Fremantle Western Australia

Fremantle Food: Dining Out in Central Fremantle

Fremantle Guide

Central Fremantle offers a choice of food from all different cultures around the globe. Whatever your taste buds are in the mood for you can usually enjoy. Food ranges from fine dining to fish and chips and everything in between.

You can pick up food on the go from the variety of delicious bakeries and take-away food shops all around. Dining on the Cappuccino Strip allows you to watch the world go by as you are enjoy your meal alfresco. At the many Fremantle Markets there are many choices of food both inside and out. Fishing Boat Harbour and the Waterfront also offer a choice of culinary dishes for all times of the day.

Family friendly restaurant serving the flavours of Mexico since 1980 in the heart of the famous Freo Cappuccino Strip

As we say in Mexico Mi Casa es Su Casa - My House is your House. The Mex is a family friendly restaurant, serving up all your mexican favourites including our ever popular margaritas, delicious half-price tuesday nachos and extra especial fajitas! We offer alfresco dining in the streets of Fremantle and also a downstairs area for large bookings. Our famous cocktail bar houses a large assortment of 100 different varieties of authentic tequila, unavailable in other parts of town. We offer a relaxed and friendly atmosphere - The smile and service are guaranteed! What better way to get together, sharing a tapas plate and a margarita at The Mex! We offer a family friendly menu with something for the little amigos too! We offer a set banquet menu for groups of 8 or more people, which is great for work functions, hen's nights or Christmas parties.

The Mexican Kitchen

Everyday is a feast at Atrium Garden Restaurant. It’s all for you…at our Fremantle buffet restaurant.

Enjoy fresh seafood, crisp salads, hot international dishes, Chef’s carvery and tempting desserts at our Fremantle buffet restaurant. The modern, spacious and family-friendly restaurant is perfect for your next celebration, especially for large groups that want to indulge in a variety of dishes that is great value for money. Adults and kids will be happy with $5 unlimited soft drinks and activity packs to keep the young ones busy while you enjoy your delicious meal. Try a fresh new approach to breakfast. RISE combines the best of contemporary hotel breakfast with the latest cafe offerings and a live Chef station. Join us throughout the year to indulge in a delicious buffet meal for special occasions or make your birthday, anniversary, family reunion, graduation dinner special by booking a table for you and your family!

Atrium Garden Restaurant

Open 7 days a week, Marine Lounge Bar is the perfect spacious and stylish spot to chill out in the heart of Fremantle.

Step in for a coffee and bite to eat, or stay to enjoy the extensive range of wines, beers, spirits, cocktails, aperitifs and champagne by the glass whilst taking in the fresh air and beautiful park views on Marine Terrace in Fremantle. With its team of energetic staff, this spacious and stylish bar is the perfect spot for guests entertainment, corporate clients to catch up on emails and/or meet up with workmates for Happy Hour every day from 5pm. Feeling peckish? The Marine Lounge Bar is home to WA’s best steak sandwich which we recommend every visitor to Fremantle must-try this award-winning dish! For something lighter yet comforting kind of food, try our all times favourite Spicy WA cuttlefish or Tiger Prawns Pizza specially made for sharing.

Marine Lounge Bar

This historic pub is one of the most important sites in WA – it housed the first convicts to arrive in the state.

The Ball & Chain – off the grid & on the corner! There is always something happening at the Ball & Chain. So lose the excuses and get on in; you will be blown away with the décor, amazing team, WA’s widest range of Matilda Bay craft beer and extensive whiskey and spirit collection. Winter or Summer… the Ball & Chain is the place to visit in Fremantle. Enjoy Matilda Bay craft beer on tap. We’ve brought this iconic brand back to its home town of Fremantle in a big way, 31 years after its inception. Step into Bourbon Street – a stylish lounge area with floor to ceiling shelves loaded with the best range of whiskey brands from around the world. Feeling peckish? Our Pub Grub Menu has been hand selected to perfectly accompany your favourite craft beer or whiskey. Choose from a range of tasty food or gourmet snacks!

The Ball and Chain

Experience a warm and relaxed atmosphere at The Harbour Master, located at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle.

The Harbour Master Bistro is home to our Private Dining Room, featuring a cozy atmosphere perfect for an intimate date night, an outing with friends, or an overdue meal with the family. Make the most of your weekend with Sunday High Tea for just $43pp! Our private dining space features a cozy atmosphere perfect for an intimate date night, an outing with friends, or an overdue meal with family. Choose from A La Carte, 2 or 3 Course Set Menu’s or a High Tea – we have something for everyone to indulge in. The restaurant design features historic images of Fremantle Harbour and surrounds to highlight the link between the development of the city and the evolution of the Hotel site. The Harbour Master's private dining room is perfect for your next celebration with friends, family, colleagues or clients. This beautiful, intimate space seats up to 27 people. We have the perfect space for any occasion!

