We all know that eating local is best, but did you know that it’s not only our fine dining restaurants that Buy West Eat Best? There are many options available around town, no matter what your occasion or choice of cuisine.
Find some more information on a few of our favourite Buy West Eat Best listed restaurants below, and see the full list at buywesteatbest.org.au.
A true Perth institution, Jus Burgers is one of the best places in town to grab a decent burger, and one that won’t stretch the purse strings too far. With branches in Subiaco and Leederville, it’s the perfect stop for a weekend lunch or snack on the way home after a late night out.
Jus Burgers owner Bert Giancristofaro is a passionate follower of the Buy West Eat Best philosophy.
“The original concept, and the ideals that remain today for Jus Burgers, is that local, fresh food is the hero of our burger bars. With that in mind, Jus Burgers sources their ingredients, from the meat, to the buns and everything in between, from local suppliers who are not just the best in the business, they’re our friends.
Because of the purposeful emphasis placed on this interdependent relationship, Jus Burgers will always support WA producers, so we can contribute to building the strength of the local food economy, while simultaneously remaining true to our promise to our customers by having total transparency on where their food comes from; we promise fresh, honest products day in and day out.
From farm to fork, paddock to plate, Jus Burgers is WA.”
Sweetlips Fish & Chips
Another great way to eat local without breaking the bank, Sweetlips serves fantastic fish and chips in Leederville, Fremantle and Scarborough. All of their seafood is sourced from within WA, from Shark Bay Whiting to Cone Bay Barramundi. It’s always fresh from the ocean, never from the freezer.
Michael Waldock, Sweetlips Managing Director, recognises the importance of using local produce.
“In a global economy where imported food products can be stored for weeks and months before reaching the dinner table, local WA produce provides an opportunity to eat food that is caught, picked and harvested recently, then eaten and enjoyed immediately – as food is supposed to be.
Sweetlips’ range of WA fish fillets and other local produce provides this opportunity for customers to enjoy this fresh food experience while supporting the WA economy.”
Located in Fremantle’s The Mantle, Don Tapa showcases South American cuisine, drawing on origins and influences from various regions. These are combined with quality local produce and refined culinary techniques to create an adventurous combination of flavours, textures and playful sensations for the palate.
Dishes are focused on sharing, and the venue also plays host to many special events and dinners.
Fraser’s Restaurant opened in 1993, with executive chef Chris Taylor at the helm. The restaurant has won numerous awards, and Chris travels extensively promoting WA produce and sourcing ideas for the restaurant.
Alongside its new events & catering division and partner venues BWG Steakhouse, The Old Brewery and Indiana, Fraser’s offers parties of all sizes a refined, exceptional way to dine and celebrate.
“Staying local has always been the focal point for Fraser’s,” says Chris. “I believe it’s an obligation as a chef to respect the local farmers, producers and suppliers for food, wine and beers. It’s also about seasonality, to highlight and make a hero of a local in season product at its peak. These points have always been instrumental in the Fraser’s package across restaurant and catering. It makes me proud seeing locally branded items on our menus. It’s why we cook, it’s why we dine out.”
The Wembley Hotel
The Wembley has been WA owned and operated since it first opened in 1932, and remains a strong supporter of the WA community and valued member of Buy West Eat Best. It’s one of the best places in Perth to get some good old pub grub, or breakfast on weekends. Yes, of course they serve a parmi!
A family friendly local bar and bistro, The Wembley is the perfect venue whether you want to go for a meal, hold a function, watch your favourite sporting team or simply enjoy a drink.
Simmo’s Ice Creamery
Every meal has to finish with dessert, so why not support local producers while you’re at it? Founded in Dunsborough in 1993, Simmos now serve over 60 flavours of ice cream and were recently voted one of the world’s top 15 ice creameries by USA Today!
Simmos has ice creameries in Dunsbrough, Mandurah and Rottnest. Their tubs are available in Coles state-wide plus selected IGA, Farmer Jacks and Woolworths.
Here’s what Garth – aka Simmo – has to say:
“The importance of using supporting local to Simmo’s is that the food miles are low and you just have to look at the cows’ environment in the South West to know the milk is going to be good. It’s important to know and see where my milk comes from as this is the base for my ice cream that all my loyal customers have come to know and love.
It’s rewarding to be supporting the local farmers too, I know a few farmers have come up to me and proudly said ‘that’s my milk in your ice cream’. They take great pride in their product just as much as I do which reflects in the consumers palate. In a nutshell, I can drive down the road and see where my main ingredient for making ice cream comes from and I couldn’t be happier! Bet a lot of manufacturers can’t say that.”
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