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662 Newcastle Street, Leederville, Vincent, Western Australia 6007, Australia
61892280123
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Duende is Perth's first and original Spanish tapas bar. Since opening in...
Duende is Perth's first and original Spanish tapas bar. Since opening in 2003 it has continued to provide a unique culinary experience dedicated to the Spanish tapas culture with this experienced in warm, rustic surrounds. We are positioned on the fringe of vibrant Leederville in a location that could easily leave one wondering if they were in Barcelona, Seville or San Sebastian. Open for breakfast (Friday - Sunday) and lunch and dinner 7 days a week, Duende is the perfect location for that casual coffee catch-up, an important business meeting or a group gathering of family or friends to celebrate... well, anything. Our wine bar opens from midday with an extensive offer of local and imported wines, beers and killer cocktails.
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  • 54
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Oxtail divine

Great choice of tapas, particularly divine was the oxtail, but try it all. Also great Cider via Custard & Co, local WA producer

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lisa M
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sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great choice of tapas, particularly divine was the oxtail, but try it all. Also great Cider via Custard & Co, local WA producer

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Thank Lisa M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food, drinks, service and atmosphere were all excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a good night out.

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Thank Jeanette B
Philip C, Owner at Duende, responded to this review

Hi Jeanette Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience with us. I'll be sure to pass it on to our team We look forward to seeing you back in Duende again soon. Cheers Phil & the team at Duende More 

Perth, Australia
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely lady served us we sat outside as it was a lovely day . We will be back . Highly recommend the eggs with quinoa . They made good coffees as well

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Thank Michele3062
Wellington, New Zealand
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried to go here a few months ago but, having been told that someone would seat us soon (in a half-empty restaurant), we were quite taken aback to stand for another five minutes while staff engaged in social chats behind the bar. We simply left. We gave it another go last month (for drinks only so can't comment on... More 

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Thank caledoniankiwi
Philip C, Owner at Duende, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We were disappointed to hear of your experience with us. This is most unlike us as our focus is generally completely around our customers and ensuring they have the best experience when they dine with us. I have passed your review on to our team and hope that you will return at another time. More 

Perth, Australia
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322 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been for several years, but just a great space with simple food, albeit not a place for budget diners. Try the patatas bravas, the share plate of meats ($36 with jamon iberica) and the icecream drizzled with Pedro Ximenez ($15).

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Thank bizcoach27
Philip C, Owner at Duende, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review and welcome back to Duende. You picked one of my favourites too, the ice cream drizzled with PX. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Perth
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Finally had an Eggs Benedict at a place that warms the hollandaise sauce! So many places put cold sauce on warm eggs & ruins the dish. Especially in winter when you want hot food to warm you up! Reasonable prices for what you get. Down side service was a bit slow, plus had to grab the tins with knifes, forks... More 

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Thank Pool-surfer
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Sometimes associate Tapas with being a cheaper alternative, not the case here, but that's maybe because we pretty much had everything off the menu, then some more!! Just fantastic food, only not getting 5 stars because maybe just a little too pricey for the setting, which is nice enough, no complaints, but it's not fine dining sort of setting, and... More 

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Thank Lawsie26
Perth, Australia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Went here for breakfast midweek recently with 10 friends (table was booked in advance for 7.30am) Only one waitress on to take orders, make coffees etc, etc. Drinks orders were taken after about 15 mins and as she delivered them two by two to the table, we asked if we could order our meals. She replied that she would take... More 

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Perth, Australia
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

The service here was friendly and efficient, the food wasn't bad but seemed to rely heavily on chorizo in most dishes. Patatas bravas was over cooked but the octopus was delicious although more chorizo than octopus on the plate.

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Thank Ollie B
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

A group of us, five to be exact, thought we would try this little place in Leederville. Great wine and snacks, but the serve of bread was a bit stingy and the wine measure was way too exact. The atmosphere was also spoiled by music that didn't fit the theme and left us shouting our conversation. Enough other places in... More 

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Thank Linda J

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 662 Newcastle Street, Leederville, Vincent, Western Australia 6007, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Vincent  >  Leederville
  • Phone Number: 61892280123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 43
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Duende is Perth's first and original Spanish tapas bar. Since opening in 2003 it has continued to provide a unique culinary experience dedicated to the Spanish tapas culture with this experienced in warm, rustic surrounds. We are positioned on the fringe of vibrant Leederville in a location that could easily leave one wondering if they were in Barcelona, Seville or San Sebastian. Open for breakfast (Friday - Sunday) and lunch and dinner 7 days a week, Duende is the perfect location for that casual coffee catch-up, an important business meeting or a group gathering of family or friends to celebrate... well, anything. Our wine bar opens from midday with an extensive offer of local and imported wines, beers and killer cocktails.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:30 am - 12:00 am

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