The Harbour Master

Here is a choice of some of the great places to eat in downtown Fremantle.

Central Fremantle Cuisine, Restaurants, Take Away, Lunch Bars & Eateries

Atrium Garden Restaurant
'Modern, spacious and family-friendly restaurant.'
Address: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle
Corner Essex & Marine Terrace, Fremantle
TEL: (08) 9432 4000
Website: Atrium Garden Restaurant

Bar Orient
'One of Fremantle's premier venues to frequent with friends & family.'
39 High Street, Fremantle
TEL: (08) 9336 2455
Website: Bar Orient Restaurant

Ball & Chain
'One of the best pubs in Fremantle and the oldest! '
46-54 Marine Terrace, Fremantle
TEL: (08) 9435 1896
Website: Ball & Chain

Bathers Beach House
'Absolute beachfront restaurant, three steps from the beautiful white sands.'
47 Mews Road, Fremantle
TEL: (08) 9335 2911

'A unique restaurant / bar / cocktail experience in the heart of Fremantle’s cappuccino strip.'
10 South Terrace, Fremantle
TEL: (08) 9433 1333

Bread in Common Kitchen/Bakery
'Seasonal menus and artisanal breads.'
43 Pakenham St, Fremantle
TEL: (08) 9336 1032

Capri Italian Restaurant 
'Fourth Generation Family Italian Dining.'
Address: 21 South Terrace, Fremantle
TEL: (08) 9335 1399

Creatures Nextdoor
'Grab a pint and a pizza and soak in the brewery atmosphere!'
Address: 42 Mews Road, Fremantle
TEL: (08) 6215 1050

Culley's Tea Rooms
'Serving Western Australia for Over 90 Years'
116 High Street, Fremantle.
TEL: (08) 9335 1286

Duck Duck Bruce
'Filling your face with Awesome'
18 Collie Street, Fremantle. 
TEL: (08) 6219 5216

Federal Hotel
'Book a table online! Daily Specials, Quiz nights, Music and Bingo'
25 William Street, Fremantle. 
TEL: (08) 9335 1645

Gino's Cafe
'The Heart of the Cappucino Strip'
1-5 South Terrace, Fremantle
TEL: (08) 9336 1464

'Our tasty, healthy burgers make it easy for you to be a better Motherlovin’ human'
17 South Terrace, Fremantle
TEL: (08) 9335 3000 

Gypsy Tapas House
'Live Original Music Every Night!'
Cnr Queen & High Street, Fremantle
TEL: (08) 9336 7135

Hush Specialty Coffee
'With Amazing Baristas And Excellent Service, Hush And Enjoy Some Coffee With Us.'
68 High Street, Fremantle
TEL: 0455 734 169

Joy Kitchen
'Fine Chinese Cuisine'
72 Marine Terrace, Fremantle
TEL: (08) 9336 6868

La Porchetta
'This family of Italian restaurants has locations from the Gold Coast to Perth'
25 Collie St, Fremantle
TEL: (08) 9336 2177

La Sosta
'Homemade Pasta Restaurant. Regional and modern Italian dishes.'
85 Market Street, Fremantle
TEL: (08) 9335 9193

Manuka Woodfire Kitchen
'Our woodfire oven is the hero in the kitchen and our only form of cooking.'
134 High St, Fremantle
TEL: (08) 9335 3527

Marine Lounge Bar 
'This stylish, modern Fremantle bar is open 7 days a week.'
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Cnr Marine Tce & Essex St, Fremantle

TEL: (08) 9430 4010 
WebsiteMarine Lounge Bar

Mexican Kitchen
'Family-owned, the ‘Mex’ is a vibrant meeting place filled with awesome flavours and great food, just like a traditional Mexican home kitchen!'
19 South Terrace, Fremantle
TEL: (08) 9335 1394


Moore & Moore Cafe
'We make food that will make you feel good every day of the week. In the Historic West End.'
46 Henry Street, Fremantle
TEL: (08) 9335 8825


Lawley's Bakery Cafe
'Lawley’s friendly neighbourhood Bakery cafe is built on tradition.'
2 Wray Avenue, Fremantle
TEL: (08) 9430 8555

Mother India
'Join us for great home-style cooking!'
23 Forrest Street, Fremantle
TEL: (08) 9430 4217
Website: Mother India

Nick's Place
'Souvlaki the Superior Kebab Since 1985'
2/36 South Terrace Fremantle. 
TEL: (08) 9336 2391 

Norfolk Hotel
'Iconic Fremantle Hotel and Pub. Limestone courtyard, restaurant, live music, late night spirit bar, accommodation.'
47 South Terrace (cnr Norfolk St) Fremantle. 
TEL: (08) 9335 5405. 
Website: Norfolk Hotel Restaurant

