Take a bite on the wild side with these top dining experiences in Perth!
If variety is the spice of life, then Perth’s dining scene is the wasabi of unique experiences.
Beyond the tried-and-true dining options you’ve come to expect, Perth has a plethora of quirky and offbeat restaurants to make any night out with friends and family one to remember. To help spice up your next get together, we’ve come up with a list of the best quirky and unique dining experiences in Perth.
Whether you’re in the mood to try a deconstructionist take on Japanese cuisine, or a boozy arcade with chunky snack food staples, there’s plenty of unique, must-try restaurants and quirky dining experiences in Perth.
Experience the luxury of local produce with the foraged perfection of Wildflower. Housed in COMO The Treasury, the culinary wizards at Wildflower offer an innovative farmer-and-forager-driven menu revolving around the six Indigenous seasons. With so much variety, you never know if you’ll find the succulent Linley Valley Pork Belly or the delicious Manjimup Marron wind up on your table. The use of foraged and local ingredients from across Perth gives you a literal taste of Western Australia few other restaurants can boast. Pair this unique menu with sweeping views of the Swan River and you’ll be getting to try Perth above and below the ground.
Long Chim Perth
Meaning ‘come and taste’ in Thai, Long Chim Perth is a funky merger of traditional Thai street food with modern flavours for a delightful experience. Located in the basement of the historic State Building, the interior of Long Chim Perth is inspired by the eccentric markets and street food of Bangkok, with gaudy neon lights and quirky umbrellas allowing Perthlings to step into a mini-Bangkok. With tasty Thai cuisine and a fun atmosphere, ‘come and taste’ Long Chim Perth!
Apple Daily Bar and Eating House
Extra, extra! Apple Daily Bar is serving exotic and innovative Asian street food like no one else! Named after Hong Kong’s popular daily newspaper, Apple Daily is adorned with newsprint wallpaper and diner-esque booths to create a ‘pulpy’ atmosphere. With a selection of snacks and mains including Roasted Duck Red Curry, there’s a reason Apple Daily has earnt its reputation as one of the best Asian restaurants in Perth’s CBD. Pair your delicious meal with imported drinks from around the world, including Taiwanese whisky, sake and house-made liquor. Although they are temporarily closed for renovations, keep an eye out on their website for when you can book in.
Choice is not an option at Marumo: the upscale Japanese restaurant only offers a single, chef-selected menu. You won’t leave empty handed; over the course of three hours, you’ll be feasting on a seasonal seven-course menu, letting you taste the richness and diversity inherent in Japanese cuisine. The limited choice means every day is giving the highest care and attention, with master chefs honing their craft over many decades, using impeccable quality ingredients with each dish. This lean menu also translates to Marumo’s chic, minimalist interior, meaning that you’re able to focus on every bite from this novel concept. With limited availability, make sure to book ahead to secure a seat at one of Perth’s top dining experiences.
Half bar, half old-school arcade; Palace Arcade is here to send you back to the neon-filled heydays of the 1990s. Refuel your health bar with a selection of tasty treats including scrumptious pizza and finger-licking-good chicken wings. But the food is only half the fun: enjoy an eclectic range of cabinet majesty, with eccentric pinball machines, classic arcade gems like Pac-Man and Space Invaders, to more recent arcade beat-em-ups and fighting games for you to pump your loose change into. Whether you’re going out with friends or looking for a Romantic and Unique Date Night Idea, Palace Arcade will certainly level up any night out!
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