The Royal on the Waterfront

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289 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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Experiences

  • Restaurant Seating

    Multiple dates available

    Indoor dinning with full table service
  • Restaurant Seating

    Feb 12 - Dec 31, 2021

    You are reserving an indoor dining table offering full table service
  • Restaurant Alfresco

    Feb 12 - Dec 31, 2021

    You are reserving an outdoor dining table, food and beverage orders are to be placed at the bar or you can use the me&u beacons to order from your table. Please note we cannot guarantee a table inside during bad weather.
What 289 People Are Saying
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Food
4.1
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChristineE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Too Noisy, did not realise it was due to the OPTUS STADIUM GAME Crowd, would have arrange another night.
This is a place I used to frequent several years ago. It was one of our favourite places.
The food was Good but would have been nicer if it had been brought out separately as it was cold before we got to eat the mains.
Unfortunately we had ordered all food together on the APP System not realising it would be provided all together.
Staff are pleasant but seems like way too busy, tables not cleaned.
Would be an idea to inform Patrons best to order Entre first then mains later.

Thank you for asking for the feedback

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded a day ago

Hi Christine, thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Royal. We will certainly pass on your feedback to the me&u team regarding the ability for guests to specify which items are entrees and mains. Game days at Optus Stadium are our busiest day of the week, so we do hope that this didn't impact your visit too much and we hope you will consider returning in the future. Kind Regards, Cindy.

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TomS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

We changed our seating from inside to outside due to the sanitiser/musty smell inside which we thought was overpowering. Other than that, nice thank you

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EmadS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

My wife and I ordered a well done Margaret River rump steak with mushroom sauce. The steak was almost burnt and tasted of soy sauce. There was hardly any mushroom. The salad was poor with mainly green leaves and raddish. The chips were Ok but the portion was v. small.

We also ordered two flat whites, which came warm, and had to be replaced.
The ambience was good, but the food left a lot to be desired.

I have noticed that the quality of food has dropped significantly from previous months. It could be due to bad management , staff or a mix of those.

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded a day ago

Hi Emad, thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Royal. We are disappointed to hear that your experience at our venue wasn't satisfactory. We will definitely pass your feedback on to the kitchen team. We do hope that our team members were able to assist you on the night and rectify these issues immediately that were brought to their attention. Kind Regards, Cindy.

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HarrietC
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and amazing service - we will be back!!

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hi Harriet, thanks so much for your 5 star rating! We look forward to welcoming you back to our venue soon. Kind Regards, Cindy.

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TomH
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

In reality I would say that the food menu was limited. The drinks menu did not show what spirits were available. Entre of calamari was enjoyable and the parmy was a good size and tasty

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hi Tom, thanks for your feedback. We will pass this on to management to consider further, especially regarding a spirits menu. We do hope that our team was able to assist you on the day with spirit options. Kind Regards, Cindy.

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KevinF
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed the lunch we had on Sunday .The service was great and we didn't have to wait long for our meals to come There were 4 in our group and we all chose a different choice but all meals were very good

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 20 July 2021

Hi Kevin, thanks for your rating and positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Cindy.

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NicoleR
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good friendly service
Food came about very quickly
We ordered the grazing plate to share, there was a good variety and selection of meats ect, would have been perfect if it had Dukkah instead of seeded mustard
Mains seafood pasta, beef burger and steak sandwich all very nice and tasty
Will definitely return

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hi Nicole, thank you so much for your 5 star rating. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Cindy.

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JenniferN
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We gather here once a year (at least) with friends who visit from interstate. It is a tradition for about 5 years now.

Always enjoy the atmosphere of the outdoors, however this year we were indoors due to inclement weather.

The staff, food and service is excellent, always an enjoyable meal and great venue to catch up with friends 🥰

We will be back again 🥂

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hi Jennifer, thank you so much for your 5 star rating! We are so delighted to hear that our venue is your traditional catch up spot! We look forward to welcoming you back for years to come. Kind Regards, Cindy.

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Miriam
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Disappointed that the gluten free rustic chips turned into a green salad without warning. Probably better for me. The gluten free burger was fine.

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hi Miriam, thank you for your review. We will definitely follow up as to why you were served salad rather than chips. We are however, happy to hear that you enjoyed our gluten free burger. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Cindy.

