Ascua

4.3
105 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Steakhouse
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • 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
Thursday - Friday from 12.00pm – 3.00pm

Dinner
Monday - Saturday from 5.00pm -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 Perth Arena. Join us for a pre-show dinner for upcoming shows such as Jeff Dunham, Cher and Sam Smith!
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Special Events & Promotions
Thompson Estate Wine Dinner - 18 September
• Spend the evening indulging in four delectable courses paired with wines by Thompson Estate. Book online at ascua.com.au/whats-on

Christmas Day Lunch - 25 December
• Treat the family to a festive set menu filled with Christmas favourites plus some irresistible fiery twists. Book online at ascua.com.au/christmas
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 105 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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T
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good food, good service. A perfect place for a quiet dinner.

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VE
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service; good food quiet ambiance

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SW
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Myself and 2 work friends went for dinner at Ascua Wednesday night and it was busier than expected. The steak was tasty and cooked to my liking. Loved watching the chef sear the steaks on the grill. The only thing that let them down was their inability to split the bill 3 ways, they could split 2 ways not 3?? Still can not understand why.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful night at Ascua! Watched our seafood platter being cooked right before us on the big wood fired grill! Seafood was delicious. Amazing service and ambience.

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VV
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great find in the CBD in Perth. Everything from the service, to the suggestions from our waiter to the food we were served was exemplary. The waiter suggested the tommohawk steak to share, he was spot on. Cooked to perfection and delicious it was a huge portion that we couldn’t do justice to. You could also be forgiven for thinking you were in the centre of Barcelona.

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JR
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Unfortunately all food was heavily salted
We have eaten out all over Perth and Internationally and have not experienced to this degree before
Not sure if something was different this night or if you always apply salt to this degree
Please take as constructive feedback

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j
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious pork presented on roasted apple. service was efficient and helpful with wine selection. Hoped to come back for dessert after DSAHM show was over but had to go to Tapas bar instead as restaurant was closed by 9.00pm

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KC
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My 2nd time. Must say better than the 1st and the 1st was outstanding. Food, wine, service all wonderful. My partner had a small request given her dietary requirements and it was accommodated to without any fuss. Our waiter had extensive knowledge, great experience and a wonderful table manner. I will recommend Ascua unequivocally.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Diane and I enjoyed her birthday celebration several nights ago, and we both enjoyed Ascua totally. We enjoyed the Chefs Selection which covered every course that the kitchen produced, and every curse was superb. The standouts for me were the first course with the plate of picked local Swimmer Crab followed by the subsequent course of the Snapper on a bed of Risotto cooked in Squid Ink. Diane loved a new dish for her which was the Geraldton Cuttlefish; my bite was a little smoky but very tender. Her rare Beef Rump was grilled to perfection. The entire dinner was superb, and at another celebration, we will definitely return.

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L
15 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

After recieving lots of rave reviews about Ascua from a friend, we were very excited to finally try it for a birthday. Unfortunately, it failed to meet expectations. The rump steak was so tough, it couldn’t be swallowed unless chewed for an excessively long time, the cuttle fish starter was over salted and the cheese plate looked like ingredients were just tossed into the plate.

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FR
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Had high expectations based on rave reviews. Was a bit disappointed as the octopus which came in the seafood platter was very chewy. Several pieces of the wood fired broccoli were VERY charred but undercooked. Experience was altogether underwhelming. Service was pleasant.

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ML
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Good service and ambience but my steak was over cooked

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H
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely perfect. Service was impeccable and food all delicious. Could not fault it!

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MY
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a table of 8 for a rushed dinner before a play at His Majesty's theatre. The staff was so obliging and brought our food out so quickly. Everyone was happy with their meals, and the sides were amazing!! Would definitely go back to have a 3 course meal!

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OT
50 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect location for our business lunch. The lamb shoulder was spectacular. Excellent wine list.

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F
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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B
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

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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NZ
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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

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CM
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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MH
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

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

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LL
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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J
4 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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I
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

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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T
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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LI
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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BS
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

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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WB
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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A
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good service nice food comfortable seating. However expensive

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D
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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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J
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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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A
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing, food was fantastic, chef nick is exceptionally talented

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JF
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

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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JW
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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AF
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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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GP
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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WE
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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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J
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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OT
51 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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JF
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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