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Matilda Bay Restaurant

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783 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
Matilda Bay Restaurant is on the banks of Swan River, a bustling top end restaurant with an emphasis on seafood and grill items.

Matilda Bay Restaurant delivers contemporary and fresh dishes daily, the perfect menu to be enjoyed for those specials occasions or get togethers with friends and family.

The delicious menu includes dishes such as Grilled Fish of the day, Duck and a selection of premium steaks. The wine list is nothing less than impressive featuring a large number of Australia’s finest wines.

The stunning views make Matilda Bay Restaurant a wonderful choice to have lunch or dinner while gazing out onto the lights of the city or yachts by the water. Making a visit to Matilda Bay Restaurant memorable.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 783 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.0
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Johnboy50
Perth / WA
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food excellent service. Good value for money. What to go again soon

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Frankie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious food, especially seafood. I love it there.

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SANDRAM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Entree were great we had sardines and white bait.
Main meals we're.small and overpriced

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QuigQ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely dinner for two - great view, great food, and great service

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PeterL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This is such an iconic Perth restaurant and it is easy to see why.

Right on the edge of the Swan River with panoramic views across the water and out into the Royal Perth Yacht Club.

The food and service are "on point" and the restaurant is nicely decorated.

Recommended.

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AlistairC
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for the experience. Will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Unfortunately the restaurant let us down this time.
It was our 50 th wedding anniversary. We had to wait for over an hour for our meal as the kitchen forgot or lost our order. The waiter did apologise.

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JennineW
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was lovely, staff great. Overall experience was excellent, we will definitely return 😊

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Kath
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Fine dinning prices without the find dinning experience! Not sure if they have changed owners, but the night was a huge disappointment. Went for a 40th birthday dinner (which was specified at time of booking). Individual wait staff friendly but did not come back if asked a question and seemed rather dis-organised. River views lovely but did not make up for the poor service and the lack of value.
You now order off an A3 paper menu that then becomes your place mat (like in a pub). No seafood mains, unless you count $38 fish and chips (very small serve, fish was not nice) or prawns (4 to a serve) for $45 - we didn't try that one! Asked for the meals and sides to all be gluten free, but one of the sides came out with what looked and tasted like croutons, we asked two wait staff what it was, neither of them knew and said they would find out, they did not come back. It wasn't until the waiter who had taken our order came back and we asked him that he took one look and said, they are not gluten free I hope you didn't eat it, we said that we had tried it. He did not offer to replace it for us, nor was there any other compensation offered for the mistake. Did not have anything gluten free on the menu for dessert but said they could make something, ordered two to share between the four of us ($18 each), was not enjoyable with weird favours.
It had all been a bit of an underwhelming experience but then we went to pay the bill the older gentleman at the counter was so rude all I could do was stand and stare at him. He did not ask how our meal had been and said in a very grumpy manner that he had been waiting for us down the stairs to pay (we had gone up to the main counter at the entrance). I then asked about the Entertainment book and he said I don't know anything about it. His general attitude was one of arrogance and like he had done us a huge favor letting us eat in his restaurant for extravagant prices.
I won't be going back - such a shame!

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NeilS
Perth / WA
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely lunch before W is shutdown , given we wont be going again for a long while !!

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Steven
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food & atmosphere. Had the ‘Cray on the Bay’. Excellent seafood & service.

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lesliem
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

great food friendly efficient service and a great view ovrer the river

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LexP
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the cray fish special, each had their own preference and we were all very satisfied. Thank you!!

