When you want a champagne lifestyle on a beer budget
There are a lot of high end restaurants in Perth, where enjoying a fancy dinner requires you to re-mortgage the house. But what a lot of people don't realise is that you can experience the high quality food and snazzy experience without the tear-inducing prices by visiting at lunch time.
Sure, you may not have the full menu to choose from (sometimes you may only have a choice of two dishes) but the prices are much more reasonable and you know exactly what it's going to cost before you get there.
Modo Mio at the Crown Complex has a lunch special with plenty of choices
Bistro Felix Petite lunch menu: 2 courses $42, 3 courses $47
Choice of three entrees and mains, choice of one dessert or cheese platter. Includes a glass of wine.
118-120 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco This is a top European restaurant with prices to match, the petite menu (also available as a pre-show menu) makes it more accessible.
Bistro des Artiste Lunch time set menu: 2 courses $45, 3 courses $50
Five choices each of starters, mains and desserts.
424 Hay St, Subiaco A buzzing French bistro in the heart of Subiaco, and with the closure of Loose Box it's now the only place you will be able to try Alain Fabregues exceptional food.
Nobu Lunch time Bento Box $45
A choice of three mains together with a selection of chef specialties such as sashimi, sushi, salad, miso and rice.
Crown Casino Complex, Burswood A jewel in the Crown… crown, this is a great way to sample Nobu's delicacies.
Villa D'este Business Lunch: 3 courses set menu $36.80
Four choices of entrée and four choices of main plus a dessert 'selection'.
49 Outram St, West Perth A magnet for hobnobbing Perth business people, this set menu is exceptional value considering its a la carte prices.
Olive Tree Restaurant Business Lunch: 2 courses $35, 3 courses $39.90
Choice of three entrees, four mains and three desserts.
20 Emerald Tce, West Perth In the heart of the West Perth business district this iconic restaurant is well set up to serve snappy lunches.
Modo Mio Lunch time set menu: 2 courses $38, 3 courses $46
Choice of 5 starters, 5 pizzas, 5 pastas and 5 desserts.
In the Crown Casino Complex, Burswood. This high end Italian restaurant may look and feel like an ice cave, but the food is all warmth.
Witches Cauldron Business Lunch: 2 courses $47, 3 courses $63
Choice of five entrees, five mains and four desserts depending on which menu you choose. The famous garlic prawns are only available on the three course menu.
89 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco A landmark in the heart of Subiaco, 'Witches' has been serving up generous meals since the 1970s.
The Old Brewery Midweek lunch special: 2 courses $45, 3 courses $55
Choice of four entrees, four mains and two desserts/cheese platter.
173 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Located in the old Swan Brewery complex overlooking the beautiful bay, you can moor your boat at their private jetty.