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Perth’s Best Dessert Bars

Perth’s Best Dessert Bars

There’s always room for dessert! The best way to cap off a night is with something sweet.  For all the dessert lovers out there we have a special treat for you. Here is a list of some of our favourite dessert places in the Perth City and surrounds.

 

Chi Cho Gelato

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Did someone say… handmade gelato? Yes please! Chi Cho Gelato’s electric purple coloured store is located in Northbridge and is home to some seriously delicious gelato churned fresh every day. Using seasonal produce, there are some interesting flavours to choose from with 20 flavours available at one time that are on rotation.

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The Honey Cake

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The Honey Cake built its cult following in Perth with a small store at the Fremantle markets followed by its flagship store opening at the State Buildings. What is Honey Cake you might ask? Well to put it simply, the cake is comprised of lashings of caramel crème between thin layers of baked honey cake, topped with crushed walnuts and honey flavoured crumbs. YUM!

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Pretzel

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Pretzels are traditionally considered a savoury item, but this sweet little shop in a cute pink shipping container offers both sweet AND savoury flavours… WINNING! Why not try both? Pretzel hand rolls their own pretzels in store and is baked fresh to order.

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Superstar Waffles

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Superstar waffles in Northbridge shares its arcade with a couple of other favourite dining spots including Franco Forte and Is Donburi. This is the place to go for fluffy waffles made-to-order with a variety of decadent flavor combinations. Open till late most nights for some sweet treats and hot drinks.

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Ivy & Jack – Panna Cotta

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You don’t have to travel too far for a great dessert. Pop over to Ivy & Jack our restaurant next door to try the Passion fruit & Coconut Panna Cotta. It’s got the perfect amount of wobble – an important feature of all great panna cottas – served with refreshing caramelised pineapple and coconut tuile.

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Mary Street Bakery – Doughnuts

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The Mary Street Bakery dynasty has been a popular institution amongst Perth-ites for years. Serving their house made delectable doughnuts; it’s a winner for sure! Our favourite is the Lemon Maple Pecan doughnut. There are two locations within walking distance to the city centre to choose from – QV1 Plaza and Allendale.

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Koko Black – Belgian Hot Chocolate

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Koko Black is one of the heavy hitters in the chocolate game. If you’re after quality artisanal chocolate in the city this is the place. You can’t go past their signature Belgian Hot Chocolate. It’s a rich, it’s chocolatey and it’s everything you could want and more in a hot choccy. Best of all, Koko Black is a short 3-minute walk from the hotel.

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Shadow Wine Bar- Pear Tarte Tatin

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A special visit to Shadow Wine Bar, located in Northbridge, is a must to try their popular dessert Pear Tart Tartin. This classic French dessert is comprised of flakey pastry; warm caramelised spiced pear topped with tonka bean ice cream made fresh to order. Perfect for those colder nights.

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Stay Longer

With so many places to choose from, you can be sure to satisfy those sugar cravings. Stay with us at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre to explore more of what our great city has to offer!  Book our Weekend Getaway package which includes accommodation for one night, full buffet breakfast for two and late checkout 4pm (based on availability). Book directly with us to get the best rates!

 

Top 8 Date Experiences this Valentine’s Day 2020

Top 8 Date Experiences this Valentine’s Day 2020

Perth City comes to life during summer, so why stick to the same boring date night? Get out and explore Perth’s cultural scene for a date night to remember, experiencing the many hidden gems of Perth. We’ve put together our top 8 date night ideas that will make your night one to remember.

Valentine’s Day 2020 is right around the corner – surprise your loved one with a romantic getaway package and escape to the city for the weekend. Stay with our Entertainment Package to save up to 25% off, and enjoy two complimentary beverages at Ivy & Jack. Book a room and lose yourself exploring the events and attractions Perth City has to offer.

 

1. Perth Festival

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Perth Festival boasts a mixture of entertainment, arts and cultural intrigue. Expect live music acts including a Highway to Hell rendition, Ngaire & Emma Donavon and Mavis Staples. Also enjoy Ballet at the Quarry with West Australian Ballet or a Lotterywest films pop up at Claremont, plus other renowned dance/circus artists. If you want to impress your date with a bit of culture, this is how to do it.

