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22 hour pinot noir braised beef ribs - Blackbird Restaurant, Perth, WA

Blackbird Restaurant

3.8
3.8
81 Reviews
$41 to $100
Steak
Blackbird is a purposefully quiet Australian and European restaurant situated on picturesque Claisebrooke lake in East Perth. Dimly lit, cozy atmosphere and outstanding food; fine tuned over the last 10 years. Perfect for that special occasion!

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Steak, European, Australian
  • Hours of operation
    Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Breakfast Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0481 359 906
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    East Perth
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 81 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

81 Reviews
  1. CSmith

    Perth

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I definitely won't go back. It was my first and last time. We went there to celebrate Valentine's day, and it took 3 hours to serve 4 dishes. We took the desert home as I couldn't stand that place. I asked the waiter if we could sit inside and he said they were full booked, but there were empty tables inside for the entire time I was there. Smelly, with cockroaches and slow service I high recommend you don't waste your money and time in this place.

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  2. Tom24

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We did not have an overly pleasant experience. We ordered pasta and a shared salad. The salad came out within 10 minutes, the pasta almost an hour later. When we sat down the waiter offered me a cushion for the chair but none to my wife. We finally went inside and took one from another seat. The whole service reminded us of a bunch of high schoolers trying to run a restaurant. The place would greatly benefit from an experienced front-end manager. The food was pretty meh. I would not go back to Blackbird.

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  3. ClaerB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    What can I say - it was NYE and you just want a lovely atmosphere and delicious well cooked food. The ambience was non existent really The scallop starter was actually lovely flavours which blended well . Unfortunately the mains were disappointing duck a lorange was very overcooked and dry and came with a weird concoction of onion bacon and peas which overpowered the dish . Steak board - ordered medium rare came medium to well done with a spicy chilli sauce again flavours did not work. Listen I could see staff running they were busy but it could have been so much better. Simplify things work on flavours and quality of the dishes and you will be fine you just need to fine tune. Also more charismatic wait staff are needed to make it an experience- you have potential - hope you can work it out

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  4. daphneF

    Perth

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service... Lovely evening had by all. Degustation is delicious and amazing value for money!

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  5. LouiseM

    Perth

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat down, very excited to be there as the venue was really cute. However, the first hiccup came when we had to wait 40 minutes for our drinks. We had ordered virgin pinacoladas but they came with strawberry so that was a bit of a shock. They assured us that was just how they make it. We accepted it and waited for our entre. We checked on the baked brie a few times but it was another 20 minutes before it arrived, so they offered it on the house. Finally, our mains came out shortly after we had finished our entre. They were simple but good. I ate the beef ribs and mash, while my cousin had the penne alla vodka. I think this place has potential, but they do really need to work on the service.

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  6. LINDAF

    Perth

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent the tasting menu and wine pairing very generous servings. Our booking was a Tues this may have reflected on the standard of food presentation

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  7. LinhH

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect date night, with 4 course and paired wines for 3 of the courses. Started with raw beef caparccio and prosecco, then beetroot salad, 3 cheese croquettes and pinot noir, barramundi for main with pinot grigo. A table outside overlooked the lake and black swans made for a beautiful evening. Lovely food and attentive service. Thank you

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  8. GGSD

    Perth

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Took a bit of a while for the food to come but it was worth it.

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  9. Jenny

    Perth

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Not many diners at the restaurant (Friday night) so it lacked an energy. I had the gnocchi which I liked. My friend had the seafood bouillabaisse and the sauce tasted like Heinz tomato soup. Very ordinary. A disappointing experience overall.

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  10. Whetu

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very quiet, lovely view. Food was amazing, service was good

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  11. JasonW

    Perth

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The night started off good the place was really well set out and the atmosphere was really nice. We had the degustation meal. Started off really good the first 2 course were good and came out really quick. Then the 3rd course seemed to take ages which me and my wife didn't mind as we were enjoying each other's company. Then mains came out and that was where it went down hill I had the fish which was pretty good my wife had the beef ribs which came out stone cold including the sauce. Took it back in and asked the waiter to please warm it up as it was stone cold. Came back out still stone cold. Took it back told them not to worries about it and the dessert. To the waiters credit he took a large chunk off the bill. Hopefully it was just an off night.

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  12. Verydisappointeddiners

    Perth

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was all cooked from frozen,scallops sitting in juice,cooked from frozen,polenta was deep fied,a maccas hash brown tasted better,steaks came out cold,not cooked as requested,veggies were pack frozen and cooked poorly,would not recommend eating here

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  13. conorC

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It was shocking! So bad we had to leave. Nothing on the menu was available and anything that was available the waiter sugesteded not to get it as there was bad reviews.

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  14. NubiaF

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best part of diner was outstanding service apart from the incredible dishes. Duck was great, and so were the drinks.

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  15. KevinA

    Perth

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice and cozy atmosphere, very attentive server, queit atmosphere by the lake. Very enjoyable

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  16. julietw

    Perth

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A very pleasant restaurant overlooking the estuary in the cove in east Perth. The food was ok we had the degustation menu. It was well priced for what it was.

