The metropolitan capital of Western Australia, Perth, boasts a sunny climate throughout the year and together with its beautiful coastline and river location, it is a great place to sample seafood buffets, seafood platters and seafood restaurants.
Hint: this is a great school holiday activity
Perth has been ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities and it is easy to see why, with the main section of the city located in and around the Swan River making the backdrop very impressive and one that can be enjoyed while sampling the local seafood on offer.
But… where to start! This list looks at various options in and around the Perth area from the CBD to the surrounding suburbs and offers a variety of the traditional and international seafood venues around. Why not get out there with family and friends and enjoy the glorious seafood on offer!!
The Cray Seafood & Grill Restaurant Belmont
7 km east of central Perth is the suburb of Belmont, situated on the southern banks of the Swan River, this venue offers a HUGE array of seafood including a selection of share platters. If you are a seafood enthusiast then this place is well worth the visit. Share platters include crayfish, battered fish, prawns, calamari, oysters, squid at a very reasonable $149 per two people. There is also an executive option with additional food and a cray-less option without the crayfish at $99 for two people. If you are not the sharing type, there is a huge array of seafood on offer including oysters served in a variety of ways. There are also two differing set menus available starting from $50.
Hours: Lunch: Tuesday – Friday: 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday – Friday : 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Dinner: Saturday : 5:00pm – 9:30pm
Sunday / Monday Closed
Address: 86 Great Eastern Highway, 6104 Belmont
The European Hotel Perth
This Hotel style venue situated in the CBD plays host to a buffet style dinner. If you enjoy buffet style feasts and enjoy trying a range of different food types and styles, then this is the one for you. The seafood in particular includes prawns, oysters and mussels but other options including cheese boards, meats, salads, pastas and a range of desserts is available also in a buffet style.
Hours: Open for Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Buffet dinner available Friday and Saturday evenings.
Address: 97 Murray Street (Cnr Pier St, Perth)
Kailis Bros Leederville
This venue is a giant in the seafood industry. It has been around since 1926 and prides itself on bringing the freshest of seafood both from its market area where customers can take food home to cook or from its onsite café. The café is a great way to enjoy and highlight the freshly caught food and the menu, as you can expect, is packed with seafood to enjoy. Located just 5 minutes from the Perth CBD it is conveniently located. The menu options include Seafood Chowder, Salmon, whole NZ flounder, WA Rock Lobster, and small plate options including squid, Whitebait and prawns. Dishes are reasonably priced from $15 for a small plate and at these prices you can afford to order yourself up a feast to share. If you love what you eat, then why not take some home with you and test your inner chef!!
Hours: Café open 7 days per week 7 am onwards Monday to Friday; 8 am onwards weekends.
Address: 101 Oxford Street Leederville
Clancys Fish Bar City Beach
This beautifully located venue overlooking the Indian Ocean allows you to relax, whale watch, sink a few beers and enjoy beautifully fresh seafood. City Beach is approximately 10 km from Perth city centre and is famed for its beaches. It is a laidback venue with spectacular views. There are three other Clancys Fish Bars located around Perth all serving great seafood choices. The menu starts with the ‘share menu’, so is aimed at those wishing to feast on a number of plates of food including squid, scallops, chips, oysters, barramundi to name but a few. Plates are individually priced and start from $7.50 so you can build a feast to your liking. Alternatively, a number of other dishes are available including meats. Kids have a separate menu and are very welcome. Why not sample a few dishes at this beautifully located venue.
Hours: Daily 11.30 am til late.
Address: 195 Challenger Parade, City Beach
Zafferano West Perth
This fine dining establishment is situated within West Perth, just 10 minutes drive from the CBD. It prides itself on serving flavours from the Mediterranean from the best locally sourced food. Fireside dining is available during the winter months equally a garden setting during the summer months, so this is a great location all year round. The menu offers a Seafood grill which offers Pink Snapper served with Parmesan crumbed asparagus and Chive burre blanc ($48.90) and other delights such as Atlantic Salmon, Crispy Skinned Barramundi and Jumbo Tiger Prawns to name but a few. Private dining and ceremonies are also welcome at this venue.
