Ascua

4.3
90 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Aptly named Ascua after the Spanish word for "ember", our menu is designed around the wood-fired grill, paired with sommelier-selected wines for an unforgettable dining experience. Our farm-to-table concept means the dry-aged beef, meat and seafood comes directly from local suppliers who share our passion for quality produce and beautiful flavours.

Located near the InterContinental Perth City Centre, Ascua takes the classic grill to new heights. Be mesmerised by our striking open kitchen, showcasing preparation of aged beef and meats, while intimate banquet seating and moody surrounds will pair with service from Ascua’s expert sommelier. Ask our specialised team to suggest the perfect wine to pair with your dry aged 'Butterfield' Beef Tomahawk steak.

Book your table today and experience Ascua for yourself.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Australian, Spanish
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Tuesday to Friday from 12.00pm – 3.00pm

Dinner
Monday to Saturday from 5.30pm -10.00pm
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Phone number
(08) 9486 5700
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Nick Trezise
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
King Street
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Parking Details
Closest Parking
CPP - His Majesty's, 844-848 Hay St, Perth WA 6000
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Public Transit
We are a 4-minute walk from the Perth Underground Train Station and close to many bus stops on St Georges Terrace on the free Red Cat bus line.
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Entertainment
His Majesty’s Theatre – Located opposite to His Majesty’s Theatre, enjoy dinner at Ascua before heading to a show or concert.

Perth Arena - We are a 10 minute walk from the Perth Arena. Join us for a pre-show dinner! Upcoming events such as Imagine Dragons, Pink and Katy Perry!
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 90 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.2
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.9
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Great meal and fantastic service
The crab was amazing
My steak was cooked exactly how I like it
We will return

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

Fabulous food and atmosphere we were the only women in the restaurant for lunch dont know why, the food was remarkable and we will be returning

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3.0Dined on 2 August 2018

Service is professional and courteous but very slow and lacking initiative. After waiting 20 minutes in a half full restaurant we gave up on getting a dessert menu and left without buying what would have been several dishes and drinks. The decor looks good but the atmosphere was spoiled by the side entrance door being repeatedly left open for the cold night air to blow in. The meals are attractive and good quality, although on the expensive side. Wait staff could have upsold a lot of drinks and extras if they had tried, even once.

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4.0Dined on 2 August 2018

Been here a few times now & the food has been great each time.

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5.0Dined on 28 July 2018

The food and service ... excellent! Our waiter was very helpful and attentive all night.

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4.0Dined on 27 July 2018

Service was slow to start and there weren’t many people in. But the food was great.

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5.0Dined on 26 July 2018

All the food is delicious! The staff are very friendly and you’ll have a great time! Come with more people so you can sample more food!!

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4.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Courteous ,helpful staff , good food and good service.
Have eaten here 3 or 4 times now and have not been disappointed.

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3.0Dined on 19 July 2018

Great value on the mains share plates and delicious food overall. Some small gripes with the table height in the booths which all my table of 4 found difficult for being too tall making it ironically uncomfortable for a booth seating. Also the lighting is harsh in places considering it is generally a pleasant dark-style ambience. The hatch hole to Heno & Rey tapas area near us was really disconcerting and the light above us was harsh. Looking forward to the hotel stylist visiting and mandating the light settings. Way too much being said here about the lighting but it's bad and affected the night and the food and service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on 16 July 2018

The food and service was impeccable.
We have already recommended it to family and friends.
We will return for our next special occasion

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5.0Dined on 9 July 2018

Steak was great - done as requested and served very timely. Will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Wanted to try somewhere new ... thoroughly enjoyed the Ascua experience. Great ambiance and one of the best tasting meals that we have had in a very long time. Portion size was well above average.
Highly recommend the restaurant

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5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

The menu was fabulous, the service friendly and professional. We loved it!

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4.0Dined on 5 July 2018

Good service nice food comfortable seating. However expensive

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3.0Dined on 3 July 2018

I had read reviews and was really looking forward to eating here. The restaurant has a nice fitout and our waitress was very friendly. The food was ok. I wouldn’t rave about it. You never know until you try and people have different tastes. Saying that the lamb and chicken were cooked really well. My big gripe was the fact that we ordered a side with our main which we were told was coming but it didn’t. We did wait a while but our food would have been cold if we had waited longer. We did tell our waitress after our plates had been taken away. She did apologise and said the restaurant had just been overrun with room service orders so was busy??? I’m not sure I like that excuse. We were then given a small pot of peppermint tea on the house as an apology. That concerts to one teabag in water. We weren’t asked if we drank tea we were just given it so fortunately we like peppermint tea otherwise that would have been wasted.

