Three Top Picnic Eats for a Scenic Summer in Perth

Three Top Picnic Eats for a Scenic Summer in Perth

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Renowned for its stunning landscapes, Perth is a prime destination for idyllic picnics in the warmer months — from the golden hues of sunset at Cottesloe Beach to the serene ambience of Applecross River and the panoramic city backdrop at Kings Park, each spot beckons with its unique Perth charm. 

The most important part of any picnic is, of course, the food! We’ve paired each of these Perth picnic spots with a food recommendation to match. Simply pick your picnic spot, lay out a cosy blanket, and settle yourself in for a few hours.

Sunset Delight at Applecross Jetty 

Picnic spot to visit: Applecross Jetty 
What to Eat: On Fire Charcoal Chicken
What we recommend ordering: Charcoal Chicken & Kafta Plate & Fattoush Salad 

Elevate your waterfront picnic with the delectable flavours of Lebanese-style charcoal chicken. The On Fire Charcoal Chicken crew has mastered the art — cooking up succulent chicken paired with a fresh and vibrant fattoush salad. For those seeking a bit of heat, grab some chilli fries to spice things up. Alternatively, indulge in the Kafta Plate featuring mouthwatering kafta skewers, expertly seasoned with aromatic spices. This dish comes with zesty rice, crisp salad, and creamy hummus — an ideal on-the-go meal that will transport your senses to Lebanon.

Pizza Lover’s Paradise at Matilda Bay Foreshore

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Picnic spot to visit: Matilda Bay Foreshore 
What to Eat: Monsterella Pizza
What we recommend ordering: Milano Pizza, Lamb Skewers Caprese Salad. 

For pizza enthusiasts, Monsterella Pizza needs no introduction and is widely considered as one of the best pizza places in Perth. Their handmade wood-fired pizzas, prepared in the Naples style with dough naturally risen for 48 hours, are a Pizza Lover’s delight. They have a variety of toppings to suit just about anyone’s tastes, and even have gluten-free options. 

Our top recommendation is the Millano: Fior di Latte, Italian Pork and Fennel Sausage, Caramelized Onions, Oregano, topped with Pecorino and Truffle Oil. Pair it with the rich flavours of their Lamb Skewers and the freshness of their Caprese Salad, and you have the perfect Italian array of flavours to pair with your picnic.

Sunset Charm at Cottesloe Beach

Picnic spot to visit: Cottesloe Beach 
What to Eat: Charcuterie Board

For an iconically Perth sunset picnic experience, head to Boatshed Cottesloe and indulge in their exquisite charcuterie board as you watch the golden hues of the sun set at Cottesloe Beach. These grazing boards are a snack lover’s dream, offering a harmonious blend of crudités, cheese, and charcuterie. Opt for their charcuterie board which includes a curated selection of premium cured meats, a variety of artisan cheeses, local olives, seasonal fruits, house-made hummus, and a range of savoury biscuits. 

It’s a symphony of sweet, savoury, crunchy, and fresh flavours that will make your sunset even more magical. Match with your favourite full-bodied red and a couple of beach glasses (sans corkage fee) and you’re set.

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