Perth – Where to Stay & What to Eat

I’ve been to Perth twice before; once for work and another time to see a Kelly Clarkson concert. Other than the concert, my time in the city was short and non-enjoyable. Perth has always seemed like such a far away place, way over on the other end of Australia however, I’m willing to give it a second (third?) chance. This time though, I’m doing it in style.


After browsing through a few hotels in Perth, I decided that I don’t want to be right in the city area, but close enough that I’m just outside of it. Being a Melburnian, I’ve always been a fan of the Crown Metropol and Promenade Hotels, and had no idea that either of them were in Perth too! I dug around the interwebs a little to investigate some more. The Crown Metropol and The Crown Promenade are both located just five minutes east of the city area. Both hotels are situated on the banks of the world-famous Swan River overlooking the stunning backdrop of the Perth city skyline.

Crown Metropol Perth

The Crown complex itself boasts a magnificent line up of culinary delights, but the two restaurants I’m looking most forward to dining at are the famous Rockpool Bar & Grill and Nobu. I’ve heard nothing but glowing reviews and there’s nothing I love more than having my tastebuds tickled.

The convenience of having everything within the one complex is what makes this a no-brainer for me. I can get food, entertainment, accommodation, and fitness all without having to leave Crown! Since I’ve been back on my fitness kick, good hotel gyms have been high up on my hotel amenities list, and by the looks of it, the Crown one does not disappoint. And when I’m done getting my fitness on, the Casino will be calling my name to play some slots and Blackjack – my favourite!


Other than wanting to visit Rockpool Bar & Grill and Nobu at Crown, I’ve been trying to put together a list of restaurants and eateries that I’d like to explore during my Perth stay. I spend a lot of time reading blogs and just so happened to come across Foodie Cravings. She has quite an extensive listing of restaurant reviews broken down by cuisine and the dining style (ie. cafe, degustation, brunch, etc).  I think I’m going to take the time to read through them all before deciding how to eat my way around Perth. I take this sort of stuff very seriously!

Nobu Perth