For the people living in the coastal suburb of Alkimos, driving the 42-kilometre distance to Perth’s CBD just to get a delicious bite to eat can be too draining. So it’s a good thing that Butler is just nearby, offering countless dining options to those outside of the CBD. Here’s a list of restaurants and cafes you shouldn’t miss in and near Butler.
A family owned restaurant located in a busy street corner of boutiques, Something Italian offers its diners the rich flavours of Italian cuisine in Australia. Here you will enjoy a hefty serving of all your favourites like the Lasagne, Ravioli, and of course the pizzas. This is perfect for big groups looking for a restaurant that provides more than just good food, but also a fun and casual atmosphere.
You must try their Marinara pasta cooked with fresh seafood, herbs, chili, white wine, and napoli sauce. Their Lasagne is also a popular choice among diners, but be ready to split it with your friends because the serving is very generous.
The Shore Cafe
The Shore Cafe quite possibly has the perfect location. It sits right by the coast which means coffee lovers and those looking to relax in the afternoon with their hot java will be treated to uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean. They serve house roasted coffee along with an extensive menu of starters, main courses, and desserts.
Must try dishes from The Shore Cafe include their English breakfast, Shore Burger, and Salmon Benedict. And if you’re celebrating a birthday or an anniversary, the cafe can host the party for you.
They say the best things come in simple packages. This is especially true for Jindalee Thai, a small restaurant serving the best of Thai cuisine. The price is affordable, but the quality of the food makes it seem like it can be served in 5-star hotels and restaurants.
Thai cuisine staples you shouldn’t miss include Satay Chicken Skewers, Spring Rolls, Pad Kow, and Tom Yum. You’ll have to get to Jindalee Thai early though, because other than countless customers picking up their takeout orders, the restaurant tend to be full on dining rush hours.
Another cafe-restaurant with a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean, Portofinos looks more like a modish glass house by the sea than a dining place. Their restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine and an extensive wine list which includes those locally produced. They also offer Set Menus for big groups.
If you come in with kids, you can let them play in their playground facilities and large grassed area located directly in front of the cafe. Some of the food you can enjoy here include steaks, sandwiches, pasta, and risotto.
Mayur Indian Restaurant
Also serving food rich with the spices of Asia, Mayur Indian Restaurant is said to be Perth’s best Indian restaurant. Its most unique feature isn’t just in how authentic Chef Kumar Sononey’s dishes are, but in how he has elevated Indian cuisine to a fine-dining level.
Their fully-licensed menu includes an extensive wine list and all your favourite Indian food staples from Lamb and Beef dishes and Seafood dishes, to Tandooris and Desserts.
From the spices of Indian cuisine to the unique South African cooking, Leopard Lounge is where good steak is made. The house specialties are definitely the meats, marinated in their own mix of BBQ sauce and cooked to juice perfection. Here, you may opt to customise your steak choosing your cut, the cooking time, your two free side dishes, and your sauce.
They also serve traditional South African dishes which include Zulu Oxtail and Cape Malay Bobotie. You should also check out their South African drinks like the fruit cocktail, varieties of soda, beers, and ciders.
Considered to serve the best pizza in the region, Posh Pizza has become a favourite hotspot among locals. It is a family-run restaurant making pizza using their original sourdough recipe and fresh ingredients. Other than your favourite staple flavours like Margherita or Meat Lovers, they also serve unique flavours like Thai Chicken Pizza made red curry, chilli dipping sauce, bean shoots, and coriander.
Posh Pizza also serves gourmet pizzas like the Wagyu Beef pizza, made with caramelised onion, crumbled feta, beef strips, and a tomato base topped with buttered mushrooms and spinach.
So if you’re already looking over house and land for sale near Alkimos, don’t miss out on this unique selection of cuisines in Butler. Make sure you’ve got your eating pants and get ready for a food crawl that will fill up your stomachs until the next winter. Enjoy!