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Food
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings
About
Our menu, featuring locally sourced produce, highlights the best of modern Australian cuisine for any occasion. Enjoy quality service, sensational décor, personality and ambience for a truly memorable experience. Please make a reservation for the restaurant. No bookings are required in our newly renovated deck and terrace bars or lounge. Enjoy a cocktail, wine, beer or something from our casual menu overlooking the Swan River.
PRICE RANGE
AU$16 - AU$75
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
European, Australian
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 21 January 2024

My wife and I went to Rambla on Swan with high expectations, following my look at the reviews on TripAdvisor. It was an early anniversary meal out for us plus it had been ages since the two of us had been able to get an...evening free without the kids. So, we were looking forward to it very much. We were greeted and seated quickly at just after 6pm, with a polite congratulations from the maître d acknowledging our anniversary. The wait staff attended to us swiftly for water and a wine and ciabatta order. The ciabatta was ok - quite dry from presumably, having been left out for a while. We had our meal order taken a modest period later. My wife ordered a salad plus salmon and I ordered fillet steak. There was an option for a 150g or 250g fillet. I selected the latter and the waitress checked my serving preference - I asked for medium rare. It was to be served with asparagus and given I'm not a fan, I asked if this could be swapped for broccolini. The waitress said that this shouldn't be an issue and would request it from the kitchen. The meals were served a reasonable time later. Mine came without any greens and the steak was presented in a manner I've not seen before. I expect the portions are pre-cut to two weights - 150g and 100g - because mine was served as two medallions, one on top of the other, rather than being a single cut. This didn't present terribly well. I'll note, here that the price for this was $54. It looked dry to the eye so I sliced both medallions. Each was well done. I got the waitress' attention and she quickly gathered it up - no fuss - and sent it back to the kitchen. I noted there were no greens and was assured that they had been asked for and that the kitchen staff would be reminded. I thought the action was satisfactorily swift and was pleased when the waitress offered a complimentary glass of wine. I thanked her accordingly and took up the offer. A while later, the new steak came out. I was pleased to see they had given fresh potatoes but noted an ongoing absence of greens. Unfortunately, I cut the medallions again and was disappointed. The smaller one was medium-well if I am kind while the larger was soggy immediately in the middle and otherwise well done again. Bringing this again to the waitress' attention, she acknowledged the issue and went off to find the manager. By this time my wife was almost done. Another waitress came over and asked if I would like something else off the menu. I was over steaks by now and after a bit of thought proposed their margherita pizza, presuming that'd come out fairly quickly. To her credit, the waitress offered to get my wife a fresh meal so we could dine together but she is not a big eater and was, fairly, pretty happy with hers. After a while, I asked if the pizza could be boxed so I could eat it on the foreshore. They sorted that out for me. Then, the manager came over to offer apologies and asked if we were interested in another glass of wine, dessert or coffee. We felt we'd played all the chance cards in our deck and declined. The pizza was comped, so we thanked the manager for that. So, two stars. Two badly overcooked, not terribly well presented steaks deserves one star - especially at that price-point - but for the attention and attitudes of the wait staff. Credit there for sure. But, all-in-all, while it wasn't a boring evening, it was a let-down for our anniversary dinner and our very infrequent kid-free evening.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024

$250 to use the private dining room! Same tablecloth, cutlery, food and drinks as the table on the other side of the wall. There's $2000 this restaurant missed out on receiving.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 January 2024 via mobile

From the arrival of perfect Margaritas and two really interesting entree share platters to get the night started in a casual way we knew it was going to be right. The staff were friendly and efficient, kept the alcohol and water flowing and were unobtrusive....The menu is seafood focused but there are meat options . My beautiful friend next to me had the fillet and there wasn’t anything left on her plate . After filling up on the really tasty share platters some diners at our table had trouble finishing the very generous main course servings . It was my sisters birthday and of course a little cake with a sparkler rolled up which is always a nice touch . Not cheap but anywhere in the world with that view you have to pay just a little bit more . Big bonus when everything else matches the view.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 December 2023 via mobile

Don’t bother - we were made to sit inside at 9:45 pm because they did not want us to use any of the 6 tables that were empty outside (in the breeze) because they didn’t want to clean them again….

