There is something about a view that makes all of us feel just a little bit giddy. What is it about standing a few hundred meters in the air, or peering over a seemingly infinite horizon that gives all of us a feeling of peace and serenity?
There are many different theories for why this is, one is that a distanced view demands very little of our attention. It creates a sort of barrier between us and what is “out there”. In other words, we can just let go and enjoy the scenery.
These days in our busy lives, it’s not often that we get the opportunity to just “let go”. So we’ve compiled a list of the 11 best places you can go to enjoy a bite to eat while staring out into the distance, and hopefully finding a moment of calm between the chaos.
1. Odyssea City Beach
Stepping into Odyssea is like stepping into a piece of paradise. With a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean from the front deck and wide glass windows throughout the restaurant, you have a spectacular ocean view from every angle.
The menu is updated according to the seasons, but you can expect fresh seafood delicacies, delicious cocktails and starter platters to share. Enjoy an afternoon with friends, as the ocean sits in the corner of your eye.
📍Location: 187 Challenger Parade, City Beach, WA 6015
Frasers is located within Kings Park in Perth, and the layout of the restaurant really utilises the surrounding natural landscape. With the outside deck at eye level with the surrounding treetops, Frasers has a spectacular view of Swans Lake and Kings Park.
The food at Fraser’s restaurant is modern Australian cuisine with an emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients. The menu features dishes such as roasted pork belly with pickled cucumber and crisp shark bay whiting with tartar. There is also an extensive wine list featuring a variety of Australian and international wines.
📍Location: 60 Fraser Avenue, Kings Park West Perth, WA 6005
3. The Reveley Bar
The Reveley is a bar and restaurant located in Elizabeth Quay, Perth, and it offers stunning views of the Swan River and the city skyline.
Split into 3 levels, all overlooking the quay, The Reveley offers guests a choice between different dining experiences. The first floor serves a simple menu for a relaxed dining experience, the second is for those looking for a more sophisticated meal and fine dining. Finally, the rooftop is perfect for grabbing a cocktail and enjoying live music as you gaze over the sky-high views.
📍Location: Riverside Drive, Perth Wa, 6000
4. The Raffles Hotel
The Raffles Hotel is an iconic heritage-listed hotel located in Applecross, Perth, and has been popular with locals and visitors alike for over 120 years. One of the main attractions of the hotel is its restaurant, which boasts stunning views of both the Swan and Canning rivers.
The Raffles Hotel restaurant has recently undergone a major renovation, with a focus on enhancing the dining experience for patrons. The restaurant now features a contemporary design, with an open-plan layout that takes full advantage of the breathtaking views of the river.
In addition to the dining options, the Raffles Hotel also offers a range of events and activities, such as live music, wine tastings, and quiz nights.
📍Location: 70 – 72 Canning Beach Road, Applecross, WA 6153
5. The Arbor
A meeting place for hipsters, The Arbour Beer garden in The Old Synagogue offers a relaxed atmosphere with picturesque views of the surrounding vineyards and hills.
The menu at The Arbour Beer Garden features a range of casual pub-style dishes, such as burgers, pizzas, and sharing platters. The food is designed to be enjoyed alongside the garden’s selection of beers and ciders, many of which are sourced from local breweries. The venue’s design features a large outdoor seating area with communal tables and a relaxed, rustic decor.
📍Location: 92 South Terrace, Fremantle, WA 6160
6. Sweetwater Rooftop Bar
Offering a panoramic outlook over East Fremantle and the Fremantle Port, Sweetwater Rooftop could not be left out of our list. The sunny and casual garden rooftop bar is perfect for lazy afternoon lunches, that turn into evening soirees.
Gaze over the scenic views while perusing the delicious Asian-inspired menu. Known for their seasonally inspired share plates, and interesting cocktails, this might be your new favourite hotspot.
📍Location: Level 6, 1 Silas Street, East Fremantle, WA 6158
7. Rooftop at QT
Stare out at the city skyline from 18 floors up at this stylish Perth rooftop. The perfect location for sophisticated mingling, countless cocktails and decadent bar bites.
This rooftop location is all about the interior decor and has had some of Australia’s best artists and designers get to work on fitting out the interior. The final effect is modern, eclectic and quite honestly, hard to put into words – you’ll just have to check it out for yourself!
📍Location: 4 Viaduct Harbour Avenue
8. The Royal on the Waterfront
Perth, Australia is known for its picturesque waterfront and stunning views of the Swan River. And if you’re looking for a place to enjoy these sights with front-row seats, The Royal on the Waterfront restaurant is the perfect spot.
But the view is just the beginning. The Royal on the Waterfront boasts a mouthwatering menu of quality pub food, a wide selection of drinks and a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The Royal also hosts a variety of weekly events and specials, such as quiz nights and happy hours.
📍Location: 60 Royal Street East Perth, WA
9. Bib and Tucker
If breathtaking views are what you’re looking for, then look no further than Bib and Tucker. Offering a menu of modern Australian cuisine, the establishment prides itself on excellent quality ingredients and aesthetically pleasing presentations.
But it’s not just the food that makes Bib and Tucker a must-visit destination in Perth. The restaurant’s location offers a truly unique dining experience. The views of the ocean are particularly mesmerizing during sunset, as the sky is painted with hues of pink, orange, and purple.
Between the well-presented plates and the ocean views, you can be assured of a feast for the eyes. Available for lunch and dinner you can enjoy a day in the fresh sea air, and end off with a beautiful coastal sunset.
📍Location: 18 Leighton Beach Blvd, North Fremantle, WA 6159
10. Core Cider
We’re running for the hills, in a good way, for the orchard views at Core Cider. The Core Cider farm is home to a stunning plum orchard, which surrounds the Bistro on-site.
Offering a 2-course and 3-course set menu for dine-in, you can spend the afternoon enjoying the fresh air and sipping on local ciders. If you’re a busybody, you can even book a fruit-picking tour and get your hands dirty while enjoying the beautiful farmlands.
📍Location: 35 Merrivale Road, Pickering Brook, WA
11. Island Market Trigg
Perched atop the stunning coastline of Trigg Beach in Perth, Western Australia, lies the Island Market Trigg restaurant, offering diners unparalleled views of the Indian Ocean.
The restaurant is situated in a prime location, just a stone’s throw from the sand and surf of Trigg Beach. Its open-plan design features floor-to-ceiling windows, which allow diners to take in the breathtaking views of the coastline while they enjoy their meal.
The Island Market Trigg’s menu is a fusion of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. Diners can indulge in a variety of dishes, ranging from small plates like hummus and flatbread to larger dishes like wood-roasted pork belly.
📍Location: 364 West Coast Dr, Trigg WA 6O29