As the capital of Western Australia and the state's cultural epicentre, Perth is a thriving cosmopolitan city with a diverse culinary scene. Cuisines from across the world are represented here, but if you're looking for something a little different, South African restaurants in Perth are a good bet. From authentic curries and bobotie to spicy beef and lamb dishes ideal for carnivores, there's plenty to sample at South African restaurants in Perth.
Those who like beef are in luck at Perth's South African restaurants. One of the most well-known South African dishes restaurants in Perth will serve is bobotie. This iconic dish consists of spiced mince meat baked with an egg-based topping and is a hot contender for South Africa's national dish. Another classic dish you must try is potjiekos which translates to small pot food, and consists of meat, vegetables like carrot, cabbage, cauliflower and potatoes cooked in a three-legged cast iron pot, and if you ask us, is ideal when washed down with a Carling Black Label beer, or glass of red wine.
While vegetarianism is not common in South African cuisine, Perth's restaurants do serve an array of vegetarian options so everyone is well-catered for. Wany South African restaurants in Perth serve variations on typical meat dishes, like vegetarian potjiekos and the tongue-twister waterblommetjiebredie which literally translates to small water flower stew. Another must-try vegetarian dish in Perth's South-African restaurants is umngqusho made from sugar beans, butter, onions, potatoes, chillies and lemon and in some cases made with mielie-meal (a type of flour)l, semolina and peas.
South African restaurants in Perth are quite popular which means you may struggle to find a table, especially during busier periods. However, with Quandoo there's no need to worry about calling ahead to reserve a table, and all you need to do is scroll through our lists of the best South African restaurants in Perth, read our reviews from diners and have a look over the menu highlights. Booking online in seconds is quick and easy, so all you have to think about is the delicious feast you're about to eat in one of Perth's wonderful South African restaurants. Also, be sure to try the biltong – a delightful take on jerky and one of the country's most famous dishes.