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perth foodie guide: The 5 best bites in the capital city

Renowned first and foremost for its easy going lifestyle and seemingly endless stretch of coast, Perth is a little-known mecca when it comes to top notch food and drink. Roam the secret laneways and explore the city's suburbs and you'll soon discover that this laidback little capital is as at home with fine dining as its cosmopolitan counterparts to the east.

 

Fancy yourself a pathfinding foodie? Pick up a car hire in Perth and sample the city's best eats, from modern Mexican fare to award-winning Modern Australian.

 

lalla rookh wine store

77 St Georges Terrace, Perth
 
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Taking the latest small bar trend to the next level, this 27-seat, sit-in wine cellar sees an outstanding collection of regional and international wines intermix with the rustic and robust flavours of classic northern Italian cuisine. Snag one of the venue's coveted seats and you'll soon be (literally) rubbing shoulders with in-the-know locals as you sip and savour your way through Italy – all without ever leaving the CBD.

 

rockpool

Great Eastern Highway, Crown Perth, Burswood
 
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Rather bet on a sure thing? Head to Perth's spectacular Crown Casino where famed Sydney export, Rockpool, serves up imaginative and indulgent Modern Australian fare inspired by the state's regional produce. Serial winner to a number of industry awards, you're guaranteed to win big at this well-established institution no matter which dish you choose.

pata negra

 26 Stirling Highway, Nedlands
 
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Alluding to a once-famed Flamenco band hailing from Seville, Pata Negra brings a little piece of Spain to Perth's riverside suburb, Nedlands. Specialising in tapas and share plates from all corners of the country, the pintxos at this trendy eatery range from land to sea to sweets – with plenty of bold flavours infused into every course.

el publico

511 Beaufort St, Highgate
 
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Nestled in the inner-city suburb of Highgate just north of Perth's CBD, this casual Mexican cantina serves up modern takes on traditional South American fare seven days a week. Opt for adventurous dishes like the chargrilled octopus a la plancha or tuck into crowd-pleasing favourites like the soft shell crab tacos with chipotle crema. Struggling with the spice? Wash down your dinner with one of El Publico's signature cocktails, handcrafted from a curated selection of world-class mezcals and tequilas.

 

restaurant amusé

64 Bronte St, East Perth
 
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Arguably one of the city's most sought-after dining destinations, Restaurant Amusé's celebrated degustation menu continually evolves to incorporate the flavours of the season with the latest culinary trends. A venue best suited to special occasions, the price per head at this up-market establishment continually proves to be worth every penny, with accolades including Australia's Best Restaurant topping its list of achievements.

 

Craving a food-fuelled adventure? Grab a car rental in Perth and cruise from the CBD to the suburbs, stopping in at the city's top spots along the way.

 

Reservations: 1300 13 13 90

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