Learn more. Dates: 7 February – 1 March.

 

2. Comedy lounge

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When the motto is Eat, Drink, Laugh you know you’ve come to the right place. The Comedy Lounge is the perfect place to have a giggle with your date – it’s especially great for those first date jitters! They’re open Thursday to Sunday with a new act each night, and best of all they’re right around the corner from Holiday Inn Perth City.

Learn more.Dates: Thursday – Sunday all year.

 

3. Dome Date Night

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It doesn’t get much more romantic than an evening of stargazing. Take your date on a unique adventure to Scitech and explore the magnificence of the universe at their Planetarium. Tickets are just $35 each and include a drink on arrival.

Learn more. Dates: 13 – 14 February.

 

4. (NOT) The Bachelor Live on Valentine’s Day

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After selling out in 2017, 2018 and 2019, (Not) The Bachelor is back for another season of new eligible bachelor/bachelorettes. Watch as comedian Luke Bolland attempts to make a real love match, right in front of your eyes. The perfect laugh for a first date or a good way to find one…

Learn more. Dates: 14 February.

 

5. Gondolas on the Swan

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If you like it cheesy, then treating your date to a romantic Gondola ride under the starlight at Elizabeth Quay is the way to go.  Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Swan while enjoying a bottle of bubbly, some chocolate and the traditional Italian music.

Learn more.Dates: All year.

 

6. Moonlight Cinemas

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A picnic, the sunset and a romantic film playing at an outdoor cinema. Moonlight Cinemas at Kings Park ticks all the boxes this Valentine’s Day, and so does the film – the classic Ghost. You can BYO food and alcohol at Moonlight Cinemas, so be sure to pack your dates favourite nibbles!

Learn more. Dates: current – 29 March.

 

7. Holey Moley

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Wander over to Northbridge for a bit of mini-golf, with a twist. Holey Moley is the cheekiest mini-golf you’ll ever play. Expect Donald Trump’s face on a donkey ass (romantic right!?), the couch from The Simpsons and more. Treat yourself to a cocktail with Wizz Fizz and Sour Straps while you play.

Learn more.Dates: All year.

 

8. Bars

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Speaking of bars… No date night is complete without stopping into one of Perth’s best bars for a drink or a bite to eat. Here are some of our favourite date night bars, or see our Top 5 bars here:

  • Shadow Wine Bar: for the wine lovers who like to slip away into their own world.
  • Laneway Lounge: old school elegance and a bit of free live Jazz never goes out of date.
  • Ivy & Jack: perfect for cocktails or a cheap pint in the city.

 


 

STAY IN THE HEART OF PERTH CITY

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Turn your Valentine’s night out into a weekend to remember and stay at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. Our hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the train station, Elizabeth Quay and the city’s entertainment venues. Jump on the free Red Cat at the hotel’s doorstep for easy transport to Perth Arena and many other attractions.

Perth Entertainment Deal

Save on accommodation in the heart of Perth City with our Perth Entertainment Package. Package includes accommodation for 2 adults and 2 complimentary beverages. Plus Kids Stay & Eat Free.

Get the best deal on Perth accommodation at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre when you book direct. That’s our Best Price Guarantee!

What to do this Summer in Perth 2020

What to do this Summer in Perth 2020

Western Australians come to life in the Summer time. The weather is warmer, the beach water is crisp and the days are longer. To fill the days and enjoy the summer as much as possible, Perth City hosts a bunch of amazing events. We’ve compiled a list of our favourites this summer 2019/2020, take a look at what’s on.

 

Rooftop Movies

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From the producers of Fringe World, the Rooftop Movies is the place to be this summer. Expect gorgeous sunset views from the top of a Northbridge car park, decked out in cute beanbags and of course a film screen. Purchase your wine from the bar, and even your dinner and snacks, then kick back to enjoy. Hot tip: get there when doors open as all the good beanbags go quick!

Dates: current – 28 March. Learn more.

 

Twilight Hawkers Market

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The best place to enjoy food from all around the world is the Twilight Hawkers Market which pops up on Friday nights in the centre of the city. Head to Forrest Chase to enjoy a selection of delicious eats, drinks and desserts. *Note: be sure to check their Facebook page for any spontaneous venue changes.

Dates: current – February. Learn more.

