For you indecisive foodies who would rather sample a bit of everything on the menu than settle for one dish, tapas is a gift from God. Here’s our pick of the most mouthwatering tapas that Perth has to offer.
Gypsy Tapas may very well be one of Fremantle’s best kept secrets. Tucked away along Queen Street, it’s a quintessentially Fremantle affair; think fairy lights, live music, an outdoor courtyard, and most important of all, a wide range of divine shareplates. There are whole pages dedicated to vegetarian, seafood, and meat options, meaning there’s something for everyone. Plus, anywhere that serves deep-fried halloumi chips has our vote.
It wouldn’t be a round-up of Perth’s best tapas without Pinchos, which is pretty much our city’s first tapas bar. In the heart of Leederville, this bustling and vibrant venue boasts an extensive menu of authentic Spanish nibbles and drinks. The Remolacha y Garbanzos salad (we’re talking chickpeas, beetroot, yoghurt, apple, fennel, radish, honey, and dukkha) deserves an honourable mention, while those craving a slightly more indulgent option will find solace in their wide range of Spanish cured meats. So why not order some red sangria for the table and make a night out of it?
The launch of The Standard’s new summer menu gives you the perfect excuse to return to this modern and stylish Northbridge hotspot. The new and improved menu remains faithful to The Standard’s penchant for combining local, seasonal produce with Asian ingredients, gifting us dishes such as a shredded duck salad, black pepper butter fried clams, and vegan wheat noodles with eggplant. For those who are creatures of habits, your tried and tested favourites like the Korean BBQ chicken and sweet potato noodles haven’t gone anywhere, so don’t fret.
Just around the corner from The Standard, No Mafia is serving up some of Perth’s best modern Italian. Intimate and colourful, this Northbridge gem is a whole lot of fun and has a diverse range of both share and large plates. Their mortadella, goat’s cheese, and cheese trio dishes will have cheese lovers in rhapsodies, while their gnocchi in tomato sugo and lamb shoulder will leave you full as can be. It doesn’t get much more authentic than this.
Bread In Common
Within a lofty heritage-listed warehouse, Bread In Common is as aesthetically pleasing as it is delicious. Its exposed, industrial lighting and outdoor garden beds will make you feel like you’re dining with the cool kids, while its quirky seasonal dishes (with vegan and gluten-free options too!) will have you expanding your culinary horizons. Plus, the fact that it doubles as a bakery means it’s heaven for carb-lovers. And word of advice - don’t leave without trying their flourless chocolate cake.