6 Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Perth

Empty wine glasses, plates, napkins and tea candles on a table at a fine dining restaurant

When it comes to fine dining, Sydney and Melbourne tend to get all the attention. But you know what? Perth can give them both a serious run for their money. In fact, we reckon the west coast is home to some of Australia’s freshest, most flavoursome and innovative food.

To prove it, we’re taking your tastebuds on a tour of the best fine dining restaurants in Perth. Leave the kids with the grandparents, don your little black dress and prepare for foodie heaven!

1. Friends Restaurant

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It would be remiss of us to start with anything other than the spectacular Friends Restaurant. Not only is it ranked the best restaurant in Perth on TripAdvisor, it’s ranked as the best in Australia and the Asia Pacific region, so you just know it’s good.

Expect exciting, delicious modern Australian flavours prepared using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients, a wine list previously awarded as the country’s best, beautiful views over the city and river, and an experience that’ll leave you wanting more.

Piqued your interest? Head to Cudo now to enjoy a five-course truffle degustation at Friends Restaurant for just $139 for two!

2. Balthazar

A plate of duck, beetroot, mandarin and radicchio on a rustic plate on a wooden table at Balthazar in Perth

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Situated on the ground floor of an art deco apartment block, Perth foodie favourite Balthazar brings a bit of old world glamour and pairs it with small menu of sophisticated, modern dishes in a warm, romantic, intimate setting.

From ingeniously prepared seafood to steak cooked to perfection and a wine list that would make any amateur sommelier’s year, Balthazar is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.

3. Post

Four plates of pasta, greens, meat and a glass of wine on a table at a fine dining Italian restaurant

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As far as Italian restaurants go, it’s hard to beat Post. Named after its location in Perth’s original General Post Office, Post puts a contemporary Australian spin on Italian classics - think Fremantle octopus with tomato, pine nuts and paprika, and Martelli spaghetti with king prawns.

But don’t expect stuffy waiters and tiny portions at this CBD favourite - Post is the warmest, friendliest and most laidback fine dining restaurant you’ll probably ever visit. We’re talking generously-sized dishes, family-style service and a space brimming with chilled-out vibes.

4. C Restaurant

Three-tier high tea with scones, cakes and savoury treats with two glasses of bubbly overlooking Perth

Love a good view? It’s hard to beat C Restaurant, Western Australia’s only revolving restaurant. With 360-degree views of this beautiful city, spectacular, award-winning dishes that celebrate fresh, local ingredients and an atmosphere of relaxed sophistication, C Restaurant is a total feast for the senses.

Menu highlights include their famous homemade potato gnocchi, Western Australian marron tail, Cone Bay barramundi, Spring Valley lamb loin and Rangers Valley wagyu beef sirloin, but if you can’t decide, opt for the degustation to get a taste of all their best offerings.

Keen to experience some sky-high fine dining for yourself? Tuck into a three-tier high tea with sparkling wine at C Restaurant for just $87 for two with Cudo. But act fast, this offer ends soon!

5. Wildflower

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Located on the rooftop of the old GPO, just upstairs from Post, Wildflower really is fine dining at its finest. Inspired by the six seasons of the indigenous Noongar calendar, Wildflower’s ever-changing menu showcases fresh, local produce with a small but perfectly-crafted range of innovative dishes.

From entrees like Geraldton kingfish and Jarrah smoked kangaroo to line-caught wild fish and dry-aged Wagin duck, each dish is thoughtfully prepared with both flavour and aesthetics in mind. Throw in a vibrant rooftop setting with sprawling views across the city and you’re in for a real treat.

6. Nobu Japanese Restaurant

A selection of sashimi with seaweed sheets, wasabi, soy sauce and roe at Nobu Perth

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With multiple awards to its name, Nobu has proven itself to be one of Perth’s best restaurants. Serving up new-school Japanese fare and teppanyaki from the ultra-luxurious Crown Perth, Nobu takes classics like sashimi and beef tataki and elevates them to a whole new level.

If you try just one thing at Nobu, make it the black cod miso. A favourite at every Nobu location across the world, this spectacular seafood dish is bursting with flavour, genius in its simplicity.

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