With the winter chill comes an unrelenting desire to stay home, swaddled in layers of jumpers and blankets. But there's no reason to miss out on experiencing some of the best food your city has to offer for half the year.
Perth residents are blessed to have some of the best restaurants at their doorstep, so there's no excuse to let a little winter chill keep you away.
One of the biggest advantages of dining out in winter is that winter food, those real hearty meals, are often too warm and filling during the long summer. Foods like mashed potato, stews, and casseroles, and all of those warm, sticky and saucy desserts, too. So, skip the salads and Menulog, and get out and warm yourself up from the inside out.
Who said that dining out had to only be for dinner? The Wild Fig has become quite the institution for Perth diners and for good reason! Their breakfast menu is the perfect excuse to get out of the house… especially when breakfast is available all day. Whether you're catching up with friends or escaping the office, there's a smashed avo available for whenever those cravings strike.
If eating at Co-Op Dining isn't at the top of your list, it should be! The Co-Op is a destination that'll revolutionise your understanding of food and, most likely, your Instagram following, too. Recently scoring their second hat, the restaurant hand-picks all their ingredients from local WA produce. And with inventive dishes created each day, one sitting won't be enough! Be sure to book in advance and be prepared to eat a lot of food.
There's nothing better than a thai soup or curry on a wintry night. Lanna Thai Cuisine's wide range of Thai dishes and warm and inviting atmosphere will surely tempt you (or your stomach) to get out of the house.
If you want your mind to be blown, be sure to try their Panang Curry and Curry Puffs. You can always judge a restaurant by the way they make the classics, and Lanna Thai Cuisine does not disappoint.
For a meal inspired by French and English cuisines, you can't go past The Heritage. Go for an express lunch with pommes frites, a traditional English roast Beef Wellington, or to try steak tartare for the first time. Their menu is full of winter-based dishes perfect to warm you up, and even wine connoisseurs will be spoilt for choice with their extensive wine menu.
Surrounded by beers and classic German cuisine, a visit to Brotzeit German Bier Bar and Restaurant is exactly what the doctor ordered this winter. If you've ever eaten at a German restaurant before, you'll know how hearty their meals are… and that one bier is never enough.
Round up a group of pork-lovers for this winter dinner trip as you cannot pass on Brotzeit's share platters. With pork, sausages, sauerkraut, and Bavarian pretzels, you'll feel well and truly transported to Germany by the tantalising flavours, hearty meat, and celebratory atmosphere.
The Singh brothers have done it again, with their award-winning Red Cray restaurant in Belmont finding a second home in Mt Lawley. Specialising in the freshest, local seafood, Red Cray is a must for seafood lovers.Think seafood is only for summer? Prepare to be proved wrong. Their warming lobster risotto and delicious crab capellini will have you falling in love with seafood all over again.
With countless awards of excellence, you can't go past Southern Star for your wintry Vietnamese fix. Just a short stroll from the Concert Hall in the city, this is the place to go after work when you need a bit of spice added to your week.
And, with stunning waterfront views and a warm belly, you'll soon forget that it's freezing outside. We love their pho, laksa, and classic pad thai; perfect for those long winter nights!