The Royal on the Waterfront

4.1
137 reviews
$40 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
If you’re keen for some relaxed, waterfront restaurant dining, or maybe some snacks and a glass of wine while you watch the world go by, our generous alfresco area is roomy enough to give everyone their own view of East Perth’s vibrant Claisebrook Cove. Our team of exceptional chefs serve modern Australian food that can be shared between friends and will suit any occasion.

If you’re after a superb wine list, premium craft beers and some sophisticated cocktails, THE ROYAL on the waterfront is the place to go. Sample our range of exclusive hand-crafted Colonial beers on tap from our very own brewery in Margaret River, or our impressive wine list with over 30 wines by the glass.

Come alone, with your partner or even a big group of friends. Whoever you arrive with and whatever the occasion- enjoy THE ROYAL on the waterfront your way.
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What 137 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.7
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GaryW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

8 people on our table. Food was acceptable but average.
Nothing special.
Expensive beers at $12 a pint.
Probably explains why the place wasn’t even close to packed out for Sunday lunch.
If it was considered good value, it would be booked out.
Can improve.

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MarilynC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

excellent service really good staff, food disappointing

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KarenB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

Food nice but do not appreciate having to order at bar or do it on my phone. I’m going for a day out I want table service. We have ho virus in WA so can’t use that as an excuse. Was a regular customer. Not anymore

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ChrisJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Wonderfully position on the water, meals good value but even hough it was thr restaurant menu, it was difficult to have specific items added to your dish.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good service. Quick thinking staff, when family arrived was offered a different menu. She anticipated that the kids might need food first. The concept of anticipating your guests needs with ego. Best service I had in Perth. She wasn’t even the assigned waiter. Great teamwork! The assigned waiter was very efficient

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CarrieS
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Overall it was very nice. The staff were friendly but were not interested in checking back with the table once food had been served. The food was quite nice for what we had. Lovely setting. Unfortunately the parking is terrible and cost more then a main, which they cant do anything about, but just be wary.

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JodieM
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

I would not recommend The Royal on the Waterfront to anybody the service was terrible to start they gave our table to someone else the food not value for money and then when we left were outside we were accused of not paying our bill whilst one of our party was already up at the bar paying, extremely rude and disappointing. Would never go again, the only upside to this view is amazing.

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GarrethH
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place for a catch up with friends!
Good choice of food and drinks. Nice location.

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RichardY
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Nice location near water with a modern decor with plenty of space between tables.
One major problem with visiting any restaurant in this location is the limited amount of street parking and the exorbitant price at the Wilson car park on a Sunday.

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PeterK
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Staff confused about how ordering was done. Misleading.
Menu greatly reduced and size of portions greatly reduced.

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DerekM
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great location, good food and good variety of drinks on tap.

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AdamW
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant and relaxed and would highly recommend

SC
SilC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

Friendly staff but they didn’t come to check if everyone had their meals so we had to go up to ask where our 8th meal was after the other 7 people had finished ours. $35.00 for a chicken dish is very steep when there isn’t enough on the plate to feed a child, let alone an adult. 3/4 of our meals came out Luke warm too. I think the wait staff just need a little training on table service and customer service.

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Shado
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved the fish pie! The service was fantastic as always and can't fault the location.

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ChristianM
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

I’ve eaten at the Royal many times and noticed that the venue is beginning to look tired and the service has significantly diminished. It appears that the care factor for customer service in non-existent, suggesting that the management is underperforming. It’s certainly noticeable that the Royal ain’t what it use to be which is very disappointing.

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Timtam59
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely location for after work catch or a special lunch. Beautiful food and great service, with a lovely outlook.

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TRamsay
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, especially the chicken dish. Would recommend.

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SteveD
Perth
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great meal great service and great wine
A couple of noisy neighbours but not much the restaurant could do about that as spacing was adequate.
Definitely be back.

JF
JoeF
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food atmosphere staff and location was very good. Was very relaxing will be back

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Mnkey
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience2

Food is typical pub food. I have been dining at the Royal for 10 years and I feel the food quality has diminished over the years.

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KiarnaS
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, wonderful staff and service. Will 100% be back again many times!

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Pinetree
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time, food was nice and the ambiance was good.

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Overpriced and less than average food.
Waited an hour or more for food that was less appetising than a bar meal.

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GeoffreyR
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food,
Great service
I would go back to the Royal sgain

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ViktoriaK
Perth
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

A great location with good food and service, although as they got busy getting attention was challenging

BM
BrentM
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service. Friendly and helpful staff. Great location. Tasteful menu

BC
BrianC
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service and food we will be coming back great venue

LJ
LanceJ
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My girlfriend Jess and I love our date at the Royal on Saturday night. The service was outstanding, the food was Devine and the overall feel of the place was just perfect.
Thank you So much, we’ll be back for sure.

EB
EdBid
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It is a great place for lunch, easy enough to talk work. Staff tried albeit a couple of things were missed but a simple reminder and they were on it.

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MwangoM
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It's definitely a place you want to go back to over and over, the view is beautiful, the environment beautiful, the scenery itself is great I love it, take your family or friends. You won't regret it.

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AlanN
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place go sit outside and watch the world and the boats go by. We only shared small bites but we we had was very tasty especially the prawns.

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conp
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

always a nice way to spend an afternoon , its not really extraordinary in any way just a nice place in a great location with good service , unless you think you are Bono or Bill Gates you will probably have a lovely time.

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StaceyO
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic location and great service. Sides are ridiculously over priced but overall great night

OT
OpenTable Diner
Perth
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Service was good but couldn’t see or read the menu without a torch as was so dark outside with no light at all, and the food was pretty expensive for just half a chicken ( for example ) and nothing else with it $35. Outside area was pretty unattractive too but the view was amazing If they want to be busy they need to up their game to meet value for money of surrounding areas and just add the little bits to make liable have light and look more attractive xx

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RosemaryK
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience4

Disappointed by the menus. Not much choice very limited. Very basic. Coffee was cold when we got it. Cakes we ordered weren’t available. Had been there roughly 8 weeks ago was much better. Had recommended to friends we attended with , was quite embarrassing.

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KylieW
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

Lovely place, great service from waiter and lovely food. The wait for food was far too long for little ones who were tired and the entre needed to come earlier to keep them happy. Otherwise all was great.

JC
JessicaC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great food and yummy cocktail! Service was great and beautiful surroundings.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4Food1Service2Ambience5

Lovely Place for a pint, Food was terrible and service was worse

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Great
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

Really enjoyed the food, although was unsure when I read the menu. I thought it was a little bit dark at the outside table, overall very good

CM
CarolineM
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

We were recommended to try the a Royal by friends. Our experience was not quite what we thought. We were seated in the table service area but due to perceived lack of staff left to wait too long for service. One of our table decided to order drinks at the bar,as we had nothing but water for the first 15 mins, but was told he had to wait for table service which when it came was good. However we were only served as the people on the next table offered we go ahead as we had waited so long. Drinks were great. Food order was held up as our fish pie had been given to another table so we all elected to wait for a new one to be cooked. Food was good once received. Main criticism is lack of service- staff were good just not enough of them

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The Royal on the Waterfront is rated 4.1 stars by 137 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.