The slowing of WA's resources boom means that Perth restaurant prices have eased a little. However, it can still be an expensive city.
The happening neighbourhoods for eating are Northbridge, Leederville, South Perth and Mt Lawley, and the city centre has excellent new options in the State Buildings on the corner of St Georges Tce and Barrack St.
The pick of the self-catering crop:
- Boatshed Market Excellent deli and provedore.
- Chez Jean-Claude Patisserie Brioche and baguettes.
- City Farm Market Organic eggs, fruit, vegetables and bread, plus an excellent cafe.
- Kailis Bros Fresh seafood and a cafe.
- Kakulas Bros Deli and provisions store.
- Subiaco Farmers Market Street eats, organic produce and family entertainment.
For cheaper eats head to the Little Asia section of William St, Northbridge. Inner-city shopping centres all have food courts that are good for a cheap lunch, and pubs often do good-value lunch specials – check around Shafto Lane. Many restaurants are BYO, meaning you can bring your own wine; check first. Cafes are good places to go for a midrange meal.