Unique Foodie Experiences in Perth
Experience a food safari through Perth’s laneways
If you’re a local who likes to discover new places, then you’ll love the food safari tour run by local experts, Foodi. They take you on a culinary adventure through Perth’s laneways, visiting unique venues, gaining an insight into Perth’s food industry and of course, sampling gourmet nosh at each stop. The safari culminates in an exclusive dessert platter, made especially for Foodi tours. The tour price covers the services of a local guide and all food samples, with drinks available to be purchased at your own expense.
Go wine tasting in the Swan Valley
The great thing about the Swan Valley - besides all the food and wine - is that it’s only an hour away from the CBD. You can set off early in the morning, visit wineries like Lancaster, Sitella and Olive Farm for tastings, stop for lunch at an estate like Mandoon or Sandalford, and round out the day with a visit to Providore and The Chocolate Factory. Plus, there are plenty of tour operators that run shuttles or even ferries from Perth to the Swan Valley if you can’t find a designated driver.
Take a trip to Rottnest Island
If you’re looking for a spot of sunbathing and island exploring, make your way down to the Barrack Street jetty and jump on a ferry to Rottnest Island. It’s only a 90 minute ride away, and once you’re there, the wonders of Rotto await. Head to the iconic beaches, snorkel through the stunning reefs, snap a selfie with a quokka and top it all off with a long lunch Hotel Rottnest. Built around sustainable and locally sourced products, the team in the kitchen use WA produce to create their delectable dishes. At the end of the day, the ferry delivers you back to the CBD all blissed-out from your day of island life.
Embark on a Swan River cruise
Also taking off from the Barrack Street jetty are a bunch of river cruises that treat you a truly unique foodie experience. There’s a High Tea Cruise, where you and your friends can enjoy a decadent high tea with free flowing sparkling wine while cruising along the Swan River. Or for the beerlovers, there is a Microbreweries and Lunch tour that takes you to a number of Perth’s best breweries and includes a perfectly paired barbeque lunch on board.
Take a cooking class
Salt and Company are based in Perth CBD and run a variety of different cooking classes for guests to brush up on their culinary skills while having a great time. Once you’ve prepared your gourmet creation, you then get to sit down to a feast with your fellow classmates. One of the highlights has to be the Beer and Food Masterclass, where you create a four-course meal, then have it perfectly matched with craft beers before you sit down to enjoy it all.
- 24 Oct '19