Hours: Mon-Fri 12 noon til late; Sat 6 pm til late
Address: 49 Outram St, West Perth
The Oyster Bar Elizabeth Quay
Located in the Elizabeth Quay Precinct area of Perth overlooking the river, you will find this Oyster style bar. Making the most of those views of the river with roof bar and indoor dining available, you can enjoy oysters however the venue realises that can be limiting to those who are not a fan and a range of other foods are available to purchase including the Oceanic Platter at $65 which includes prawns, picked baby octopus, salt and pepper squid served with salad and sauces. Kids are welcome and a specific menu for the little members of the family are catered for.
Hours: Open daily from 12 until late.
Address: Level 1/21 Geoffrey Bolton Avenue, Perth
Situated within the Crown Resort and Casino, you will find this Japanese restaurant. The Crown resort itself is a vast labyrinth of ballrooms, convention rooms, many restaurants and bars to try but we have focused on the Nobu restaurant due to its variety of seafood on offer. If you are a fan of Japanese food then this is definitely one to try. There is also a Sake Bar!!
The venue is situated on the banks of the Swan River within Perth and the Crown boasts views of the Perth city skyline! The restaurant, provides a vast array of Japanese food and it shows off the intricate knife skills of the chefs. Set menus are available at $55 but individual meals are available and include sashimi dishes, tempura dishes, oysters in a variety of forms. Most dishes are around the mid $20 so are very reasonably priced.
Hours: Lunch Mon to Sun 12-2 pm. Dinner Sun to Thurs 5.30-9.30pm and Fri/Sat 5.30 til late.
Address: Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood
The Lobster Pier Perth
Lobster, lobster and more lobster – something a little different. Lobster gently poached in butter and served in a brioche bun – what is not to love!!! Located within one of the main streets within the CBD, this place prides itself on offering beautiful and delicate lobster served in a hand made brioche bun. Calamari towers, ocean rolls, cajun fries, salads and pasta salads are also available and prices are within the mid $20s – why not try something a little different!!
Hours: Lunch Mon to Sat 11 am – 2 pm; Dinner Fri and Sat 5-8 pm.
Address: 451 Murray Street, Perth Street, Perth, 451 Murray Street, Perth,
Located in this prime estate area close to million dollar real estate, with views of the Perth skyline right on the banks of the river, this venue offers a number of options. Within the Old Swan Brewery, you can enjoy such delights as Sydney Rock Oysters, Scallops, Kingfish sashimi, Fremantle Octopus, but meat options are available from chicken dishes, to Waygu beef, and options for Gluten free and vegetarians also available.
If you enjoy an alcoholic beverage with your meal, then this is the place to be. As you would expect in a brewery, the drinks menu is also vast but non-alcoholic options are available with a non-alcohol gin bar on site.
Hours: Dinner hours Saturday 12 noon til late (other hours available for coffee, lunch and grab and go window).
Address: The Swan, 171-173 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth WA 6000
Gioia On the River East Perth
Well if you love river views, this is as waterfront as you can get! River views are exquisite from this venue and you could be forgiven for thinking you are in the depths of the Italian lakes with the Italian inspired menu available. Situated in East Perth, this restaurant offers a variety of Italian style food.
Seafood and other options are available, mussels, calamari and fish of the day are the seafood choices at a reasonably priced $29-30. Seafood pasta dishes are also available for something a little different.
The decadent dessert menu includes such favourites as Tiramisu and Gelato, so why not try a little Italian feast!!
Hours: Open for lunch and dinner most days.
Address: 74/20 Royal Street, East Perth
The best seafood buffets in Perth
There you have it, here’s our list of the best seafood buffets in Perth.
If you think we missed anything, let us know!