There has long been a massive list of reasons to visit Fremantle, from South Beach to Fremantle Prison to the Markets, but the key attraction drawing even the most stubborn of city dwellers down to this seaside suburb is the food coming out of Fremantle’s best restaurants.
After eating her way from the North to the South (and slanting a little back up to the East), Urban List’s Claire Logan has found all the places to stop in this foodie’s haven. Here are her recommendations for the best restaurants in Fremantle, in no particular order.
Originally posted in Urban List by Claire Logan. Click here for the Original Article
Brought to us by the talented team behind Foxtrot Unicorn, Niew Ruin opened in Fremantle this year and is fast becoming a new local fave. The focus is really about comfort and quality, with a killer crew of local champs behind the bar slinging unique drops from the 250+ wine list and head chef Blaze Young and her all-female kitchen team flexing their culinary skills across a sustainable menu plump with seasonal local produce, fresh seafood and lesser-known cuts that will challenge you to try something new. Think freshly foraged mushrooms and just-caught snapper alongside dishes like devilled livers, pig head croquettes, slow-braised rabbit pie with pancetta peas and koji dry-aged kangaroo loin cooked over charcoal.
Tonic & Ginger
There is no denying the impact of Tonic & Ginger on the Fremantle food scene. Sitting inside The Old Synagogue along with siblings The Arbor, Mr Chapple and L’Chaim, you could while away an entire day here. Our ideal night? Swing by The Arbor for a casual drink, get some food in your stomach at Tonic & Ginger, then head downstairs to L’Chaim for an old school cocktail; and why not head back in the morning to soothe your head with a Gesha coffee at Mr Chapple. This funky eatery has loads of personality, style and a vibe that screams Fremantle. Think Cookie Melbourne circa 2010; Asian fusion that will have all your taste buds firing.
Meet Emily Taylor, the 450-person bar and restaurant opened as part of the new Warders Hotel, neighbouring the Freo Markets. You might be thinking, a hotel restaurant, really? But honestly, it doesn’t get much better than throwing back a cocktail or two as you tuck into a yummy Asian feast in Emily Taylor’s huge leafy courtyard. The menu is broken down into dumplings, buns and bites, share plates, and their signature Emily Taylor roast duck which you won’t want to miss.
Bib & Tucker
Boasting one of the best beachside views in Perth, Bib & Tucker is the perfect spot for an after swim cocktail (or, even better, build your own G&T with their wide range of Gin and Tonics) in your slides on a hot summers day or that long lunch you’ve been dreaming of while sitting at your desk all week. The modern Australian menu is the perfect complement to the exquisite views and it definitely does not fail to deliver on taste.
Chuck the words ‘Perth’s first’ in front of anything and we can’t help but get a little curious—especially if it combines food and tech. So when we heard Perth’s first robot waiter had landed at this modern Thai eatery, we had to check it out. Introducing Spice Market, located on the High Street Mall strip in Fremantle and home to Perth’s first robot waiter, Jasmine. But aside from the robot drawcard, Spice Market has a lot going for it—from moreish pork belly bites to whole barramundis stacked with fragrant spices and fresh herbs, all backed up by super ‘grammable cocktails and vacay-worthy decor.