From themed restaurants to quirky bars – 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.

<strong>Apple Daily</strong>
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Apple Daily

Extra, extra! Apple Daily 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.

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Brookfield Place, St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6000
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Welcome to Fleur, a European bistro found in the heart of Perth on Wellington Street – just a finger touch away from The Art Gallery of Western Australia. Their high tea offering, Afternoon Bloom, is hosted every Saturday afternoon and is best described by the team as “less high tea, more high treat.” Firstly, guests are welcomed with a glass of prosecco before making their way through Fleur’s gastronomic selection of sweet and savoury dishes. Delightfully on theme, Fleur’s Afternoon Bloom menu includes the likes of Toasted Corn Cake, Smoked Salmon Chouquette and a Lemon and Yuzu Meringue Tartlet to name a few.

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531 Wellington St, Perth, WA 6000
<strong>Goody Two's</strong>
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Goody Two's

When hospitality masterminds Andy Freeman, Eamon Sullivan and Scott Bridger come together to create an underground Japanese whisky and cocktail bar, you know it is going to be something special. Hidden on Hibernian Place, Goody Two’s is a late-night Japanese bar enticing locals with its lengthy selection of drinks including a three-page Japanese whisky menu. With whisky flights and creative cocktails, Goody Two’s also serves up a delectable selection of bar snacks including Pork Belly Bites, Fried Squid Legs and Pork Dumplings.

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Basement/40 Irwin St, Perth, WA 6000
<strong>Long Chim Perth</strong>
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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. This unique Perth restaurant boasts tasty Thai cuisine and a fun atmosphere, a must visit in 2024!

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State Buildings, Barrack St &, St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6000
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Choice is not an option at Marumo: the upscale Japanese restaurant only offers a single, chef-selected menu. Here, 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. Plus, with Marumo’s chic, minimalist interior, it means 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.

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22/145 Stirling Hwy, Nedlands, WA 6907
<strong>Palace Arcade</strong>
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Palace Arcade

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. One of the quirkiest bars in Perth, Palace Arcade will certainly level up any night out!

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84 Beaufort St, Perth, WA 6000
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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. Pair this unique menu with sweeping views of the Swan River and you’ll be getting to try Perth above and below the ground.

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COMO The Treasury, Level 4, 1 Cathedral Ave, Perth, WA 6000

For modern Australian cuisine, check out our 2024 guide to The Top 10 Steak Restaurants in Perth. Or sip through some great cocktails at one of these 10 Best Hidden Speakeasy Bars in Perth.

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This article was first published on September 29 2022. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on March 11 2024.