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The Royal on the Waterfront, East Perth, AU-WA

The Royal on the Waterfront

4.2
4.2
455 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Australian, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (08) 9221 0466

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    The Royal offers a vast selection of finger food, perfect for your special occasion. Choose from one of our suggested menus, or select individual items to create your own! We have everything from sausage rolls and gourmet mini pies, to cheeseboards, seared scallops with chorizo or sticky pork belly with espresso glaze.

  • Private party facilities

    Bring your special occasion to The Royal, we take great pride in ensuring that your event runs smoothly and that everyone has a great time. We will even let you take all the credit!

  • Private party contact

    Rikki Chesson: (08) 9221 0466

  • Neighborhood

    East Perth

  • Parking details

    Royal Street parking

  • Public transit

    Claisebrook Train Station, Yellow CAT Bus

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Limited Menu - 3pm to 5pm

    Multiple dates available
    Please note we only offer Pizza and Chips between 3pm and 5pm

What 455 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Perth

    Best Overall

  • Perth

    Best Ambiance

  • Perth

    Great for Lunch

  • Perth

    Romantic

  • Perth

    Special Occasion

  • Perth

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Perth

    Most Booked

  • Metropolitan Perth

    Best Overall

  • Metropolitan Perth

    Best Food

  • Metropolitan Perth

    Best Service

  • Metropolitan Perth

    Best Ambiance

  • Metropolitan Perth

    Best Value

  • Metropolitan Perth

    Good for Groups

  • Metropolitan Perth

    Romantic

  • Metropolitan Perth

    Special Occasion

  • Metropolitan Perth

    Most Booked

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  1. PD

    PaoloD

    Perth

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place just alcohol very expensive that's the only negative

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded todayThank you for your rating and review. We appreciate your feedback and will pass it on. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team

  2. PM

    PaulM

    Perth

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always good value. Great service and noise level being low allows a conversion evening.

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded 7 days agoThank you for your rating and review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team

  3. TS

    TerrenaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Very nice place to eat, meals were amazing

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded 7 days agoThank you for your rating and review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team

  4. MN

    MikeN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The meal and the service were very good. The outlook is amazing even at night. Great location. Would highly recommend the Royal for a great evening out.

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded 7 days agoThank you for your 5 star rating and review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Perth

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience tonight at The Royal, food was excellent and the staff were wonderful

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on June 26, 2022Thank you for your 5 star rating and review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  6. ND

    NicolaD

    Perth

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    The food was very disappointing. Bland and not overly warm. I’ve dined at The Royal on many occasions and this was the worst re the food. It has so much potential due to the fantastic location but the food needs to be so much better. The Royal needs to up its game, unfortunately.
  7. B

    Brett

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Went here for lunch on Sunday. Hardly any other diners there. Ordered barramundi for main. Was very expensive and the fish didnt taste fresh. Music was way too loud, made it hard to have a conversation, had to ask for the music to be turned down. Hard to get service as waitress hardly came to the table.
  8. PB

    PaulB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night out after the footy with friends. Great food

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on June 20, 2022Thank you for your 5 star rating and review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team

  9. CM

    ChristianM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Terrible service Awful food Have never felt so embarrassed taking a colleague here Never again Perth has so much better to offer This is a mistake waiting for service and drinks no apology Rushing to get us out of the way It worked won’t be back anytime soon Our colleague was shocked Dissatisfaction and disappointment

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on June 16, 2022Hi Christian, I'm surprised to hear about your dinner experience. I was the manager on duty and although your first round of drinks were delayed I did apologise on the wait time on delivery and I ensured there were no more delays to your table. I also followed up on your meals which you were happy with. You mentioned you were waiting on service but you felt rushed to get out of the way? We appreciate all feedback as an opportunity on improving on our service. Regards, Cindy

  10. PS

    PaulS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed it, have had multiple company dinners here and never fail to impress.

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you for your 5 star rating! We hope to see you back soon. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  11. TD

    TashD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome , only fault music loud in restaurant had to talk

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on June 13, 2022Hi Tash, thank you for your 5 star review and rating - we have noted your feedback regarding the music. We hope to see you back soon. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  12. TC

    TaniaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place , excellent location , fabulous food .!!

