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Australian, Grill
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice views, helpful staff the food and options were really good Def worth a visit Make sure you book in advance though as it can get busy

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 12 January 2024 via mobile

Brought visiting friends from US here for New Years Eve having previously only ever had great experiences. The 3 course set menu for $150 was very average - starters quite nice, mains OK and dessert appalling. Surprised they charged extra for additional bread. There was...also a phased approach to the service so by the time we departed near midnight we’d had 4 different people waiting on us with nobody saying goodbye or telling us why. Overall quite disappointing.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 December 2023

My wife had the duck and couscous plus a small serve of carrots however the duck was just duck. It could have had a touch of spice to share with the duck flavor. Very ordinary but what really added to this ordinary duck was a...spread of plain couscous. No creative imagination. A very boring meal. I had the lamb rack which was succulent however I also had a handful of couscous and again so boring and included on the plate was one green bean cut in half. Again no creative imagination. Staff excellent. Food 3/10.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2023

It’s tacky. As an event space you can do a lot better. We were walking home one night, along the river, and there were fireworks from the “restaurant”. Wondering what the occasion was, as we approached we ended up asking a group of lads, out...for a vape, what they were celebrating. A 27th birthday party! That tells you enough about who they cater for…who on earth gets fireworks for their own, adult birthday? And not even a milestone. Anyway, we ended up there for dinner last month. The in laws had enjoyed it once for lunch and said we should give it a go, as we’re just 1.5km away. We ended up deciding they must have dined under different management ore something as the service and food left a lot to be desired. Waited an age for poorly seasoned and overcooked food (maybe explains the delay!). Service was completely uninterested, almost impossible to attract. Made us feel like they were doing us a favour. To top it off an extra bottle of wine appeared on the bill! Which they very reluctantly removed. Make sure you get and read the bill! I guess if your idea of a fabulous birthday is to get the Perth Party Bus to this venue and then have fireworks to celebrate, essentially, you, then Matilda Bay “Restaurant” is your spot. Otherwise steer well clear. Much better venues in Perth for sophisticated occasions.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

I chose this restaurant based on all the great reviews. It did not disappoint. Every dish was presented immaculately by the fabulous wait staff and tasted amazing. It's a pricey place to dine in, but worth it for a special occasion.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 18 August 2023 via mobile

A really nice and tasty 3 course ‘plate’ dinner, set menu. Everything was tasty, well presented and a good size. One choice main meal for vegetarian diners but it was nice. Great food at reasonable price, yes thank you.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 August 2023

This up-market restaurant has marvelous views over the Swan River. Matilda Bay Restaurant is known as one of the best restaurants in Perth, I have been there several times, and always been impressed. The restaurant is participating in the Plateful Perth, fostering dining in Perth,...throughout August.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

A catch up with an ex work colleague it's been a number of years since I last visited the restaurant. The location is beautiful and our table was facing the water. I would agree with another review that it looks quite masculine - wooden table...tops that perhaps and banquets which perhaps detracts for it being fine dining. The food and wine is expensive, my friend and I both had the duck which was cooked beautifully and a generous serving. 2 mains, 2 desserts, one side and 2 glasses of wine was $198. Service was spot on, friendly and attentive. Whilst expensive, I would recommend you go at least once.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023

Carpark needs a make over Restaurant decor was very masculine Staff were excellent Menu has no real price range with in sections, very expensive and was old fashioned Sirloin was best dish, a little overcooked and too much mustard and not enough red wine jus...Restaurant was draughty, and not cosy in winter Bill was not presented at the table Toilets were clean The view is hard to appreciate at night Repeat customer over many yearsMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023

Matilda Bay never fails to please. Came with my family for my birthday dinner on a weeknight. Fantastic food, excellent service and great value. Perfect location for a celebration, business dinner or just because you know it will never disappoint. Consistently good.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 May 2023 via mobile

Beautiful setting on Matilda Bay, excellent bitter orange cocktail, delicious salad and grilled crayfish. The music was soft, Thank goodness, as it suited the staff, not the older Western Suburbs customers.The atmosphere was corporate and impersonal, rather than genuinely warm. The restaurant is stark. No...potplants or flowers that we could see where we were seated. The bay view is relied upon to be the decoration, but this does not work well at night. Our visit was spoilt by the staff. Being asked "How are we today?" - a patronising and grammatically incorrect (in a supposedly upmarket restaurant) question, was cringeworthy. The staff seem to have been trained to ask diners "How is your meal?" "Are you enjoying ....?" Had this happened once or twice, we would not have minded, but this happened eight times, with one waitress interrupting our conversation to ask! She knew it was wrong, because she apologised as she began! Would the management please allocate one person to ask these questions, and only do it once or twice. Please.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 23 April 2023

There was 12 of us for my wife’s birthday. The staff were fantastic and looked after us very well the food was excellent. Only very good news about this restaurant and the river views are beautiful.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 17 April 2023

Matilda Bay never disappoints. This was our first visit in 3 years and the food, service, ambience and wine list is still up there. We had a wonderful evening but will not wait so long to come back.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 14 March 2023

The Matilda Bay Restaurant overlooks the Swan River. It's a superior establishment that caters to visitors to Australia's western third. The food is excellent, I have dined there several times. The scenic location on the Swan River can hardly be surpassed. Service is excellent. Matilda...Bay is not far from the Perth CBD, adjoining the University of Western Australia.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 March 2023 via mobile

Fabulous location right on the Swan River, beautiful views. Food very good and staff attentive and helpful. Certainly worth a visit.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Matilda Bay Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5