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cheap eats & bars: Murdoch Uni Village

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Cheap food is like the bat signal for university students.

And we wouldn’t be very good at what we do unless we compiled all of that precious information into one location, would we? We’ve done you a solid and decided to tour the country to find the best places to eat, drink and have a darn good time, no matter what Village you’re from! So here it is: a compiled list of the best places to eat, drink and hang for Murdoch uni Village residents – something every first year student should know. Thank us later 😉


Top 3 Bars

Little Creatures
 40 Mews Rd, Fremantle

If an ice-cold beer on a hot summer’s day is your thing, look no further. The Little Creatures Brewery is known for its infamous Australian-brewed Pale Ale. They do private tours and tastings for groups of 10 or more for just $10, but in all honesty, just come down and grab a table. There’s not much that can go wrong if you’re hanging out at this joint. Order the Sardines if you need a bite to eat.



The Newport Hotel
2 South Terrace, Fremantle

Oh man, does this place go off! Newport is pretty much the place to be of an evening if you’re looking to have a big night out. Wednesday night is their Student Night: that means cheaper drinks and free entry. DJ’s play in different spots around the venue, and there’s also a karaoke section upstairs. If you’re having a big night make sure you chow down first on their food. They’ve got Little Bites, Big Bites, a Burger Bar and pizzas for days. If that wasn’t enough to entice you, they also make their own Spiced Rum which they mix into 4 unique cocktails every day. They have live music pretty much all of the time, and themed parties just to mix things up. Don’t act like you’re not impressed.



Kardinya Tavern
17 South St, Kardinya

Affectionately known as “the Kardy”, the Kardinya Tavern is a hot spot for students who live at Murdoch Uni Village. They’ve got a pretty big local following, so definitely chuck this one on your list when planning your night out. They’ve got karaoke on Fridays and a pretty extensive cocktail menu. The bartenders will make pretty much anything you want if you ask nicely, and they’ve got a decent menu that doesn’t break your bank. They throw some pretty epic student theme parties, so keep your ear to the ground at the Village and tag along when the next Kardy night is upon you!




Top 3 Eats

Chins Noodle House
Shop 3/51 Farrington Road, Leeming

If you’re an Asian cuisine lover, or you just want a change from the usual home-cooked meal, check out Chin’s Noodle House. They are a local favourite for Chinese food and the service is awesome. Their head chef, Leng Chin, cooks with fresh and local produce so you know you’re getting great quality for your money. They specialise in Traditional Malaysian Chinese food, Yum Cha/Dim Sum, Roast BBQ meats and takeaway as well. Try the Shanghai Pork Dumplings.



Sail & Anchor
64 South Terrace, Fremantle

This place has personality, so if you’re in the mood for a decent meal and a beer you’ve never tried, give this place a crack. They have 40 cold taps, 3 hand pumps and 4 bars, making them the leader of the craft beer revolution in Fremantle. They have tapas, steaks, salads and all your pub food favourites. Their Monday Parma-gedon gets you a $15 Chicken Parma all day, Tuesday is Burgers and Brews, Wednesday is Rumps and Rubs, Thursdays is Don’t Move a Mussel day, and Fridays are Fowl Mouth Fridays with a platter of buffalo wings for $19. If you’re coming in on a weekend they’ve got a seafood platter for two for $49 on Seafood Saturdays, and Sunday is Share the Shank.



Winthrop Fish and Chips
Shop 14, Winthrop Village Shopping Centre

This place has been rated really well on Yelp, Urbanspoon, Zomato AND has been named the best Fish and Chips in Perth by Trip Advisor. If that doesn’t get you excited, check your pulse. Portion sizes are great for your money, and the fish is always fresh! You can also get all the seafood your sea salt-loving heart desires with shark, dhufish, scallops, mussels, squid and crab on the menu. If seafood isn’t your thing, don’t worry, they’ve also got all the usual suspects to float your boat like potato scallops, nuggets, onion rings, hot dogs and more. #salivating…




And that’s it! It won’t be hard to tick these places off the Murdoch uni Village Bucket List and start off your student experience right – heaps of the locals swear by these places, and you’re bound to find yourself there sooner or later! If you have any more great local spots, let us know and we will review them for everyone!

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About the Author


Amy is the Content & Social Media Specialist with Campus Living Villages. She lived at UNSW Village for 4 years, so she knows a thing or two about moving out of home and starting life on-campus!