12 June 2013 by Alex Stewart
Perth has been enjoying a dining boom recently with new small bars, cafes and restaurants opening up across the city. Once sleepy sidestreets now teem with boutique bars and chic eateries, gaining international renown for their creative interiors and artsy ambience.
To help you carve through the city's culinary core, we've pulled together this handy hitlist of hot restaurants, eateries and bars.
At eco-friendly Greenhouse 4,000 plant pots create walls of vertical gardens, while Matt Stone produces mouth-watering dishes such as slow cooked lamb shoulder with flat bread and quinoa salad. Along with the focus on atmosphere, the emphasis here is firmly on tasty food and drink. In all, Greenhouse is a mouth-watering ‘new kid on the block' in Perth's CBD.
100 St Georges Terrace, Perth
This bar and cafe doubles up as a gallery, design shop and studio. In the bar by day you'll find delicious fresh seasonal food served alongside a hand-selected custom blend of coffee, while evenings come alive with music, boutique Australian beer and wine. The Venn shop offers a range of cutting edge design, with the studio creating a collaborative hotbed of creative talent.
16 Queen St, Perth
3. The Trustee
The Trustee is housed in a majestic heritage building right in the centre of town on St Georges Terrace. Famed for its nose-to-tail fine dining, the Trustee is considered the new heart of food and wine in the city. Chef Michelle Forbes serves up rustic European peasant fare, while the Trustee Wine Geeks have put together a 500-plus wine list that was named the 2012 Gourmet Traveller ‘Best New Wine List Australia'.
133 St Georges Terrace, Perth
4. The Print Hall
The Print Hall is a bakery, café, restaurant and rooftop bar set over four floors of the heritage-listed Newspaper House. Perth's first multi-level dining and bar precinct, the venue pays homage to its heritage-listed history, while offering up refined culinary and drinking options spearheaded by Director of Food, David Coomer and Head Sommelier, Daniel Wegener.
125 St Georges Terrace, Perth
5. Bib and Tucker
Bib and Tucker is a beachside restaurant owned by Olympic swimmer Eamon Sullivan located along a stretch of sand dunes in North Fremantle. With a philosophy based around fresh, simple, well-cooked food, guests will be buttered up with good, honest food and fine service.
18 Leighton Beach Blvd, North Fremantle
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