pepper Lunch does DIY Japanese, sizzling style! Take your pick from the menu and soon enough you’ll have a searing hot teppan in front of you so you can cook it yourself! The salmon is the absolute shizz and the kimchi chicken comes in at a close second. And don’t forget to add cheese!
Want more? Check out all the new openings here.
Park & Vine | Image credit: Elle Borgward