 

Fringe World

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Expect circus, cabaret, comedy, musicals, mermaids and much more from the 2019 Fringe Festival. It’s everyone’s favourite summertime activity – the perfect way to spend long summer nights in Perth City. Enjoy a meal in the city before heading to The Pleasure Garden or the Urban Orchard – outdoor pop up bars in the heart of the Fringe events.

Dates: 17 January  – 16 February 2019. Learn More.

 

Wildcats Games

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Perth’s favourite basketball team the Wildcats are playing their last games before finals time. Support them at RAC Arena in February as they strive to win the championship.

Dates: Ongoing. Learn more. 

 

Perth Festival

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Perth Festival has been one of Australia’s premier curated multi-arts festivals since 1953. They proudly claim that they’ve been “disrupting and celebrating Perth and Western Australia for over 65 years”. Perth Festival has a range of free and paid events, from Ballet at The Quarry, to films in the pines and live music.

Dates: 7 February  – 1 March 2019. Learn more.

 

Jack Whitehall – Stood Up

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International comedy superstar Jack Whitehall is bringing his tour down under fort he first time. His show Stood Up recently sold out tours of the UK and Ireland, and now you can catch it at RAC Arena.

Dates: 11 February.

 

Free Yoga –  Northbridge

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Enjoy free yoga or pilates at Northbridge Piazza every Saturday morning from 8am – 9am. BYO mat!

Dates: every Saturday until April. Learn more.

 


Stay in the heart of the CBD

You won’t want to go home after a whole day of exploring Perth City in the perfect summer weather… but who says you have to? Stay longer when you book a room and experience more of what Perth City has to offer.

Our Weekend Special includes full buffet breakfast for 2 people so you can fuel up for a big day of exploring!

Don’t forget that Kids Stay and Eat Free! Plus, upon arrival you can join our free Very Important Kids program to receive discounts to the best family friendly activities in Perth CBD.

 

The Best Fringe World Festival Shows in Perth 2020

The Best Fringe World Festival Shows in Perth 2020

Summer in Perth City means it’s Fringe World Festival time. Watch as the Perth comes alive with culture and pizzazz as events pop up in the City, Northbridge and beyond.

We’ve had a look at the Fringe World program (all 134 pages of it!) and narrowed it down to our favourite must see shows. Expect show stopping comedy, jaw dropping flame throwing performances, drag, family friendly shows and more! Get ready for a month of fun, because Fringe World has everything you need for a great Summer in Perth.

Explore Perth City for longer, when you book our Perth City Staycation package – includes accommodation, full buffet breakfast for two AND self-parking. Learn more. 

 

COMEDY

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Comedy Hypnotist Matt Hale: Random Acts of Mindfulness

Are you a Hypnotist critic or a believer? Matt Hale will have you in stitches during his hypnosis comedy and have you leaving as a real believer! Formerly radio personality and TV presenter for Channel 9’s Destination WA, Matt Hale brings his charismatic energy to Fringe World.

Learn more. Dates: 17 January – 16 February.

 

Bald man sings Rihanna

Ever seen a bald man sing Rihanna? Now’s your chance. Gary Sansome’s show is back for the fourth Fringe year in a row, for a night full of pop culture, comedy and improvisation.

Learn more. Dates: 17 January – 16 February.

 

Mums Gone Wild

The title says it all. We’re getting real about life as mums, and if the reviews from Perth mums themselves are anything to go by – you’re in for a ride: “I’m not afraid to admit, I laughed so hard a tiny bit of wee came out”, “I had to cross my legs through the show” and “Laughed until my episiotomy scar hurt and makeup was running down my face”.

Learn more. Dates: 31 January, 1 – 9 February.

 

Comma Sutra

Are you a grammar Nazi at heart? Are you literally so sick of people saying literally in literally every sentence? Then this is the show for you! Join Louisa Fitzhardinge at her grammatical comedy for the nerdiest time of your life.

Learn more. Dates: 4 – 8 February.

 

CABARET

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Bernie Dieter’s Little Death Club

Join award winning superstar Bernie Dieter and her Little Death Club of misfits as they perform to a gin-soaked, Weimar-punk jazz band. Expect fire-breathing, sword swallowing, inappropriate acts in this “wickedly funny, deliciously defiant punk cabaret”(Fest, 2019).

