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“Excellent in EVERY way”
Review of Friends Restaurant

Friends Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 1,667 Restaurants in Perth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$33
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Perth CBD
Description: Multi award winning fine dining, special occasion Restaurant. Awarded Australia's best fine dining restaurant by Tripadvisor.
Reviewed 11 June 2021

Having been regular diners at Friends Restaurant for over 20 years it never ceases to amaze us how wonderful this restaurant is.
We were greeted warmly at the door and taken upstairs to our table. The restaurant was warm and cosy on a cool rainy night. It’s impressive to see that every staff member in the restaurant was polished, professional, helpful.
The food was excellent and exceeded our expectations, with new Head Chef Graham Jessop at the helm, each dish was beautifully and expertly prepared and bursting with delicious flavours, every bite was incredible. I highly recommend the cured Ocean Trout and the Wagyu beef.
We had beautiful champagne to start with and wine throughout our meal which was recommended by our knowledgeable and attentive waitress’s Michelle and Belle.
Being a sweet tooth the desserts on offer are decadent and delicious, we chose the Blueberry Soufflé which we paired with a sticky dessert wine which finished off our night perfectly.
Thank you Clyde and Lesley Bevan for a wonderful evening.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 11 June 2021

Looking for somewhere special to dine and celebrate an occasion, or just be made to feel special by dining in a classic, sophisticated setting is not always easy these days but Friends Restaurant is the perfect venue to tick these boxes. We don't like to use the term "old fashioned" but somehow in this day and age where a bare table, extreme levels of noise and a cold, echoing room are somehow meant to denote sophistication, Friends Restaurant IS "old fashioned" in that it's warm, friendly, not too noisy and elegantly decked out with linen tablecloths and napkins! What a refreshing change and consequently the perfect place to celebrate our 15th Wedding Anniversary. It took a good deal of research to find the perfect place that would blend fine dining with atmosphere allowing us to dress up for the occasion and not feel out of place and we couldn't have chosen better. The food was delicious (highlights included the chicken liver parfait, the sweetbreads, the free range chicken breast and a beautiful plate decorated with a sparkler and anniversary wishes!) the atmosphere perfect and the staff were amazing - friendly and attentive without being stuffy or unapproachable. We really felt as though we were among friends and enjoyed a wonderfully memorable evening out. Thank you Friends for making our anniversary dinner so special!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Thank SJDowney
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Reviewed 10 June 2021 via mobile

My partner and I celebrated our recent Anniversary here and it was AMAZING! Food was delicious! We will definitely be returning!
Roasted root vegetable soup was devineeeee! The whole meal was insanely delicious! As too were the cocktails!

Date of visit: June 2021
Thank donlt1385
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Reviewed 29 May 2021

The food was excellent, wines were first class and service was exemplary.
Hospitality was outstanding and my dinner guests were extremely impressed.
Very enjoyable way to celebrate a Big Birthday

Date of visit: May 2021
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Thank vald748
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Reviewed 19 May 2021 via mobile

We went along on Wednesday evening and received the royal treatment ...the entire restaurant is just outstanding with an amazing wine selection. Their new chef has taken the food to a higher level than what it was before, if that's possible..an evening to remember

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank DgOmcmli
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