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

One of the best places I've eaten at and I have already recommended to at least 5 people since eating here 3 days ago

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5.0Dined on 26 June 2018

Amazing, food was fantastic, chef nick is exceptionally talented

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2.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Service by one female French waitress was very good. Food Good.
Unfortunately let down by the Manager lounging against the kitchen. Bench & talking to chef.& playing with his mobile phone.Spoiled the atmosphere.
Asked for desert menus & they were forgotten by another waiter who seemed like he was on another planet.
Is a shame as it’s got potential.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Beautiful dark sultry setting, menu was varied and interesting, food was incredibly elegant with great produce treated with utmost respect and presented beautifully. I had the scallops, woodfired snapper and squid ink risotto and dark chocolate tart and couldn't find a fault with any of it. Portion sizes were generous and staff had the perfect balance of attentive and invisible. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on 14 June 2018

Had a lovely meal at Ascua before going to the Ballet. Food was yummy and interesting and wine was delicious. Staff were friendly and courteous and not bothered when we mentioned we needed to get to a show on time.

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4.0Dined on 14 June 2018

Food and service was very good. I have been three times now and the consistency is also very good.

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4.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Great range of meals available for one or to share. The kitchen with its open flame is in full view of the restaurant so you can see your meal getting prepared.

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4.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Love good woodfired cooked food, proteins were perfectly cooked and sides were tasty too. Great spot, would go back again to try other menu items.

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Exceptional restaurant. The tomahawk was amazing. A great wine list and perfect service.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

We enjoyed our time at the restaurant with friends. We all thought the food and service was fabulous.

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4.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Enjoyable atmosphere, with interesting Spanish cuisine, Ascua has a lively feel, while still being able to talk without yelling. Our meals were excellent, although a little pricey when having to add on sides.

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3.0Dined on 29 May 2018

Three of us dined here last Tuesday. The restaurant is very lovely; the staff attentive.
The meals were OK but not memorable. The entrees we chose were nice. The scallops, the swimmer crab, and the Spanish ham.
I was disappointed with my Lamb rump main course. It was OK but very meaty, and unimaginative. My husband felt likewise about his Beef main course. The third main course - the fish was probably more innovative.
One dessert shared between 2, was declared wonderful.

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Thank you for an absolutely amazing meal. The food was so so good and will definitely be recommending it to everyone. Service was also really attentive but not annoying - very good balance.
Definitely up there as our favourite place to dine in Perth.

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4.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Great meal, one of the best lunches I’ve had in the Perth CBD. The chicken and lamb dishes were standouts. Even the bread was amazing! Only let downs were the prices and the wine list was very limited. One of my pet peeves is restaurants not publishing the vintage but charging top dollar for a 1 or 2 year old wine. Great for a business lunch if someone else is paying. They also missed a massive opportunity by closing early and asking patrons to move to the front.

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4.0Dined on 22 May 2018

Great ambiance, great goat cheese and tomato appetizer. They recommended the Tomahawk as their signature dish and I was not super impressed by it! Not enough to want to go back there for it! I have had better steak (and Tomahawk in the past). The Tiger Prawns were absolutely amazing though. I am down here in Perth for 2 months and I wouldn't say the food was good enough to want to go back and have the Tomahawk again. The Seafood platter looked good though so perhaps next time I'll try that!

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Ascua was excellent, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal, wine and the service.

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5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

The food was amazing and full of flavour. The service was extremely inviting and you were treated with smiles. The venue itself and the look of the open kitchen and glass to see the full grill makes me want one in my house!

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Ascua came highly recommended to us. We were given a voucher which was the catalyst for us to go. The food, wine/beverages, service and ambience was amazing. The presentation of the food and flavours were divine. We'll definitely return in the not too distant future. The service was standout, the waitperson was warm and generous and sadly we weren't able to give her a tip because we had the voucher and only enough pennies to pay the small excess which exceeded the voucher amount. We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on 2 May 2018

Great meal from starters to main, try the tomahawk ribeye for three

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2.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Food was of good standard , ashamed service was a let down. Constantly waiting for service and always needed to flag down waiter.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Awesome food, incredible flavors!
Staff were amazing!
Only negative was seating a bit close to the next table, couple were “loud talkers” and their conversation ruined our experience a little! Not the restaurants fault.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

As per usual stunning night

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4.0Dined on 26 April 2018

We were expected after the opera and looked after very well. Very pleased to find a venue that serves dinner post theatre

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Fantastic meal, great service, wonderful ambience.

Will certainly go back and recommend unreservedly to any and all.

I took my girlfriend for her birthday and we both had a brilliant night. Great for dates.

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4.0Dined on 21 April 2018

The food was beautifully presented and all dishes were delicious. A great venue - recommended.

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