Dining choices aplenty in Perth and beyond
Visitors are spoilt for choice in Perth, with more restaurants per capita than any other capital city in Australia. Many of them have received awards for their commitment to food excellence. The city is currently enjoying a ‘‘dining boom’’ with new small bars, cafes and restaurants opening up in the CBD and its cultural hubs of Northbridge, Mount Lawley, Leederville and Fremantle.
Here you can enjoy modern European and east-meets-west fusions, succulent seafood and organic local produce paired with the state’s best wines. Some of the city’s newest venues include Wildflower, Post, Long Chim and Petition (all situated at Cathedral Square in Perth), Odyssea Beach Cafe´ (City Beach), The Reveley (Perth), Strange Company (Fremantle), The Shorehouse (Swanbourne) and the newest kid on the block, Sweetwater Rooftop Bar (East Fremantle).
Located an easy three-hour drive south of Perth is the Margaret River wine region. The world-renowned region is home to more than 220 wine producers and 100 cellar doors, and produces more than 25 per cent of Australia’s premium wine.
Restaurants in Perth pride themselves on offering quality food, including as much fresh, local, seasonal produce as possible and taking new and modern twists on recipes. Menus are rotated regularly to showcase the amazing array of produce, particularly from the northern and southern areas of the State.
Visitors can indulge the senses with a trip to the Swan Valley, located an easy 25-minute drive from Perth city. WA’s oldest wine region is home to charming family-run wineries, awardwinning boutique breweries, gourmet food producers and creative artisans. Besides fine food and wine, there are many other passions visitors can partake in, from horse riding, cycling and hiking, to wildlife, art, history and Indigenous culture.
It’s not just restaurants and bars that are pleasing Perth locals and visitors; food trucks have also started appearing on the streets, signalling another new trend for the city. Then there are the night markets and other food events which have popped up in the CBD and urban villages.
Air New Zealand flies twiceweekly non-stop from Christchurch to Perth from December 10, 2016, to April 29, 2017. This will be the first time a 787-9 Dreamliner will operate from the South Island. Air New Zealand’s in-flight product ‘‘Seats to Suit’’ means you can choose how you want to travel. Choices include Seat, Seat+Bag, The Works, Economy Skycouch(TM), Premium Economy and Business Premier(TM).
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