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Duende

662 Newcastle St, Leederville, Vincent, Western Australia 6007, Australia
+61 8 9228 0123
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Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“tapas” (59 reviews)
“pork belly” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
662 Newcastle St, Leederville, Vincent, Western Australia 6007, Australia
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1 - 10 of 245 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

An old school friend and I had lunch, there and had the 10 course degustation, which was well presented and tasty, with a dark ale starter, and a couple of glasses of temperanillo from an interesting wine list. The service was good and teh place...More

Thank Harry V
Philip C, Owner at Duende, responded to this review

Thanks for dining with us at Duende and taking the time to provide your feedback. We really appreciate it and were pleased to hear that you enjoyed your degustation. Dessert is actually included in our degustation, it's our signature dish, the doughnut balls and ice...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can find a whole range of drinks and interesting tapas plates here, set on the corner in Leederville. The octopus was very good, and the pork belly pretty good too. Use the Entertainment card for 25% off.

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

It was great to have you in. Thanks so much for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Monthly catch up with friends and decided to go Spanish..tasty and filling meal for us all..shared the lamb, octopus, pork belly with potatoes bravas and seasonal vegetable salads..for me the pick was the lamb..succulent and so tasty..finished off with the donuts to share..wobbled out of...More

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

It sounds like you choice to go Spanish was a good one. Thanks for choosing Duende and taking the time to give us feedback from your experience. We really appreciate it. A great selection of dishes too. We look forward to you returning again soon.

Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Had the 10 course degustation and all we can say is: overpriced! Not sure how they can serve roast potatoes (small bowl to share) + plain green salad leaf as two courses and charge so much per person! Felt ripped off!!More

Thank Jerry J
Philip C, Owner at Duende, responded to this review

Thank you for providing your feedback. It's always appreciated. If your visit was recent it appears you may have had the vegetarian menu as our patatas bravas is not on the regular degustation menu. This is a standard share serve and being part of a...More

Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

Quaintly tucked off of Oxford Street is this little Spanish tapas bar. Nice ambience; Drinks menu had more varieties than most. We went for the special one night of Paella & Sangria. The food is tasty but just note the portions are small and designed...More

Thank 4Quantum
Philip C, Owner at Duende, responded to this review

Thanks for dining with us at Duende. We really appreciate hearing from our guests and thank you for taking the time to let us know of your recent experience with us. We look forward to you returning soon.

Reviewed April 3, 2017

Excellently cooked, lovely combination of flavours, inventive tapas - delicious food! Lovely atmosphere to chill out with friends, have a chat and enjoy a cocktail.

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

Thanks for dining with us and taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed yourself. We really appreciate it and hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed March 25, 2017

$50 per head for a 7course meal sounds pretty good but at this place I was left looking for the nearest KFC. Never before have I been served 1 of each item and it classifies as a 7 course meal of a 3 hour period....More

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Philip C, Owner at Duende, responded to this review

Thanks for dining with us and providing your feedback. Naturally we disappointed to hear that you had not enjoyed our popular 7 dish degustation menu. It generally fills and satisfies our guests covering a good selection of our menu with 6 savoury dishes and our...More

Reviewed February 27, 2017

We visited Duende for a family birthday, and so expected a superior dining experience. Expectations were definitely met, with a range of tapas which deviates from the traditional - don't expect usual tortilla, bra as and croquetas, this is tapas ramped up to 11. Favourites...More

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

Thanks so much for dining with us and taking the time to provide your feedback. We really appreciate it and look forward to you returning before you head back home.

Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Came here with friends, had an amazing five course meal with stunning flavours. The ceviche was the boss! The wine list was excellent, had some great older vintages which the sommelier suggested which is hard to find in good restaurants. Service was so authentic by...More

Thank Tom K
Philip C, Owner at Duende, responded to this review

We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Duende. Thanks for the feedback and we'll ensure Nacho is on standby for your next visit.

Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

We visited Duende with friends we hadn't seen for some time. We had an assortment of tapas, which were all really delicious - especially the Manchego cheese croquettes. One advantage of the tapas was they were perfect to pick at while we were talking. Another...More

Thank Sheridan H
Philip C, Owner at Duende, responded to this review

It was great to read that you enjoyed your lunch with us. You're right too, tapas allows you to graze at your own speed. What a great finish too with everyone picking a different dessert. PX sherry is just a 'must have' with ice cream....More

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Diana P
Hi. Are the rooms air conditioned? There is no mention of it here.
June 21, 2015|
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Response from redpolka14 | Reviewed this property |
Hi - there is indoor seating and outdoor seating at Duende - the indoor is air conditioned/heated. cheers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$19 - $45
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene
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
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 662 Newcastle St, Leederville, Vincent, Western Australia 6007, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Vincent  >  Leederville
  • Phone Number: +61 8 9228 0123
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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 on weekends 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.