Duende is Perth’s first and original Spanish tapas bar.
Since opening in 2003 we have 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 you’ll experience with each and every visit.
Open for lunch and dinner Wednesday to Sunday, we’re the perfect location for that casual catch-up, the important business meeting or a group gathering of family or friends to celebrate… well, anything. You’ll just need to book to ensure you get a spot with the current restrictions on numbers.
As well as our extensive list of local and imported wines, we offer a great choice of beers and killer cocktails.
Our team at Duende look forward to seeing you soon, whether for a first time visit or returning to us again.
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Our open kitchen is a focal point in the restaurant delivering a sumptuous array of authentic Spanish tapas dishes.
With the current restrictions on numbers we are continuing with our Chef’s Selection set menu at our busiest times of Friday & Saturday nights however our new a la carte menu is available for all daily lunch services and dinner services on Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday. The Chef’s Selection menu is also available for these services with it being based on five of our most popular dishes for just $55 per person. Another $25 and you get to enjoy it with paired Spanish wines. A vegetarian option of this menu is also available.
We also have a great selection of dishes available for takeaway for lunch or dinner.
Our wine list at Duende is a combination of quality imported wines, primarily with an Iberian focus, and a selection of hand-picked West Australian and eastern states drops. We actively seek unique wines to complement all aspects of our tapas menu.
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.
For coffee lovers, our choice is based on a locally roasted, small batch blend served by our talented baristas.
The Duende management team are dedicated to making your visit memorable each and every time you dine with us. To find out a little more about them just click on to their mug shot.
Exciting news: We teamed up with Anja Lewis of Canny Grapes who will be hosting Spanish Wine Tasting Classes at Duende. Each class will have a different theme so you can come along and enjoy them all. Join Anja on her fun and educational wine tasting journey through Spain. Travel to Spain’s many wine regions, discover grape varieties you may never heard off, learn about wine making techniques, wine styles, how to match food and wine while finding your new Spanish favourite. All classes include seven wines and small share plates. Bookings are essential as the classes are limited to 10 seats only. Stay tuned for the next classes and for more details go to cannygrapes.com or find Canny Grapes on facebook. Private classes for 10 guests also available. Enquiries can be made at email@example.com.
Saturday 22nd August 3-5pm Wines of Southern Spain
Saturday 26th September 3-5pm Costa de Vino – Mediterranean Coast of Spain
Saturday 31st October 3-5pm Famous Spanish Tempranillo
Saturday 28th November 3-5pm Whites of Northern Spain
We love our dogs, big & small, and will always have a place for them in our alfresco area … and a bowl of (filtered) water of course. Just let us know when you want to come down and we’ll find a spot for you and your beloved pooch.
Get your friends together and take over our chef’s table. Adjacent to our kitchen, you’ll see it all magically happen and we can also pair up an amazing selection of wines to make it a truly memorable dining experience.
Bookings well out are essential and numbers are still subject to any restrictions imposed at the time.
Experience 3 of their greats served with Fever Tree tonic. Half pour flights $24, full pours $36.
We were thrilled & excited to win the Gold Award for the western region. It reflects the efforts of our awesome team and their focus on ensuring our guests have that memorable experience each and every time they dine with us.
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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 within Australia can be arranged using Express Post. A $6 charge applies for this service.
With the current restrictions in place bookings are generally a must but you can always try your luck and pop in. If we can get you in, of course we will.
All dinner bookings are currently based on our set Chef’s Selection menu. On Fridays & Saturdays we have a choice of two sittings, 6pm – 7.30pm and then 7.45pm for those who want to cruise through the evening. All other nights are open for sitting times.
Lunch kicks off from midday with no set sitting times although we still recommend booking.
We will require a credit card as guarantee for all bookings with the following terms & conditions applicable:
- Any changes to guest numbers or cancellations of bookings are required no later than 48 hours prior to the booking.
- Nothing is charged to the card prior to the booking date however in the event of late advice, that being within 48 hours of the booking, of changes to guest numbers and / or complete cancellation of the booking or a no show situation we then reserve the right to charge the full menu price for all guests associated with the original booking when on a set menu or $25 per person when not on a set menu.
(The Place to Gather)
Whatever it is you’re celebrating, Duende is the place to gather.
We have a variety of seating options from our plush booth area to the chef’s table that seats 12, or outside in our covered alfresco space.
Enjoy the flavours of Spain with our Chef’s Selection menu covering 6 shared plate dishes that includes dessert. This menu is required for all bookings of 10 or more at our busiest times, these being our Friday & Saturday dinner services.
Our extensive wine list has an Iberian focus but also incorporates some amazing drops that are primarily local with a selection from other parts of our great country. You’ll be spoilt for choice.
Combine all that with a great selection of beers and cocktails and we know you’ll be in for a top time.
Please note for dinner bookings of 10 or more on Fridays & Saturdays, credit card details are required to secure the booking. We reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee of $25 per person in the event of cancellation or a significant reduction of guest numbers within 48 hours of the scheduled booking time.
Ready to book? Phone us directly on 9228 0123 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duende has a culture of giving its guests the best possible experience whenever 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.
|Wednesday||Midday till late|
|Thursday||Midday till late|
|Friday||Midday till late|
|Saturday||Midday till late|
|Sunday||Midday till 10pm|
Friday & Saturday Dinner Services – 6pm till 7.30pm or 7.45pm and stay on.
|All other nights are open sittings|
Public Holidays – opening hours will be advised in advance of the date.
Kitchen Hours – our kitchen closing time varies with demand however we’ll always do our best to ensure you are fed & watered.