I’ve been covering the Perth food scene as a food writer and critic for nearly 5 years. When I arrived from London the city was starting to break away from a reputation as a culinary backwater. Now it’s scene is positively burgeoning, drawing in young talent from the eastern states and big international names choosing to make landfall in WA before heading elsewhere. There’s a mix of culinary styles at play, but all have Perth’s sense that laid-back is best.