The Ring Super Crit Subiaco is more than just a road-race – it’s a full day out, with plenty of great venues along Rokeby Road to take in all the high-octane action from. Whether you’re in the market for a casual drink, delicious lunch or a sweet treat, there’s something for everyone to enjoy as the racers speed towards the finish line. To help you plan for the big day, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best vantage points come race-day;
Enjoying a few cold beverages while watching bikes speed past is a race day tradition, and there’s some excellent locations on Rokeby Road to observe this age-old custom. The iconic Subiaco Hotel is slap-bang in the heart of the action and is as reliable as the brakes on a well-maintained racing bike when it comes to serving thirsty patrons, with a perfect alfresco section for watching all the action.
The Boardroom is another excellent position from which to indulge in a few libations while taking in all the spills-and-thrills, serving up $4 schooners until 4pm to keep spectators well hydrated! With a great menu featuring plenty of pub classics, there’s no reason to go hungry while soaking in the race day atmosphere.
As one of Subiaco’s newest additions, Dilly Dally has a casual lunch menu that includes a great range of delicious pizzas and share options. It also features an awesome alfresco area to enjoy a tasty meal; perfect for enjoying a drink and a bite as the racers blow past.
Known for their amazing coffee, Architects and Heroes is another great casual-dining location with a fantastic menu and outdoor seating to view all the action. Their famous steak sandwich in toasted Turkish bread provides the perfect race-day refill, great for the hungry spectator.
For those seeking a more traditional dining experience, Bistro Felix provides stylish wine bar ambience and modern European cuisine - all without sacrificing a perfect view of Rokeby Road. Proof that a hearty lunch is no hindrance to cheering, their outdoor seating provides a great vantage point to enjoying the race.
For lovers of classic Italian fare, such as hearty plates of pasta and delicious pizzas, you can’t go past Funtastico, Perth’s favourite fun Italian restaurant. They pride themselves on great service and a friendly atmosphere, with plenty of great specials to indulge in from their alfresco area.
If you have yet to indulge in the wonder that is Italian frozen yoghurt – what have you been doing with your life?! Verde Brio brings this European delicacy to Subiaco and it’s the perfect cold treat to enjoy while watching bikes fly down Rokeby Road.
Whisk Creamery is also impossible to go past for sugar lovers, with a huge selection of delicious desserts ranging from the humble ice-cream cone all the way down to some of their more outrageous concoctions, such as the epic Caramel Sandwich. For the spectator with a sweet tooth, this spot is a great way to satisfy your craving without missing out on a second of the racing action.