This article first appeared in The Q Review Winter 2019 Edition.  To receive your FREE copy – Subscribe here

European cuisine on the Claisebrook Lake.

Restaurant – Blackbird, East Perth

Blackbird Restaurant has long been known by the local residents as a taste of Europe in their own backyard.

Routinely frequented by the East Perth neighbourhood, Blackbird has earnt the stellar reputation for outstanding service, an amazing mouth-watering European menu using local in-season produce, and a wine list to compliment every meal.

This intimate restaurant on the banks of Claisebrook Lake is the perfect venue for a romantic dinner or a glass of wine.

A passion for food

Long-time Perth resident Aiden Nawaz is the new proud owner of Blackbird.

Aiden’s passion for the hospitality industry and engagement with customers has led to the success of his other restaurant, Trattoria Galetto in Subiaco.

“I’m very big on customer engagement and receiving feedback from my restaurants.

This is something I am very proud of and want to replicate with Blackbird.

This guarantees that our focus is 100% on our customers satisfaction and enjoyment when visiting my establishments,” says Nawaz. “Trattoria Galetto has 45,000 Facebook followers which is unheard of in this industry, largely because of our engagement, great service and food. This is something I am very proud of and want to replicate with Blackbird.”

The ideal location for dinner Wednesday to Sunday, or a Sunday lunch.

Seeking expert advice before purchasing

Taking over an established restaurant from a long-time owner can be a bit daunting at first.

Aiden turned to the team at CapitalQ to help him through the process and to make sure the figures proved Blackbird Restaurant to be a solid investment.

“CapitalQ are always quick to return my calls and their understanding and industry insights have helped me immensely,” says Nawaz. “Knowing that the business structure is set up correctly from the beginning enables me to concentrate on running the business without the worry.”

The vision

Aiden’s vision for Blackbird is to keep it as a premier European influenced restaurant, the ideal location for dinner Wednesday to Sunday, or a Sunday lunch, as well as a friendly place to come for a quiet drink.

“We are going to be offering craft beers on tap, which is something new for this restaurant. Our outdoor terrace with views over the lake is the ultimate spot to sit back and relax with great company.”


Aiden invites all the CapitalQ Community Members to come and try the restaurant for themselves and is offering $4 pints from any of their craft beers.

Please mention “The Q Review” at the time of booking and bring in the voucher provided in the magazine (to obtain your copy, click here).

Blackbird Restaurant is located at Suite 4/10 Eastbrook Terrace, East Perth.

Reservations call 9225 7880