For the sweet tooth lovers, why not have a three course dessert for dinner? Firstly, enjoy some chocolate fondue and churros at San Churros in Subiaco, then indulge in Belgium waffles for mains at Pitcher and Iron and finish with a cheeky ice cream creation at Whisk Creamery.
If you're that kind of couple that just can't help competing with one another, why not put it all on the line with a fun fitness class. From hip hop gym sessions, pilates and axe throwing, you can show off and hopefully impress your partner whilst working out. Tip: keep the theme going with brunch at Health Freak Cafe (painfully located at the bottom of Jacob's Ladder...). Or work together against the clock to get out of an escape room at Escape This Perth.
Live music lovers
If live music is more your thing, then why not hit The Ellington Jazz Club on Beaufort Street for fine tunes and fabulous local talent. Paired with a romantic dinner at Perth’s best French restaurant – P’tite Ardoise Bistro – you and your loved one will feel like you are right there in the heart of Europe’s city of love.
Let the romance be-gin
For a romantic night out, start with a drink at the newly renovated Carlisle Hotel & Distillery. Formerly known as the Carlisle Hotel, it has gone through some massive renovations of late, including the addition of a new gin, vodka and moonshine distillery (gin and tonic – the way to our hearts). Next, head to Café Bella Rosa for an Italian feast, where you can share an antipasto board and some classic pasta dishes such as homemade ravioli. If you still have room after dinner, there is also a range of gelato and cake options for dessert. Finish off your evening by snuggling for a movie under the stars at Movies by Burswood.
Start your evening with a drink or two at Juanita’s; they have a seriously good wine list and amazing bar snacks to whet your appetite. Then head down Rokeby Road before sitting down for dinner at Lulu la Delizia, an award-wining pasta bar that will not disappoint. End your evening with a cheese board and cocktail at Storehouse gazing over the city’s skyline - it’s Subiaco’s newest Rooftop bar located at the top of the Vibe Hotel.
Start your evening at Palace Arcade Victoria Park, where you can grab a drink and play some classic arcade games such as pinball or Space Invaders. Next, head on over to Boston Brewing Company, who are dishing out handcrafted beer and wine with sensational food all day long. It’s hard to go past their boondie rye pale ale marinated drunk fried chicken, crispy fried brussel sprouts and fried citrus potatoes. Lastly, what’s date night without a bit of gelato? Gusto Gelato has all the flavours of your gelato dreams. With regulars like stracciatella, strawberry and chocolate, and sour cherry, as well as a number rotating specials, make sure you get a triple scoop to share.
It’s no secret that the most romantic views in Perth are found at South Perth foreshore. Take in the city skyline on a sunset waterbike tour or go for a cruise on the historic Paddle Steamer Decoy. Then, as the sun goes down, it’s the perfect time to pick up takeaway from a local eatery, snuggle up and enjoy a picnic by the river. We recommend throwing together a cheeseboard from Good Grocer (open 24 hours), grabbing takeaway pizza from Automatic, sushi from Miso Hangry, or fish and chips from Roj Kebabs.
Head to Oxford Street to catch a movie at the iconic Luna Palace Cinema. Located in the heart of Leederville, Luna Leederville is Perth’s funkiest cinema, where you can indulge in a mix of arthouse, contemporary and classic cinema. Follow it up with dinner at the Rusty Pig and enjoy good, tasty food cooked on an open fire in an intimate, casual setting. The Rusty Pig is licensed and specialises in share dishes – perfect for date night!
Love and lols
Whether it’s date one or 21, laughter is a guaranteed way to break the ice on a date. The Comedy Lounge features the best in local and interstate comedy. For food before or after the show, The Melbourne Hotel is just around the corner and has a few options from pub to high end depending on how much you’re out to impress.
- 07 Jan '21