When date night rolls around, why settle for the usual haunt at the end of the street?

Perth’s Inner City beckons, promising hidden laneways, intimate wine bars, colourful cocktail corners and delectable dessert spots. From the affordable to the award-winning, Perth’s Inner-City neighbourhoods are brimming with diverse, exciting and vibrant deliciousness. So, do your tastebuds a favour, step out, and make this date night your best one yet!

Servo, Leederville
Servo, Leederville

Whether you lean towards a classic dry Martini or fancy a more adventurous concoction, Inner-City Perth has your prelude covered with vibrant cocktails galore.

Pull into Servo, Leederville’s uber-cool restaurant and bar with a quirky cocktail list. The cocktail shakers are kept busy with hibiscus and ginger sours, bloody shiraz gin spritzes, or alcohol-free pomegranate, bell pepper and bay leaf sodas. Servo promises a colourful start to your evening.

Lucy Luu, Mt Hawthorn offers Asian fusion, good times and sensational cocktails like Geisha Blush and Somersault Cloud. Plenty of interesting share plates to get your palette into gear too.

Cocktails, wines and whiskeys with an exotic Indian vibe… Colaba Social is a great place to set the tone for an unforgettable evening. Located on the East Vic Park strip.

Sip on cocktails with one of the best views in Perth as you take in the sweeping sights of the Swan River and Perth city skyline. Rambla on Swan in South Perth is out to impress! Sunday sessions offer Frilly Spritz and Pink Gin Hickey delights.

Colaba Indian Brasserie, Victoria Park
Colaba Indian Brasserie, Victoria Park

In Greece, it’s meze, in Mexico, antojitos, in Lebanon, mezza. Either way, it’s a delicious way to share food and celebrate culinary diversity. Take your taste buds on a global trip for a date night with a difference.

Yiamas is Greek for ‘cheers’, so get ready for some good times and great food in this buzzing Greek-style diner in central Subiaco – crowned WA Good Food Guide’s New Restaurant of the Year.

Any night of the week is perfect for some authentic and tasty Lebanese food at a wallet-friendly price, so make a date and head for the Prophet Café in the heart of the East Vic Park strip.

Hola! El Publico brings the colour, vibrancy and fun of Mexican street life, along with tasty, modern Mexican cuisine, to Beaufort Street, in the heart of Highgate.

Yiamas Greek Restaurant, Subiaco
Yiamas, Subiaco

For those extra special nights, Perth’s Inner City has an array of romantic options that promise unique experiences and unforgettable moments.

Sophisticated, refined and elegant. Located in the art deco Lawson Buildings in the Perth CBD, Balthazaar offers a thoughtful menu of modern Australian cuisine based on local produce, and an eclectic wine list.

Occupying the stunning rooftop space of COMO The Treasury, Wildflower serves lunch and dinner against a backdrop of sweeping views across the Swan River and Perth city skyline.

Dinner with a view! Mr Walker is an elegant restaurant on the Mends Street jetty, with the Swan River and city lights providing a spectacular backdrop to your date night. Golden hour gives your special moments the best mood lighting yet.

If you're looking for a culinary experience celebrating the finest product WA has to offer, look no further than West Kitchen & Bar, located within the Wonil Hotel in Crawley. Overlooking the Swan River, dive into delicious dishes accompanied by a curated selection of homegrown wines. 

Wildflower | Perth City

Every perfect dinner deserves a perfect ending. Whether it’s gelato you’re craving or something more elegant, satisfy your sweet tooth at one of these inner-city neighbourhood sweet spots.

Pietro Gelateria is a modern Sicilian gelateria in East Vic Park serving delicious gelato made from local, fresh and natural ingredients. Perfect for a post-dinner sweetener!

Subiaco’s new go-to restaurant has a delectable dessert menu – think Black Sesame Parfait or Whipped Chocolate Cremeux. Or if you can’t decide, go for the chef’s Dessert Share Platter. Shui is open 'til late at the Hay Street end of Rokeby Road.

Shui Subiaco
Shui, Subiaco

So spread your wings next date night, and discover some of the many, many amazing spots to eat and drink throughout Perth’s Inner City. Date night should be an adventure after all!