Discover the best eats in Fremantle.
Where to eat in Fremantle? Glad you asked – the Port city comes with lots to see and do: from beautiful architecture to a rainbow made out of shipping containers, eclectic markets and so much more.
But did you know the eats and drink scene has really gone next level?
It’s immensely impressive food culture scene has us returning to the home of the Freo Doctor over and over again, and you will too.
How many on this list have you visited in Fremantle?
Bib and Tucker
Good times, great food and a gorgeous view of the Indian Ocean at Leighton Beach.
Yes, it’s safe to say that Bib and Tucker is the ideal spot for dining out in Fremantle during breakfast, lunch and dinner. During the warmer months, take a seat out on the deck and breathe in the salty sea air, while clinking your glasses with a cocktail before diving into the menu.
Chef Scott Bridger has curated a wonderful list of dishes to choose from, all utilising fresh, seasonal produce and the result is a real treat for your tastebuds. Special shoutout to the breakfast pizza (enjoy that with a breakfast martini), the fish tacos and the ridiculously stunning, most definitely crowd-pleasing banoffee bombe Alaska.
Take it all in and you’ll love every single moment.
When someone takes simple and fresh ingredients like eggs, bread and cheese, then turns them into masterfully tasty dishes, we’re oh so happy to cheer them on.
Cue Eggspot in Fremantle Markets, where the team take these staple items and turn them into what can only be described as bites of heaven. From the fluffy brioche bread that is the vessel, to the fluffy egg omelette inside, there’s already so much to love about Eggspot. But then there’s the option of adding fried chicken, beef burger style, chipotle and more.
This is the ultimate comfort food, and it’s best enjoyed out in the sunshine or squished up on one of the market’s tables so you can really get a feel for the hustling and bustling atmosphere, while also partaking in a little people watching.
Cosy little date nights, sunshine laden weekends or the perfect setting for group dinner and drinks.
Yes, Strange Company has it all, and it really does continue to punch hard when it comes to both an impressive food offering and delightful wine list to accompany. The little share plates are utterly delectable, with half shell scallops, strange fries with smoked aioli, fresh natural oysters and so on.
Oh and don’t forget the charcuterie and the cheese – all designed to be enjoyed with a glass of red to wash it down.
With a chef and owner whose culinary career has taken him from the Michelin starred kitchens of Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing in London, to celebrated two-hatted Walters Wine Bar in Melbourne, there’s no denying that Manuka Woodfire Kitchen is in very good hands.
Chef Kenny McHardy is doing some pretty phenomenal stuff at the helm; with the woodfire oven celebrated as the hero of the kitchen and their only form of cooking. The staff are all so, so friendly, and you can see how passionate the team are about food, produce and wine when you dine here.
The flatbread alone is worth a visit here, which is baked to order and comes steaming hot to the table. But don’t forget the tiger prawns cooked on coals, the roasted potatoes with paprika and sour cream, and the smoked pork with roasted red cabbage and miso. You’ll find yourself unable to stop eating, long after your stomach is protesting at how full it is.
Cook and Mason
Situated in East Fremantle, Cook and Mason are located in one of the oldest buildings on the historic George Street, and are well known among locals for their stunning seasonal ingredients and locally sourced produce.
The owners and chefs have a very strong dedication to using ethically, sustainably sourced items from local farmers and growers. Whether you head there for dinner one night, or a weekend lunch, it’s utterly picturesque in our opinion! Food is cooked over a woodfire grill using a combination of olive and banksia wood from Gingin, and the result is stellar in the form of smoked lamb, 500g striploin with horseradish butter and fire roasted beetroot.
They have a great variety of vegetarian and vegan options too, so those who don’t enjoy feasting on meat will still have lots of dishes to try.
Bread in Common
When it comes to the most beautiful restaurants in Fremantle, Bread in Common certainly will take the cake.
High ceilings, glowing single-strung light globes, wheat husks adorning the tables and an open kitchen that shows the chefs at work like a beautifully choreographed dance. The food is designed to share, and we recommend you start your meal with their wood-fired organic bread and a selection of their dips and spreads such as the sweet garlic butter with fennel salt or white bean with rosemary and saltbush.
