Above: Linguine with Moreton Bay bugs (slipper lobster) at Coco’s

Perth Restaurant Sampler

A visible testament to Perth’s burgeoning economy is the number of excellent restaurants — places offering creative menus and sophisticated environments that compare to top places in Sydney and Melbourne. Here is a selection of those we most enjoyed.

Print Hall

The name comes from the historic Newspaper House building on St. Georges Terrace. “Print Hall” is the umbrella term for several venues, including the Print Hall flagship restaurant. The latter is sleek and sophisticated, with linen-clad tables and an accommodating staff. A dish of blue manna crab topped with almond, enoki mushrooms and bean sprouts was visually uninspiring, but it proved to be packed with flavor and featured a surprising mix of pleasing textures. Even better was a crisp-skinned pan-roasted barramundi with Coorong pipis (cockles), zucchini and dill, all in a rich seafood sauce.

Print Hall
125 St. Georges Terrace. Tel. (61) 8-6282-0000.

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