06.10.2016

8 of the Best Perth Date Ideas

With all that’s going on in Perth, you may find yourself feeling a bit stumped for fun date ideas. But never fear: we’ve narrowed down the list and found the best of Perth date ideas. Whether you want to hit the beach, fine dine, or cuddle-up in a corner bar, Perth has something for everyone.

EAT

If you’d like to stick to the script and go for a dinner date, Bread in Common in the heart of Fremantle is a good way to go. The modern Australian cuisine has got all the locals talking, and the space exudes a casual yet sophisticated atmosphere, with exposed brick and dark colours offset by the luminescence of a grid of hanging lights.  Bread in Common doesn’t take reservations, so try not to come at dinner peak hour. If you’re feeling more of a casual vibe then Lucky Chan’s Laundry + Noodlebar in the ever-so-hipster Northbridge is your best bet. Pairing classiChinesese dishes with gorgeous mixed cocktails, it’s the perfect start to a memorable evening.

DRINK

For something special, head to Must Wine Bar in the heart of Highgate’s Beaufort street. A wine bar, as well as a bistro, its cool and casual atmosphere, is the perfect date idea – just see its list of accolades! Or head for a tipple at The Laneway Lounge, a sophisticated spot offering Jazz era cocktails and decadent furnishings. If you go on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening you’re even likely to catch some free live music – this is a Perth date idea sure to make a good impression.

PERUSE

If you fancy something laid-back, swap the traditional dinner date with some marketplace ambling. Fremantle Markets (aka ‘the original and still the best’) never fails to deliver, with entertainment, antiques and of course the freshest food in town; you’ll have meats, bread and vegetables coming out of your ears. And the good news – it’s open all day, so early birds can get have their cake and eat it too. An eclectic date idea in Perth sure to impress any potential partner.

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WATCH

Perth is a haven for movie buffs making it the perfect date idea if you’re tired of the dinner date scene. If your date is an avid film fan, steer clear of commercial cinema and head to see an arthouse, independent or foreign film at Cinema Paradiso in Northbridge. For a funky art deco cinema, head to Cygnet Cinema at Como. Or turn the clock back in time and head to the Galaxy Drive-in, Perth’s one and only drive-in cinema. 

EXPERIENCE

Appeal to your inner thespian and head to the Perth Theatre Company or The State Theatre Centre of Western Australia for a mix of classic and contemporary theatre. Or head to Northbridge’s The Blue Room where you’ll find some thought-provoking contemporary independent productions. The quaint building and striking foyer is a lovely little extra.

STROLL

Parks are a great destination if you want to opt for a cheaper date idea. Kings Park and Botanic Garden is a sound place for a picnic, with the views of the city acting as a stunning scenic backdrop. Head to Bibra Lake Reserve for lake views and wide circle paths – a great idea for fit singles who want to cover some distance!

COOK

Cooking is a great natural way to test your chemistry. But if you’re not much of a chef, a cooking class makes for a great date idea in Perth - a city bursting with foodies. Try The Cooking Professor, said to be Perth’s leading cooking school, where you can learn everything from paella, Israeli to Indian. Those sweet-toothed souls should head to the ‘Tarts & Pies’ class, where you’ll learn the secret to achieving the buttery, flaky pastry you’ve only dreamed of.

RIDE

Hire a tandem bicycle from About Bike Hire and head along the Swan River. Tandem bikes are surprisingly hard to steer, so this one’s a great way to test your potential as a team! If you’re feeling a tad more adventurous then a cycling trail along some of Perth’s most gorgeous beaches is a date idea that can’t be beat.

That’s our top picks for date ideas in Perth, something for everyone and the best way to impress your date. Discover Perth locals and try some date ideas out by signing up to EliteSingles today!

Not based in Perth? Why not take a look at our other date ideas for Melbourne, Syndey and Brisbane!