HOME > Chowhound > Australia/New Zealand >
Do you create unique foods? Tell us about it

Moving to Perth -- best inexpensive eats in the CBD and suburbs close-by

maclock Oct 17, 2007 03:33 PM

Suggestions, anyone? I found many places in Perth to be a bit dear for what you get, but then again, I live in Calgary and am spoiled for choice when it comes to decent cheap eats. (Many pubs do unreasonably good and cheap meals here hoping that you'll stick around for a feast of pints.)

Additionallty, I frequently travel to Vancouver, which is home to some of the finest cheap eats I have come across anywhere. Man, I live to dine out, so I need to start building me a list of cheap but good places to eat in the Perth CBD and environs.

On the other hand, I found many of the supermarkets that I checked out in Perth had some amazing stuff on offer. Dining at home looks like it could be a real treat!

  1. b
    bondi2026 Oct 17, 2007 04:22 PM

    I haven't been to Perth for a number of years but there are nice places to eat in places like Leederville, Subiaco & Freemantle. Please see the link attached below from the Perth Now online paper that is part of www.news.com.au.


    Perth is the most isolated capital city in the world but it offers a great lifestyle with fantastic beaches and wine areas close at hand.

    2 Replies
    1. re: bondi2026
      maclock Oct 17, 2007 04:39 PM

      Thank you for the link, Bondi2026!

      1. re: bondi2026
        maclock Oct 17, 2007 04:42 PM

        I have visited Subi and Freo. I like both places, but for different reasons: Subi is extraordinarily convenient and Freo is very nice if a bit further out. I will check out Leederville the next time that I am in Perth.

      2. m
        maclock Oct 18, 2007 01:34 PM

        Not too many Perthites on the board, then? I guess that I'll have to dredge up a few places on my own. :-)

        2 Replies
        1. re: maclock
          stanleyk Oct 22, 2007 11:14 AM

          I lived in Perth for 3 months, and was away from England for 2 years, hands down one of the best meals i ate was in Perth at Eminem. it was in Leederville when I was there but have a feeling it has moved to Nedlands. Fantastic modern take on Lebanese food, I hope its as good as when I visited.

          1. re: stanleyk
            sue zookie Oct 23, 2007 11:43 AM

            I remember reading that the owner of Eminem closed his much-loved restaurant for good and moved back to Turkey.

        Show Hidden Posts