Raffles Hotel

3.6
91 reviews
$40 and under
Mediterranean
A glorious drinking den that is well worth a visit.

As far as Aussie drinking holes go, the Raffles Hotel has an enviable past. The pub's nearly 120-year history is peppered with colourful characters and some star studded individuals. The art-deco heritage-listed hotel pays tribute to its past while giving it a well deserved facelift.

The Raffles menu has been redone, and has been carefully curated to showcase the best of Western Australian produce with a strong focus on Italian cuisine.

A la carte menu available daily from 12pm until late.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

Tuesday Quiz Night

Starting Oct 20, 2020·Tue 19:00-19:15

Book a table to enter into our weekly Quiz night hosted by Dux Nuts!

What 91 People Are Saying
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.7
Food
3.5
Service
3.7
Ambience
3.2
Value
Noise · Energetic
74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FrancesW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Lovely setting, but pricey, we shared the prawn pizza which was delicious and the ceasar salad which was ok but the bacon came out uncut, I’m used to ceasar having chopped up bacon and a boiled egg in it this was just cos lettuce and Parmesan cheese dressing and a few strips of bacon for $25 yikes

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MikeT
Perth
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night as always. The burger is the best in the city.

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Emmyj
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience4

The food was great and the environment is nice but the service was terrible. Made to feel like a huge inconvenience. The guy serving wasn’t friendly at all, and interrupted us while ordering to speak to other customers (in quite a rude manner). Once we were done, he threw our bill on the table and we felt like he was rushing us out. Such a shame because otherwise a really lovely place.

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Simone
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The food, service and location are excellent. My only negative wuld be that more meal options would be great

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JulieP
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience1

The food was terrible. I had the crab. Since when do you put sour sauce like tamarind with smoked paprika and cheese on top. It was left in the plate it was served minus the little crab that I found. Would I go again. No way.

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KateM
Perth
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely food and staff, very busy but they kept up with the orders. Amazing location on the river.

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JaniceR
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great location and view. Food was really nice but the DJ was so loud dinner conversation was difficult.

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SueA
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a great lunch, steak sandwich was great however too many chips as a side on the plate. Music slightly too loud for the lunch period as made it difficult to talk.

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AnnW
Perth
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

We have dined at raffles 4 times now. Booked ahead every time. Every time we have been stuck around the corner to the right where there is little room to pass. The man behind us had some nasal issue and the noise was off putting but there were no other tables for 2. When my first wine was empty I had to try to catch the notice of a passing waitress to get another. We discussed while we sat that we would not return to the raffles but find another middle distance restaurant.

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GGGLLLL
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

For what I would have considered a classy establishment, staff level is low and inattentive.

Food was mostly great. Barramundi was very well presented and ate well. Crab pasta was good. Spiced chicken pizza was good too. The fish and chips was average, especially unhappy that there wasnt a small side of salad for some refreshment.

Great beer selection.

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CathyC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great location and courteous staff. We really enjoyed our afternoon at the Raffles.

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AngelaS
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Omg, I want to give the service 10 stars! Amazing food and good vibes only. I recommend

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RebeccaS
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

I ordered the chicken parmy and it was raw. I had to pay full price for it as well.

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MichealM
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant venue, awesome staff. Great for a work function.

Raffles Hotel
Responded on 9 November 2020

Hi MichealM, Thank you for the feedback, we're glad you enjoyed yourself. All the best, Team Raffles

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

The food wasn't great, it was ok but I was expecting more. Staff were lovely and accommodating. I'm glad I have been but wouldn't be coming back in a hurry.

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Quite enjoyable, bright and fresh feel. Great outdoor area.

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Chloe
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

When we first arrived we waited 10 minutes to get a menu after being seated and our table was crammed into a corner. The food was nice but pricey however it was the service that really let them down

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HelenJ
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A most enjoyable experience for a casual Sunday lunch, although the wine prices are on the high side.

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TCola
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The food was really good but unfortunately the service was ordinary. We were in a corner table and I think they kind of forgot we were there. We waited about ten - fifteen minutes to have mains cleared and receive dessert menus, then waited another ten or so minutes to have no one return to take a dessert order. My husband approached the bar to order and we were told they closed the kitchen and forgot to tell us.. dinner was $180 for two people so expected service to have a little more attention to detail for the cost.

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FrancesE
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great staff - nice menu - beautiful views. A cut above most pub offerings, and a wonderful location.

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JenniferC
Perth
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was very nice and the service was good. We Enjoyed ourselves.

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PatC
Perth
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time will not be last. Would recommend to all my friends.

Raffles Hotel
Responded on 21 October 2020

Hi PatC, Thank you for your review - we're glad you enjoyed yourself and look forward to welcoming you back next time. Cheers, The Raffles

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WayneN
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

The $42 steak was an embarrassment, it looked like a $5 Coles steak and worse, it looked like they boiled it, the Pork Sirlion was literally oozing oil and fatty, very average food. For a $300 lunch for 4 people it was the worst Ive had, will never go back. Rockpool prices with a bunnings sausage sizzle quality.