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on June 13, 2022Hi Tania, thank you for your 5 star review and rating! We hope to see you back soon. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  13. KC

    KarenC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience4
    Eventhough I booked through Open Table and received confirmation email a few weeks ago they still didn't have my booking when I arrived. Lucky to wait and find a spare table

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on June 11, 2022Hi Karen, thank you for clarifying. We will follow this up with the staff working on the day. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  14. VD

    VivD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really busy after an event at the Optus, still had great, & speedy service. Lively atmosphere. In Perth on holiday, but will go again

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on June 8, 2022Hi Viv, thanks for taking the time to review your recent experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  15. GM

    GaryM

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was nice. 1 pizza was enough for 2 of us to share for lunch. Salt and pepper squid was tasty and cooked well. Someone forgot to order the chips so can’t comment on those 😆

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on June 6, 2022Hi Gary, thanks for your review regarding your recent experience. We hope to see you back soon so you can try our chips! Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  16. JW

    JanW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were given a quiet table as requested, for three friends to catch-up. Food ( a selection of entrees along with a Caesar salad) was very tasty and reasonably priced. Service was quick and friendly. Wine (a bottle of Prosecco) was, we felt, a bit overpriced at$60. Overall a very pleasant lunch in a lovely location.

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on June 6, 2022Hi Jan, thanks for taking the time to review your recent experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  17. KP

    KellyP

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, food was very generous and tasty and not too expensive. I will definitely book again.

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on May 30, 2022Thank you for your 5 star rating and review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  18. RL

    RobL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The menu could do with a little more variety but very nice all the same

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on May 31, 2022Hi Rob, thank you for your review and rating. We hope to go back to our full menu like we have offered in the future soon! The Royal Management Team.

  19. L

    Locals

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Great place to enjoy a drink and meal by the river.

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on May 30, 2022Thank you for your rating and review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  20. AP

    AstridP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great afternoon out. Service was amazing and the food delicious can’t wait to visit again!!

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on May 24, 2022Thank you for your 5 star rating and review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    I had linguine marinara and it was terrible. I didn’t get close to finishing it. Linguine was overcooked, just tasted like reheated day old food. Pity because it’s in a nice setting.
  22. T

    Tauroch

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole dining experience was most enjoyable. The food was well presented and delicious, the ambience relaxed and quiet. No blaring music. The views of the water relaxing. The service outstanding. Prices comparable but not overpriced. A beautiful touch was the deserts, which were delicious, were “ on the house” as it was our Anniversary. Very much appreciated, especially during these tough times for the industry. All in all, a memorable experience. One of our favourite meeting places.

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on May 18, 2022Thank you so much for your 5 star rating and review! We are so pleased to hear that you had a memorable experience celebrating your Anniversary with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  23. LT

    LeslieT

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    On the water front, good pub food, decent wine menu.

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on May 13, 2022Thank you for your rating and review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  24. P

    Punters

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Dining was relaxing & great experience. Location, food & service was excellent Two of us had a Gin & Tonic - although we drank them with lunch, the Gin used was of a poor quality & I think the Tonic used was possibly out of the postmix machine - we shall not order that again.

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on May 10, 2022Hello, thank you for your review regarding your recent experience at our venue. We appreciate your feedback. Our House gin is Gordon's gin, however, we do have a wider selection available at your request. We hope to see you back soon. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice environment, very good service, delicious food! Will surely be back again

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on May 9, 2022Thank you for your 5 star rating and review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  26. ND

    NeilD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice food but I think the menu choice could have been longer

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on May 9, 2022Hi Neil, thank you for your rating and review. Due to the current climate in which we are operating in, we have had to reduce our menu. Hopefully we can go back to offering our extensive menu like we have in the past soon We look forward to welcoming you back! Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  27. C

    Chevy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Fantastic views over the water. Perfect for a date

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on May 9, 2022Thank you for your 5 star rating and review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  28. C

    Cottesloe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service turnaround exceptional we used the app for food and went to the bar for drinks...minimal waiting time to get served 30 seconds tops staff were on top of keeping the line at the bar moving given there was an event (AFL) on at Optus Stadium we weren't sure what to expect waiting times, crowds etc. pleasantly surprised...delicious burger, fries...