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  17. Diner437

    Perth

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I ordered the calzone which was burnt to a crisp. The filling was tasty but desperately needed salt. My partner ordered the “duck a ‘lorange” which was literally baked duck with rice and a wedge of orange to be squeezed over the top? While he did say it was tasty - this is absolutely in no way what duck a ‘lorange actually is. We skipped desert because we were pretty disappointed by the end. Waiters were attentive enough and we liked the ambiance/ lack of noise. It’s a shame what’s happened to the food since our last visit a few years ago.

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  18. RaquelR

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the food and the waiters are quick to respond..

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  19. LukeC

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely night out, great service and food, couldn't fault anything, definitely a go back restaurant.

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  20. DavidP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great dinner and service. Lovely location but the restaurant is in need of a facelift.

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  21. AnneO

    Perth

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Garlic roast potatoes were boiled potatoes with unpeeled roasted garlic. Potatoes were still hard. Chocolate mousse was liquid -wasn’t set. Couldn’t eat it.

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  22. Steve

    Indonesia

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was very very average and no friendly service as I booked a table for my anniversary and the guy didn’t even acknowledge my booking and told me to sit anywhere. Steak was full of fat and won’t be returning

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  23. KayneWA

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service, ambience, fair prices, overall an amazing experience all around, highly recommend

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  24. Steveo

    Perth

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent service. Will recommend to others.,

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  25. EbonyM

    Perth

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place, went out for a one year anniversary, liked the outdoor sitting area, very intimate place to go.

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  26. AugustineM

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very quiet and intimate place The service was very helpful and you don’t wait too long for the meal

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  27. CraigN

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blackbird is a wonderful little restaurant perfect for an anniversary or birthday for a small group. Delicious food, friendly service and all for a great price.

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  28. JoDR

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had another outstanding dinner at Blackbird. We have been going there for many years to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Blackbird is always wonderful from the amazing food to the intimate tables. The staff are always lovely and attention to detail is amazing. We love that it is a small restaurant in such a beautiful location. We will be back next year!

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  29. AnkaD

    Perth

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was delicious. The staff very attentive. The décor was a bit dated.

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  30. Guest

    Perth

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Don’t do it! The food was terrible, cheap and tacky. The place was tiny, smelly and dirty. The decor was ugly and confusing. The chairs and tables were unstable. It was so dark you needed a phone light to read the menu. I am so beyond disappointed. The place looks nothing like the website. Save your money and go somewhere else. I’m so disappointed I wasted my money at this place.

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  31. juliad

    Perth

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Cosy table, took a while to have drinks ordered, waitress was wearing a puffer jacket- odd. Starters were lovey tasty and nicely preseted, steaks wer cooked as ordered , duck a little bit small, Bouillabaisse not a real one at all sadly - I'm spoilt I lived in France so more like a tomato soup with seafood in it. Deserts ok but too sweet- soufle not a Soufle mostly like a chocolate fondant very rich and again too much sugar over- rid the cocoa flavour. Steaks were served with cheese knifes. Odd but quirly and added fun to the night. All in all they tried hard to please and we have a super evening. Room for improvement for sure but well priced for that side of town- parking free after 6pm a bonus. Highlight were the croquets and dumplings.

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  32. NatalieM

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fresh and delicious. Nice little spot really enjoyed everything they had to offer.

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  33. Noah

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and cosy atmosphere. A lovely place for a special occasion

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  34. JustMe

    Houston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a solid neighborhood restaurant. The degustation + wine paring is a great deal - 6 courses (4 apps, 1 entree, 1 dessert) with 6 wines for $120 ($75 without wine). We were able to order one then added another entree and really enjoyed sharing the appetizers. Food was freshly prepared and tasty. It doesn't have the polish of some places in the CBD but would definitely recommend it.

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  35. ClaireA

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food, great service. Excellent value for money. Nice quiet restaurant for a romantic night out. Would highly recommend.

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  36. PeterR

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Little gem in the perth cbd. Took my partner for her birthday. Fantastic friendly service, very flexible with options, food was excellent. The waiter was incredibly attentive and very kind. Will definitely visit again.

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  37. CarmenR

    Perth

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the actual food was well cooked but the marrying of sauces with food was all wrong. Confused indeed. The ribs were chewy and not cooked long enough and sauce was really wrong. Where was a nice Jus!. Polenta under seasoned and what was the sign with dumplings - odd. Mouse hideous. Eeek. Brownie needs icecream or a dollop of cream. So much could work for this restaurant but sauces ruined the meal in general.

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  38. Rosmarie

    Perth

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Open Table booking was difficult to navigate. Finally found a la carte section as I didn't want degustation menu.

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  39. LinE

    Perth

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, nice menu, good food and lovely, cozy atmosphere. Nice outside area for when the weather is warm.

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  40. AaronA

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolutely amazing experience. Would recommend to everyone. Good food atmosphere and service. 10/10

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  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Blackbird Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0481 359 906.

Blackbird Restaurant is rated 3.8 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

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Google Map for Blackbird Restaurant

10 Eastbrook Terrace, Perth, WA 6004

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    East Perth
  • Hours of operation
    Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Breakfast Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Steak, European, Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    0481 359 906
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