One of the best ways to get to know Perth’s local food scene is by wandering around the streets, discovering new bars and eateries. Even better when you have a handy guide who knows where all the best spots are! There are a handful of walking tours that focus on exploring Perth’s culinary gems and local delights. These tour operators seek to showcase Perth’s best venues, restaurants and bars, and it is guaranteed that you’ll leave at once satisfied and hungry for more. We’ve scouted out some of Perth’s best walking tours for foodies to help you delve into Perth’s exploding bar and restaurants scene. Tighten your shoelaces and loosen your belt!
Fremantle Food Lovers Tour – Two Feet & a Heartbeat
Fremantle is the ultimate day trip if you are based in Perth. It’s also a foodie’s delight where you’ll find heaps funky restaurants, historic pubs and cool as you immerse yourself in the rich history of the popular port city. Two Feet and a Heartbeat’s Fremantle Food Lovers Tour offers a selection of the best food experiences and venues in Fremantle, where you’ll get to enjoy cheese and charcuterie in a private courtyard, experience hole-in-the-wall takeaway, as well as exceptional restaurants and two complimentary drinks.
The 3hour guided walking tour will take you on a journey across four venues, each offering their house specialities. As you enjoy the food, you’ll learn the histories of the neighbourhood, with your expert local tour guide taking you through the high streets and narrow lanes experiencing Artisan foods, flavours from global cuisines, street art and fun history. This is the perfect tour whether you’re a Perth local or experiencing the city for the first time – you might discover your new favourite Fremantle haunt!
Barrack to Beaufort – Eat the Street Walking Tours
Discover the gourmet culture of Perth with Eat the Street Walking Tours’ Barrack to Beaufort Tour! Starting on the corner of St Georges Terrace and Barrack Street, over 3.5hours you’ll be taken through six incredible Perth venues, with food and drink provided at each stop along the way. At each venue, your guide will talk you through its history, so you’ll get a good sense of the backstory of some of Perth’s most popular eateries. Each venue provides substantial proportions of food and plenty of drinks to keep things merry. Tours operate in small groups of 10 and less.
Price: $79.50 per person
Bites, Bars and Backstreets Adventure – Food Loose Tours Perth
Ever wondered what was hiding down that dark alley? Or what’s lurking down that hidden back street? Bites, Bars and Backstreets Adventure is the perfect tour for you. The guides from Food Loose Tours Perth will guide you through some of the city’s hidden gems. You’ll discover amazing street food, unique cocktail bars and basement venues.
Food Loose also offers the choice of booking your own private tour, meaning you can choose the date that works best for you and adapt the itinerary to your preference. This tour is great for big groups, and Food Loose Tours differs from other walking tour companies in Perth as the model they work off is for ‘guests to pay as they go’. The reason for this is to ensure there is flexibility for customers around dietary requirements as well as changing tours numbers. Having years of local knowledge, the guides at Food Loose Tours are passionate about Perth’s food and drink scene and will recommend their top picks at each venue.
Price: $39 per person (does not include food and drink).
Gin Walking Tour of Perth – Hidden deTours
Following on from the popularity of their Gin Distillery minibus tours, Hidden deTours launched their Gin Walking Tour of Perth. The adventure kicks off in Perth’s CBD where you’ll discover an array of gin bars across the city and Northbridge, and enjoy a series of guided gin tastings hosted by the experts. You will then go on to another bar (which remains a secret), where you’ll learn the art of making awesome gin cocktails (before enjoying one yourself).
Revel in an afternoon of strolling the streets, visiting the best local gin joints and hearing the juicy stories of gin’s history, while also discovering some of Perth’s secrets and scandals. The Gin Walking Tour of Perth is perfect for a group of friends, with the option to be booked as a private group tour with a customisable itinerary. So, grab your pals and let the good times be-GIN!
Urban Wine Walk – Neighbourhood Events Co
Neighbourhood Events Co’s Urban Wine Walk is a self-guided tour perfect for groups of friends keen to embark on some wine-tastings together on a weekend afternoon. It aims to create the ultimate cellar door experience without having to leave the city; the venues selected are within easy walking distance, meaning there’s no bus pick up which is an added bonus.
The Fremantle Urban Wine Walk provides 14 venues for guests to choose from including Bathers Beach House, The Old Synagogue and Freo.Social. Simply choose which venue you would like to start at and the adventure kicks off from there! The team at Neighbourhood Events have handpicked the bars and restaurants so you know you’ll be stopping at some of Freo’s best. Each venue is within easy walking distance with a series of tastings available at every destination from a range of wineries.
If you’re not a wine drinker, Neighbourhood Events also offer an Urban Craft Beer Crawl and their newly launched Urban Cocktail Trail, based on the same concept of the Urban Wine Walk. Get a group of friends together to experience the beverage of your choice!