What

What

Where

Where

Mediterranean

Duende

Average price $55
9/10
512 reviews

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Restaurant menu

Average price $55 Special request

Chef Warren recommends…

Sorbete
$7

Dietary options

, Gluten free, Halal,

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9/10
based on 512 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :8.6/10
  1. Leah W.
    Leah W.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    My friends and I ordered the set menu, one friend has a serious nut allergy. Staff and chef were very accommodating, the food was delicious and massive serves which is always a pleasant surprise. My only criticism is that is was really hot inside with no air flow what so ever in the far right corner by the window. Apart from that delicious food, Beautiful local Pinot noir from Great Southern wine region.

  2. John M.
    John M.
    • one review
    10/10

    The restaurant was really well set & authentic. Staff were really attentive & pleasantly engaging (jovial). The service was excellent only to be matched by the food quality & great value.

  3. Tze-Ying L.
    Tze-Ying L.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    If you have not been to Duende before, you definitely should! The food quality is quite good, serving sizes are decent for the price and even when they have a number of customers the food usually comes out relatively quickly. I highly recommend having the tapas here.

  4. Anthony H.
    Anthony H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing food, some of the flavours where so powerful, made you want the food to last longer. Everyone is so friendly there, service was delightful. Definitely will be back again.

  5. Nathon M.
    Nathon M.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Duende is a great little restaurant. Always great food here. Loved the new way the Pork Belly was done, our new favorite dish on the menu. Very good choice of gluten free meals.

  6. Lydia W.
    Lydia W.
    • 72 reviews
    9.5/10

    Packed full of Spanish flavour- this place is an old favourite. A tad noisy so great for loud social catch-ups

  7. Veronique H.
    Veronique H.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Love this place. Great food, great vibe, great staff ???? The charcuterie board is the best. Definitely one of our favourite locals and we keep going back!

  8. Nicole K.
    Nicole K.
    • one review
    10/10

    The staff were friendly, helpful and had great personalities.. The atmosphere of the restaurant was cosy and inviting. The food was delicious and a great selection.

  9. Karen W.
    Karen W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Lovely place to have a wonderful catch up with a few friends. Food was delicious and a cheeky glass of House White for $5 was perfect. With 3 choices of Tapas for $15 or 4 for $20 it was great value for money and many delicious dishes to choose from. You won’t be disappointed and I know I’ll be back. ????

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 268 reviews
    10/10

    Food was delicious, service was fantastic and loved the music selection too. Really enjoyable meal.

    Duende

    It was great to hear that you enjoyed your Duende experience. Thanks for letting us know. We look forward to having you back in again soon.

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 271 reviews
    9/10

    Overall good however the noise levels were extremely high and difficult at times to converse.

    Duende

    Thanks for dining with us. The sound levels can be challenging at times, particularly at our busy times. Hopefully this is the sound of our guests enjoying themselves but we are conscious of Duende being a place where you can gather with friends and chat. We look forward to your next visit.

  12. Siubhan B.
    Siubhan B.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Brilliant in every aspect, from the friendly, attentive service, week to the delicious food and the yummy cocktails. The pricing was really reasonable too. We will be back!

    Duende

    We're already looking forward to your next visit. Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback. We really appreciate it.

  13. Siubhan B.
    Siubhan B.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    We loved everything about our first time at Duende. Excellent service (but not too formal), food was delicious and so were the cocktails.

    Duende

    You've made our day. We just love hearing that we've delivered the best experience and look forward to many more visits. Thanks for taking the time to let us know.

  14. Carolyn V.
    Carolyn V.
    • one review
    9/10

    Great atmosphere, service was really prompt and did & drinks were as always amazing!!!

    Duende

    Thanks for the great feedback. We look forward to your next visit.

  15. Joe K.
    Joe K.
    • 20 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food and wine list. Exceptional service. Really enjoyed the meal at Duende.

    Duende

    Thanks so much for the great feedback from your recent visit. We really appreciate it and look forward to having you back in again with us soon.

  16. Kendall C.
    Kendall C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Really yummy food with little twists on traditional dishes. Great portion size for tapas sharing.Nice atmosphere with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Will definately be going back!

    Duende

    Thanks so much for dining with us and providing your feedback. We really appreciate it and look forward to your next visit.

  17. Wayne G.
    Wayne G.
    • 3 reviews
    8.5/10

    The food was sensational and the service very good. The advice given on our order was well received. Big but! The wine prices were well over the top. What is it with restaurants that charge 4 or 5 times the bottle shop prices for wine? I understand that some profit needs to be made but the wine prices will stop us going back. Wake up restaurants. Your food is very good, service exceptional but these factors are not enough for us to return.

    Duende

    Thanks for dining with us at Duende and providing your feedback. We were pleased to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We appreciate your understanding that wines in a restaurant will have some profit component however it should be noted that this is quickly eroded once the costs associated with offering the wine in a full service, restaurant environment are factored in. The final profit component is marginal to say the least. High Award based wages, provision of expensive glassware to enhance the experience and maintaining the inventory around a broad & interesting selection of wines are just starting points in the cost area. Then add to these the myriad of general running costs for the business. Unfortunately the price paid in a bottle shop, which is often the same or even less than we pay ourselves at times, does not in any way reflect the final cost of a bottle of wine ending up on a restaurant table. We hope you will appreciate the impact of these costs and understand that pricing is not set for lining pockets, certainly not in our case at any rate.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 252 reviews
    8.75/10

    The food we had was exceptionally good compared to previous occasion when we we there except for the calamari which was slightly salty. Service was prompt and friendly. Highly recommended

    Duende

    Thanks for dining with us and providing your feedback. We look forward to you joining us again soon.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 265 reviews
    8/10

    Nice and relaxing atmosphere. The service was great, even though they were short staff. We loved the food and had a great time.

    Duende

    Thank you for the feedback from your recent visit. We really appreciate you taking the time to provide it. Thank you also for your patience with service. It is always a challenge to get staffing levels exact, particularly with guests who have elected not to book. We can then only crystal ball how busy we'll be but most of the time we get it right. We look forward to having you back in with us again soon.

  20. James C.
    James C.
    • 10 reviews
    9/10

    Thank you for a wonderful pre flight evening with my wife

    Duende

    It was great having you in. Enjoy the flight and your holiday in the US.

More information

Opening time

Monday - Saturday: Midday till late

Sunday: Midday till 10pm

Public Holidays: See website

How to get to the restaurant

662 Newcastle St, 6007, Leederville, Australia

Public transport

Train & bus

Directions to get there

Plenty, mostly paid with first hour free.

Leederville, Perth City

About the restaurant

A Spanish Sensation

As Perth’s first and original Spanish tapas bar, Duende has got one hell of a reputation. Since opening in 2003 this stunning venue has established itself as a neighbourhood favourite, known for its unique culinary experience which offers diners a taste of Spanish tapas culture in a warm and welcoming setting. The word ‘Duende’ essentially means ‘having soul’ and this place has got it by the bucket load.

The open kitchen is the focal point of the venue, churning out delicious Spanish bites using fresh, local produce. The menu is designed to be shared and there all kinds of tasty treats, with plenty of seafood, meat and vego options. We love the tasty chorizo that comes charred straight from the grill, the flavourful paella and the doughnut balls with condensed milk icecream.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Duende is the perfect spot for a casual coffee with your friends, a lunchtime business meeting or a family celebration - yep, this place ticks all the boxes.

Best experience: signature degustation menu.

Features

Tapas

Services

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