Divido is a modern Italian restaurant along Scarborough Beach Road in Mount Hawthorn. Make no mistake about Divido – she is not your run-of-the-mill Italian restaurant. At this juncture, you ought to get pictures of large portions of pasta tossed in traditional sauces out of your mind. Instead, think multi-course, almost French fine dining style cuisine.
MUST Winebar is a name that constantly pops up in peoples’ conversations whenever one asks for recommendations for a good restaurant in Perth. After this meal, I can definitely see the reasons behind it. Yes, service can be patchy at times but the food more than makes up for it. By the way, MUST is not a new entrant to the culinary scene in Perth – this is their 10th year in business.
There are two Must Winebars in Western Australia, the other being located down South in the Margaret River vicinity. So with a 83% approval rating based on 800 votes on Urbanspoon, read on to find out how our meal went…
Restaurant Amusé (pronounced with an é) is probably THE restaurant to visit when one is in Perth. Having won over many food critics and bloggers alike, it has been accoladed with many awards including being rated number one in Western Australia in the Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide three years in the row, 2010, 2011 & 2012 and Awarded Three Hats and rated 17/20 in the Australian Good Food and Travel Guide 2012 (Sidenote: This is one guide that I refer to quite frequently.)
Be forewarned though, that at Amusé, there are no ala-carte options. There is only the ONE degustation menu which changes based on ingredients and seasonality. You are, however, requested to make your allergies and dietary requirements known at point of reservation. (Considering that the restaurant is quite small and tables are quite wide spread, my recommendation to potential visitors is to definitely make a reservation before heading down!)
“Torn between two lovers, feelin’ like a fool; Lovin’ both of you is breakin’ all the rules” – Torn Between Two Lovers, Mary MacGregor.
In March 2011, I discovered Epic Espresso and this month, through a friend’s recommendation, I discovered a coffee joint that serves a really excellent cuppa with the added convenience of just being a 5 minute drive away from school.
One of the to-go restaurants in Perth is The C Restaurant in the Sky on St. Georges Terrace.
If it’s not for the food, go for the view! It”s not picturesque in any dictionary, but still, it’s a view.
Well, you see – It provides one a 360 degree look of Perth city(It’s a revolving restaurant ala Prima Restaurant). The view, is quite good too – considering that much of Perth is low rise and thus being perched on the 33rd storey of an office building does have it perks.
I think I’ve found the best spot to have breakfast in Perth.
Located on Claisebrook Cove Waterfront, East Perth and next to the Royal Hotel is TOAST, an all-day breakfast dining establishment that serves up many breakfast favourites like, corn fritters and even both sweet and savoury crepes and of course, the usual suspects such as big breakfast sets and Eggs Benedict.
Balthazaar is consistently ranked as one of the better restaurants in Perth, especially in the CBD region. One of the restaurant and dining guidebooks, even referred to it as, “The Restaurant-to-Go in Perth“. Balthazar is rather centrally located, just off St. Georges Terrace and within a few minutes walk from the Esplanande Bus Port.
I wondered if the restaurant would live up to both the heightened expectations and bold claims.
Think Dim Sum in Perth and the one of the names that come to mind is Dragon Palace. It’s one of the few restaurants whose name is synonymous with authentic Dim Sum Lunches in Perth.
Situated in Northbridge, ala Chinatown, Dragon Palace Seafood Restaurant (it’s full name), is located within the premises of a two storey building that looked rather promising on first sight. Tables were spread out fairly far apart, unlike say Tim Ho Wan in Hong Kong and the noise levels for a yum cha dim sum restaurant are kept to a somewhat acceptable volume – you wouldn’t need to shout to get yourself heard - Lin Heung.
A quick search on Urbanspoon led me to The Quarter on Hay. A cafe-restaurant located in the middle of town – next to the likes of brand-name shops.
For starters, I tried the Bresse Blue and white onion tart, roast pear and rocket salad. Think, white onion quiche and you basically get the idea. According to the waiter, the white onion tart is one of the restaurant’s more popular dishes and I can see why so; The pastry was firm and not too crumbly and the combination of the Bresse Blue (which was on the mild side of things) and the white onions was excellent.
Have you ever been to a place and you start falling in love with it the very moment you lay eyes on it? In our (my friends and I) opinion, we have;
And that place is Epic Espresso. Located along Hay Street, near the junction of Ord St. and Outram St., this quaint cafe serves up some of the purportedly best coffee in Perth. Had it not been for the reviews found online and in the lifestyle magazines, one could easily miss this place. Although, it’s still in the Perth CBD and while it’s within walking distance from the Murray/Hay St Malls, there’s a reason why the free Red CAT bus exists!
Walk into the cafe and you literally feel invigorated from the (can-i-say-soothing) aroma of roasted coffee that permeates through the air. I kid you not, we’ve been back here quite a number of times and Epic has never disappointed anyone of us yet.