Nunzio's Restaurant
'A family run and owned restaurant specialising in Authentic Italian Cuisine'
20 Essex Street, Fremantle. 
TEL: (08) 6219 5441

Parlapa Caffe
'Hidden Italian gem in Freo!'
11 William St, Fremantle 
TEL: 0439 294 147

Pasta Addiction
'Fresh Pasta & Sauces. Pasta made daily!'
10 Mouat Street, Fremantle 
TEL: (08) 9433 6900

Pizza Bella Roma
'One of the oldest restaurants in Fremantle, first opened in 1972.'
14 South Terrace, Fremantle
TEL: (08) 9335 1554

'Sizeable, easygoing Italian eatery with outdoor seating, right in the heart of Fremantle.'
85 Market St, Fremantle
TEL: (08) 9430 6126

Sail & Anchor Brasserie
'An iconic heritage listed landmark and local favourite in Fremantle!'
64 South Terrace, Fremantle.
TEL: (08) 9431 1666
Website: Brewers Garden Cafe

Sala Thai Restaurant
'Sala Thai Restaurant is known for its unforgettable Thai Food dining experience.'
22 Norfolk Street, Fremantle.
TEL: (08) 9335 7749

'Fresh Fremantle flavour for over 20 years. Traditional Italian, Mediterranean and modern Australian cuisine!''
95 Market Street, Fremantle
TEL: (08) 9335 4487

The Harbour Master
'The contemporary menu at this popular restaurant celebrates the best of local Western Australian'
Rydges Esplanade Hotel, Marine Terrace, Fremantle.
TEL: (08) 9432 4881
Website: The Harbour Master

Whisper Wine Bar
'A Little Piece of France in Fremantle'
1/15 Essex Street, Fremantle
TEL: (08) 9335 7632

Market Dining in Central Fremantle:

Eat at The Fremantle Markets

Fremantle Guide

Within the Fremantle Markets there is a great choice of delicious and great value eateries all under the one roof! It's sure to suit the whole family. The Raw Kitchen, Bratwurst bar, Bodrum Kebabs, Cobz WA, Dosukoi Japanese Noddle & Bubble Tea, Fremantle Fish & Chips, Fremantle Markets Bar, Fremantle Markets Cafe, Freo Gozleme, Micheles Crepe Suzette, Saffron Bar, Srindia Spicy Food and Thai Vegetarian are all housed within the markets. 

Telephone: (08) 9335 2515 Website: Fremantle Markets

International Food Court (Upmarkets)

Beside the Fremantle Markets there is an International Food Court serving a choice of around 15 different types of cuisine, all delicious! You can dine indoors or alfresco at tables intimately placed together. The atmosphere is particularly lively there on a Friday night which is late-nite shopping in Freo and at the Freo markets. It is a great place to meet groups of friends or family!

Eating at the E- Sheds Markets

eShed Guide

You can also dine at the E-Shed Markets in Victoria Quay, at the Fremantle Waterfront. The International Food Court offers a great variety of cuisine and you can enjoy both indoor dining and a picturesque alfresco alternative.  Chinese, Kebabs, traditional Australian, Japanese, Indian, Juice Bar and Crepes are all on offer.

Address: Victoria Quay, Fremantle, WA 6959
:  (08) 9430 6393
Facebook: E Shed Markets

Fishing Boat Harbour Cuisine:

Fishing Boat Harbour is a deep water harbour which has picturesque boardwalks, a lively atmosphere and plently of things to see and places to explore for people of all ages!

There is always something happening on the wharf.

There is also short stay accommodation, open ocean high-speed boat rides and luxury charter sailing tours available from the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.

Sometimes there are buskers or live outdoor entertainment captivating their audiences. View the statue of Bon Scott, the late lead singer of AC/DC.

Fishing Boat Harbour, Fremantle, WA

Fishing Boat Harbour Cuisine, Fremantle, WA

A working harbour

All the businesses who provide these services for you and create this friendly, lively yet relaxed atmosphere do so in the middle of a working Boat Harbour! The Fremantle Fisherman's monument is also located here.

Fishing Boat Harbour Eateries:

Cicerellos Fish’n’ChipsKailis Fish Market Cafe, Little Creatures Brewery,  & Char Char Bull.

Picnic in the Park:

Esplanade Park, Fremantle

Esplanade Park is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic, a takeaway or a light snack from the Carriage Cafe. There are numerous cafes in the area and healthy take away food options to make up your own favourite lunch and picnic in style under the magnificant Norfolk Pine trees.

Within the park there is a well equipped children’s play park which sprawls over quite a large area with some unique playthings. Park benches and plenty of shade make this a great place to spend a few hours. 

The Carriage Cafe, is an old converted railway carriage where you can get delicious light meals and great coffee.

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