Matilda Bay Restaurant

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745 reviews
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$A41 to $A100
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Modern Australian
Matilda Bay Restaurant is on the banks of Swan River, a bustling top end restaurant with an emphasis on seafood and grill items.

Matilda Bay Restaurant delivers contemporary and fresh dishes daily, the perfect menu to be enjoyed for those specials occasions or get togethers with friends and family.

The delicious menu includes dishes such as Grilled Fish of the day, Duck and a selection of premium steaks. The wine list is nothing less than impressive featuring a large number of Australia’s finest wines.

The stunning views make Matilda Bay Restaurant a wonderful choice to have lunch or dinner while gazing out onto the lights of the city or yachts by the water. Making a visit to Matilda Bay Restaurant memorable.
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4.5
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4.5
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NF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were very friendly and nice and we got a lovely view

RK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great river view, attentive service and a selection of outstanding vegan dishes, which can be hard to come by.

PR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The staff are awesome here. The ambiance, is really enduring. Wine list whilst pricey, is extensive.
Highly recommend for those special moments in life.

DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the crayfish special and it was absolutely delicious. It was very fresh and beautifully cooked. The service was friendly and very efficient. I couldn't rate our experience more highly.

SG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Promptly welcomed at the reception and taken straight through to our table. The staff were very attentive and saw to our every need. The setting is fabulous and the food delicious. There was only one hiccup and that was dealt with promptly and to our satisfaction. The wines were delicious!

CW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Really can't fault anything when it comes to Matilda Bay Restaurant, the atmosphere is always lovely & service great. Only one little hick up this time, in that the wait staff forgot about our bubbles but other than that the crayfish was cooked perfectly and the salad was delicious!

AL
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Matilda Bay Restaurant is our 'go to' restaurant for dinners with friends from overseas or interstate. It's in a beautiful location, the food is superb and the service top notch. They never fail to deliver - highly recommended!

AC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service and great views accompanied by very good food. We will be back very soon.

KR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great time. Food was good and as a special made it better value. Good ambience. Waitress attentive

KB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great crayfish special and the service by Anna and Juan were outstanding.

JM
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend lunch at this beautiful restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and it timed in well with the cray on the bay special being on this month. Great service and atmosphere, very mice food, friendly staff.

PC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

I ordered SB which when poured was warm, you don't serve SB at room temperature, sorry....

DR
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Impressed our friends from the UK,we even had dolphins swimming in the sea outside our window.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

On site parking was good.

Disappointing to see a fairly rowdy wedding reception under way on arrival on the outside Terrace.

The music was loud and clearly audible thru the restaurant even though it was some distance away on an outside terrace.

The ladies toilets soon became a wet and smelly mess by drunk female party goers, leaving empty glasses in the area etc.

The mens room fared better and wasn't really a problem.

The service from our wait person Madeline was very good and the table service thru the night was excellent.

Food was a little below what we expected but overall the food was delivered in timley manner, was tasty and was pretty good value for this type of resturant.

The setting on the river is beautiful and during the evening we observed dolphins, swans and other wildlife pass by.

The wedding party aside its still fairly noisy venue when area is full.

I was annoyed that despite spending $650.00 on a dinner for 4 I was slugged 2% surcharge for using my Amex card.
Sure I get the restaurant gets charged a higher merchant fee with Amex but its not that much higher, most venues charge 1% if any.

DJ
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Then food was amazing I made the whole fish and loved it. For desert I had the pavlova but unfortunately lost the tradition fluffy light meringue with fresh fruit. The location was outstanding the full open windows makes a great atmosphere woth the yacht and boats in the pens makes it a great place. There is a great menu to pick from and nice and detailed to make it easy to know what you are actually getting.
The only thing I saw was a problem was when the lights were dimmed that there were people that were struggling to see what was on the menu. I can see it creates atmosphere.
I will be recommending the place to friends and family. And we will be seeing you next time we go out.

AD
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic night, food, service, mood....everything. Nothing was too much trouble

TH
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and and really tasty the service was great to
Thank you

MC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

The location is gorgeous and it was so nice sitting there overlooking the water. Our meal started out well with two nice entree's. However my husband asked for his steak medium rare and it was clearly well done. My main was a bit bland, as we're both deserts. Given the price, we expected much better. We were offered a discount to compensate for the overcooked steak, but when we went to pay the discount was not applied the man who settled our bill was a bit abrasive.

AM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Yes, only if Matilda Bay returns to what it was a year or 2 ago.

AM
Inverness
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience5

The ambience was excellent and we had a nice table with a lovely river view. The service was good, with polite and attentive wait staff. The food however was mediocre, in particular the seafood dishes we ordered. The seafood (fish and prawns) was tasteless and rubbery and seemed to have been frozen. The food presentation was also very mediocre, hence poor value for around $45 (side dishes of vegetables and salad were extra). However, when we complained, we were promptly offered an alternative without any fuss. We chose a meat alternative which we were happy with.

