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The interiors of Long Chim | Source: Long Chim

Top Fine Dining Destinations to Try This Winter in Perth

The mercury has taken a dive, sandals are being swapped for boots and all anyone seems to want to do is curl up by the heater at home. However, briefly coming out of hibernation and braving the winter chill is more than worth it in pursuit of haute cuisine, and fortunately, Perth has a number of fine dining destinations to offer.

Featuring intimate interiors, a warm venue and delectable dishes, look no further than these fine dining venues in Perth to make your winter something truly special. Whether the occasion is a date night, business meeting, or a meal to impress the in-laws, these restaurants are sure to impress.

Long Chim

State buildings, Barrack St &, St Georges Terrace, Perth

Head chef David Thompson has brought the food markets of Thailand to Perth, curating an authentic South-East Asian menu within an atmosphere of elegance and sophistication. The interiors of Long Chim are set within the Perth State Buildings in an underground space that combines high-end decor with exposed brick walls and mood lighting.

The menu is a selection of mouth-watering Thai cuisine featuring everything from sour prawn orange curries to a deep-fried whole fish with a three-flavour infused sauce.

Long Chim
Source: Long Chim Facebook

Fleur

531 Wellington Street, Perth

Tucked within a heritage-listed building in Perth City, Fleur is an ode to decadent French cuisine. Bathed in velvet furnishings, a dark colour palette and serving up exquisite haute cuisine, this restaurant is the ideal intimate, winter venue. South-west lamb with eggplant cream or spiced honey roasted duck are just a couple of delicious winter-appropriate dishes worth trying.

Fleur restaurant
Source: Fleur at The Royal Facebook

Balthazar

6, The Esplanade, Perth

Balthazar is a winter fine dining dream, tucked in an original Art Deco apartment in Perth’s inner city. The menu is a spread of local produce, kept minimalist and thoughtful, and with an ever-changing wine list, you will always be surprised no matter what time of the year you’re visiting.

The current a-la-carte options include mouth-watering kangaroo complemented by beetroot and saltbush and beef fillet with a potato puree.

For anyone time-poor, Balthazar also operates a wine cellar for takeaway, at cellar door prices so you can experience the rarest of drops from home.

Balthazar Perth
Source: Balthazar Facebook

Juniper & Bay

3 Preston Street, Windsor Lodge, Como

Positioned on the river end of Preston Street, Juniper & Bay serve up Eurasian-inspired food within the interiors of The Windsor Lodge Hotel. The award-winning restaurant took out the Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Award in 2021 for its delicious dishes.

From the minds behind East Fremantle’s George Street Bistro comes Juniper & Bay’s menu of modern and ever-changing seasonal produce. A degustation offer at this dining destination infuses truffle into green bean salads and a risotto cake and is served up with a selection of West Australian wines.

Juniper & Bay
Source: Juniper & Bay Instagram

Rockpool

Crown Perth, Burswood

Featuring an open kitchen with a woodfire grill, the menu at Rockpool is one of the most distinctive to be found in the city. The a-la-carte includes locally-sourced beef that is dry-aged on-premises and a drinks list showcasing over 1,350 wines from across the globe so that your night will truly be one to remember.

Boasting an elegant bar and dining area, Rockpool is the perfect place for after-work drinks or to celebrate a special occasion.

Rockpool Perth
Source: Rockpool

Marumo

22/145 Stirling Highway, Nedlands

With over 13 years of experience in Japanese cuisine behind him, Chef Moe leads the kitchen at Marumo. Operating out in Nedlands since 2011, the restaurant’s menu is a rich mix of authentic Japanese flavours with fresh produce and a modern twist.

A seven-course Omakase (chef’s selection) offer is one not to miss, and changes to reflect the best seasonal produce available. Seating only 30-guests within its intimate interiors, the restaurant is consistently hailed as one of the most exclusive eateries in Perth. Make sure to book early to be taken on the gastronomic journey that is Marumo.

Marumo in Perth
Source: Marumo

C Restaurant in the Sky

Floor 33, Martins Tower, Perth City

Making your way up to floor 33 in Martins Tower, Perth and you’ll find yourself at the well-known C Restaurant in the Sky. As the city’s only revolving restaurant, you can enjoy a meal while soaking in 360-degree views of the Perth city skyline, river and hills beyond.

A five-course degustation menu for A$135 per person is the perfect way to make the most of your time at C. Courses include warm winter dishes such as chicken terrine, goose parfait and house-made focaccia bread, all expertly paired with wines.

C Restaurant in Perth
Source: C Restaurant Facebook

If you’re now searching for a brew the next morning, check out the Best Places to find a Coffee in Perth. Or consider catching up with friends at one of the 10 Best Bars for a Glass of Mulled Wine in Australia.

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