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 degustation menu available for all groups over six. This menu represents great value with ten dishes including our signature dessert for just $60 per head.
The breakfast / brunch menu covers a selection of tapas dishes and also incorporates the usual ‘old school’ favourites.
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.
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.
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! Click here for deets.
If there were justice in the world of wine, which there is not,
this national tipple of Spain may indeed garner
the same prestige as the finest Champagne Houses.
Whilst there are often parallels drawn between Sherry and Champagne,
(perhaps the two wines considered one subject viewed through
different ends of the binoculars)
Andalusia’s proudest wine remains misunderstood, under-appreciated and long forgotten. At Duende we’re bringin’ this baby back, showcasing its diversity, complexity and downright sexiness.
10 sherries across 8 shared plates for lunch from 1pm-4pm
Saturday 14th March $90
Breakfast, lunch and dinner options available, all including a gift for Mum
Lunch and dinner 7 course menu including a glass of bubbles at $50 per head
Bookings essential with pre-payment required. Call or email for further details or to secure a spot.
Great News – Pamplona and Duende are both hosting this event for 2015. We’d suggest we will be the safer of the two locations.
Our menu for the week will feature many of the traditional dishes that you would find in Espana at this time.
For those who want to experience the thrill of the run itself, this will be held on Tuesday 7th to align with Pamplona. Ours is a night time run so your dinner will be briefly interrupted by the mayhem that is, the Running of the Bulls.
Book your spot now.
For that special gift there is nothing better than a Duende gift voucher.
Just pop in or phone us with your credit card details and we’ll get things under way.
Alternatively complete the details below and one of our team will be in touch to get your credit details and complete the process.
Postage of the gift voucher can be arranged using Express Post. A $5 charge applies for this service.
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.