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SiobhanW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Brilliant scenery and decor. Amazing waterfront view and location. Great food and impressive gluten free selection. Would highly recommend

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 15 July 2021

Hi Siobhan, thanks so much for your rating. We look forward to seeing you back at The Royal soon. Kind Regards, Cindy.

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BilV
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

You are paying for the view. Best meal was kids fish and chips. Ours was average for the price you pay. One of main meals (bbq chicken) was so salty, almost inedible. Not going back again

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 13 July 2021

Hi Bil, thank you for taking the time to review The Royal on the Waterfront. We are disappointed to hear that your recent dining experience was unsatisfactory. We will be passing your feedback on to our kitchen team regarding the BBQ Chicken. We do hope that you will consider choosing our venue again in the future. Kind Regards, Cindy.

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KarinaT
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Lovely food friendly staff, sometimes it was a little hard to get service but overall it was a lovely spot for luch

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 12 July 2021

Hi Karina, thanks so much for your review. We will definitely be passing your feedback on to our front of house staff regarding service. However, we are pleased that overall you had an enjoyable experience. Kind Regards, Cindy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great beer & burger!

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 12 July 2021

Thanks so much for your 5 star rating! See you back at The Royal soon. Kind Regards, Cindy.

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KristenM
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved it, will definitely be back! The Royal is a regular of mine as I work nearby, I’ve never had an average meal here. Would recommend to anyone

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 12 July 2021

Hi Kristen, thanks so much for your rating and kind words! We look forward to seeing you soon. Kind Regards, Cindy.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Too much black barley with the BBQ chicken and not enough creamed corn.

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 6 July 2021

Hi Mark, thank you for your review. We will pass this on to our kitchen team. We look forward to welcoming you back at The Royal on the Waterfront soon. Kind Regards, Cindy.

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PatriciaR
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The staff were fantastic with special mention of Paul who's service was 6 star.

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 28 June 2021

Hi Patricia, thanks so much for your 5 star rating. We will definitely be passing this positive feedback on to Paul. We look forward to seeing you back soon. Kind Regards, Cindy.

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ShirleyV
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very pleased with food service and the venue awesome!

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 22 June 2021

Thanks for your 5 star review Shirley! We look forward to welcoming you back next time. Kind Regards, Cindy.

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TaylaW
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and had the convenience of ordering using your phone which allows for easy split billing!

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 22 June 2021

Hi Tayla, thanks for your positive feedback! We can't wait to welcome you back soon, Cindy.

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BobR
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Our table was ready as booked.. My party thought the menu a little basic with steak sandwiches and burgers. The only decent mains were expensive for what was there.

Wines by bottle a little over the top too.. $50+

Service was prompt and courteous and check out seamless.

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PatrickW
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Some delay in drinks ordering from the table but it was quite busy due to pre football crowd. Will go back again.

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 14 June 2021

Hi Patrick, thanks so much for visiting us on Game Day. It can get quite busy here before/after the game so we really do appreciate your patience. We hope to see you back soon, Cindy.

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MELISSAH
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Food excellent n service but inside music was so loud we had too talk over it.

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 14 June 2021

Hi Melissah, thanks so much for your review. We will pass on your feedback regarding the music inside. Kind Regards, Cindy.

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LanceP
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

Service has changed to ordering at the bar . Hard to work out who works there if you need help , no longer a fan

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 14 June 2021

Hi Lance, thank you for your feedback. Our restaurant offers table service however our bar and alfresco area require guests to order at the bar or through our me&u table beacons. Our me&u table beacons are a great way of avoiding queues and allows guests to order both food and beverages. Kind Regards, Cindy.

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TerriB
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely spot - good food and great service- keep it up

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 14 June 2021

Hi Terri, thanks for your 5 star review! We look forward to seeing you back very soon. Kind Regards, Cindy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Taking my partner to celebrate our love

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 14 June 2021

Thanks so much for your 5 star review! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thank you, Cindy.

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CoryB
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great location and great food. Can’t wait to come again

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 9 June 2021

Hi Cory, thanks for your 5 star rating! We cannot wait to welcome you back again! Kind Regards, Cindy.

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Jenni
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Perfect venue to meet friends for a drink and lunch before the footy

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 9 June 2021

Hi Jenni. Thanks for your positive review. We hope to see you back at The Royal soon. Kind Regards, Cindy.

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MickM
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We went to watch the footy and be close to Optus Stadium. Food was good snd service was friendly.

Not many people there which is a shame as it is a great spot and you can hear the crowd.

