2013 Good Food Guide
The Australian Good Food and Travel Guides Chefs Hats are awarded to top-notch chefs and restaurants across the country, recognising their commitment to food excellence and consistency.
Western Australian restaurants that made the short list were specifically acknowledged by the Guides for their exceptional quality of fresh produce and out-of-the-ordinary cuisine.
Perth’s top ten restaurants for 2013 as awarded by the Australian Good Food and Travel Guide
Restaurant Amuse, East Perth
Restaurant Amuse is no longer one of the city’s best kept secrets, treating guests to an exquisite degustation menu with vegetarian and pescetarian options.
Phone: (08) 9325 4900. Awarded 17 Chefs Hats.
Jackson’s Restaurant, Mt Lawley
Guests at the highly acclaimed
can enjoy a delicious selection of meat and seafood dishes adapted to the season.
Phone: (08) 9328 1177. Awarded 16 Chefs Hats.
Rockpool Bar & Grill, Burswood
Rockpool Bar & Grill Perth
continues Neil Perry's unique concept by combining an impressive dining room, open kitchen, a menu with a focus on excellent produce and extensive wine list showcasing 1200 wines.
Phone: (08) 6252 1900. Awarded 16 Chefs Hats.
Pata Negra, Nedlands
by renowned West Australian chef David Coomer,
is an authentic mix of tapas temptation.
Phone: (08) 9389 5517. Awarded 15 Chefs Hats
The Loose Box, Mundaring
Having first opened its doors 28 years ago,
The Loose Box
is one of Perth’s premier and most established restaurants serving vibrant flavours of French influenced cuisine.
Phone: (08) 9295 1787. Awarded 15 Chefs Hats.
Clarke's of North Beach
Multi award winning
Clarke's of North Beach
has earned the reputation as one of Western Australia's best BYO restaurants. The menu features a mesh of local produce with flavour fusions.
Phone: (08) 9246 7621. Awarded 15 Chef Hat’s.
is relaxed, fine dining in the heart of Perth’s CBD. This European/ Modern Australian restaurant has been impressing locals for ten years with its succulent menu and sophisticated charm .
Phone: (08) 9421 1206. Awarded 15 Chefs Hats.
Divido, Mt Hawthorn
Divido is a modern Italian restaurant serving uncompromised food in an intimate and cosy atmosphere. Their seasonal degustation menu is available every night.
Phone: (08) 9443 7373. Awarded 15 Chefs Hats.
Red Cabbage, South Perth
Located in South Perth, Red Cabbage
offers a modern European menu, executed with imagination without being overly complicated.
Phone: (08) 9367 5744. Awarded 15 Chefs Hats.
Opus Restaurant, West Perth
lives up to its reputation by providing a fine dining experience like no other. The flavours are intense, complex and alluring with menus changing seasonally.
Phone: (08) 9217 8880. Awarded 14 Chefs Hats.
More information on the winners can be found at the Australian Good Food and Travel Guide website.
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More Perth restaurant pulse points
As the locals will proudly attest, there's nothing quite like dining on gourmet fare and sipping fine wine under a balmy summer night sky in Perth, Subiaco, Fremantle, Mount Lawley and Victoria Park.
Designed with sustainability principles in mind, Greenhouse is one of Perth’s funkiest restaurants. Located on St. George’s Terrace, it offers superb coffee, cocktails, food and wine.
Reliably good food, coffee and wine can be found in Perth’s chic boutique hotspot at 44 King Street. This place is bustling from breakfast till late.
Complete with Chesterfield couches, mood lighting and an elegant courtyard, Andaluz Tapas Bar is located in the basement of the 104-year-old Parker & Parker, on Howard Street in the CBD.
Gourmet market and wine seller the Beaufort Street Merchant dishes up delectable delights for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Reinventing the traditional pub, The Brisbane is a funky, urban and contemporary hang out. Modern pub food is served with the freshest of produce for an affordable price.
Organic, contemporary and hip, Cantina 663 merges all of these elements flawlessly. Their Italian-inspired menu and wine list will enchant your tastebuds.
Subiaco’s funky Funtastico
is open for coffee, snacks or something more substantial. Serving mostly Italian pastas and pizza, it also offers some Aussie favourites including steak and mash.
Or, experience the exotic at Alaturka
– serving up a selection of authentic Turkish food inspired by century-old recipes.
Perth views to dine for
If it's sweeping views you're after, step right this way.
Enjoy unbeatable views of the Perth city and Swan River over delectable restaurant fare at Fraser's Restaurant, The Old Swan Brewery or Matilda Bay.
At C Restaurant in Perth, revolving windows deliver a breathtaking bird's eye view of the city and beyond.
Halo Café is surrounded by the calm blue river at Barrack Square, while the Crystal Swan takes you down the river itself, with a range of afternoon and dinner cruises.
Bluewater Grill in Applecross also boasts million-dollar views of the Swan River and Perth city skyline.