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AlanC
Perth / WA
3 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again the lobster special was great. Staff are very friendly and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was lovely and our waitress was fabulous. Food was excellent

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DanielaY
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great location, lovely friendly staff good selection of plates and drinks, topped with great friends. Perfect outing for my Early Birthday Celebration

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GwennythC
Perth / WA
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I had my 21 st Birthday at Matilda Bay and I’m now 68 ! Our family love the restaurant . However ...... the meal this time was not to usual standard . The x 2 green dishes we ordered were excellent . We had x 3 different desserts and excellent . The barramundiI dish was very good . The $59 Crayfish Special was not good .Three of us ordered crayfish and the flesh was not white . We all agreed It was stringy and not flavoursome . The Restaurant was packed and I’m sure others felt the same . The complimentary Sparkling Wine was good .
Gwennyth Clothier

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TraceyA
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love, love, love everything about this restaurant!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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DeborahR
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal and service we have had at a Perth Restaurant in years! The staff are an absolute delight and the food was outstanding. Coming back for our wedding anniversary

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BrendaL
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, fabulous view and great service. 5 stars

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GeoffG
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a relaxed delicious meal in pleasant surroundings looking out over yachts and watching the lights if the city. The service was smooth and unobtrusive.
A fantastic evening.

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Gwen
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

I would've thought a restaurant such as Matilda Bay would have some control on obnoxious loud diners but they there is none.
Food was very nice but not fantastic. We had a first time waiter which I would've thought would be put on lunch rather than the prime time evening meal dining experience. He was learning as he went. Having said that of course you just can't beat the view, parking and location.

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EmilyC
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a beautiful spot and the food was amazing! Highly recommend.

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JilliTM
Perth / WA
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Relaxed lunch, fresh seasonal food & friendly service.
Smooth sailing at Matilda Bay no hassles - faultless 🐬🥂

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HeidiM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I chose this venue for our group of 6 as they have a seperate vegan menu and a lovely view over the boat harbor.
Service was attentive and our wait staff was super helpful, bit of a wait between entree and mains and then some confusion when the meals came out but it was all sorted promptly.
The vegan set menu was amazing and the chef should be congratulated for thinking up some dishes outside the normal. The meat eaters all enjoyed their meals.
Would highly recommend!

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FionaM
London
13 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was excellent. Starters very quick to come out but a long delay before the mains. Dessert menu was very disappointing, didn’t order any.

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DWillyT
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great location overlooking the Swan, fantastic food and service. Looking forward to getting back there soon!

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StephenW
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

My request was for a close to river and we were sat at the back. Understand if there were no tables but no acknowledgment of my request.
Fish dishes were dry and really poor value at $45.
Took two goes to order bottle of roderer champagne and then waiter was missing and had to refill glasses myself.
It was hot and seemingly no air conditioning where we were seated
Spoke to friends and same feedback as expensive and not great food

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Annie
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Very nice restaurant with good view and atmosphere. The butter garlic crayfish is unforgettable 😋😋

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AlanC
Perth / WA
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I have been there 3 thursdays in row. Great lobster special with excellent service and views.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Been going there for years & has always maintain a great level of service & food.

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Mcdonaji
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very attentive staff enjoyed my birthday dinner with friends and family.
Lovely ambience great views little on the pricey side, glad we had an entertainment card.

JP
JulieP
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great service
great food
great view
would highly recommend

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We were excited to hear that ‘Cray on the Bay’ was on offer and that was our reason for booking. The food was delicious and the staff attentive.

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LeeL
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Great services provided and food is all right other than overcooked steak.

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AlanC
Perth / WA
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, venue and service is first class.
The current lobster “special” is excellent

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miju
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant place to entertain visitors from elsewhere over lunch.

Only negative- look after the lawn in front of the restaurant,-even if it isn't your responsiblity!
At present it provides an arid and untidy foreground to the view across the beach and river to the city. I know there are restrictions on fertiliser use close to the river, but it could still look a lot better.

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NicoleF
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were very friendly and nice and we got a lovely view

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Anna
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The food was good, as expected, but not fantastic, which is what I would expect from this restaurant's reputation. The desert especially lacked imagination and flavour and wad average at best.

While the view was beautiful, unfortunately ambiance was lacking, with no music in the main part of the restaurant (there was music in the bar which definitely added to the atmosphere, but that didn't carry through to the rest of the venue). Overall I was quite disappointed and wouldn't recommend Matilda Bay for a special occasion, especially with so many other now available in Perth within a similar price range.

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RobinK
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great river view, attentive service and a selection of outstanding vegan dishes, which can be hard to come by.

FAQs

Matilda Bay Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (08) 9423 5000.

Matilda Bay Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 783 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.