Affordable date destinations in Perth
Aubergine Gourmet Foods
It’s only open for breakfast and lunch, but this produce-focused café has been offering gorgeous fresh food to great acclaim from South Fremantle’s locals and visitors alike. Try their thoughtfully put together baguettes, great Modern Australian flavours and show-stealing baked goods. You’ll want to ring up and book ahead though – especially if you’re there on weekends. Plus it’s BYO, so bring a bottle of wine to enjoy over lunch.
Price guide: $12-20pp
231 South Terrace, Fremantle, WA 6162
Call by here for cheap, classic Indian food in Subiaco. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a pre-theatre meal if you have tickets for the Regal Theatre, and staff will happily accommodate your curtain time. To take advantage of some seriously cheap prices, make a lunch booking.
Price guide: Lunch banquet including wine $16-22pp
67 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, WA 6008
Arirang Korean BBQ
The modern décor of this restaurant is up-to-the-minute, but the menu features classic, traditional Korean flavours. Plus, you get to enjoy the novelty of cooking the food at your table – a perfect distraction to soothe first date jitters.
Price guide: $20-30pp
91-93 Barrack Street, Perth CBD, WA 6000
You and your date might have a shared love of vegetarian food – so why not try a restaurant where everything on the menu is a green light? Offering meals that are healthy, fresh and full of flavour, even non-veggies will appreciate the spinach and ricotta pastry, almond and chia patty and banana and kale smoothies. It’s even listed in the Lonely Planet Australia guidebook.
Price guide: $20-18pp
Corner of Beaufort Street and Vincent Street, Mount Lawley, WA 6050
Morley Ale House
Once upon a time, pub meals were simple, hearty fare – mostly a slab of meat, chips and maybe a lettuce leaf. These days, standards have increased (and prices have gone up accordingly). But down at Morley Ale House, you can get a parma for $12.50 with plenty of chips and greens as well.
Price guide: $12.50-26pp
Corner of Walter Road and Progress Street, Morley, WA 6062
Tra Vinh Vietnamese Chinese Special Noodle House
Finding a place where you can order a big, filling meal for $10 or under is a rare delight that should be treasured. Tra Vinh is one of those places. They offer many combinations of pho and don’t charge any extra for the chilli and hoisin that sits on your table, you can’t go wrong with this traditional Vietnamese dish.
Price guide: $10-15pp
149a Brisbane Street, Northbridge, WA, 6003
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