Freelance writer, mum of two who loves living in sunny Perth.
Published January 12th 2014
Top food, top view, top Australia Day
Australia Day in Perth means it's time to catch the best fireworks display of the year; the Skyworks show. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the City of Perth Skyworks, so what better time to come to the city to watch the best show in the sky.
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Fireworks are scheduled for 8pm, with viewing available from various points throughout the city. However, if sitting in the crowds is not for you, and you'd prefer to watch the fireworks from a different vantage point, why not check out one of the restaurants in Perth who are offering dinner complete with views over Perth for the fireworks. Here are our top choices:
Frasers is situated at a great vantage point at the height of Kings Park. This is one stylish restaurant to catch the Australia Day fireworks from, and places sell out fast. Prices are $145 per person, and this includes a 4 course menu. Tables can be reserved from 6pm.
C Restaurant - Perth's only revolving restaurant in the sky are offering guests a 4 course meal and special viewing area to watch the Skyworks from. Prices are $159 per person and the restaurant will halt its rotating floor at 8pm so that everyone can move to the viewing area to catch the fireworks. Situated on the 33rd floor of St Martin's Tower in Perth, this is surely one of the most special ways to celebrate Australia Day.
Coco's Restaurant is located just perfectly for viewing the Skyworks show, on the South Perth Esplanade. Families can join in the fun, from 6pm by making a booking now before places run out. The menu is 4 courses and costs $155 per adult or $75 per child (under 10). Tables available from 6pm.
The Old Brewery is the perfect spot to watch the fireworks from, with its location overlooking the Swan River. The Australia Day menu here features a good old fashioned Aussie BBQ, featuring steaks, lamb, sausages, chicken and fish. Desserts include favourites such as pavlova and lamingtons. Prices are $115 for adults and $60 for children. Bookings are essential.
Zafferano Restaurant overlooks the Swan Valley and Canning Bridge, and presents the perfect spot for a romantic dinner watching the Skyworks show. $120 a person will get you a sumptuous dinner where you'll struggle to chose between dishes as they all look so yummy. Book now to avoid disappointment.
If you are travelling into Perth, be aware of certain road closures by checking ahead here.