The Indiana Tea House

The Indiana Tea House is one of my favorite restaurants in Perth, not only for it’s wonderful food, service & décor, but the view over Cottesloe Beach is spectacular.dscn5841dscn5764dscn5834dscn5856dscn5854dscn5887

Indiana takes its name from “The Indiana Tea House”, a humble ice cream parlour built in 1910.  Originally a pit stop for the playground that was Cottesloe Beach, “The Indiana Tea House” served folk dressed in modest bathing suits, caps and trunks from a small shack-like composite.  In the 1920’s the venue and its expansive lawns played host to couples dancing cheek to cheek.
More recently Indiana was redeveloped in 1996 to the building we know today.  Operating as a restaurant from this time onwards, the architect has created an amazing building that seems to rise effortlessly from the snow-white beach sand.
Today, Indiana forms a part of Chris Taylor’s ‘family’ of four landmark restaurant and function facilities. With all establishments boasting spectacular locations, Indiana is the only coastal property of the group.  Unique in its own way, Indiana is a multipurpose venue.  As a relaxed beach bistro or a beautiful exclusive function facility, Indiana is one of Perth’s premier restaurant caterers.