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Foodie61
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

My husband and I were celebrating our 10th anniversary the night we went for dinner at the Raffles. We thought the restaurant was still upstairs, however it was adjacent to the bar. It was so busy and crowded, the tables were really close together and it was hard to have a conversation as everyone around us was having to shout to be heard. Where we were seated was also a bit of a thoroughfare to the toilets for the patrons drinking outside. The door to outside was wide open and it was a cold wet night with no heating inside. The staff were friendly but a few kept delivering the wrong meals to the wrong tables. We enjoyed our meals however the noise factor in particular spoilt the evening for us.

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Lildi
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Really enjoyed our lunch here, maybe a couple more desserts would be good.

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Denny
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food is in average. There is no river view for indoor tables.

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AnnieM
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Service was great, not alot of choice but tasty...nice place

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NarelleD
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great spot for a girls lunch and Tony is always very accommodating. The food is good to share .. could improve on their coffee .

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johns
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service, location and food. I cant ask for more. Well done guys!

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Clearly my booking was for 9 people but they insisted I booked for 8. I was charged for a meal we never ordered or received. Food was very average and overpriced. Wouldn’t recommend unfortunately!!

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JoyE
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

A great place to relax by the river. A bit more expensive than some places but they have great food and the beers are the best in ice cold glasses. Love the Raffles and would go back. Great place to unwind and staff were excellent

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MaureenM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great location, attentive, fun staff, lovely food and easy parking around.

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Deelocal
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Worse experience in my regular
Go to bar / hotel. Arrived on Saturday 11:30 am. Could not get served a drink, of any sort waited Standing physically Ignored by over 4 bar staff / let alone abrupt rude and almost dismissive sarcastic attitude from welcoming concierge. Stood at bar over 25 min to finallyReceive drinks after issuing in advance. Myself and one other customer 11:50am could not even order etc when open, etc. I finally ordered and paid to wait 20 min for two simple drinks. We drink them and left within then next five mins as even the second customer, ie I was first another general public man unknown to me wait also for over half an hour. Dismissed rude and simply left, no food no service and utterly disgusted. Left the place and Had already texted
Other group of six friends we are here from 11:30 - 12:20pm they coming 12:30pm meet us another venue. Unsure what was going on, day before Father’s Day but quite simply we will now look to never return after 28 years frequenting this venue. Suggest manager of bar. If he was indeed greeter/meet all staff physically in main bar ie 4 people could not serve and drink until 12:20pm. Ie no member of public to received a drink. Shocking bizarre. Felt there was some sort of issue/anger/antagonist/ bullying if staff or argument as it was extremely unpleasant. Horrid distressing for me and my friend , 2 women early 50s and myself being diabetes afflicted could not get a cold juice/soft drink/cocktail From 11:30-12:20pm. I put my name to this as I was calm but indeed another male customer like me also extremely left to wait ....... left. Many people arriving by midday 12:15pm but by then we were clearly not staying in no service / environment. Hope staff working were treated kindly and professionally, younger bar staff approx 18-25 ?! We were certainly not Left with professional normal service.

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MichelleW
Perth
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food good. The website advertises Happy hour and discount if you finish meal by 6:30. It did not appear on account and took three attempts to get this right.

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Lynd
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

We were overcharged over $80 .You need to check your bill very carefully.

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LisaD
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Very noisy and service very average for the price of the meals
Good for pub but no good for a meal with friends, can't hear

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OpenTable Diner
Perth
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed Fathers Day Lunch. The food was really special although a little slow getting to the table however, it was very busy so understandable. We will definitely be going back & have already recommended to friends.

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Anon
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2017
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

My main issue was that the staff cleared the table and threw one of my birthday presents in the bin and there was no real effort to find it until they were informed that the present was a precious stone. Even then no bins were checked and the present was lost to the garbage, the staff didn't make any attempt to apologise to me directly nor was there any suggestion of compensation of any kind.

Unfortunately our large booking was booked into the smoking area without us being asked if we were smokers which was pretty terrible. Outside was mostly available so there were other places they could have put the booking.

Even though there was no one at the bar waiting to be served when I was there it seemed to take a long time for anyone to ask if I was being served which was odd.

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Nate
Perth
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Raffles is a great all-rounder for afternoon beers or a date night.

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Holivmia
Perth
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2017
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great lunch starting with the tasting seafood plate which came with lovely fresh oysters and crunchy whole fried shrimp/prawn as well as squid. Each of the 5 of us ordered something different and we all enjoyed the meal thoroughly. Our food arrived quite quickly and service was efficient and helpful overall. I would definitely come back again but due to to the inclement weather everyone was inside, which does make it quite noisy.

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Raffles Hotel is rated 3.6 stars by 91 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.