Winter Date Night Ideas in Perth


It’s winter here in Perth, and as tempting as it is to rug up on the sofa at home, there is something special about heading out for date night with someone special.

We are truly blessed here in Perth, with so many incredible restaurants, galleries, wine bars and a thriving arts scene at our feet.

If you are searching for inspiration to plan the perfect winter date night, keep reading.

What’s on?

The weather is a bit dreary, so head indoors for some amazing art exhibitions, world-class theatre and warm up with delicious winter menu. 

Wine and dine with your lover

SHADOW WINE BAR is the ultimate setting for date night this winter. Relax into one of SHADOW’s intimate dining booths together, and share a delicious meal and a drop of wine under soft ambient lights. 

With an exciting new winter menu celebrating the best of local WA produce, SHADOW is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic dinner with your person of choice.

SHADOW is conveniently located only walking distance away from Perth cultural centre, so you can easily factor it into your date night plans. SHADOW is open Monday to Saturday from 12pm midday until late, so they have you covered for your late-night dinner plans.

Be tempted by the menu and the comprehensive wine list, and be sure to book your table in advance.

Wine and dine with your lover

Black Swan State Theatre 

The central hub of everything theatre in Western Australia (and for good reason), you can catch world-class performances by The Black Swan State Theatre. There is always something special about going to the theatre, and it is a fantastic pre-dinner activity (as you can discuss the show at length over dinner!).

Make sure to catch The Glass Menagerie at His Majesty’s Theatre starring the much loved Mandy McElhinney between 2 — 21 August. You can also see Oil at Heath Ledger Theatre between 5 — 27 November. 

The Blue Room Theatre

Be sure to catch the following shows at the Blue Room Theatre, starring some of Australia’s best local acting talent.

Trust Me, It’s the End of Our World After All

16 Aug — 3 Sept

Dreams of a Lonely Planet

23 Sept — 1 Oct

Homeward Bound

4 — 22 Oct

You’re So Brave

18 — 29 Oct


1 — 12 Nov


8 — 19 Nov


22 Nov — 10 Dec

WA Museum Boola Bardip

Be sure to check out the free permanent Illuminate: Timescapes immersive experience at the museum’s Old Gael building. Watch the Old Gaol’s walls illuminate with a stunning light show, inspired by the six Nyoongar seasons, capturing West Australia’s natural beauty and rich indigenous history.

The Art Gallery of Western Australia

A quintessential date experience, going to the art gallery together is a wonderful opportunity to check out some fantastic local artists and be fascinated by the storytelling capabilities of art. Be sure to check out the following exhibitions this season:

Media Space

16 July — 20 November 2022

Tracks We Share

11 March — 28 August 2022

Collective Ground

14 May — 23 October 2022

Keep in mind, that these exhibitions are open between 9am and 5pm, so consider them for your daytime date plans.

Did someone say staycay?

Wanting to take date night up a notch? Why not book an evening at ALEX HOTEL? The medium or large room options are perfectly equipped for couples. Enjoy a super comfortable king bed and stunning Perth city views from your private balcony. 

super comfortable king bed and stunning Perth city

Enjoy a selection of local beer and wine from the downstairs Lobby Bar. Because there is nothing more romantic than sharing a glass of wine together on your own private balcony overlooking the city right?

lobby bar

A delicious continental breakfast buffet is included in all hotel stays — you must both try the house-made granola and preserves with yoghurt.

If you are wanting to book ALEX HOTEL for date night, birthdays, anniversaries (or just because!) you can do so via our website.

So for your next date night, be sure to make the most of all the current mentioned happenings in our wonderful city. We hope to see you at SHADOW WINE BAR or ALEX HOTEL soon!

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