Duende

About Us

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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.

Menu

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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.

Drinks

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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.

 

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Our Team

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.


Phil

Phil

Owner

    Why hospitality? Just love the opportunity to be that bit different, if you dare! If you had to describe yourself as a drink, what would it be and why? A good, aged, well rounded red I think. What do you enjoy most about being a part of Duende? All the great people, our customers and our team. Get them together and we have a load of fun with plenty of happy souls.

    Aaron

    Aaron

    Staff

      Why hospitality? By the time I realised there were other options, it was too late, I was in for life If you had to describe yourself as a drink, what would it be and why? The first drink, cos that’s usually the least memorable one. What do you enjoy most about being a part of Duende? The croquetas… mmmm croquetas.

      Dan

      Dan

      Staff

        Why hospitality? Ah hospitality, you can check out anytime you like but you can never leave. I love people and this gives you the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. If you had to describe yourself as a drink, what would it be and why? A vodka martini! A little touch of class, very versatile (shaken or stirred) and can be quite intoxicating (after a few). What do you enjoy most about being a part of Duende? The people we have to make our team, the concept, the atmosphere, the food, the wine and the soul of the place. Put together it’s the vibe of Duende.

        Carly

        Carly

        Staff

          Why hospitality? The love of food, booze and people, definitely not cos of the hours. If you had to describe yourself as a drink, what would it be and why? Champagne, bubbly and always around for the good times. What do you enjoy most about being a part of Duende? The team and atmosphere we create for others to enjoy.

          Liz

          Liz

          Staff

            Why hospitality? More like why not? Best decision I ever made. If you had to describe yourself as a drink, what would it be and why? Whatever you want me to be because I’m versatile. What do you enjoy most about being a part of Duende? Our owners have created a family environment behind the scenes. They really get it and then there’s also my best mates who I get to work with every day.

            Cedi

            Cedi

            Staff

              Why hospitality? That’s what I have been doing for the last 5+ years and I still enjoy it so much. If you had to describe yourself as a drink, what would it be and why? Negroni (you’ll understand if you meet me). What do you enjoy most about being a part of Duende? Stocktake!!! Hah, but mostly working with nice people.

              Josie

              Josie

              Staff

                Why hospitality? Because I failed my law degree… Hah, but seriously, the food, the booze and the people. Why NOT hospitality? If you had to describe yourself as a drink, what would it be and why? A happily, stereotypical British Pimm’s Cup. What do you enjoy most about being a part of Duende? Our excellent charity toilet paper!

                Colleen

                Colleen

                Staff

                  Why hospitality? Eating releases endorphins in the same way as exercising and laughing. Why wouldn’t you want to give people pleasure and relieves stress? It’s hard work at times but pays off with that positive connection to your customers. If you had to describe yourself as a drink, what would it be and why? Anyone who knows me well would agree when I say Jameson Irish Whiskey…in any form! What do you enjoy most about being a part of Duende? I love how creativity is constantly encouraged. Great tasty, daily specials and the wine and cocktail list is under constant revision to keep you coming back for more. There’s always something to be learned or taught.

                  Come in & meet the rest of our great team!

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                  What’s On

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                  Paella Sundays

                  The very best paella now served from 12.30pm every Sunday.

                  New Year’s Eve – Wednesday 31st December

                  Two sittings available, the first from 6 – 8.15pm for those who want to eat earlier and party on elsewhere or ……… see the New Year in at Duende with one of the second sitting time slots that commence from 8.30pm and incorporates a 10 course degustation for just $60 per head.

                  Valentine’s Day – Saturday 14th February

                  Two sittings available – tables for two – a degustation delight at $90 per head including drinks

                  Bookings essential with pre-payment required. Call or email us for further details or to secure a spot

                  March Sherry Lunches

                  More information to come. Watch this space

                  Mothers Day – Sunday 10th May

                  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.

                  Gift Vouchers

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                  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.

                  Bookings

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                  Duende welcomes bookings and also maintains space for its walk-in customers.

                  If your booking requirements fall outside of our standard booking guidelines just jump on the phone or pop an email through to us.

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                  Employment

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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 duende@duende.com.au

                  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.

                  Current Positions Available

                  Casual Chef – Click here to download Job ad or here to see our Gumtree ad.

                  Opening Hours

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                  Monday to Saturday 7.30am – Late
                  Sunday 7.30am till 10pm
                  Public Holidays 7.30am till late (unless otherwise advised)

                  Christmas/New Year Opening Hours

                  Monday 22nd December 7.30am – Late
                  Tuesday 23rd December 7.30am – Late
                  Wednesday 24th December 7.30am – Late
                  Christmas Day Closed
                  Boxing Day 8.30am – Late
                  Saturday 27th December 7.30am – Late
                  Sunday 28th December 7.30am – 10.00pm
                  Monday 29th December 7.30am – Late
                  Tuesday 30th December 7.30am – Late
                  New Years Eve 9.00am – 4.00pm
                  6.00pm – 2.00am
                  New Years Day Closed
                  Friday 2nd January 7.30am- Late
                  Saturday 3rd January 7.30am – Late
                  Sunday 4th January 7.30am – 10.00pm