Words by Clare Ryan.
Trying new dishes is always fun, but sometimes you just can’t beat an old devotee at your favorite restaurant. We’ve rounded up some of Perth’s most iconic restaurant dishes that
you need to check off your list. These are the mouth-watering dishes that you order every time you visit this restaurant and come back for more. The standout dishes you can’t stop talking about and craving.
No Mafia – Braised duck pappardelle
To be fair, all of No Mafia’s pasta should be on the list, but there’s something special about their Braised Duck and Mushroom Pappardelle. Could it be the seasoning or the duck that melts in your mouth? Either way, you can easily whip up a bowl of this pasta as it’s not too rich and is always cooked to perfection.
252 William Street, Perth
Bib & Tucker – Fresh Fish Tacos
This restaurant knows good food and this dish has been on the Bib & Tucker menu since day one. The market fish is crispy and light, the pickled cabbage is full of flavor and the
the smoked chili aioli has just the right amount of bite. And don’t forget the avocado that balances it all out. You could have this dish as a starter or sit on the balcony in the sun
and eat fresh fish tacos all afternoon.
18 Leighton Beach Blvd, North Fremantle
Mary Street Bakery – Fried Chicken Buttermilk Pancakes
When Mary Street Bakery opened, social media was flooded with images of their Buttermilk Fried Chicken Pancakes. It was iconic then and it still is today. The decadent dish is salty, sweet, crunchy and downright delicious. There are peanuts, maple chili, chicken, fluffy pancakes and a fried egg. This dish covers the entire food pyramid.
507 Beaufort Street, Highgate
272 Railway Parade, West Leederville
Shop 1 & 2 Empire Village, 31-33 Gayton Rd, City Beach
Lulu La Delizia – Tiramisu
Love it or hate it, tiramisu is a classic Italian dessert and the one made at Lulu La Delizia is cult. Owner Joel Valvasori has perfected the sweet dessert, which is the ultimate balance of coffee flavor, creamy mascarpone and cake. Just be sure to leave plenty of room to try this dish after feasting on Joel’s amazing pasta.
Shop 5/97 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
Si Paradiso – Crab Crespelle
If you make tasty pizzas, but haven’t tried their crab crespelle, you need to get back to the restaurant ASAP. It’s the combination of light crespelle with blue swimmer crab, brown butter and horseradish cream that makes this dish so creamy and light. You will come back for more.
1/446 Beaufort Street, Highgate
Le Rebelle – Duck Liver Parfait
Ask anyone what their favorite dish from this Mount Lawley restaurant is, and chances are they’ll tell you either the crab toast or the duck liver parfait. Crab toast gets a
honorable mention, but we shine the spotlight on the perfect. It’s so creamy and delicious that you’ll fight over who gets the last bite of brioche covered in parfait. Did we mention it comes with truffle butter?
676 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley
La Cabana – Corn Tentacles
We all know tacos are a La Cabanna specialty, but have you tried the corn? It’s safe to say that La Cabana makes the best corn tentacles in South Fremantle. eat mexican
street corn with your hands is part of the experience. It’s juicy, sweet, creamy, and yes, you’ll be picking corn through your teeth for the rest of the night, but it’s totally worth it!
400 South Terrace, South Fremantle
Petition – Broccoli and Mixed Grain Salad
This is a salad you want to befriend. It’s meant to be a side dish, but we recommend enjoying this chopped salad all to yourself. Petition created the ultimate
mix of cereals and almonds for a perfect crunch, then Cambray sheep’s feta cheese was added to balance the dish. Don’t be fooled into thinking you can recreate this salad at home, we tried and you can’t.
State Buildings, Corner St Georges Terrace and Barrack Street
Pizza Monsterella – Al Pizza
This pizza choice can be a bit controversial because not only does it contain pineapple, but also maple syrup. Pizza Al de Monsterella caters to both sweet and savory taste buds with
ham, maple syrup, spanish onion and mozzarella. In case a pineapple pizza splits readers, we’ll also list their Truffled Pappardelle Carbonara as a very close second choice.
46 Grantham Street, Wembley
Good Fortune Duck House – Roast Duck
You can’t go wrong with a dish that includes Good Fortune’s roast duck. From fried shredded duck to whole roast duck, Good Fortune Duck House can’t go wrong. The skin is always perfectly crispy and the meat is soft and not too oily – a little fat is part of the experience.
354 William Street, Northbridge
Highway 884 Albany, East Victoria Park
Bivouac – Shoulder of goat
You will need a few friends to try this dish. The goat shoulder in centenary broth and peperonata stacked at the Bivouac is a must. The meat is so tender and delicious that you will have
in a dream. If you can’t finish the dish, they’ll let you take the rest home.
198 William Street, Northbridge
Kitsch – spicy corn fritter
Yes, we loved their Pad Thai, but their corn fritters are iconic. They might be small, but they pack a punch with a green sauce that has a serious chilli bite. These street food bites are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside and sit in a flavorful cilantro syrup.
229 Oxford Street, Leederville