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Petite Mort

Gault&Millau review

Chef Todd Stuart has been at the helm of Petite Mort for seven years now. Petite Mort is the proper definition of gastronomy, and the inspiration for his creative dishes, offered as small plates, often lies in European cuisine. Situated in Shenton Park, the restaurant has two dining areas. The interior is quite colourful, with artwork on the brick walls picking up the colours of the upholstery and plateware. The popular degustation menu is a great way to try a selection of dishes from the à la carte options. From there you can choose to match all your dishes with well-selected wines. So, if you are tossing up between the salmon or the lamb, opt for the nine-course meal. With contemporary plating, the pork with corn three ways is a superb dish: tender meat accompanied by torched corn, popcorn and baby corn – inventive and so delicious. Dorper lamb features tender, melt-in-the-mouth meat and the accompanying vegetables bring a range of textures to the dish, while the cured salmon with wasabi sorbet is a beautiful, well-seasoned, Japanese-inspired dish. PSST! Petite Mort is open for lunch on Fridays. Reviewed for the 2019 Guide


225 Onslow Road, Shenton Park
6000 East Perth


+61 8 9388 0331

Web site

Opening hours

Tuesday  / 18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday  / 18:00 - 22:00
Thursday  / 18:00 - 22:00
Friday  12:00 - 14:00 / 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday  / 18:00 - 22:00


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16.5 / 20


State Building, 1 Cathedral Avenue, Perth, 6000 East Perth

Modern Glutenvrij

Matthew Sartori is the new Head Chef at Wildflower, where he brings an impressive breadth of experience in both native ingredients and expertise, spanning such West Australian stalwarts as Jackson’s, Restaurant Amuse, Greenhouse and Fervor. This well-lit, stylish restaurant exudes a welcoming atmosphere, and floor-to ceiling windows offer city views. You can order à la carte here, but the tasting menus will give you the best exposure to Wildflower’s exciting cuisine. The Peel Inlet blue swimmer crab with bonito emulsion, green tomato nectar, young zucchini, frozen avocado and native herbs is perfectly cooked, well seasoned and bright, with clean flavours. There is pure satisfaction in the competing textures of the Berkshire pork jowl with shaved greenlip abalone, radish, baby pigface and fermented cabbage dashi. The wood-grilled Arkady lamb with charred warrigal greens, saltbush and garlic emulsion is a showstopper. Layered, textured and intense, it is a truly excellent dish, with aspects of umami and flavour that belies accurate description. PSST! Congruent with the use of native ingredients, the menu is aligned with the six seasons of the Indigenous calendar.

The Shorehouse

The Shorehouse

278 Marine Parade, Swanbourne, 6000 East Perth

Fusion Lokaal Seafood Dessert Glutenvrij Mediterraan Modern Indische Oceaan Australisch

Oozing coastal charm, The Shorehouse – under Culinary Director David Coomer and Head Chef Jason Walker (ex-Altos, Nolita, La Lola) – is a delightful way to dine by the beach. Almost every table will enjoy a stunning view of the Indian Ocean. Yellow-and-white-striped outdoor umbrellas complement a Hamptons-style decor, with whitewashed floors and cosy banquette-style seating indoors. A copper bath-tub of wines in the centre of the restaurant is an intro to the extensive wine list on offer. The menu celebrates the best of West Australian produce, and many of the dishes are cooked or smoked in a Josper. A delightful entree of crudo (raw) local fish with navel orange, toasted sunflower seeds, fennel and bottarga is a simple and fresh way to start your meal. Follow with moist and flavour-some pan-fried fish schnitzel. Served with smoked crème fraîche, cos, shallot, gherkin and white anchovy, it’s the perfect dish to enjoy by the ocean. PSST! Get in early for the annual Sculptures by the Sea Festival in March. Book a table at The Shorehouse for a Sunday session! Reviewed for the 2019 Guide

The Heritage Wine Bar
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14.5 / 20

The Heritage Wine Bar

131 St Georges Terrace, Perth, 6000 East Perth

Dessert Glutenvrij Europees

For a European café-style menu with an extensive and educational wine list, look no further than The Heritage Wine Bar, where Executive Chef Matt Carulei leads the kitchen team. Check out the lovely cabinet of European meats and cheeses before relaxing into the black booths and enjoying your first glass of wine. And with over 100 fine wines by the glass, a long lunch at The Heritage Wine Bar is perfect for couples, businesspeople and clients alike. If you are simply feeling a little peckish, enjoy the light crunch and creaminess of the grilled Cambray ‘petit fromage’, which has a light smear of Vegemite … yes, that’s right, Vegemite! Otherwise, the steak and eggs (steak tartare) is highly recommended by the staff. Larger plates include the beef short rib with wagyu rump cap or, for a vegetarian option, there’s a plate of haloumi with heirloom tomatoes, which includes a touch of curry powder to create quite a unique dish. PSST! Pick up all you need for a picnic from the deli counter, along with a bottle of wine from their extensive list. Reviewed for the 2019 Guide