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Canton Bar

#624 of 1,189 Restaurants in Perth
$$ - $$$, , Chinese
532 Hay St, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
+61 8 9325 8887
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible16%
Apr 7, 2017
“Flat beer”
Jan 18, 2017
“Cocktail making class fun”
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Chinese, Fusion
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
532 Hay St, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
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Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

They said yes it's the bottom of the keg but there's still life in it? Noticed that the other customers were only drinking bottled beer.

Thank Jim N
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Our team came to Canton Bar for a cocktail making class. Mike was awesome with lots of cocktail history knowledge. We were a group of 12 and we all had loads of fun. Thanks Mike the team loved it!

Thank Natasha C
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

A friend of mine bought a 'Walking Tour' for a few of us girls which included a mystery historical walk to a few bar in the city and some provided snacks. This was our first stop and our favourite. The history of the place is...More

Thank 81GypsySoul
Reviewed July 31, 2016

This is a little gem that I adore. The guys behind the bar make the most amazing drinks and are great for a chat. The food not only looks amazing, the flavours are so damn tasty! The venue its self has a real comfortable "home"...More

Thank Krystle B
Reviewed April 7, 2016

Another great speciality bar. The bar staff are excellent at advising and describing the interesting and ever changing beers and wine. The bar snacks and food are always excellent and again interesting and different. Well worth a visit.

Thank Neill A
Reviewed December 23, 2015

We attended a birthday at Canton bar. I did not know about the bar and would probably have walked past it without noticing it. The bar staff is great and really know there stuff. The food was very good. Great cocktails, Steve really know his...More

Thank Chris v
Reviewed October 15, 2015

Regularly drop in here when I am in Perth - always helpful bartenders; quaint and quirky selection of unusual brews and topshelf - very helpful. Friendly, pleasant stopover...

Thank Daniel d
Reviewed July 19, 2015

Met a few friends on a Wednesday afternoon for a quick drink, we arrived just after opening so the place was empty which was great as we had the Barstaff to ourselves. The Barman was a knowledgeable chap who made some great mixed drinks while...More

Thank hugh g
Reviewed September 28, 2014

situated along hay st close to the malls, the chinese foods are nice at good affordable value. The environment is clean with good service

Thank 3,073,311
Reviewed August 23, 2014

Located in central CBD and walking distance to hay street mall and murray street mall. The foods are nice, tasty and reasonable price for the average traveller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $9
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Chinese, Fusion
Meals
Late Night, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 532 Hay St, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Perth>  > Perth CBD
  • Neighborhood: Perth CBD
  • Phone Number: +61 8 9325 8887
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Description
Behind the red door from a different era you will find Canton Bar. Situated on the final resting place of Perth's first Chinese restaurant - the Old Canton. The restaurant may have opened as early as 1912 by a man simply known as "the Captain", a very busy man indeed - apart from being restaurateur he also dabbled in bootlegging, Chinese décor and silk, and (allegedly) underground casinos (for more on the legend of the Captain). With that in mind the spirit of the Captain continues with the lounge bar, now a space where you can feel comfortable in a casual, clever surrounding. Offering a selection of housemade cocktails, craft beers, dim sum and handmade dumplings, all while honoring the gregarious and pioneering character that came before us.
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