But don’t get too carb-laden, there are even more treasures in the plates section of the menu that are begging to be eaten. You’ll love every bite, we guarantee it.
Open Friday nights 6-10pm at the Mantle, Bumplings is a relatively new opening by Masterchef contestant Brendan Pang.
Located at the Sunshine Harvester Works, this Airstream dumpling kitchen is slinging out some outrageously delectable dumpling dishes that include tofu and kimchi (you won’t even realise these are vegan, you’ll be so hooked) or pork and prawn dumplings with bang bang sauce, black vinegar and Pang’s chilli oil.
If you’re not drooling yet, your first bite will definitely get you there.
Sweetwater Rooftop Bar
While Sweetwater Rooftop Bar in East Fremantle likes to put substance over style, there’s definitely no shortage of the latter thanks to its gorgeous interiors and views over the port city.
For those of you looking for a long lunch with wines, check out Sweetwater’s Chef’s Feed Me menu which comes paired with Cape Mentelle wine for only $50 per person.
The food here is designed with a strong focus on Asian flavours while utilising local, seasonal ingredients. With smaller bites (hello panko-crusted coconut rice balls with satay!) and bigger ones too (did someone say grilled baby chicken with green curry?), there’s something for everyone on this well-curated list of dishes.
Wash it down with a signature cocktail and you’ll be ready to dance the night away.
Built within and around a converted garage in the heart of North Fremantle, Propeller is a great example of fusion done absolutely right.
The Australian produce is used to create food inspired by the flavours of the Middle East, and you can treat yourself to meals here at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Start your weekends with brunch in the form of sausage and egg manoushe, Turkish spiced silverbeet or sardine brik.
Or wait for your Propeller fix until later in the day when you can dine on bbq occy with hot ezme dressing, venison with fried egg noodle rice, or roast fennel with leeks and goats cheese.
If this is a food dream, we don’t want to wake up.
It’s baby in size, but not by nature – and believe us when we say the food at Cos Baby
The team here putting together some very wholesome food that nourishes your soul as well as your body. The organic coffee deserves a nod on its own, as does their ethos of sustainability and utilising materials that are recycled with little or no wastage.
When you tackle their menu, check out their ‘whatever tickles your pickle’ – southern fried cauliflower in a pretzel brioche bun, or the ‘hummus where the heart is’ which has fried spiced chickpeas, hummus, toast, coriander and chilli.
Your mouth (and mind) will be singing after.
Who doesn’t love a charming neighbourhood bar with a serious focus on food? This is exactly what you’ll find at Young George, a joint that has a bar where you can settle in to drink great wine, cocktails, craft beery and cider before chomping your way through dish and after dish on the menu.
The eclectic variety of food on offer by Head Chef Melissa Palinkas is a combination of bold flavours and global influences, and perfectly at home in the setting of this heritage building in East Freo. Try their house-made charcuterie (that includes truffle mortadella and duck prosciutto!), or get about their beef chop-chop nachos tartare, smoked pork jowl or duck katsu.
Since it’s open late, you can really take your time and while away the hours to get the most out of your visit.
Duck Duck Bruce
Brunch joints that take bookings are a rarity these days, but thankfully the incredible team (who might be the friendliest bunch in hospitality we’ve come across) at Duck Duck Bruce have you covered.
Just a stone’s throw from the main Fremantle strip, this café has all the right nooks and crannies to enjoy the sunshine in the courtyard, people watching on the patio or an intimate catch up inside.
The food (described as face filling awesomeness on their site) takes the usual breakfast jams and turns them on their head with the likes of chilli and coriander scrambled eggs with house garam masala, the crispy fennel potato straws with eggplant pickle or the Panaji spiced sausage roll.
The Indian flavour twists are so welcome, and really elevate the dishes to a whole new level. It’s no wonder why people love it so much.
And for those who are already avid fans of Duck Duck Bruce, make sure you also check out their baby brother joint Lions and Tigers – they’ve just launched brunch too giving you another option to mull over when hunger next strikes.