LP
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing lunch, Thankyou. Food was amazing, service impeccable, amazing view of swan river with 2 black swans swimming by, my sisters and i enjoyed the ambience.

C
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service, very nice and quiet, beautiful view, food was good portions and tasty.

VD
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

You cannot beat the view from this venue. Tables were very close together, so staff bumped into chairs and patrons. Food was good but for the price - it was not good value.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful lunch and an amazing experience. Cannot wait to return for an evening meal.

a
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

What a beautiful view, this restaurant has a very plush and welcoming atmosphere.
The food flavours are lovely and a complete surprise. Ok some may think it is a tad expensive but it is value for money we felt. If you have a special occasion to celebrate or you just like the good things in life, then Matilda Bay is for you.

JH
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Service was excellent, however the food was average.
The food continues to be sub par for the price. It’s close but I prefer other restaurants.

BC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food of exceptional quality in a fabulous setting

J
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Little mistake before I arrived, received an email saying my reservation was cancelled 30mins before the booking time. Once arrived everything was ok.

J
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

This was one of the most overpriced meals I have had in Perth in recent memory. IN FACT it was the most overpriced meal I have ever had in Perth in the last 22 years. Price aside, the quality and presentation was substandard and the delay between ordering and receiving the food was also unacceptable. By contrast with the meal we had the night before at Nobu, it is clear that Matilda Bay does not seem to have any sense of respect for the culinary knowledge or integrity of their clientele.

c
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Window table didn't disappoint with sunset views over the Swan River and to the City - a tranquil setting with the restaurant being on the banks of the Swan. The discreet but efficient table service was outstanding. Recommend the Fresh Oysters , Hoi Sin Duck was also a hit and the steamed treacle dessert was delicious, just like Granma used to make ! Couldn't fault anything - the prices reflect the high standards that the restaurant provides. Close parking a problem on a Saturday night with multiple events at the restaurant, but there is an overflow carpark a few minutes away.

A
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The ambience and views were beautiful and this was one of the reasons we chose the venue. We were celebrating my son's 30th birthday who had flown in from Sydney, along with his Canadian girlfriend, and his sister and partner (also from Sydney). We chose a 6:15 pm time slot so that we could enjoy the views during the daylight hours and as the sun was setting.

We were disappointed that the 'birthday boy' was unable to have his cocktail of choice as the restaurant had "run out of one of the ingredients". In addition, the 'birthday boy's' brother was unable to have his first choice of main meal 'the aged beef', as the restaurant "had run out". I was surprised that a restaurant could 'run out' of so many ingredients. The servings of food were delicious but very small for the prices that were being charged, especially for the men at our table.

It was a lovely touch for the restaurant to provide a Happy Birthday dessert, however, it was just as we were paying the bill at the table, so the timing was a little awkward.

Whilst the 'birthday boy' did not express his disappointment to me, I know that he felt let down by the experience. He is used to examplary dining experiences and as this was such a special occasion, overall it was not a memorable experience.

FW
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food OK - but menu needs to be more balanced - Poached lemon chicken for an entree was far too heavy though and far too much starch for a starter. The attending wait person had no knowledge of the wine menu and after three tries at communicating our choice to her, we were instructed to "show her" the menu - this was repeated for the second bottle. One of our dessert/coffee orders was forgotten - getting attention was a chore. We usually tip.

GB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed our lunch on 24/12 & found the staff extremely attentive & efficient.
Like all restaurants today, the food is good but wine is triple the price you can buy it for at your local!
We did very much enjoy this choice of venue & food for a birthday celebration.

JD
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Food not worthy of the high prices.
My wife was particularly dissatisfied with the snapper which was dry and tasteless - almost like it was overcooked in a microwave.
I enjoyed my scotch fillet steak but it was $48 for just the steak alone on the plate.
The restaurant is located in a beautiful setting so it’s a real shame the food could not match the surroundings.

S
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always fantastic service and faultless food. We have been a few times and it never disappoints

DD
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Always love coming to Matilda Bay for our yearly Christmas celebration. We do come other times also but Christmas is a given.
But this year I cant say that I was overly impressed with the service that we received. Food always great.
We still enjoyed our night thought.

C
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great location, staff were friendly, food was amazing

AL
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

excellent lunch, food was lovley & service excellent. As with many Western Suburb venues, over priced but better value with Entertainment card. Nice was to round off our daughter's graduation

RE
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We chose the set Menu for $95.00 per. Person.
We had an entree ,main meal and desert for this price.
The drinks were extra.’
I was very impressed with the service . The staff were very friendly and professional.