Straits Cafe Scarborough

3.8
62 reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
The Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough, signature restaurant Straits Cafe offers modern Australian cuisine with brilliant ocean views of Perth Scarborough Beach.

Full buffet breakfast and dinner menu dedicated to the finest and freshest Western Australian produce, with a selection of contemporary Australian dishes that respect the fresh and simple flavours of the region.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 62 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
3.8
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
66% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DebbieN
Perth
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

One of the dishes ordered was not as described on the menu. When this was queried the staff did not resolve the query objectively and the customer service was poor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect place for my birthday!!

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MaureenB
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food good service needs some nice background music

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David
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Food was okay, my lamb was a bit too rare for my liking. Linguine was oily and not tasty.

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JenniferK
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went early 5:30pm Friday night so could watch sunset. Waitress was very helpful,friendly & fun. All 4 meals were lovely especially the linguini! We shared dessert & the apple tart was delicious - wish I had of ordered my own.! Would definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Overall the food was really very nice and the view was lovely. The service was poor. The waitress serving us said it was her first night and was not helpful and bordering on rude during our entire seating.

After our main we asked for dessert menu which came after an eye roll. We waited 10 minutes for our order to be taken but it never happened. We ended up walking out and had coffee/dessert elsewhere.

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TraceyL
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Given a voucher as a wedding anniversary gift. Although we had a reservation we were given a poor table near entrance so my view was of the lobby. This was disappointing considering couple before us who had not booked were given a much better table. My first course was undercooked and so not edible, I did let the waitress know and she apologised and took the cost off the bill. The food was ok but nothing special. Wouldn't bother returning myself.

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SharonH
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We went there for dinner whilst staying in the hotel. It was quiet, but the service was fabulous and the food fantastic

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DonS
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We found the Saturday breakfast experience at Straits cafe a delightful start to the day. The service was excellent, as was the food and of course the wonderful location!

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The only negative we experienced was on seeking to leave the car park at Rendezvous, the ticket machine did not accept our parking ticket. There was no indication the parking was free and we wasted a lot of time determining the exit

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PeterA
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

2 waitstaff could not cope with number of tables. We waited for ages for a menu. Then waited more for them to take our drinks order. Then waited again for our main order to be taken. Dessert menu wasn't offered, we had to request one. We were there for a lot longer than needed.
Please retrain your wait staff

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MrsRuckus
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Amazing food, shame about the slow service, and lack of a full bar.

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SamL
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful food, lovely service. No music playing, could hear music from kitchen which was fair way away. Overall was excellent tho.

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TrishH
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Very Disappointing...The buffet was very very basic in variety.
One chicken dish , One fish dish
Only one type of roast meat that was beef and it was tough as leather...no curry no rice..the mixed chopped vegetables were bland.
The food was only just warm & not topped up frequently enough.
The prawns were not much bigger than shrimps.
No water bowls on the tables for rinsing hands when eating prawns.
A very basic buffet for the price.

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Eddie
Perth
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience4

Breakfast was the worst breakfast I have ever had in all the hotels I have stayed in It was limited choice cold and dry not even baked beans to moisten it up pure rubbish

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AnneP
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was friendly and attentive. We enjoyed a table by the window with a lovely view of the ocean. There was a special lunch menu very reasonably priced which included a glass of wine. The food was delicious.

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JenniferJ
Perth
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great location and views. Very nice food and ambiance.

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LorenzoM
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

good food, in fact excellent, good service, enjoyed a Loy...
Lorenzo

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AuroraH
Perth
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

always friendly staff and look after you very well. May be only a café but better service than a lot of restaurants charger much higher prices. Great wine selection and staff willing to make the extra effort to recognise a special event or even just a date night.

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JohhnyBoy
Perth
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

It's cheap, but you get what you pay for. Probably better to go to DOME.

JB
JennyB
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely view of the ocean.
Friendly helpful staff.
Food and coffee pleasant.
Repetitive background music too loud and intrusive.

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HelenS
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

We attended for a birthday dinner for an elderly lady. She ordered the fish and chips. 2 lovely pieces of fish arrived and they were quite large. The salad was unfortunately drenched in some kind of oil and she did not like it. (she normally loves salad). She opted to eat some of the chips and one piece of fish but asked for the remaining piece of fish to be packed up so she could take it home. The waitress returned to tell her that was not possible. The fish had already been taken away. Some kind of "health department" problem? Anyhow, had the birthday lady known that was not possible, she would not have eaten any of the chips and would have eaten the fish, which she loves. I guess the other piece of fish had already gone into the rubbish. Not happy. My son's meal arrived without the tartare sauce or lemon wedge which we had to ask for.

