Experience Perth

Eat + Play + Shop

One of the many joys in living around Applecross and its surrounds is the multitude of places to eat, snack and indulge at. This is an ongoing list of our favourites and recommendations that we feel you mustn’t miss while staying with us! While some are renowned and popular, some of these finds are only what a local would know about the place, so dig in and read on from dusk to dawn.

With the Swan River right next to us and a bevy of reserves dotting the neighbouring suburbs, it’s difficult to stay bored in Applecross. This is our (non-exhaustive) list of things that we like to do when we are not making your stay perfect! If Applecross was synonymous with the Swan River, it should also be linked to the many great shopping destinations in its surrounds. Other than the one of the bigger malls in the state, Applecross is also home to many a fashion boutique that dots the Jacaranda-lined streets. Here are some of our favourite haunts.

The Rowing Pavilion

Nestled by the scenic Canning Bridge, The Rowing Pavilion offers an irresistible trifecta of delectable cuisine, an extensive tap selection, and mesmerizing riverside views. Pictur...


Raffles Hotel

The Raffles Hotel is a picturesque gem on the banks of the Swan River in Applecross. Indulge in al fresco dining with a modern Italian twist, featuring the best of Western Australi...


Canteen Pizza

Discover pizza perfection at Canteen Pizza, Applecross. With 15 mouthwatering options, including the fiery Pizza Piccante, the Neapolitan-style pizzas boast well-matured dough, puf...


Bad Apples Bar

Featured in Urbanlist’s Perth’s Best Bars to Break Up In, we see how the Bad Apples Bar might have a little bit of a naughty reputation, but if you're in that mood, why not? Kn...


Quarter Acre Hotel

Insider Perth tip: buildings that are named hotels aren’t really hotels, they’re bars. Quintessentially Australian, the Quarter Acre Hotel is a family bar with a kid’s sandpi...


BWG Steakhouse

Formerly known as the Bluewater Grill, this iteration is better than the one before. New and improved, the BWG steakhouse serves up a mean meat and potatoes type menu set on the ma...


Clancy’s Fish Pub

Looking for a killer fish and chips? We’ve got you sorted. Among the fish and seafood eateries dotting the coast line, we feel that Clancy’s Fish Pub takes the ticket. While it...


Cocobelle Espresso Bar

If cafes were sorted like the kids in high school, Cocobelle would be at the cool kids table. With exposed brick and industrial black steel fittings, it’s a great place to hang, ...


Nic & Kolo

A fully licensed restaurant (read: alcohol available!), Nic & Kolo has to be one of the star cafes in the Ardross/Applecross circuit. Taking home many an accolade, Nic & Ko...


Perth Maker’s Market

In Western Australia, we love supporting local efforts - and that is made more apparent in our Heathcote Makers Markets. Set in the picturesque Heathcote Cultural Precinct, it is a...


Westfield Booragoon

Arguably one of the lushest malls in the state, Westfield Booragoon is one of the shiniest and most well-endowed malls that has seen fit to grace Melville. Having gone through a re...


Swan River activities

From the Seabreeze kitesurf school to river fishing, our close proximity to the Swan River means that there is no lack of water-related things to do. If you’re an avid angler,...


Cheeky Boy Espresso

Formed by a pair of Perth locals, Cheeky Boy Espresso is what we love for a mid-morning brunch. Inspired by the owners’ Italian grandparents, this espresso joint not only roasts ...


Artem Coffee

Almost the definition of hole-in-the-wall café, what Artem lacks in space, makes up in taste. You would not think it, but this café is so much more - in addition to the wall to w...


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