Perth's Finest Eateries
May Street Larder
148 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn
May Street Larder offers a fresh take on fun and thoughtful dining with a focus on seasonal foods and the best local produce the state has to offer.
Eamon Sullivan and Executive Chef Scott Bridger’s naughty and nice menu is a mix of guilt-free goodies plus those much-loved decadent guilty pleasures like the popular polenta waffle with buttermilk fried chicken, avocado, smoked sour cream and chilli maple syrup. The cool open space delivers the perfect weekend brunch vibe.
274 William Street, Northbridge
Tues-Thurs:12-10.30pm / Fri-Sat: 12-11pm
Nestled in the cultural heart of Perth, Ficus is Yagan Square’s farm to plate, casual dining escape. Their locally sourced, rich Australian ingredients provide a modern farmhouse twist on classic French-Bistro dining.
One of Perth’s most accomplished chefs, Andre Mahe, delivers uncompromising freshness and flavours in dishes like the crispy skin duck confit on chorizo bean cassoulet and layered potato or the Amelia Park lamb shoulder. Pair that with the boutique drinks menu of thoughtfully crafted cocktails and wine, beer and spirits selections showcasing the best our country has to offer.
Hampton & Maley
59 Albany Highway, Victoria Park
Mon-Fri: 7-2.30pm / Sat-Sun: 8-2.30pm
Hampton & Maley is the latest project of Hadleigh and Carolynne Troy, who owned and operated award-winning Restaurant Amusé for ten years. Located at the causeway end of Victoria Park, Hampton & Maley is a laid-back neighbourhood café perfect for a casual meal.
The husband-and-wife team have reinvented the wheel with breakfast cooking serving up passionately-made dishes like the blue swimmer crab omelette or the house-made crumpet topped with fried chicken wings, picked suchinnin and fermented chilli mayo.
Little Matcha Girl
4/10 Preston Street, Como
This Japanese-influenced patisserie and locally-loved coffee shop oozes individuality in charming Como. Little Matcha Girl opened in 2015 as Perth’s first matcha store and have been importing their green tea direct from an independent tea farm in Uji region near Kyoto, which is used in both their drinks and individually made petit cakes. Their petit cakes come from their love of Japanese flavours with French techniques and the result is an elegant balance of texture and flavor.
Their speciality? The rich and decadent Matcha Opera Bar which is their take on the French Opera Gateau, using matcha instead of coffee infused into the sponge and buttercream.
Lulu La Delizia
5/97 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
Tues: 5-10pm / Wed-Fri: 12-3pm & 5-10pm / Sat: 5-10pm
One of Perth’s most celebrated restaurants is Lulu La Delizia - a small, fun raucous pasta and wine bar specialising in the premium fresh pasta and delights of a Friuli and the Venetian Spice Route.
It’s no secret that the pasta is their speciality and some of the best in Perth, spending hours crafting and perfecting the pasta for each and every bowl. The chef’s recommendation? The smoked corzetti with porcini, currants and toasted pine nuts in which the pasta is made with white wine, egg yolks and flour which is quickly hot smoked with hickory to give it a lovely smoked bacon quality.