Learn more. Dates: 17 January – 16 February.

 

Disney in Drag: Once Upon a Parody

Disney lovers, this is the show for you, but beware – your childhood memories may never recover. An evening of dark humour, adult fantasies and plenty of Disney references.

Learn more. Dates: 7, 8, 13 – 15 February.

 

YUMMY UNLEASHED

Winning ‘Best Cabaret’ in Fringe World 2019, and many years of sold out shows you can rest assured that YUMMY is the ultimate Fringe World show. Expect “outrageous drag and burlesque with scintillating choreography” from their YUMMY UNLEASHED SHOW… or if you’re feeling naughty, try their YUMMY UP LATE show.

Details: 28 January – 9 February.

 

CIRCUS

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Fuego Carnal

Sword swallowing. Knife throwing. Wild stunts. Sensual choreography. You’ll be absolutely mesmerised by Fuego Carnal.

Learn more. Dates: 17 January – 16 February.

 

SPIT

A stripped back, raw, one-woman circus. Brutality balanced by beauty.

Learn more. Dates: 10 – 16 February.

 

MUSIC

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Tony Galati the Musical

Perth icon Tony Galati finally has the respect he deserves, with his very own musical. The hilarious and inspirational tale about Australia’s favourite potato man returns after a hit run at 2019 Fringe World.

Learn more. Dates: 4 – 15 February.

 

CHILDREN’S

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Acting up, Singing out and Dancing Around

Keep the kids entertained this school holidays with acting, singing or hip hop classes at Fringe World.

Learn more. Dates: workshops vary from 18 – 23 January.

 

Enchantments by Pierre Ulric

The greatest magic show in this world and beyond! Watch Pierre Ulric as he performs spells, potions, levitations and more! Enjoy a 45 minute live show and 45 minute Q&A session.

Dates: weekends 18 January – 17 February.

 

Mermaids (free)

The Mermaids at the splash zone are a crowd favourite each year at Fringe World. Guaranteed to add a little bit of magic to every child’s (or even adult’s) evening.

Dates: 17 January – 16 February.

 

FREE

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City of Perth Fringe Sundays

Still don’t know what to watch at Fringe World? City of Perth has partnered up with Fringe to bring teasers from some of the best shows to you for free! The teasers are family friendly and conveniently located near the main box office at Yagan Square.

Dates: 18, 19, 25 January and 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 February.

 

The Pleasure Garden

If you’re looking for some good of summer fun and a way to spend those balmy nights in Perth City then The Pleasure Garden is for you. Buy a drink from the bar, sit down and relax to the free entertainment and sounds of buskers. The Pleasure Garden is the perfect way to start or end a great night of Fringe World shows.

Dates: 18 January – 3 February.

 


Stay in the heart of the action with our Summer Sale. 

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Tick off your fringe bucket list while staying right in the heart of the city. With Perth’s best attractions, entertainment venues at its doorstep, Holiday Inn Perth City Centre is the perfect place to stay whilst you explore the best of Fringe Festival.

A Walk in Kings Park – why it’s a must

Kings Park is the number one attraction in Perth, Tripadvisor.com even listed it as number 1 in their top 10 things to do in WA. It’s the largest inner-city park in the world; at 4 square kilometres it is larger than Central Park in New York City. That means it’s packed full of great activities including tours and museums, and best of all it’s free to explore! Top off your visit with a picnic on the grass and take in the amazing city views.

We’ve made a list of the best spots to check out at Kings Park, check it out.

Botanical Gardens

Kings Park contains extensive Botanical Gardens and native bushland showcasing the largest variety of native plants from all over Western Australia. Plants are grouped by regions which makes for a spectacular display. Our favourite part of the Botanical Gardens is the conservation garden, which hosts the most critically endangered and rare species of flora in Australia.

You can’t visit the Botanical Gardens without seeing The Giant Boab a 750 years old, 36-tonne boab tree, Gija Jumulu, which was transported more than 3200km from the Kimberly Region.

 

Rio Tinto Naturescape

Splash, climb and wade your way through the many tunnels, waterholes and structures at the Rio Tinto Naturescape. The Naturescape is a beautiful place for kids to connect with nature and learn about the environment; ‘challenge, adventure and connection to nature that has been missing from many urban childhoods.’ Between Boomerang Bridge, The Prickly Thicket and a climbable python – the kids are sure to have a blast.

