Bringing the flavours of the Southern lands, Barque will take you on an aromatic journey to the origins of cinnamon and spice. Located in a historic terraced cottage on the iconic George Street, serving up Asian fusion dining and a killer cocktail list, you will be delighted with their array of choices. Whether you want to enjoy tequila and lime seared salmon with charred corn and ancho chilli dressing or stout and green peppercorn beef rib with broccolini and smoked garlic, there is something to please everyone.
Bread in Common
During the day a flood of natural light shines through the restaurant and bakery of this 1898 heritage listed building where Bread in Common is located. Producing a selection of hand molded, nourishing wood fired bread, sandwiches and handmade treats, the hand built ovens, affectionately named Hansel and Gretel, will win you over with their delights. Not only are the artisanal breads something to indulge in, but so are their gluten free dishes are offered all year round. Whether you want to enjoy warm ricotta and truffle, pork belly or a flourless chocolate cake BiC never disappoint.
Char Char Bull
Located along Freo’s iconic Fishing Boat Harbour, the Gold Plate award winning steak and seafood restaurant Char Char Bull offers fabulous water views over char grilled prime beef and local fish, prawns, oysters and mussels. Of course you can’t miss a taste of their pork belly and their crispy-fried squid, but you must also save room for a taste of their dessert. With lighter options available, and entrees big enough to serve as a share dish, everything is cooked to perfection, so all you have to do is choose and relax on the decked terrace.
Eat Greek Restaurant
Nothing says Greece like traditional Greek music, dancing and smashing of the plates in an affordable and family friendly venue. Located along the river, traditional recipes and home cooked Mediterranean meals feature at Eat Greek Restaurant. With dishes from moussaka, uvetsi (lamb with rice noodles) and zouzoukakia (Greek meatballs), to homemade Greek dips and traditional Greek sweets and desserts, there is also a taste of Aussie fare in a few of their meals. The additional Greek entertainment occurs each Friday and Saturday night, and cannot be missed.
Bringing the best of local produce with a distinct Mediterranean flare is the trendy, yet quirky, restaurant Habitué. Relax with friends as you enjoy the good food and good wine, while local and international musicians perform. This restaurant caters for all foodies, from the zucchini flowers to chargrilled cuttlefish, and chocolate and fudge marquis to lemon posset. While hidden away in North Freo, Habitué encourages regular visitors with the name meaning ‘one who frequents a place of pleasure,’ so how could you not return?
Manuka Woodfire Kitchen
With an authentic woodfire oven leading the kitchen, it is hard not to be in love with the passionate team and homely experience of Manuka Woodfire. This fully licensed restaurant, bar and alfresco not only serves food – and in particular woodfire pizza – from the best local produces, but also offers local beer, wine, cider and coffee to accompany your meal. While everything can be shared, you can easily take a pizza for yourself and keep the rest for tomorrow. Manuka will ensure you leave happy, full and more than satisfied.
A stone’s throw away from the Cappuccino Strip lies a charming heritage building serving up authentic Italian cuisine. At Nunzio’s they cook with only the freshest local produce, homemade pasta and with a specialised pastry chef you will be tempted to ensure you have enough room for dessert. The menu features truffle pate and ricotta agnolotti with truffle sauce and fish of the day served in chardonnay wine and baked crispy mash.
Sandrino Cafe and Pizzeria
Even after a move to the iconic Cappuccino Strip, Sandrino Cafe and Pizzeria still serves up delicious and affordable Italian food. Their large servings makes it ideal to share, or indulge in yourself, from salads and beer battered chips to a variety of pizzas and seafood, Sandrino is always a safe bet that will make even the fussiest of eaters happy with their food choice. For the vegans out there, Sandrino also allows you to change ingredients in the meals to cater your preference.
The East End of Freo brings a bustling hub that allows you to get the best of every world, eating, drinking, working and playing all under the roof of a beautifully historic warehouse. The Mantle houses several restaurants, cocktail bars and an incubation kitchen perfect for your morning coffee, dinner and even late night drinks. Combining Asian infused flavours and dishes from the Nikkei Cuisine lies Don Tapa and nearby speakeasy inspired cocktail bar Alter Ego serving up drinks to kick start your night. Alongside an authentic Italian pizza restaurant, The Mantle has something for everyone.
The Raw Kitchen
Located in an original 1920s warehouse, this hip kitchen takes its focus towards progressive plant-based cuisine. The Raw Kitchen serves up raw and vegan meal focusing on the quality, the taste and the style of the dishes, without using any dairy, gluten, refined sugar or additives. Not only do the unique flavours served up here change seasonally but upstairs there is a yoga and studio space that add to the uniqueness of the kitchen. From kale chips to organic blue corn tortillas and organic, sustainable and locally produced wine, this is the new go to place.