There’s something pretty spectacular about the combination of great food, good wine and live music. Fine dining is about creating an experience – so when you add award-winning vino and quality musicians to the mix, you’re guaranteed to have one rewarding and memorable night out. Indulging in tasty treats and listening to local live music are the staples of creating the ideal atmosphere for an occasion. Whether it be lunch with your friends, a romantic dinner for two or family celebrations.
Perth is home to an array of live music venues, from intimate bars to homely pubs, seated theaters, action-packed arenas and everything in between. But if you’re someone who prefers to have all the trappings of fine dining and tunes, here’s a list of Perth’s top restaurants with live entertainment.
Friends Restaurant | East Perth
Located inside the Hyatt Centre in East Perth with stunning city and river views, Friends Restaurant is as good as fine dining experiences get. Dishing up modern Australian cuisine and award-winning wines, the venue is home to some of the most renowned live music acts including The Superjesus’ frontwomen Sarah McLeod, Thirsty Merc, Diesel and Ian Moss. Perth artist Bloom has had some fantastic sold-out shows there as well.
It’s the perfect setting too – with a vibe that’s intimate, classy and welcoming. Friends Restaurant don’t just pride themselves on their extensive menu and wine list, they also offer one of the best combinations of fine dining and live music to create the ultimate night out. Generally, the live music shows are 60-80 minutes long and ticket prices include a three-course meal and entertainment. Dinner starts at 7:30pm and concerts start at 9 and because the venue only holds 100 people you’re up and close and personal with the performers.
Thirsty Merc | Wednesday 22nd February | $135 dinner and concert.
Diesel | Friday 24th February | $135 dinner and concert.
Mental as Anything | Thursday 16th March | $135 dinner and concert.
Ian Moss | Wednesday 29th March | $135 dinner and concert.
Shannon Noll | Thursday 15th June | $135 dinner and concert.
Matilda Bay Restaurant | Crawley
If you love picturesque views, waterfront dining, great food, wine and live music then Matilda Bay is a restaurant to book into. Indulge in fresh seafood as local live acts offer the soundtrack to your feast overlooking some of Perth’s most spectacular views. The venue has three separate function rooms which can be hired out for entertainment purposes and special events too.
Matilda Bay Restaurant varies with the nights they offer live music and subject to special events. Please contact them directly to find out what’s coming up.
Universal Bar and Restaurant | Northbridge
As one of Perth’s best live music venues, Universal Bar is off the record when it comes to accommodating live music acts. The ‘House of Jazz and Blues’ is nestled in the heart of Northbridge and opens daily from 4pm for food, with live music running from Wednesday through to Sunday. The restaurant part of the venue overlooks the stage and includes an open terrace function room upstairs which can be privately hired out too. They also have a fantastic range of wines and cocktails to sip on.
Wednesday Nights | From 8:30pm | Decoy
Thursday Nights | From 9pm | Off the Record
Friday Nights | From 9:30pm | Nightmoves
Saturday Nights | From 9:30pm | Soul Corporation
Sunday Nights | From 9pm | Soul Session and Sin City Jazz
Mediterrani Bar and Grill Restaurant | Ascot
Ascot’s newest hot-spot opened at the start of this year and already it’s dishing up tasty wine and dine experiences with live music. Featuring a European inspired menu, Mediterrani brings the authentic flavours of the Mediterranean right to the edge of the Swan River. With a 120 people capacity, the venue provides a relaxed an intimate setting to hear some of the latest local acts while you eat. There is also alfresco dining and a custom-made charcoal grill on offer to really tempt those taste buds. The venue is open for both lunch and dinner every day with live music every Friday night. Acts vary from week-to-week so contact the restaurant directly if you want to find out what live performance is on.
Mosmans Restaurant | Mosman Park
Crowned as Perth’s premium seafood restaurant, Mosmans comes complete with fresh cuisine, breathtaking river views and a healthy dose of live music. Situated on the jetty overlooking the water in the heart of Mosman Park, the restaurant recently won Restaurant of the Year by the Restaurant and Catering Association – and with good reason too. The venue prides itself on exceptional customer service, seafood delights, fine-wine and all your entertainment live music needs. Packages can be organised for 20-200 guests with music accommodated specifically for function needs or get in touch with the venue directly to find what entertainment is currently on offer.
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