DEAR FRIENDS
Swan Valley, WA

The multi award-winning Dear Friends restaurant is not only one of WA's finest restaurants, but according to Gourmet Traveller, it's one of the best in the country. Situated in the beautiful Swan Valley, surrounded by Western Australia's famous vineyards, Dear Friends is renowned for its fabulous fusion cuisine, all locally sourced. The nine course degustation is the restaurant's specialty renowned for showcasing impressive dishes.
Opening Times
 MTWTFSS
Lunch
Dinner
Address:

100 Benara Road
Suburb:
Caversham
Contact:
Tel: +61 8 9279 2815
Cuisine:
Modern Australian
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
$$$$ = Mains under $20
$$$$ = Mains $20 - $30
$$$$ = Mains $30 - $40
$$$$ = Mains over $40
License:
Fully Licensed (no BYO)
DETAILS
This restaurant has not scheduled any events.
FUNCTION MENU
Please contact the restaurant for further information.
MAX SEATING
95 pax
Award Winning / Hatted
Function for 50-100
Outdoor Dining
Parking
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Weddings
Views
Awards
The West Australian Good Food Guide - 2013
The West Australian Good Food Guide 2013
100 Benara Road
Caversham WA 6055
In the Swan Valley, 20 minutes drive from Perth city.
CHEF RECOMMENDATIONS
Martine Chompchomp on 26/08/2014
Hidden up in the foot hills of the Swan Valley is Dear Friends, run by husband and wife team Kiren and Kelly Mainwaring. They are passionate about utilising local and seasonal produce with many of the ingredients used in their degustation menu obtained from their own property and surrounding farmlands. Every dish is as pretty as a picture and meticulously plated with love. One of his signature dishes is his slow cooked egg with farm vegetables. Served simply with seasonal vegetables, its translucent beauty is nothing short of heaven. One poke into the yolk and it will burst into life engulfing your whole plate. Magical.
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damonjames - 26/01/2012
Although a little expensive, this restaurant is perfect in all respects except for its portion control. The degustation menu ($115 pp) was spectacularly tasty but LAUGHABLY small. Sure, lots of courses, but each one the size of a few walnuts. I'm not a pig, but for a $300 meal for my wife and I, the least we want is to feel full. My wife is small framed lady and not a big eater and even she ate half of the packet of hot chips I bought on the way home, just to feel like I'd eaten something. The decor is refreshingly quaint at this place, even the music is retro. It's fantastic they've held on to some old 70's style but a real shame they haven't moved on from the 80's fad of nouvo cuisine. I reckon their portion control costs them far more in customers that it would do in a bit of extra food. What a shame.
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