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. It’s always best to book to ensure you get a spot.
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.
Menu choices are aplenty and all available across lunch & dinner services from Wednesday through till Sunday. If you can’t decide we make it easy for you with our two Chef’s Selection set menu options, 4 courses for $50 per person or why not go for the 5 courses option for $65 per person. A vegetarian version of both menus is also available and we are generally able to manage any dietary needs or allergies.
Both Chef’s Selection menus also have a Spanish wine pairing option available at $25 per person for the 4 course and $35 for the 5 course. For larger group bookings of over 8 at our peak times, being our Friday & Saturday dinner services, our set menus are our standard offer.
If it’s a feast with free-flowing drinks you’re chasing, try our Menu Del Dia. A Spanish tradition that’s available from midday to 3pm daily where $45 pp gets you boundless tapas with free flowing softies & fruit juice or just add another $24 to get beer, wine & sangria included. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy it with our 2 hour sitting time.
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 if you’re in between midday and 5pm you’ll pay just $6 a glass. 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 is 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 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.
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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Buying gifts can be tricky, but with a Duende Tapas Bar Gift Card you’re giving your friends, family, colleagues or customers the opportunity to get something they’ll truly enjoy.
We have options of specific value cards or dining experiences, the choice is yours. Just click on the button to get started.
Your gift card will be emailed directly to you to simply print off or use straight from your mobile device. If it’s a gift you’re giving just forward it on to the lucky person.
Gift cards can also be ordered over the phone or by just popping in.
Bookings are always recommended but you can always try your luck and just pop in. If we can get you in, of course we will.
For bookings over 4 guests we require a credit card pre-authorisation. Nothing is charged to your card when making the booking however if you cancel within 24 hours of your booking or are a no show, a cancellation fee of $25 per person applies.
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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.
Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia and show evidence of meeting the COVID vaccination requirements.
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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.