With experience working in restaurants in New Zealand and Australia, including Melbourne’s lauded CUMULUS INC., Chef Jesse Blake brings passion and gusto and a desire to serve up creative dishes.
At home in the stunning surrounds of the State Buildings, the restaurant is striking, with tall ceilings, dark furniture and a modern playlist from the speakers giving the place a very chic feeling.
Chef Blake’s menu is designed for sharing. The beef tartare, served on a bed of French onion cream, is a divine starter. The buffalo ricotta with green raisin, zuni pickle and coriander is a pleasant surprise, and a great match for some of the brilliant Western Australian wines on offer. Petition offers some tempting vegetarian options, with dishes like charred cauliflower mornay with chive and smoked brioche coming as a generous and hearty serve. For meat lovers, the slow-cooked lamb is hard to look past, and weighing in at almost a kilogram is a dish best for a group.
PSST! Why not pop into their cellar and purchase a bottle to take home with you?