Holidays are always a chance to try different restaurants and we dined at several restaurants within easy walking distance of our hotel during our stay in Perth.
Caffe Italia was a short distance from our hotel and we dined there on two occasions. This is a great Italian restaurant with a wide selection of dishes including varieties of pasta, gnocchi and pizza. On the first visit I had the chicken parmigiana and the scaloppine al funghi on the second visit - both great dishes. We also shared entrees of bruscheta al pomodora and calamari fritti. This is a very busy restaurant and when, on the Sunday, we were looking for somewhere to eat there were queues waiting for a table. We went for a walk and were able to get a table a short time later. On our return visit later in the week we arrived at the restaurant relatively early but while we were enjoying our meal we noticed queues forming again.
Jaws Japanese Sushi restaurant in the Hay Street Mall where we enjoyed trying selections from the sushi train. On the Friday evening we selected from the sushi train at the East Perth Jaws restaurant, also in Hay Street, a short distance from the hotel.
Bluerock. This is where we had a Continental Breakfast each morning. Compared with a number of hotels where we have previously stayed a really good selection of cereals (for adults) including muesli was provided as well as natural yoghurt and a variety of fruit. I enjoyed breakfast on this holiday. There was also toast, a selection of pastries plus cold meat, hard boiled eggs etc (there were a number of visitors from Europe staying at the hotel). A hot breakfast was also available and, in the restaurant garden, egg and bacon rolls were cooked and sold to passers-by on their way to the cricket at the WACA around the corner from the hotel.
We also had dinner at the Bluerock on two occasions. While the test match was on a special menu was provided.
Miss Maud pastry house in the Carillon City Arcade. This cafe serves good hot chocolate. We also had a light lunch there one day. There are a number of these cafes, based on Swedish Pastry Houses, throughout Perth and suburbs.
on the corner of Plain Street and Royal Street, East Perth. The restaurant is close to Gloucester Park, where the Championship Meet and Greet was held, and the WACA and a short walk from the hotel where we stayed. This is another fine Perth Italian restaurant and I enjoyed the risotto.
The Royal on the Waterfront, a hotel and restaurant diagonally opposite the Antico Caffe. The colonial beer battered coral trout and chips was very good.