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Published January 9th 2018
Grab your other half, or a friend and book at one of these
There are many cafes and restaurants that would be ideal for that romantic dinner on Valentine's Day 2018, and I have listed my top 25 choices for this year. These are some of Perth's finest restaurants mixed in with some more casual cafes, so that you have a greater choice.
If you do not have a Valentine, you could always ask a friend to go out with you, as it is an evening when the atmosphere is friendly and people are out having fun!
2. THE PARTISAN This cafe/restaurant is right on the beautiful East Perth stretch of calm water. It is situated at 22/60 Royal Street, and this is their dinner menu, which includes tapas dishes.
3. MODO MIO ITALIAN RESTAURANT Situated in the Crown Casino, this is Italian fine dining in an elegant setting with neutral tones, draped walls and a long marble bar. Here you can partake of excellent Italian food and wine.
4. FRASERS KINGS PARK Frasers always serve excellent food, and is well worth at least one visit, and what better way to say "I LOVE YOU" than to take a loved one to Frasers! It would be a wonderful place to spend the evening overlooking Perth City and in the heart of our iconic Kings Park.
The lighting is dim, and the service is outstanding, and you can see their menu here..
5. NUNZIO'S This is in Fremantle and here you will be spoilt for choice with authentic Italian cuisine, including a range of fresh local produce, homemade pasta and specialised pastry to tempt you with delicious desserts.
6. MATILDA BAY RESTAURANT
Matilda Bay Restaurant is set on the edge of the Swan River, and is a delightful, romantic place to spend Valentine's Day at. Their every day menu has delicious food topped with attentive service.
7. GALILEO BUONA CUCINA
This restaurant is an authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of Shenton Park which focuses on seasonal cuisine and is recognised by the Italian Government with the Ospitalità Italiana quality seal.
8. BLACKBIRD RESTAURANT
This restaurant is in East Perth, alongside the Claisebrook Lake, and they offer diners a warm and intimate alternative to the bustle of Perth's nightlife. Spend an evening with the Blackbird team who cook rustic European dishes with a focus on quality produce and technique.
9. ANDALUZ BAR & TAPAS
Andaluz is located in a stunning heritage listed property and is one of the most unique and stylish venues in Perth. They have excellent tapas, and a range of alcoholic drinks and cocktails, and you can see their menu here.
10. 1907 RESTAURANT
These people do degustation menus, as well as a-la-carte. They have great cocktails and this would be an intimate place to go for Valentine's Day!
The Post, the once franking room of Perth's original General Post Office, is COMO The Treasury's all-day osteria, and here they offer a contemporary and intimate setting for events.
12. RED OPIUM
This is described as a dining "temple" and the theme is that of an opium den from the 1940's in Bangkok.
It has a relaxed atmosphere - the perfect meeting spot to enjoy imaginative Thai-inspired tapas and it is on Hay Street.
13. OUR TABLE
You can read more about Our Table here, and this is a dimly lit, intimate restaurant in Bedford. This is one I ate at not so long ago, and is highly recommended for both food and service.
14. VILLA D'ESTE
This restaurant has been established for many years, and the food is always excellent with attentive service, and they are in West Perth.
They are Gold Plate Award winners, and you can see their menu here.
This is an Australian restaurant in Mounts Bay Road, with breathtaking views overlooking the Swan River - very romantic!
16. THE BOATSHED RESTAURANT
This is another restaurant which overlooks the Swan River and Perth, and is situated in South Perth. They serve modern Australian food, and you can see their dinner menu here.
17. ST MICHEAL 6003
This restaurant is in Highgate, and is a classy technique driven diner in an intimate setting where you can either choose tasting menu or a-la-carte menu.
18. COCO'S RIVERSIDE RESTAURANT
This is another Australian restaurant and also situated overlooking the Swan River and Perth city lights - ideal for an intimate dinner, you can see their delightful menu here.
19. RED CABBAGE
Red Cabbage is in South Perth and a few years ago they won the Chef of the Year award.
22. LIMONES CAFE & RESTAURANT
This is in East Fremantle and they serve Australian food. It is an old corner shop building and has small intimate dining rooms, with a charming rustic interior. It is ideal for Valentine's Day.
23. CO-OP DINING
This restaurant is rated in the top 100 in Australia for three years in a row. It is in East Perth and here is just a "sample" of their menu.
24. MEASURE DESSERT BAR
And now for something completely different! If your beloved one is a sweet tooth, take him/her to this dessert bar where you can get all things sweet. It looks delicious , so why not spoil yourselves on Valentine's Day!
This is a modern European Restaurant in North Fremantle and they use the freshest and best local produce and their menu has a distinct Mediterranean flavour while incorporating the flavours of chargrill cooking.
At the time of writing this article, restaurants do not yet have their Valentine's Day menu, however, you need to book early for Valentine's Day and as it is only 4 weeks away, I have given you ordinary menus. Please note that prices may vary.
Go on - spoil your partner or a friend - book now for one of these Valentine's Day restaurants.