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JenniferJ
Perth
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great location and sunset views. Dinner with friends was lovely

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hayleyw
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great location, fantabulous tasty food and friendly service.. thank you

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gbjmarsh
Perth
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Food was very good, staff friendly, service quick but the windows were very dirty.
I understand salty air on the beach but this is the only seaside restaurant we have been to that has this problem. Eating and looking at dirty windows is a real turn off, just wondering if the kitchen is dirty ?

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DEBARPANC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

The service wasn’t as expected. Limited food options.

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JodieS
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal and service. Highly recommended. Meal was served very quickly by an excellent waitress.

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Carolyn
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Took more than an hour for food to arrive. The brownie dessert was served cold and took two returns to the kitchen to get it right. Very disappointing.

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PaoloD
Perth
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely time at Straits food was very good the only little thing is that with the fish dish they could've put a little salad or a bigger piece of fish considering your paying $36 for it . The service was excellent and attentive but not invasive. We'll defenenatly go back!

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PaulP
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took the mrs here for her birthday and it was very good the staff are very friendly and willing to help and the food was really good as well. On arrival they greeted the mrs with happy birthday and gave her a drink on the house. I will definitely be going back!

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BrettO
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was amazing and made our experience even better. We’ll be back for sure

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ClareA
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Food was very average and not all items were as described on the menu, will not be going back.

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WendyR
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I took my friend to Straits Café for her birthday. We were welcomed by a friendly staff member, who wished my friend a happy birthday. The ocean view was beautiful. Décor is classy and comfortable.
We enjoyed the $25.00 lunch special which included a glass of very nice sparkling wine. Our desert
came with a candle, and the staff member sang Happy Birthday, then offered my friend a complimentary glass of wine. Must say it was a delightful lunch made extra special by the lovely staff. Thank you.

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CarmenT
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Pleasant surrounds, good food. inexperienced staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely friendly staff, lunch specials great value and beautiful view. Thank you

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ODndhcbd
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was tasty and there was an exceptable variety for a buffet but it was cold.

Straits Cafe Scarborough
Responded on 21 June 2019

Thank you ODndhcbd for taking the time to write a review! I will be sure to follow up with the team and make sure this is correct. thanks again for the feedback. Nathan H Restaurant and Bar Manager Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough

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JenniferC
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My husband and I We had a grazing plate between us, the food was delicious, service was great,
We had a Scoopon with wine, we didn’t want the wine so they gave us a beer each perfect.

Straits Cafe Scarborough
Responded on 21 June 2019

Thank you JenniferC for taking the time to write a review! we sure hope to see you back at Straits Cafe again. Glad the team was able to accommodate you. Nathan H Restaurant and Bar Manager Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough

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FabM
Perth
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

We had a 2for1 offer with hotel so price wasnt too bad. I wouldnt pay $29 for breakfast like that. Waited for someone to show up to do omelette n waitress said she would ask but no one came

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SharonT
Perth
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Wonderful meal - good atmosphere, excellent service.

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Catj
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

I am 31 weeks pregnant and was staying at the Rendezvous for 2 nights. Having stayed there before I knew that the Straits Cafe gets busy so I booked a table for Saturday at 8:45am.
We arrived to our booking at 8:45am to a vacant front desk and a couple in front of us waiting. A staff member, Deborah indicated that she will be back in a minute.
After assisting the couple before us, I told her my room number and that I’d pre-booked a table. Her response is what ruined our experience “I’m sorry we don’t have a table you will have to wait” I repeated that we had booked a table. “She advised that as the time is now 8:52am they are too busy to hold tables”. I pointed out that we were on time and that she had seen us waiting in line when the desk was unattended. Her response was “well when we are busy we don’t hold tables so what do you want me to do?”
If I hadn’t already pre-payed for Breakfast on Sat & Sun I would have enjoyed outstanding service at any of the other cafes nearby.
So whilst the chefs did an amazing job with the food, your floor manager needs to improve.
As I said to her, if you don’t hold tables don’t take bookings and never accuse someone of arriving late when they didn’t.

FAQs

Straits Cafe Scarborough is rated 3.8 stars by 62 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.