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    Peaceful waterside location with
    contemporary decor and the freshest seafood.

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    Peaceful waterside location with
    contemporary decor and the freshest seafood.

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    Peaceful waterside location with
    contemporary decor and the freshest seafood.



The Red Herring is more than just a restaurant. Combining the uniqueness of the peaceful waterside location with contemporary décor and the freshest seafood.

  • Since 1921, when Arthur Auguste first began operating his oyster business off the pylons in the clam East Fremantle waters, the site has been part of local history, an iconic location attracting visitors from far and wide.
  • Now, people come to enjoy the modern style and casual elegance of the award winning Red Herring. The menu is an exciting reflection of Australian contemporary cuisine, with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal produce.
  • Relaxed breakfasts, long lunches, sunset cocktails and moonlit dinners – the Red Herring has captured the essence of stylish waterside dinning, and made it its own.


Adjacent to this site in 1912 Anthanasios Avoustis, later known as Arthur Auguste, began his oyster wholesale business. Crates submerged in the Swan River kept the oysters fresh and it was from their home on 26 Riverside Road that Arthur and his wife Panaula ran the business.

Together they helped many fellow migrants in the early days providing them with board and lodging in their family home. Church services were held in a large room at the side of their house.

After his death in 1932, Panaula and the three daughters, Helene, Gela and Dorothea, established a restaurant over the Swan River adjacent to the bedded crates. They called is Auguste’s Oyster Beds.

In 1945 it was bought by Gela and her husband Bill Thornett and renamed the Oyster Beds. It remained in the family until 1966. It was renamed “The Red Herring” in 1997 by the current owners.

To this day the Auguste family is remembered for their links to the oyster industry, the restaurant, and their contribution to the Greek Community and the Greek Orthodox Church.

For more information about the Red Herring, please contact us.

Deray and Simcoe in the evening at The Red Herring

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There is always something happening at The Red Herring. Check this space for date news and events information.
Exciting New Renovations at
the Red Herring

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We  have some exciting new renovations taking place at the Red Herring.

Firstly our Function room/Restaurant is being extended 10 meters out over the jetty.

The Dome cafe will now be in the existing Restaurant. The Red Herring Restaurant will

be in the function room side. Open for lunch and dinner as normal.

A significant amount of money is being spent on upgrading the Red Herring.

The Red Herring will be closed from 7th to 11th July.

Reopening for dinner at 6pm on the 11th.   We look forward to welcoming you

back to the newly refreshed Red Herring Restaraunt and Function Room.

The seating capacity for ourFunctions and Restaraunt will be 160 persons.

Plans are attached for your perusal.  If you have any further enquiries please dont hesitate to

contact Tania on 089 339 1611.

Download floor plans here.

Melbourne Cup Luncheon 2014

Enjoy all the excitement of the race that stops the nation

A three course luncheon with a complimentary glass of Leeuwin Estate bubbles on arrival – $130pp

2 VIP Leeuwin Estate Concert Tickets & other fantastic prizes to be won on the day

Tuesday 4th November – 11am onwards

Call us now on (08) 9339 1611 to book your table and avoid dissapointment

Full pre payment is required on booking

Melbourne Cup Menu 2014

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Room Capactities

Cocktail Sit Down Boardroom Classroom Theatre U-Shape
Conferences 150 120 50 40 120 30 -
Function Room 150 120 50 40 120 30 $600
Entire Venue 300 240 - - - - $1500


Day Delegate Package
$80 per person
Min 10 Persons- Complimentary room hire

- Tea and coffee on arrival
- Morning tea, light working lunch, afternoon tea
- Continual tea, coffee and water
- Seasonal fruit bowl available all day
- Pads and pens
- Screen, lecturn and microphone
- Free public parking

Post Conference Package “Downtime”
$30 per person

- Beer, wine and soft drinks
- Canapes at the bar for one hour

Enquire Now

For the most important day in your life you deserve only the best. Perth’s Premier Waterside Venue – The Red Herring – is located on the sparkling waters of the Swan River.

Arrive by boat to our Private Jetty to really make a memorable entrance!

The Red Herring is committed to providing you with the most memorable experience. Our Wedding Co-Ordinator will ensure that sumptuous cuisine, exquisite linens and an elegant set up will delight both you and your guests.

The Red Herring Function Room can seat up to 160 people or 200 in a cocktail style. The Venue has natural lighting and River views from every window, complimentary parking and a private jetty coupled with excellent food and service, the Red Herring has it all.

Ask about our Friday & Sunday Wedding Packages – complimentary pre dinner drinks and canapés.

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Wedding Photos by Deray & Simcoe

Functions at Red Herring – Stylish and Memorable!

Perth’s premier waterside venue with our own private jetty.

The Red Herring caters for all types of functions from Weddings, Conferences, Cocktail Parties Corporate Lunches and Dinners.

Perfect for Seminars with our natural lighting situated on the Sparkling waters of the Swan River, along with complimentary parking that makes everything so easy.

The Red Herrings’ exquisite cuisine, outstanding service and amazing location is the perfect place for your next function.

Book a function in September and we will say a BIG thank you and give you 50% off room hire and a bottle of Moet & Chandon!

Enquire now

For information call Tania or Regina on 089 3391611 or email

Click here to download the menus

Weddings at Red Herring 2014 – 2015


Hi Tania

I was just about to send you and email too. Your beautiful manner was what made my decision to have the party with you rather than the ——-or at the ——-When I first  met you, you made me feel so at ease and welcome and that was what I based my decision on. You catered for all of my requests and both my husband and myself are so impressed! Thankyou so much and of course you can use my comments on your testimonial page.

Warm Regards  Linda


Hi Emma

I wanted to thank you for looking after my Birthday celebrations. You and your staff were outstanding. You made us feel very special and catered to all of our needs and requests. We really appreciated everything you have done for us and we had the most amazing time. The party was such a huge success and everyone has flooded me with such positive comments about the venue, the catering and the amazing staff and service.We had such a memorable and special night and will definitely be back and recommend you to anyone. Once Again, thank you for being so accommodating and incredibly warm and professional.

Thanks again…Linda



Dear Emma and Staff,

Thank you so much for all your help before and during our wedding. Emma you were so helpful and understanding and we really appreciate you working so hard to make our night as smoothh as possib as

We have had many compliments on the food, venue and service we will defiently be recommeding

the Red Herring. lots of love Rebecca & Brendan New.


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You may contact The Red Herring in one
of many ways.

Here are all of our contact details.

The Red Herring

26 Riverside Road East Fremantle
Western Australia 6158

PO Box 536 Fremantle 6959

08 9339 1611

Opening Hours

7 days a week Lunch & Dinner

Mon-Sun Lunch 12 -3 Dinner 6 – late


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