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.
Duende essentially means ‘having soul’, a feeling that is experienced with each and every visit.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week, Duende is the perfect location at any time of the day 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.
The team at Duende look forward to seeing you soon, whether for a first time visit or returning to us again.
Duende’s open kitchen is a focal point in the restaurant delivering a sumptuous array of authentic Spanish tapas dishes. Only fresh, local, organic produce is used in crafting our dishes.
Tapas is all about sharing with all tastes covered through the extensive selection of seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes. And if help is required our team are always on hand to advise and make recommendations.
Don’t miss the tasty chorizo straight off the grill, the popular prawn & chorizo paella balls with paprika alioli, the slow cooked pork belly or mushrooms in PX vinegar with valdeon and candied walnuts.
Dessert is well catered for and includes the ever popular doughnut balls and condensed milk ice cream, the perfect finish to a meal.
The queso (cheese) selection is regularly varied to maintain the most interesting cross section of unique flavours.
The ultimate tapas experience comes with the shared plate degustation menu. This menu represents great value with ten dishes including our signature dessert for just $60 per head. We also provide a wine match of 6 paired wines for $50 per head.
Our Almuerzo (lunch) menu is a great way to grab a quick tapas fix, running mon-thurs from 12-3pm. Vegetarian options also available.
The breakfast / brunch menu offers a selection of tantalising dishes to give you the best start to your day, running until midday 7 days a week.
Vegetarian and gluten free options are available across the day.
Duende’s wine list is a combination of quality imported wines, primarily with an Iberian focus, and a selection of hand-picked local West Australian and eastern states drops. Sommelier Aaron actively seeks unique wines to complement all aspects of our tapas menu.
Our own Duende label Tempranillo was judged as the trophy winner for its class at both the 2014 Perth Royal Wine Show and 2014 National Wine Show of Australia.
Sangria is made fresh daily with the freshest of locally sourced fruits and our range of beers includes some great Spanish favourites along with a selection of locally brewed specialty styles.
If it’s cocktails that take your fancy our inspired and talented team behind the bar are constantly developing new and exciting concoctions. Gin lovers will be delighted with our list and the sherry offer covers the full gamut from dry white to sweet dark and everything in between.
Juices are cold pressed in the Swan Valley from locally grown produce and delivered the same day. That’s fresh.
For coffee lovers, our Duende label specialty blend coffee is locally roasted on a small batch basis and served throughout the day by our skilled baristas.
Our scullery made tea is served hot or cold, stimulating the senses through the unique assortment of flavours .
And then there’s our morning (booze free) cocktails…
The Duende management team are dedicated to making every customer’s visit memorable. To find out a little more about them just click on to their mug shot.
Need a quick bite to help power through the day? Enjoy 6 tapas items for $36. We’ll also include a glass of Duende’s award winning Tempranillo or a lively glass of vibrant, aromatic white. If you can’t booze during your break, we’ll shout you to one of our cleverly crafted mocktails or iced teas. Bookings recommended.
Click here to view the Almuerzo Menu and the Verduras Almuerzo (vegetarian).
Nothing is more sacred to the Spanish plate than the beloved Jamón. To celebrate the ‘Day of the Jamón’ on the 12th of September, we’re pushing out a month full of extraordinary dishes that go the extra mile to recognise and hail the almighty ham. It’s more than just food, it’s life, it’s religious, it’s quintessentially Spanish. Lunch and Dinner.
Papa, Pops, Dadda, Bapak, Old Boy, The Old Man, Dad. Whatever you call him he deserves to be shouted. We’ll help you some of the way by buying the first beer or coffee for Dad, and any other men at the table, this Father’s Day.
Bookings essential, breakfast bookings also available, licensed from midday.
Join the Duende sommelier team as they guide you through a range of 25 imported wines on a European journey of exclusive drops. Canapés included and all wines available for purchase @ bottle shop prices via mail order.
$25 per person. 5-7pm. Bookings essential.
Our Sunday Sherry Session has proven to be popular over the past year, with the final lunch to be held before the silly season rolls in. A sit down journey through the entire spectrum of Sherry, hosted by Duende head sommelier, Aaron Commins, and matched to a shared plate degustation menu.
We once again lay the turf in our front yard and enjoy a 12 course shared plate degustation menu from midday. Screening the race live, with lucky door prizes, best dressed for men and women, and sweepstakes for the big race. A glass of Trouillard Bland de Noirs Champagne on arrival and a pre graze cocktail to whet the appetite. $120 per person. 12-4pm. Bookings essential.
We’re usually about wine here at Duende, by golly we love our beer too. We’ll be running some special drops to coincide with WA beer week, but get in quick, we’ll only be showing them for the week.
To share our love of the bubble we’ve chopped all of our Champagne by the bottle to half price, everyday between 4-5 and again after 9pm. Hoorah for the fizz!
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For that special gift there is nothing better than a Duende gift voucher.
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Duende has a culture of giving its customers the best possible experience each and every time they choose to dine with us.
This can only come from having a dedicated and committed team in both the kitchen and service areas.
We offer a fun and lively working environment along with structured training to ensure the skills of our team are constantly tuned.
If would like to register your interest with us just email your CV along with a short covering note to email@example.com
In the event of a position arising that aligns to your skill set and experience we will contact you.
All available positions will be posted in this section along with being advertised online. Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia.