Where to eat in Perth
Where to drink in Perth
Places to see live entertainment in Perth
Astor Theatre Perth
The heritage-listed Astor Theatre has had many names and many faces but at its core remained a stalwart of the Perth entertainment scene. From heavy rock through to folksy darlings and stand-up comedy, the Astor is a chameleon of a venue and can change vibe as the gig requires.
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Little Creatures Live
You might already enjoy their beer – including Pale Ale, Rogers' and Dog Days – but did you know there's a way to take your Little Creatures love a little deeper? This year the brewery is taking their show on the road with a series of parties that feature live performance art, food and beer at various on-premise locations and festivals across Australia. They're calling it Little Creatures Live – inspired by the original moniker of their very first Pale Ale, brewed their own way with fresh hops flowers and live yeast. Little Creatures Live will be back in Perth very soon. Curious as to what to expect? Check out our recaps below. Or if you can't wait, why not pay a visit to Little Creatures' Fremantle or Geelong breweries?
The Perth Hitlist: What to do and where to go on a three or five day stay
It’s the only capital city in Australia where you can watch the sun set over the ocean, but that’s not the only reason Perth is now one of the coolest places to visit. Once known only for its pristine beaches, Perth’s love of food and culture is capturing the attention of tastemakers. Blame it on Instagram or the perfect weather – no one can explain how WA’s capital city made its way onto the international radar – but the latest frenzy of new hotel openings, a statewide culinary scene that is booming and a string of new urban projects may provide some clues. Stay a little longer and you can explore ancient caves and award winning wineries just three hours ‘down south’.
Ivy & Jack
There’s a sweet story behind Ivy and Jack. The spot used to be home to the old Town Cinema, and the restaurant’s name is a callback to the very first movie shown there – 1968 Sidney Poitier romcom For Love of Ivy. The film takes pride of place up in lights, and there are nods to Ivy and Jack’s tale throughout the eatery’s menu. The venue is industrial chic with warm touches: pipes and subway tiles meet timber, shiny copper panels, retro orange chairs and cosy booths. Greenery surrounds the entrance, and streetside tables afford people-watching along Hay Street. Ivy and Jack is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Western Australian produce is front and centre. From the dinner menu, grilled northwest barramundi accompanied by a grapefruit and fennel salsa is a standout. Roasted lamb back strap is tender and plentiful, topped with a dusting of cumin and toasted pine nuts. Saffron arancini balls are crisp and moreish with roasted pepper aioli. Wines focus on Swan Valley and Margaret River drops while the cocktail menu has undergone a recent makeover. Jack’s Love is a smooth gin number featuring Lillet, lemon, bitters and rosemary syrup – the syrup gives the cocktail a deliciously smoky scent, with a sprig of the herb draped over the glass. Dessert is a tough choice between vanilla brûlée, chocolate tart and mixed berry Eton mess. The latter is dished up beautifully in glass – each delicate layer contrasts with the next, from crunchy caramelised meringue pieces, to smoot