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on May 9, 2022Thank you for your 5 star rating and review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  29. LT

    LeslieT

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Beutifully by the water, good burger, good calamari. Wine prices reasonable

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on May 2, 2022Hi Leslie, thank you for your rating and feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  30. JV

    JanV

    Perth

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    One of my favourite places in Perth . I love it for it’s great location & ambience. It didn’t get 5 stars for food cos I feel the menu is limiting. A couple of favourites have come off the menu, eg Haloumi Burger & Steak Sandwich. I still love it though

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on May 2, 2022Hi Jan, thanks for your rating and feedback regarding your recent experience. Due to the current climate in which we are operating in, we have had to reduce our menu. Hopefully we can go back to offering our extensive menu like we have in the past soon - including your favourites! We hope to see you back soon! The Royal Management Team.

  31. MV

    MrVincent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Booking the outside table was very easy through the website. It is a very nice environment to have your meal in overlooking the water and watching the passes by. We ordered five meals and one of the steak meals was very poor and the steak burger was nothing exceptional either. The garlic, breads and hummus are very nice. And there was a reasonable selection of alcoholic drinks. I found the restaurant very clean and the staff friendly.

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on May 10, 2022Hello Mr Vincent, thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us. We will pass your feedback on to our kitchen team regarding the steak and beef burger. We do hope to see you back soon. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  32. CF

    CraigF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great stop before the Footy at Optus. Did wonder where the Little Ferry was though.

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on May 2, 2022Hi Craig, thanks for your review regarding your recent experience. We will follow up with the Little Ferry Co! Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  33. CH

    CarylH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Always enjoy the Royal. A great place for after work drinks and a meal. The menu selection was very limited though. Very "pub" food - burgers and parmi with chips and salad. For the prices it was a little too basic. The menu could do with a bit more depth. But what we had was very nice.

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on May 9, 2022Hi Caryl, thank you for your rating and feedback regarding your recent experience. Due to the current climate in which we are operating in, we have had to reduce our menu. Hopefully we can go back to offering our extensive menu like we have in the past soon. Kind Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  34. JB

    JackieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent choice of Restaurant, beautiful food and a breathtaking view. Staff was very friendly and helpful especially with our food and drink order using their App.

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on April 27, 2022Hi Jackie, thank you for your 5 star rating and review regarding your recent experience. We really appreciate it, and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  35. LG

    LeanneG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience1
    5 people ordered the steak. Each order was not cooked properly. The steak itself was not good quality. The sauce was not nice. The salad has come out of a pkt and the chips. For the price the meal should have Been $30. I would rate this meal as a pub meal.
  36. RM

    RobM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    The fish was nasty on the fish n chips Beautiful spot though
  37. CY

    ClayY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Pulled up in our little boat and had lunch over looking the water. Very enjoyable.

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on April 27, 2022Thanks for your rating and review Clay! We hope to see you back soon. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  38. TF

    TonyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great time. Dean behind the bar was fantastic. Very engaging and made us feel welcomed. Only downfall, not enough staff behind the bar. Wait time to get a drink was long, bar staff under the pump

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on April 27, 2022Thanks for your 5 star review and rating Tony! We appreciate your feedback regarding Dean, and we will definitely pass this on. We hope to see you back soon. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  39. AA

    AndrewandAnnie

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn't fault it. Great service, food and beers! A trally good pre footie venue

    The Royal on the WaterfrontResponded on April 27, 2022Thanks for your 5 star review and rating! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Royal Management Team.

  40. SM

    SarahM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    We ordered 2 chicken Caesar salads which took 25 mins to come out and was basically a plate of lettuce with 3 pieces of chicken on top at a cost of $28.45 - not fantastic I’m afraid! To be fair we asked for no croutons and one without bacon but still. The staff were very polite and helpful after I’d gone inside to chase our food up. I love the Royal and have been coming for years but not sure I’d come back for the food, sorry.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

The Royal on the Waterfront is rated 4.2 stars by 455 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Royal on the Waterfront

60 Royal Street East Perth, AU-WA 6004

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    East Perth

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Australian, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Royal Street parking

  • Public transit

    Claisebrook Train Station, Yellow CAT Bus

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (08) 9221 0466

  • Catering

    The Royal offers a vast selection of finger food, perfect for your special occasion. Choose from one of our suggested menus, or select individual items to create your own! We have everything from sausage rolls and gourmet mini pies, to cheeseboards, seared scallops with chorizo or sticky pork belly with espresso glaze.

  • Private party facilities

    Bring your special occasion to The Royal, we take great pride in ensuring that your event runs smoothly and that everyone has a great time. We will even let you take all the credit!

  • Private party contact

    Rikki Chesson: (08) 9221 0466

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