Aspects Gallery & Shop

 If you want to experience some of the best Western Australian and Australian craft and design, Aspects Gallery is the perfect spot. It has a focus on local artists with products ranging from hand crafted, designer jewellery to kangaroo paw bags and of course knick knacks. It’s the perfect spot to buy a nice momento or gift from Australia.

Walk among the treetops

See Kings Park’s famous panoramic views from the skyline of the Lotterywest Federation Walkway. The 40 minute walk is elevated in the treetops across a fabricated steel bridge and will give you a birds-eye perspective of the native bush, as well as views across the Swan and Canning Rivers. It’s open from 9.00am – 5pm, so be sure to allow enough time.

War Memorial

Kings Park hosts the West Australian State War Memorial Precinct. Visited by over 40,000 people on Anzac Day alone, this memorial holds a special place in West Australian’s Hearts.

It includes the Cenotaph, an 18 metre granite obelisk that honours all West Australians who gave their lives for their country, as well as the Court of Contemplation, Pool of Reflection and Flame of Remembrance. Underneath the Cenotaph you will find the honour roll with names of all those who served for World War I, World War II, as well as the Korean, Vietnam, Boer, Afghanistan and Iraq Wars yet sadly passed away.

Kings Park also contains three honour avenues containing 1600 plaques describing acts of bravery, heroism and suffering.

Aussie BBQ

There’s nothing like a good old Aussie Barbeque at Kings Park. There are plenty of barbeque grills around the park that are free to use. Bring some snags and pop them on the barbie, then settle onto your picnic rug and enjoy the sunset.

 

 

Holiday Inn Perth City is the Perfect Place to Relax after a big day of adventuring

When you’ve spent all day on your feet it’s great to have a nice place to relax. Holiday Inn Perth City is perfectly located in the centre of the city, so you’ll have no trouble getting home from your exploration. Settle down with a drink from Ivy and Jack, our restaurant bar, and enjoy a delicious dinner as you watch the world go by. Best of all, Kids Stay and Eat Free. Save up to 20% off when you book in advance.

 

Robbie Williams, Harry Styles and more…

Robbie Williams, Harry Styles and more…

Perth is hosting some huge international musicians at Perth Arena next month. From Robbie Williams to Queen to Harry Styles – there seems to be something for all tastes. But make sure you don’t miss out, these tickets will sell fast.

Forget about the hassle of getting home – make your night out complete and stay right near the action at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. Just a short walk away from Perth Arena.

 

Robbie Williams

Robbie is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic live performers of his time. He will be showcasing his main hits in this concert as well as a couple of surprising covers thrown in for good measure. His show is absolutely not to be missed when he pays us a visit this March.

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Bruno Mars

Who doesn’t love a bit of Bruno Mars? He’s a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer, director, musician and his recent world-wide smash single ‘Uptown Funk’ made history.

His previous visit to Perth in 2014 was a sell-out and fans have been begging for his return ever since.

Don’t miss out on seeing this amazing performer on stage at Perth Arena this March – you won’t regret it!

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Queen + Adam Lambert

Don’t miss your chance to see Queen and Adam Lambert this March at Perth Arena. Expect the unexpected on this tour as they plan to unveil a brand new show including a specially designed state-of-the-art production. The show will look entirely different to their previous performance with new technologies. Sounds exciting – I would get your tockets quick on this one.

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Harry Styles

Ah Harry, his self-titled debut album soared to the top of the charts around the world making history. He rose to stardom as a member of the boy band, One Direction to his Australian debut shows selling out in less than a minute!. Don’t miss this great chance to see the man himself in action.

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Perth Entertainment Package

We have the perfect package to make the most of your next event in Perth. Stay in the heart of the city, less than 5 minutes walking distance to Perth Arena and just minutes to all major entertainment venues around Perth.

Forget the struggles of finding a way home late at night or being the sober driver! Book yourself a room from our Perth Entertainment Package for the ultimate night out.

Perth Entertainment package includes:

  • Accommodation for 2 adults
  • 2 house beverages at Ivy & Jack