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.
Click here to see the Duende Liquor Licence Policy.
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 $55 per person or why not go for the 5 courses option for $75 per person. A vegetarian version of both menus is also available at $50 and $65 respectively 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 $35 per person for the 4 course and $45 for the 5 course.
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 $50 pp gets you our Chef’s hand picked assortment of rolling tapas dishes and just add another $30 to get a selection of beers, wines, sangria, soft drinks & fruit juices included. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy it with our 90 minute 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.
Get in early to secure your table for the festive season. Whether it’s a work group, a bunch of friends, the family or just a lunch or dinner for two, we’ve got you covered. We’ve got four & five course menu options available as well as our normal menu choices. Go to our Menu page to download. Always best to book early so give us a call on 9228 0123, email at email@example.com or if you’re ready, hit the BOOK NOW button.
Experience this wonderful Spanish tradition. 90 minutes of tapas grazing with free-flowing booze for $80pp (no booze option $50pp). Available between midday & 3pm. For further details and terms & conditions go to the Menu page and scroll down.
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.
See 2023 out and welcome in 2024 with us at Duende enjoying a fabulous 5 course dinner including dessert for just $85 per person, better still add our Spanish wine pairing option for just $40 per person more. Sitting times available from 5pm right through till 9pm but if you’re looking for something a bit later, just give us a call. Bookings & prepayment essential at www.duende.com.au or call us on 9228 0123.
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.
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.
(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.
Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia.
|Saturday 23 December||Midday till late|
|Sunday 24 December||Christmas Eve – Closed|
|Monday 25 December||Christmas Day – Closed|
|Tuesday 26 December||Boxing Day – Closed|
|Wednesday 27 December||Midday till late|
|Thursday 28 December||Midday till late|
|Friday 29 December||Midday till late|
|Saturday 30 December||Midday till late|
|Sunday 31 December||New Years Eve – 5pm till extra late|
|Monday 1 January||New Years Day – Closed|
|Tuesday 2 January||Closed|
Normal opening hours resume from Wednesday 3 January.
|Wednesday||Midday till late|
|Thursday||Midday till late|
|Friday||Midday till late|
|Saturday||Midday till late|
|Sunday||Midday till 10pm|
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.