Beachside restaurants usually have a reputation for prioritizing good views and edible food. Fortunately, Perth’s fantastic food scene is an exception.
Perth has plenty of prime real estate for waterfront dining with a seemingly endless expanse of golden sands separating Western Australia’s capital city from the Indian Ocean. From Western Australia’s freshest fish and chips to modern Australian oceanfront restaurants to die for, check out the eight best beachfront restaurants Perth has to offer.
Bib and Tucker
This modern Australian restaurant showcases the best of Western Australia — both in the produce on the plate and in the Indian Ocean’s breathtaking view. Located right on Leighton Beach in Fremantle, Bib and Tucker’s menu uses the freshest seasonal ingredients from Perth’s local suppliers, preparing the contemporary menu with modern and old-fashioned mix cooking techniques such as smoking, pickling, and wood-firing.
Another Fremantle favorite, this waterfront craft brewery churns out more than just great beer. Little Creatures makes all your favorite pub food – the brewery’s specials are a long list of gourmet wood-fired pizzas and a wide range of shared platters, best enjoyed with a pint of their amber nectar and uninterrupted views on the sunny harbor.
Odyssea Beach Cafe
Sitting on the sands of City Beach just behind the City of Perth Surf Life Saving Club, Odyssea attracts all kinds of swimmers looking for a coffee after a swim, a glass of wine on the outdoor terrace, or a complete meal overlooking the water. The menu emphasizes local Western Australian dishes – many of the mains highlight mouth-watering WA seafood, which pairs nicely with regional producers’ extensive wine list.
Located right next to the Odyssea, with the waves practically lapping up on the front door, the Hamptons is another elegant City Beach restaurant that has created an upscale menu with fresh, sustainable Western Australian ingredients. Suiting its superb waterfront location, the range of fish and chips options – including Emperor of the Blue Spot, Grilled Tuna, and Crispy Fried Whiting – is the star.
Bathers Beach House
Restaurants are no closer to the water than this establishment in Fremantle. The first beachfront bar licensed in Australia is to be given the green light to serve cocktails and appetizers to bettors with their feet in the sand. Grab a sunbed and feast on a communal plate or generous’ bathers board ‘washed down with WA wine or craft beer, or reserve a table inside to savor the Bathers’ elevated vantage point. Beach House on the Indian Ocean.
Swanbourne Beach is best known for its stretch of clothing sand, and this cozy restaurant is just as casual. Well, you’ll need to slip on a pair of boardshorts or a bikini before they seat you. Still, well-dressed diners can look forward to a sophisticated array of dishes to graze under the Shorehouse’s yellow and white striped umbrellas, which complement a Mediterranean-inspired menu on the sunny coastal atmosphere.
The Kiosk Floreat Beach
Don’t be fooled by the name – the pavilion is more than your regular beach hut. Serving a succulent selection of burgers, beach snacks, and bistro classics, this Floreat Beach favorite offers diners the option to eat in or takeaway, which is perfect if you’re planning a beach picnic while watching the sun sink into the Indian Ocean.
The kiosk also enjoys a second location on the Swan River banks in the heart of East Fremantle.
Indiana Cottesloe Beach
Indiana is a Perth institution and occupies the iconic tea house overlooking the lily-white sands of Cottesloe Beach. These days a modern restaurant with views of the water from every table, Indiana Cottesloe Beach serves a seafood-rich menu of shared plates from its unparalleled beachfront location on WA’s most famous stretch of sand of WA.