Once one of Perth's hottest sports to go for a (really) big night out, then the epicentre of footy every weekend, Subiaco's definitely seen plenty of change over the last few years. But if there's one thing you can count on in this bustling little inner-city hub, it's the incredible calibre of restaurants and bars on offer.
It's home to arguably the best Italian joint in Perth, as well as some awesome little wine bars, casual pubs, breweries and more. To help you get reacquainted with all Subi's got going for it, we've pulled together a little hit list.
Here are the best bars and restaurants in Subiaco you need to try.
Lulu La Delizia
It’s a no-brainer as to why Lulu La Delizia is celebrated by Perth's (and Australia’s) most discerning Italian food aficionados. The pasta is divine, the wines delicious, and it’s a cute and cosy spot that will score you date night brownie points.
Taking up its residence where the Witches Cauldron used to hail is the newbie on the block, Dilly Dally. The Italian-style eats and huge wine list are worth indulging in during a Sunday-long lunch.
Lady Of Ro
Lady of Ro earned its stripes some years ago thanks to its great food, laid-back vibe, oh and it’s BYO. Could you think of anything better? The Greek meze, slow-cooked meats and chargrilled seafood are all worthy contenders of taking a spot on your table.
The guys behind Bark say they’ll know your name, as well as your dog’s, so we’re really not sure what other reason you could possibly need to get yourself here. Good drinks, board games and an Australiana shrine. Bam. We just gave you three more.
Subiaco recently scored a pretty sweet new brewpub in Golden West. Come by for Friday lunch and you'll find the local workers are already well and truly onto it. With a breezy outdoor beer garden, epic "gateway craft" brews on offer and a killer little food menu, it's not hard to see why.
The restored Subiaco Hotel has been a favourite by locals and wanderers throughout the years as it continues to adapt and dish out the goods. If you’re craving a good steak or something a bit fancier, there’s definitely something at this iconic spot to suit everyone.
Juanita’s is known as Subiaco’s watering hole and a home away from home. Head there for a bite to eat or reflect with an old friend over a glass of juicy wine.
Cherubino City Cellar
Beloved winemaker Cherubino City Cellar has opened a cellar door in Subi with casual wine and cheese tastings every Saturday. be sure to bring a few empty bags because you’re going to want to fill them with as much wine as you can carry.
Refuge Small Bar
Hanging out for craft beer and hipster beards? The cool kids behind Refuge will impress even your most adventurous beer mates with its solid tap list, and the cocktails are equally as good.
Didn't know there was a hotel in Subiaco? Now you do. It’s the Vibe Hotel and one of the best bits about it is the picture-perfect rooftop restaurant and bar boasting sweeping views of the city. The wholesome meals are designed to share and we reckon you should dive right in with the Rapple cocktail—it tastes just like an apple and rhubarb pie.
The Village Bar
Subi's go-to spot for a cheeky pint and an awesome quiz night, The Village Bar is full of good times. Located bang on Hay Street, this place is open all day for coffee, lunch and dinner. With weekday lunchtime specials always on (hint, just $18 for a double cheeseburger, fries with truffle mayo, and a schooner of beer or glass of wine), this is certainly the place to be.
Inspired by memories of English gastropubs, Your Local is the newest bar & restaurant taking Subi by Storm. With delicious food, crisp craft beers and a thoughtfully curated wine list, you're going to want to while the afternoon away in this cosy and relaxing space.
Once you've tackled Subiaco, scope out all the awesome restaurants in Leederville.
Image credit: Lulu La Delizia