Whether it’s a first date, a newly blossoming love, or a relationship that has already survived the test of time; eating out together with your partner is an essential pastime. This can mean trying new cuisines or having your pre-ordained favourites; either way, choose one of these romantic restaurants here in Perth to ensure your date goes really well.
Long Chim, State Buildings, CBD
Thai food is on the rise and with spaces like Long Chim serving up some remarkable dishes; it’s easy to see why couples are heading here for a romantic evening together. The historic state buildings make for a cozy setting – whether you sit inside or in the sun-trap courtyard. A lot of these plates are big enough to share; which only fosters the evening with your date.
State Buildings, Barrack St & St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000,
Lulu La Delizia, Subiaco
Everything in Lula La Delizia in Subacio lends itself to a romantic evening. The intimate space, the rustic décor befitting the Italian countryside, and a wine list to deliberate how best to compliment your meal. The freshly made pasta is not only impressive but delicious and has enough variety to suit even the fussiest of eaters.
5/97 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco WA 6008
If you want to take your date back to the nautical ages with pirate themes; then Swallow Bar makes for a great casual night out. This neighbourhood bar knocks cocktails out of the park; accompanied by refined bistro fare. This means you can share snack dishes like steak frites, gratin, and the daily cheese cart selection – all of which are great additions to graze on while conversating in deeply meaningful conversations with your partner.
198 Whatley Cres, Maylands WA 6051
Never, ever judge a book by its cover. In this case, don’t judge Balthazar by the exterior. What looks like a tired old building; becomes a wealth of fine dining culture on the inside. The architecture will make you feel like an action hero couple (James Bond kind of ilk) as you sit down in an idyllic high-end restaurant, ordering an aged steak with a martini. Of course, these are just our favourites but also define the ‘high-end dating’ meal.
6 The Esplanade, Perth WA 6000
Located in the COMO the Treasury, Wildflower typifies fine dining which is sure to impress any foodie for any date night occasion. The six-course tasting menu is a great experience to share with your date; as you sample fare from some of the best chefs in Perth. Of course by the time you glance at the wine list your bill might be on the more lavish side – so if your date prefers to be frugal, be sure to accommodate funds accordingly!
COMO, The Treasury, 1 Cathedral Ave, Perth WA 6000