Chapas is the point at which China and tapas meet – see what they did there? – and while the traditional elements of the two cuisines may be metaphorical and physical miles apart, the food down in Mount Lawley manages to make it work. They bring a bit of both worlds to Perth, just a short dander from the Swan River where Beaufort Street and Walcott Street cross, with Spanish-style small plates to share and Chinese flavours everywhere. Book a table now and head on over to Chapas, a Barcelona-Beijing hybrid found in Perth. It has to be experienced to be believed.
Chapas is the central point between Spanish-style service and classic Chinese cooking, taking the iconic dishes of the many cuisines that constitute contemporary China and portioning them in sharing small plates and platters. Tapas dishes are all the rage, and so the logical step of using that serving method and applying it to Chinese cuisine isn’t that hard a jump to make, and at Chapas on Beaufort Street in Perth’s Mount Lawley district, they are making the very most of it. Let us give you a brief introduction to what you will discover when you arrive at their doorstep.
To begin, you will want to split a few small plates around between you and your mates. That could be their prawn toast, vegetarian spring rolls or deep-fried honey lemon chicken wings, or more idiosyncratic dishes such as “chinizza” – the penchant for punning doesn’t stop with the name at Chapas – a Chinese pizza with scallions and mozzarella. Follow it up with char siu barbecue pork, roast duck on the bone or salt & pepper lamb cutlets – or a platter of dim sum, steamed or fried – and wash it down something from the cocktail menu. Reserve a table at Beaufort Street in Mount Lawley for a quite unique dining experience in Perth.
Fantastic service and amazing food! A beautiful update on traditional cuisine delivered thoughtfully. Not to mention, a very interesting cocktail list and great selection of local brews!
Excellent selection of food; Cook has to be commended for getting it right. My partner is newly diagnosed as Celiac so being able to eat gluten free dumplings was a great holiday surprise for her. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone as food was perfect and service was impeccable.
My husband and I had a rare night out together - what a great night. Fantastic food and service. Great gluten free food! Thank you!!
Excellent food! The $50 Chef's choice is excellent value for money and the food so delicious! in addition the restaurant is in the entertainment book so we were able to save $50 made for a very affordable night!
This was my second time dining at Chapas and I'm just as impressed as my first. Excellent service, amazing food and the decor of the restaurant is gorgeous! The menu can also be altered for anyone with coeliac disease or a gluten intolerance and they take special care to make sure it's safe. Highly recommend the crispy chilli beef and the dumpling platter. Definitely a place to dine at with a group of friends or family.
Great Food, Amazing Staff, Great Atmosphere! I have been here twice now and will definitely be back, the food here is absolutely amazing - every dish that was brought out is better then the last, also with the friendliest staff and the best looking restaurant in Mt Lawley, Chapas has made its way into my list of go-to's
Chapas offers an interesting array of Chinese and fusion tapas dishes - eg ratatouille dumplings! The food was good and the service very friendly. Our dishes all came out very quickly and at once and consequently we only stayed for about 40 min. Would recommend the kitchen spaces the dishes out (seeing as that is tapas style) - we would have bought more than just one drink and lingered if the food came out over a slightly longer period of time!
PLEASE anglo-saxons : DO NOT pour the whole bottle of wine into glasses! Don't feel obliged to completely fill the glasses! We can certainly serve ourselves a little more a little later 😉... When we drink wine we don't drink Coca-Cola or an American coffee! Learn also to please keep wine in a proper cellar so it is not served warm! 17 degrees please... I promise you it does change the whole experience when you drink wine at the right temperature and just a little amount at a time... Otherwise great food nice service. Plates a little small but great decoration and really good atmosphere. I recommend it. Price is reasonable especially with entertainment card. Pleased by the original taste of the food. Must go. Cheers. Sylvain
I really like Chapas. The food is so tasty and interesting. Service is fantastic. Love the decor. Tried the new menu was fabulous and they kept the eggplant chips -so yummy. We also had the prawn toast, dumplings, won tons, chilli beef, mushrooms and creme brûlée to finish. All really good.
From the moment we walked in we were looked after. Initially sat at front of house but when I had a look around I asked if we could be reseated further back in the restaurant, lighting a bit dimmer :) No trouble whatsoever. The staff were attentive and helpful with menu choices. The food was fresh and very tasty. The Hummus with chilli and scallion pancake was a favourite as was the pork belly, actually everything we had was very tasty and would have again. We are definitely going back and it will be very soon!