The Chef

Head Chef and owner of the Rusty Fig, Graham Jessop, has built a global reputation working in some of the world’s finest restaurants. 

Born in Northwest Western Australia, Graham has travelled extensively. He spent 14 years working in London, honing his craft at Michelin Star Restaurants. He has worked at some amazing establishments, including L’Oranger, The Square, Greenhouse, Foliage and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Graham has returned to Australia keen to showcase his love and passion for food with his cooking.

The History

The name ‘Rusty Fig’ is an ode to the Port Jackson Fig tree that is the centrepiece of our outdoor deck.

Over 130 years old, the tree was given as a gift to residents of the Old Cloisters building and subsequently planted in 1887.

An iconic Perth landmark that has stood the test of time, it was placed on the state heritage register in 1995 to preserve its fate in the story of Western Australia.

The Space

Nestled on the west end of St Georges Terrace in the heart of Perth’s CBD, Rusty Fig is an oasis from the hectic pace of its surroundings.

Start with drinks at one of our two bars with their inviting leather stools, or enjoy an aperitivo on the deck in the glorious Perth sunshine and watch the world pass by.

Our ground-floor open kitchen allows diners to witness the chefs at work, reflecting the openness and honesty of our team.

Moving into the upstairs restaurant, you’ll find comfortably elegant decor with plush armchairs and contemporary artwork in our open-plan restaurant, cosy booths and private dining room.