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PRICE RANGE
USD 19 - USD 35
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Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Classic, fine and sensational.
1. Classic, fine and sensational.
"high class fine dining at its best"
Bodo F
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2. Just Superb.
2. Just Superb.
"s is a truly superlative restaurant, if not Australia's best, ve"
Penmo28
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3. Amazing seafood
3. Amazing seafood
"As always Friends never fails to impress."
Donna M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The dining experience was great, however the food was fairly disappointing depending on what dishes you ordered. We decided as a group to just have the mains and dessert, and we were pleasantly surprised with small complimentary bites in between our dishes. Those were quite...delicious and flavorful. However when it come to the mains, there was a huge discrepancy. The wagin duck and Kangaroo fillet dishes were extremely underwhelming in terms of proportioned sizes. There were 3 dainty bite sized portions allocated for each of the dishes, meaning each bite was roughly 15 dollars. For that kind of price you'd expect the best flavour profile ever. However, the Kangaroo fillet was cooked well done, extremely tough and tasteless with very little sauce on the dish. It was actually so tough that it was quite a chore chewing through the meat. Understandably, Kangaroo is a gamey meat, however this was the toughest fillet I had ever had. On the other side of the coin, the ribeye steak dish had about 2 pieces of large (?300g steak). In sharp contrast to the Kangaroo which looked like a 100-150g portion. The beef ribeye was cooked well, medium rare. My question really is, how can there be such a discrepancy between the portion sizes and the method of cooking and yet have such similar prices? The dessert was great, but nothing spectacular to boast about. At the end of the day, our group had a good time, but not because of the food served. Which is a shameMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Clyde Bevan, Owner at Friends Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

How can there be a large discrepancy between the portion sizes? This is because we charge an additional fifteen dollars for our 400 gram Ribeye grass fed beef. In fact the Ribeye is cut to 500 grams so that when cooked to medium it is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once again, our meal was outstanding. This time we celebrated our wedding with family with dinner. There was a lovely man who showed our children a few fantastic card tricks which kept them entertained. We had the duck, lobster and pork belly. All were cooked...to perfection. The wait staff were very attentive, friendly and all congratulated us on our special day. What really made the night was the suprise dishes in between each course that were complimentary and the plate of sweets at the end! Thankyou!! We love this place. Until next time..More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Degustation menu was excellent. Pricey but not dear. The wine matching was brilliant. Decadent degustation menu went from soup, scallops, lobster,duck, wagyu beef and soufflé. Wines included Tattinger, Leeuwin Est, Rochford Basket press, Cherubini and De bortoli Noble One. A true Fine dining experience highly...recommended. Super friendly staff and owners.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had not eaten at this place for years. Went on Saturday night when it is a 5 course degustation menu but servings were very large and defeated us before desert. Very friendly staff but I would suggest when they put the food down they say...what it is they are serving. It is fine dining after all. Very good and helpful ? sommelier/maitre d. We will return soon but in the week when an a la carte available.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit to Friends was without doubt a most rewarding enriching occasion. The portions were generous, food delicious and well timed. The wine was lovely and the staff were engaging and hospitable and we enjoyed the personal attention and interaction with Clyde and Lesley...the owners. It was a really personal and special touch. Love the decor and vibe of the restaurant. One of the things we most appreciated was the lovely big size table (with cushion offered for your back :-) if you needed it) so there was plenty of room for us and our meal and accouterments and the fact that the lovely wooden floor was not noisy! The whole restaurant was quiet despite it being busy and we really appreciated that we could converse easily. Thank you Friends!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friends is not an ordinary restaurant. It is a place for fine dining and that cannot be hurried especially if you were going to have a 5 course lunch. We were not to know that until we saw the menu. Two ladies were very busy...providing excellent service. There was also a gentleman who came by to ensure that everything was as it should be. I surmised he was the owner. If you are unused to fine dining, be prepared to be surprised. It is wonderful and you feel you are being thoroughly spoilt by the presentation and taste. The courses are well balanced and come out at the appropriate time. You are never going to be hungry. There is quantity amongst the quality.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I chose Friends Restaurant to celebrate my 80th Birthday. I chose "Friends Restaurant in Perth on account of their service and food quality which I had experienced on previous visits. My guests (14) have all expressed their delight at the wonderful service and outstanding quality...food, wine and ambience that made the event one they will always remember. My thanks to Clyde and Leslie and their outstanding Team.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 10 March 2021 via mobile

A fabulous restaurant. 5 course French degustation! Clyde and Leslie were most welcoming. The food was fantastic. Service by Kate brilliant. Her knowledge of the wines she served us with our 5 course meal was superb! A very friendly atmosphere. They even served me a...70th birthday special cake! I highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 6 March 2021 via mobile

Our first visit to Friends Restaurant this evening and it certainly won’t be our last. Perfect in every way. Well done! See you again and soon.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 6 March 2021

I don’t think I have been to a restaurant with better service. My partner claims the steak was the best he had in years. I’m vegan (I know, we’re so compatible) and they did a surprisingly excellent vegan menu. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Y R
15 December 2018|
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Response from ClydeBevan | Property representative |
Hello, yes we do gift vouchers and can do them for any amount. They can be bought over the phone or via email. Please contact us direct at the restaurant email address or phone.
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3 February 2018|
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Response from ClydeBevan | Property representative |
That is fine Frances. Thanks for the message and your effort to correct it. Clyde
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6 January 2018|
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Response from ClydeBevan | Property representative |
Thank you for your message Adam. We have one entree and one main that are vegan, and a number of accompaniment dishes that can be easily adapted to be vegan. You can visit our website and look at our menu, or telephone... More
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  • Friends Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5