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miker
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

great venue...very busy on footy night so personally think there is a better system for ordering drinks and food as waiting in a line that stretches well n truly out the door is not pleasant and is not a good look.
the rest of the experience was awesome!
cheers

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 9 June 2021

Hi Mike, thank you for your review. We have recently introduced a new ordering system that is available at all our outside tables and bar area. The me&u system allows our customers to order and pay from your phone - avoiding the queues! We are pleased that your overall experience was a great one. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, Cindy.

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Shep
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Service was slow for the tables. Food was definitely Pub Food. It was tasty but same selection as other Pubs. Was a busy day but priority should be to the seated.

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MauritaW
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, very good/polite staff, awesome food

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MarkD
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Good food and great service, little on the pricey side but you only live once.

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AlistairB
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was excellent, will definitely go back!!

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 31 May 2021

Hi Alistair, thank you for your review - we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience! Hope to see you back soon. Kind Regards, Cindy.

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Tenmap
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

The wagyu steak tasted burnt, to the point of being inedible. However, we did get a refund. The barramundi had a basil flavoured paste that tasted as if straight from a jar, definitely not freshly made. The wait staff and ambience were delightful. Let down by substandard meal quality.

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 27 May 2021

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us. We are disappointed to hear that your experience wasn't a great one. We have passed your feedback on to our kitchen team and hope that you will visit us again in the future. Kind Regards, Cindy.

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Hoops
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We really enjoyed our experience at the Royal. The meals were lovely and the service was great on the night. It’s also a lovely location. My only criticism would be regarding communication as I did send several emails/messages leading up to the night of the booking with no reply. However, they were very accomodating when I eventually got onto someone via a phone call.

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 26 May 2021

Hello, thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that you weren't able to get in contact with us via email. We have passed this on to our team. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your night with us - we look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Hollie

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IvanZ
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first visit, and I was impressed by the spacious layout, of the tables and the attentive staff that had a quiet and respectful "Downton Abbey" butler like manner. The menu was on the simple side, but had a good variety. The Wagyu beef steak with red wine ju was cooked perfectly.
The only thing I would change is the chips - thicker cut wedge style would be better.
It was great to be able to nip over to the sports bar for a quick football update too.

I'll be back!

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 26 May 2021

Hi Ivan, thanks so much for your feedback! We are delighted that your first visit with us was a great one, and we look forward to welcoming you back many times in the future. Thank you, Hollie.

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RickG
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The setting was nice and have been there a few times. Service was excellent however my meal was the special and came out 15 minutes before the others (there was six of us) I basically finished before the other meals came. THe online ordering was great. Two parmi's both felt were a little dry and over cooked. We had one vegan in the group where there was no choice except salad so had chips in this day and age there does need to be more vegan vege choices. Not that hard to do a few dishes that are vegan as still can be enjoyed by non-vegans. Good choice of beers and wine. At the upper end of coast but we were there for the company not to save money. Probably go elsewhere next time all the same plenty to choose from in the area

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 26 May 2021

Hi Rick, thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that you weren't completely satisfied with your recent visit to our venue. We have passed on your feedback to our kitchen team. We are delighted to announce that we have just introduced our new menu that has more Vegan options available, as well as Vegan Cheese as a substitute on pizzas. We do hope that you will visit us again the future. Kind Regards, Hollie.

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CherieE
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Beautiful sunny day to be seated outside for a family lunch gathering.
Excellent service by all staff. Food was great, lots of variety.

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 26 May 2021

Hi Cherie, thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again! Hollie

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MurrayL
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Backdrop of Claisebrook cove lovely.
6 of us sat inside due to weather but were under a speaker that emitted music that was not suitable to eating and talking.
Service was lousy having to wave to get attention.
Food choice average. Look at the menu online before booking .
I thought prices were a bit expensive for what you got .
More pub grub type of food .
It will be a while before I revisit.

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RalphD
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location and really friendly staff. Wide set of options - both food and wine and overall excellent value for money. Will definitely return.

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 22 May 2021

Hi Ralph, Thank you on your lovely review, we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Cindy

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Patron
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food. Great service. Terrific value. Recommended for a good pub meal.

The Royal on the Waterfront
Responded on 22 May 2021

Hi Patron, thank you on your lovely review, we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Cindy

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The Royal on the Waterfront is rated 4 stars by 289 OpenTable diners.

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