Summer is just around the corner and we cannot wait for those long summer nights filled with good vibes and great food as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean. As we inch closer to these glorious days it’s time to start thinking about how we want to spend them and also where we want to spend them.
Perth has the luxury of many beachside restaurants with panoramic ocean views and is a wonderful place to have your morning brew, your midday lunch or sunset dinner.
A beautiful meal in front of you, your drink of preference in hand as the sun paints the sky over the ocean, seriously what more could you ask for? Here’s a list of a few wonderful waterfront spots to be sure to check out.
For those wanting a bit of an adventure, The Lobster Shack is located two hours North of Perth in Cervantes so be sure to make a day out of it, who doesn’t love a coastal road trip? The Lobster Shack is rightfully famous for its freshly caught Western Rock Lobster right along the coast of Cervantes.
The menu is filled with delicious and fresh seafood meals including lobster spring rolls, Aussie fresh oysters, battered Spanish mackerel, Australian chilli mussels and more! If seafood isn’t everyone in your party’s thing there is also an Angus beef burger or cheeseburger.
Whilst you are here you can also hire stand-up paddle boards to explore the water or book in for a sea lion tour and hang out with these entertaining creatures.
Little Bay is one of the most aesthetically pleasing restaurants you will come across along Perth’s coastlines with fresh earthy tones and chic coastal furniture. Take in the natural beauty of Watermans Bay while savouring locally produced, sustainable, and seasonal fresh food, craft beers, and wine. With ceiling-high glass windows, you will be sure to have a great view of the ocean from wherever you are seated with both indoor and outdoor options available.
Little bay serves breakfast and lunch and also has a takeaway coffee nook for on-the-go visitors. Breakfast option highlights include carrot cake spiced pancakes, slow-cooked pork benedict and a breakfast fruit crumble to name a few. With lunch boasting charred beagle island octopus, house-smoked whipped feta, slow-cooked corrigin lamb shoulder ragu and Manjimup Truffle mac ’n’ cheese and so much more. If that doesn’t have you heading to their website to make a booking already I’m sure the cocktail list with a spicy mango margarita and little bay spritz will.
The Hamptons is a sophisticated and elegant bar and kitchen in City Beach with a seasonal A La Carte menu and hand-picked wines. Open Wednesday through Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Hamptons is a great spot whether it’s for a family breakfast out on the deck or an after-work cocktail in the lounge area, Hampton’s does it all and wants to share these moments with you, beachside.
Their breakfast menu includes cinnamon, coconut and chia bircher muesli, berry compote pancakes and avocado bruschetta (to name a few) with some brilliant breakfast cocktails including a Hampton’s bloody mary and west coast red snapper.
With a delectable range of seafood on the menu including scallops, Tasmania salmon, beer battered north-west snapper, Szechuan and fennel seed baby squid and crispy skin barramundi, I’m sure your mouth is watering by now.
Mamma mia! You must check out il Lido! It is an Italian-inspired espresso bar and restaurant located right in one of WA’s most iconic locations, Cottesloe beach. Their wine list is impeccable and can be paired with their delightful pasta and cheeses. Il Lido will make you feel like you have been transported to the European coast.
Il Lido loves the Italian coffee culture and serves locally roasted Mano-A-Mano coffee as its go-to blend, so stop by for your next morning brew. If you want to seriously immerse yourself in delectable Italian cuisine il Lido is running, “Dine the twenty regions of Italy” where each week Chef Allesandro will create four local dishes from one of the twenty regions in Italy accompanied by a glass of wine chosen by their sommelier team. This includes an antipasto, primo, secondo and a dolce. Buon appetito!
Island Market is located in one of the best surfing locations in Perth, Trigg Beach. The restaurant is filled with luscious greenery and pops of lush pink resulting in a very “insta-gramable” interior. The menu is designed to be shared and will not disappoint. Island plates include market crudo, fried local squid, wood-roasted prawn skewers and Levantine spiced chicken. You will be fork-fighting over the last bite with whoever is lucky enough to be sharing with you.
Look out to the surfers at Trigg as you indulge in a cocktail or two. Will you be sipping on the Island Spritz or Springtime blush? Or a refreshing pint of Beerfarm’s West Coast Lager or maybe a Cheeky Monkey hazy pale ale?
The Shorehouse overlooks Swanboune Beach with a gorgeous terrace for beachside dining. They cater for breakfast lunch and dinner with an absolutely divine menu for each. Some highlights from their dining menu includes la delizia burrata with prosciutto, fennel marmalade, saffron pickle and brioche, blue swimmer crab & prawn linguine with tomato, saffron, garlic, chilli, and pangrattato, pan-fried market fish with parsnip cream, rainbow chard and prosciutto crumb and WA shark Bay prawns with bottarga, charred lemon, roe emulsion.
Are your tastebuds dancing with joy as you read this? If they aren’t then the dessert on offer sure will. Sticky date pudding with toffee sauce, sage ice cream and walnuts, citrus vacherin, limoncello cream, citrus marmalade and pistachios and hazelnut bavaroise, dark chocolate, bravo apples. Delicious!