Where to find Perth’s best laneway bars and eats

Where to find Perth’s best laneway bars and eats

SOME of Perth’s best worst-kept secrets come in the form of laneways and arcades which are often tucked away, hidden in plain sight.

Whether you’re searching for a good feed, live music or a drink or two, there are some amazing bars and restaurants to be found.

Even if you know the city like the back of your hand, discover something new with some of Perth’s hidden gems.


Shafto Lane

Angel Falls Grill is the only place for Venezuelan cuisine in Perth.

Think of smoked meats, sharing plates of seafood and zesty sauces accompanied with a lengthy menu for drinks.

Every dish at Angel Falls Grill is gluten-free, as Venezuelan cuisine use corn flour instead of wheat flour.

Wolf Lane

The Sewing Room is a purpose-built live music venue with state-of-the-art equipment and most nights, you’ll be able to hear indie bands with a mojito in hand.

The venue supports local acts and hosts a variety of functions, from laid-back music sessions to a nightclub transformation.

The popular No Scrubs: 90s + Early 00s Party will also continue to be held at The Sewing Room, with the next one coming up later this month.

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Grand Lane

Grand Lane has been regularly frequented by loyal customers of Toastface Grillah, but the fish and chips shop next to the toastie hole in the wall dish up some great feed too.

They offer value boxes, including Fisherman’s Box with calamari and prawns or fish tacos with homemade slaw and garlic mayo.

McLean Lane

You’ll be forgiven for walking past McLean Lane and thinking there’s nothing to it.

The lane is bare but for a busy lunch period where everyone is lining up for steaming soups at Hifumiya Udon.

Hifumiya opened last year as Perth’s first udon noodle house, with a cafeteria-style system for efficient ordering.

Williams Lane/Arcade 189

Francoforte Spaghetti Bar dishes up some of the best pasta in Perth for an affordable price.

The spaghetti bar is also part of Perth’s progressive dinner Tre Amici, which starts with an entree at No Mafia followed with the main course at Francoforte and dessert at Chicho Gelato.

Arcade 189 is home for some great feeds if it doesn’t feel like a pasta night, including new dumpling eatery Munchy Monk and Japanese restaurant IS Donburi.

Nicks Lane

Sneaky Tony’s is probably Perth’s best worst-kept secret. The prohibition-style speakeasy is hidden within Chinatown in Northbridge, with its entrance unmarked and password-protected during weekends.

The password isn’t as easy as ‘open sesame’, you’ll need to check the Sneaky Tony’s Facebook page for the announcement.

Picture: Helvetica Bar/Facebook

Howard Lane

The U-shaped lane off of the busy St Georges Terrace comes alive at night thanks to its two late night residents, Helvetica bar and Andaluz Bar & Tapas.

Helvetica popped up a decade ago and has been hiding in Howard Lane since then.

This hidden bar has been crowned People’s Choice in Small Bar Awards WA twice in 2016 and 2017.

Equus Arcade

The move to a bigger place didn’t stop the line-up in front of Nao Ramen, now in Equus Arcade.

The ramen joint has been around for 15 years without any sign of stopping.

Nao Ramen sticks to the basics, offering four soup bases, but has plenty of ingredients for each diner to customise their bowl of noodles.

A standout from the menu is the miso butter and corn ramen, a popular dish in Hokkaido, Japan.

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