Duende

  • When:730am - late Mon-Fri, 830 - late Sat, 830am - 10pm Sun. Breakfast till 12pm & tapas from 12pm daily.
  • Where:662 Newcastle St Leederville
  • Tel:9228 0123
  • Web:www.duende.com.au
  • Good for:delicious tapas paired with good wine.

If you’ve not been to Duende before, you’ve probably seen it: taking pride of place right on the junction of Carr Place and Newcastle Street in Leederville. This small but bustling tapas restaurant is open for breakfast, daytime eats and nighttime too, but for weekend evenings in particular you should book early, or try your luck for a stool at the bar. It can get quite packed and rowdy, but the softly-lit room invites you to take a seat and sample some tasty bites. Local and Spanish wines feature heavily on the wine menu, and red wine lovers will delight in the extensive selection to choose from. Meals are best shared here, and you will be encouraged to start small and order more throughout the evening. Start with a mix of pinchos and tapas dishes, before moving on to one or two of the raciones alongside some more tapas plates. Just make sure you leave enough space for the carefully hand crafted desserts with matching wines.