Al Fresco Dining in Subiaco: A Guide to the Best Spots

When we’re blessed with such great weather in Perth, alfresco dining makes a lot of sense. Is there anything better than sitting outdoors on a balmy afternoon and enjoying some great food coupled with great beverages?

Luckily there are plenty of restaurants in Subiaco that allow us to take advantage of Perth’s great weather:

Lulu La Delizia

5/97 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco

Having established a reputation as one of the best Italian restaurants in the entire country, we’d happily eat at Lulu if it was seven stories underground in a dingy basement. We’re not even joking here, their food is seriously that good. It’s just an added bonus that they have a lovely little alfresco section on Forrest Walk just off Rokeby Road. Score an outside seat, order some amazing handmade pasta or the chef’s tasting menu, have a wine or two and it’s pretty darn hard to be unhappy with the world.

Juanita’s

341 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco 

A home away from home. Juanita’s is a cosy, relaxed bar with quirky style which makes it a fun spot to enjoy some afterwork drinks or perhaps to bring a date to. The great thing is you can sit in or out. Its casual vibe is coupled with an amazing wine list and delicious share-style dishes that has all the makings of a great evening.

Refuge Small Bar

5/50 Subiaco Square Rd, Subiaco

Fancy some food and drink before hopping on the train home? Located right next to the train station, Refuge’s lovely outdoor seating area is a favourite amongst local office workers looking for a little post-work relaxation. The bar style seating that faces the station also makes for some of the best people watching in town too. Grab a beverage and some nibbles, and it’s easy to spend hours just watching the world go by.

Lady Of Ro

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345 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco

The Europeans are no strangers to alfresco dining, so it’s no surprise that Lady of Ro’s mediterranean-inspired menu of rustic sharing dishes goes down an absolute treat when enjoyed in their Rokeby Road side outdoor seating area. These guys are also BYO, so next time the weather is good we highly recommend grabbing a bottle of vino (or two) and heading on down for a marvellous meal.

Bar Amelie

118 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco

In addition to its excellent wine selection and delicious tapas-style food, Bar Amelie is also a standout choice for al fresco dining in Subiaco. The deck at Bar Amelie is puppy friendly, making it the perfect spot for dog lovers to enjoy a meal with their furry friends. The relaxed atmosphere and sunny outdoor setting create the perfect backdrop for sipping on a glass of wine and sharing some delicious bites with friends or family.

Bark

502 Hay St, Subiaco

The self confessed “smallest small bar in town”, Bark is a venue dedicated to the “art of simple things done well and turning down the noise of day to day life.” Whether you’re chasing a cocktail featuring locally produced spirits, a tasty craft beer or a cheeky glass of vino, this cosy little spot with a funky outdoor deck is the ideal spot to unwind with loved ones in the great outdoors.

Dilly Dally

87 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco 

We’re 100% into dilly dallying if it means we can enjoy Rokeby Road’s dreamy leafy canopy with some crazy good wine in hand. For those looking for more European vibes, we suggest embracing your inner Roman and ordering an Aperol Spritz before tucking into some fried potatoes, pork and veal meatballs and a salumi selection to reveal in.

The Woodpeckers

20/3 Wexford St, Subiaco

The Woodpeckers Woodfired Restaurant is undoubtedly a local favourite and is continuing to earn its reputation as one of the best restaurants in Perth serving up authentic Italian dishes. Expect delicious and authentic pasta dishes, woodfired pizzas, mouth-watering desserts and an extensive wine and cocktail menu. Be seated inside the cosy venue or opt for a table outside to soak up this gorgeous warmer weather.

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