With the new year comes new restaurants to discover. Forget about heading out for another trip to 'the local' on Friday night and commit to pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone in 2018. There are so many flavours and cuisines out there, waiting to blow your mind and taste buds.
No more excuses – we've collected a list of Perth restaurants where you can kick off your foodie-focused 2018 in luxury.
Bar 138, located on Barrack Street between Murray & Wellington, is the perfect spot to enjoy a truly Australian, laid-back atmosphere outside the hustle and bustle of the Perth CBD. Picture a spacious area with a large terrace, a private meeting and dining room as well as all necessary facilities – all decorated in the most contemporary form.
A nice ambiance is not everything this establishment has to offer though. Bar 138 on Barracks also offers premium quality food. Its highly-experienced chefs freshly prepare each breakfast, lunch and dinner with locally produced and sourced ingredients – in a constant effort to be as sustainable and environmentally-friendly as possible.
Liquor doesn't fall far behind, either. Bar 138 stocks premium and local WA wines, and a great selection of top-tier beers and spirits; the latter used to make quality and inventive cocktails.
Bar 138 on Barrack is also a great venue for corporate and charity events, private functions and birthdays. It's equipped to easily accommodate for large groups, and features an intimate bar that can be hired exclusively, with an extensive food and beverage menu that can be customised accordingly.
Amano Restaurant is the optimum meeting place for people who are looking for good food and good views. Located in the heart of the city with a picturesque waterside setting, Amano offers authentic Italian cuisine fused with modern Australian flavours – creating a carefully-crafted menu that'll surely take your taste buds on a ride. If you can't decide what to order, take a chance with their set menu. Think tantalising starters and mains such as fresh marinated Fremantle octopus; gnocchi pomodoro and mozzarella; kangaroo loin; pappardelle with lamb and mushrooms; and the classic fish and chips.
Amano prides itself in providing impeccable service and is not only fully licensed but also child-friendly, making it the perfect spot for functions or events.
Head to Co-Op dining if you want to experience real, quality, consciously-prepared contemporary Australian food, without the pretentious setting. Co-Op Dining is all about focusing on wild foraged foods and produce from Western Australia's passionate and responsible farmers or small family suppliers. All produce is top-quality, sustainable, organic or biodynamic. And the best part is their regional degustation menus, which are comprised of 5 to 10 mouth-watering courses that you can pair with their fine selection of delicious wines and craft beers.
Co-Op Dining offers vegetarian and vegan meals, and it's equipped to host events, private functions, meetings and parties. Some of their awards include One Star in the Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide 2014, 2015, 2016 and the Best Fine Dining Restaurant (Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence, WA 2016).
Cocoa & Rose is a family-owned, charming, warm and friendly café located near the courts on Hay Street, in the heart of Perth. Serving all-day breakfast and all-day lunch, Cocoa & Rose is the perfect spot to spend quality time with your significant other, catch up with a friend, or relax with your colleagues after work. The food is delicious, but there's so much more than food to experience at Cocoa & Rose. For instance, every Saturday they host a French meetup group, where members learn conversational French over a cuppa.
Cocoa & Rose specialises in great coffee and light meals. It can hold functions and it's vegetarian and vegan-friendly.
Got a sweet tooth? Globe Restaurant Coffee House, Restaurant and Patisserie is the place for you. A little safe haven, Globe Restaurant offers shelter from the daily grind in a quiet, warm and friendly location – great for taking a break and relaxing by yourself or with company. Its interior, decorated with a warm glow and several candles, evokes romance and Paris – which is suitable considering the kind of food you'll find here. Be sure to try some of their delectable baguettes, sandwiches, paninis, contemporary warm, hearty meals and freshly-made coffee.
Food can be eaten at the restaurant or taken away. Globe Restaurant is fully licenced and also offers BYO. It's the perfect establishment to cater for and host functions of all sizes, offering the possibility of a set menu tailored to the customer's requirements.
Let your adventurous side run free in 2018 and discover brand new restaurants to tantalise your tastebuds. With a huge range of varying flavours, cuisines and specialties, these 5 Perth restaurants are just the beginning of a happy and fulfilled year for your inner foodie.