Lying adjacent to the city centre, the nightlife and entertainment district of
Northbridge is the perfect illustration of the way in which Perth’s food
and drink scene has come a long, long way in a relatively short amount of
time. The last 3 or so years has seen an explosion of great new small bars
and restaurants fill the area with more fantastic eating and drinking options
than you can shake a stick at! In fact things have changed at such a rate of
knots that it can be hard to keep up with it all. Add to this the rise of the
laneway scene (and its associated super-cool-yet-super-hard-to-find bars)
and you’d be entirely forgiven for being a bit bamboozled!
Luckily for you we’ve made it our job (quite literally) to keep up with it all
and our Bites, Bars and Backstreets Adventure is the perfect way to
discover this best bits that the new Northbridge scene has to offer. You’ll
venture with us down the backstreets and alleyways of the area to eat great
food from happenin’ new establishments, visit cool bars and generally revel
in the recent renaissance of inner city nightlife.
Like all Food Loose Tours, our adventurers buy their own food along the
way. This is all part of sharing and interacting with your fellow food lovers.
We estimate it will be no more than $25 in food costs per person on the
Bars, Bites and Backstreets Adventure. (but please bring extra if you’d like
to buy a few drinks along the way). Please bring small notes to make
settling our bills as we go a whole lot easier.
Please note that all our tours have a 48hr notice policy for rescheduling.
What are the tour times?
The Bites, Bars and Backstreet Adventures tour is 3 hours commencing SHARP at 7pm. We ask that you arrive at 6.45pm under the big TV screen in the Northbridge Piazza corner of James and Lake Streets (NOT THE CULTURAL CENTRE) for registration. The tour ends at approximately 10pm.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the tour?
The tour starts under the big TV screen in the Northbridge Piazza. It is a 5 minute walk maximum from the Perth train/bus station. There is street parking close to the starting point or a paid parking lot off Roe St.
Do I have to purchase tickets in advance? May I purchase with cash?
Tickets must be purchased in advance online using Visa or Mastercards. Please make sure you purchase tickets well in advance of your desired tour date, as our tours sell out quickly. We have a no refund policy.
Is there a waiting list if the tour I'm interested in is sold out?
We currently do not have a waiting list system. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if an additional tour has been added that suits your schedule.
What type of clothing and shoes should I wear?
Its a casual affair so your mid week get up is fine. Just wear whatever you think is appropriate for a nice night out on the town with friends.
How much food do we eat on the food tasting tours?
Its dinner so you will certainly leave having had ample sufficiency
What if I have dietary restrictions or food allergies?
Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, gluten free, allergy, etc.). Please email us at email@example.com when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your needs.
Do you offer vegetarian options?
Yes. We have vegetarian options on our tours. Be sure to let us know, well in advance, and we will ensure to suggest appropriate substitutions.
What if I am late?
It is a good idea to arrive at the meeting location a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. In fairness to the people, who arrived on time, we will leave sharply at the tour start time. If you are late, you may call us at on 0467 542 437 and we'll try to let you know where we are. There are no guarantees you will be able to find the group, as our guides are narrating the tour and will not necessarily pick up their mobile phones. There are no reschedules or refunds for late comers, who cannot find the group.
Can I reschedule my food tour?
We have a 48 hour rescheduling policy. You must notify us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours before your tour to reschedule. Otherwise, unfortunately you will forfeit your ticket.
How much walking is there on the Bites, Bars and Backstreets Adventure?
Not too much, however you'll need some to walk off all you eat!!!
Are the tours appropriate for children?
Being that we visit a number of licensed establishments and conclude the tour late in the evening we do not recommend bringing children on the Northbridge Nights Adventure.
Is your tour touristy? Do local West Australians take the tour?
Our tours are specifically designed to take you to the "hidden gems" only a die hard Foodie knows about. Local West Australians take our tours and the usual response is "I never knew these places existed". None of our tours have a touristy feel to them. Our goal is for you to interact, have fun and experience the culinary secrets of Perth City. We have foodies from all over the world join us on this tour.
Are tour guides tips included in the price?
Tour guides tips are not included in the cost of your tour. Tips are not essential, however like most service, when its exceptional you are usually happy to provide a gratuity.
Are gift certificates available?
Our website www.foodloosetours.com.au has gift certificates available for someone local or a visitor, or as a corporate gift.
Can I book a private tour?
Private tours are available for all Food Loose Tours. To enquire about a private tour, please fill out the form on our private tours page on our site www.foodloosetours.com.au. Our operations manager will contact you within 24 hours to inform you if the date and time is available.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact the organisers for the trial ONLY at email@example.com or 0467 542 437
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please bring a copy of your ticket either in hard copy or the email on your phone.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
That's fine. We encourage you to use your place on the tour. If you are unable to attend we welcome your friends or family on the tour.
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Our tour guides are unashamedly foodies. This includes growing up experiencing many different cuisines (ie nasi le mak from the school canteen!), a curry in London and the delights of Polish neighbours we all have passion for food together with an unsatiable appetite to hunt out new, unknown and interesting food outlets.