About Down The Hatch

Located down a laneway in Joondalup, Down The Hatch is a cosy haunt serving up modern British and Australian cuisine and boasting a stellar drinks list in a trendy setting with exposed brick walls and industrial-chic decor. Whether it’s for a meal or some drinks accompanied by tasty bar snacks, the menus at Perth’s Down The Hatch have something to suit all tastes and occasions – light bites, prolonged grazing sessions or big hearty fills. Down The Hatch is a favourite among Joondalup locals and spaces can fill up fast, so do book ahead to avoid disappointment!

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Down The Hatch
40 Central Walk, Joondalup
Perth 6027

Menu Highlights



Bread plate

With marinated olives, evoo with beetroot vinegar, duke, Persian feta

Grilled Haloumi

Spiced pear, rocket, honey and whole grain mustard

Coconut prawns

With mango chutney


Nail ale beer battered snapper fillet

with beer battered chips, mushy peas and tartar

Prawn and chorizo linguine, napoletana sauce, basil oil, migas


Baked barramundi fillet

With cauliflower puree, confit heirloom tomatoes, asparagus and celeraic remoulade


Medium rare rack of lamb


300gm Pork rib eye


Pitch black scotch fillet



Plum Bakewell tart

With cherry blueberry compote

Coconut, lime and coriander panna cotta

Stewed seasonal fruits

Serendipity ice cream

Caramel fudge, vanilla bean, death by chocolate with praline dust, popping candy, nut and wafer

More about Down The Hatch, Joondalup

Down The Hatch, folks. Down The Hatch. The food and drink at this bar restaurant is so on point that as soon as you’ve put it down the hatch you’ll be wanting more, then more, then more. And that’s quite ok, given the focus of the menu at this Joondalup gem is tapas done with a twist. That’s right, diners come from all over Perth to sample little plates of the best British and Australian flavours out there, plates that have also taken in subtle influences from the rest of Europe, too. On Central Walk – not far from Joondalup Station and Central Park – Down The Hatch is perfectly placed for some damn good plate picking.

Onto the menus and as we’ve said, food and drinks are of equal importance at Perth’s Down The Hatch. The beautiful thing about tapas is that you make the rules, hence you can pair coconut prawns with bacon and spring onion croquettes, or a mini fillet of beef and potato salad compression with some sticky chilli pork belly and chard pineapple. Should you fancy a bigger fill, however, then opt for a prime meat from the grill or a fresh bit of seafood, washed Down The Hatch with a fine glass of wine from the lengthy list. For some of the best British and Australian flavours in Joondalup, look no further than this cool bar restaurant.

84 Down The Hatch Reviews

84 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
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Andrew O.24 days ago · 1 review

We had a great time. The portions are huge and the service was excellent. Even though the bar area was nicely busy the restaurant acoustics were perfect.

Keith P.a month ago · 1 review

Great food relaxed atmosphere and great staff as well.would definitely reccomend.we had tapas for 4 people with 5 dishes which was plenty then they gave us an extra plate to try.fantastic

Eileen D.2 months ago · 2 reviews

Wonderful food, as always. Service impeccable- friendly & generous. We have been back many times & will continue- warm & cosy- great ambience. Love it!!

Frazer T.2 months ago · 1 review

Great food from a really tasty menu, the service was very friendly and the atmosphere was fantastic. Highly recommended for anyone who likes tapas and good wine.

Hannah T.7 months ago · 1 review

Overall the atmosphere was great and wine selection good. The food however lacked in flavour and was very bland. We ordered medium rare steaks and received a cold rare steak with no juices flowing which was disappointing. The waitresses didn't find time to ask how our meal was and even when paying did not ask the question. When you're paying $45 for a steak we would expect a simple "how was your meal" we didn't receive anything until they felt it necessary after payment. The waitress did however apologise at this point and offered us some wines which was a good gesture. The customer service was just a little late for me given the prices we were paying. Would go again for drinks, not for food.

Lauren L.a year ago · 1 review

- Great food, prepared well, flavorsome, well presented, - Fair price (worth it!), - Good portion sizes - just right to clear your plate and leave feeling satiated, not wasteful with ridiculous portion sizes or stingy with tiny ones - Great atmosphere, very cozy, quiet, romantic and relaxed, excellent music (don't change it!) and beautiful soft lighting. Great venue for date night or relaxed night out, - Very casual service which is nice for a local, - Would like to see a larger wine selection

Alison W.9 months ago · 1 review

VERY pleased with our dinner thank you. We ordered a beef taster which came out with 3 teeny, weeny bits of beef on. Absolutely delicious, but we both felt there probably needed to be 4 teeny, weeny bits as it is a taster, which in our opinion means a lot of people would share. We thought the food was amazingly well priced! We thought the drinks were a little expensive. Thank you, we will see you again.. x Alison

Ian W.a year ago · 1 review

Excellent! My wife and I shared a chilli mussels starter, then she had the rack of lamb and I had the Tender Ridge rib eye on the bone. The mussels were delicious and the lamb and the steak were cooked to perfection. The service was friendly and efficient and the restaurent has a pleasant ambiance - altogether very enjoyable. Highly recommended.

John R.6 months ago · 1 review

Took our son and his wife for a meal there, had a lovely evening, atmosphere and lady serving were excellent. Only our second time there and this time the steaks weren't as good as the first time. My sons wife ordered hers to be rare but it was more like medium rare. The potatoes with the steaks I felt were a little on the small size. We will still go again though.

Aideen B.a year ago · 1 review

Love, love,love Down The Hatch ! Fabulous meal and service and just adore the intimate and very tasteful setting and ambience. Highly recommend the Confit Duck Spring Roll, yuuuuummmmmyy !!