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023

So I took my sister here for her birthday lunch with family. I booked online and since they asked if it was a special occasion I mentioned it was my sisters birthday. They then sent me another email explaining how they charge for cakeage, which...I expected. Not that I would carry a cake to a restaurant. They did mention because they were privileged that we chose their restaurant to spend this special occasion they would like to offer my sister a complimentary cupcake for her birthday. I couldn’t fault the meal, it was delicious. Although the service was abysmal. The waitress although she was very pleasant was slightly dim. Pronounced spaghetti like she had just learnt English and took our food away before we had finished even after I asked to give us 5 more minutes. As far as the cupcake? I think they’re still baking it in the kitchen or they forgot to stop at coles In the morning to pick them up. When I mentioned it to the equally dim barman, the response I got was. Yeah sorry about that, to which I replied. No your not. As anyone now days knows that restaurants couldn’t care less once they’ve got your money. Another restaurant full of fluff and guffMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023

Been there many time and always fabulous food and service. The view and ambiance is incredible. Went there for Melbourne cup day expecting average food and service being so busy but RAMBLA exceeded all expectations. Best melb cup day ever. Perfect food service and lots...of dancing. Well done Bill and all your team 👌More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 November 2023

Always a great place for a casual lunch or dinner or even just a drink or two watching over the Swan river to the Perth skyline. Had a great little family anniversary there on Wednesday night. Service was excellent. Food was good & good selection...of wines. My (possible future) daughter in law only very slight criticism was no coffee beans on top of her expresso martini...😂...millennial generation...😅More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

This was an extremely special celebration for me, the first time in a lifetime that I'd celebrated my Birthday in Australia with my amazingly special family. The venues location was perfect, and the views were stunning. The food and wine were faultless and the staff...attentive. Thankyou for helping make this night so special for me.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023

Great service! Fabulous food and wine ! Big thanks to Lisa who was just amazing and tentative, nothing was to much… Lisa even changed my chair for better comfort!!! This is why we always come back !! See you next week!! And NO , I...don’t work there ! You need to check this place out for yourself! 🥂More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023 via mobile

Had lunch today with my partner and the food was good. Oysters for entree were ok, had better. Had a steak sandwich for main...delicious until I hit the bad part...gristle and fat in a part of the steak. .mentioned it to our waitress Lisa, and...she was awesome .totally attentive and understanding and very comfortable to talk to. Overall I'd say it was a great experience, no such thing as the perfect meal, but Lisa was awesome and made the whole experience feel like we were special. If you have the luxury of having Lisa serving you, make sure you give her a large tip!!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023 via mobile

Excellent food, very nicely presented. Service was impeccable and the whole atmosphere was a nice balance between fine and casual dining. Prices are reasonable for the quality of the food and the overall experience. Terrific views of the Swan River, even from the inside tables....Our favourite South Perth restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

We went here for Father’s Day lunch and have to say it was the best father’s Day lunch that we have had the service and attention by Anna was amazingly attentive! The food, the wine, the cocktails, it was all to perfection. We will definitely...be coming back. In fact, with book lunch against 21 October with friends, if you want to have a fabulous experience at a very reasonably priced And amazing menu, you need to come here! Can’t wait to come back. Thank you so much for making our Father’s Day so spectacular and special! XxMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 August 2023

great spot, good food, your choice of type of dining ( casual or fine) the service was good and food great we have been their quite a few times, always pleasant.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 2 August 2023

Worst steak sandwich ever. A small bun with a flattened steak cheese and beetroot and one slice of lettuce . Chips were shoe strings what a disappointment. My partner had the fish which was reasonable but again with a huge amount of shoe string chips....Half the chips with with some duck fat chips would have made both a reasonable meal..Other meals were good but will not be back.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 June 2023

A lovely spot with great views. Service was spectacular; genuine and not too formal. Really enjoyed the ambiance. Loses a "star" because the food I had (Golden snapper) was not great. Not bad, but not great, too much chilli and a bit flavourless. My wife's...meal was fabulous however.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Hi Yes smart shorts are fine but not with thongs. Have fun. A great night to enjoy the river view
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5