We may not have been able to get a real dose of French in a while, but luckily there is a plethora of world flavors on offer right here in Perth, with plenty of French among them.
From illustrious establishments tucked away in leafy suburban streets to modern, bright and colorful restaurants in some of Perth’s trendiest nightspots, there’s no shortage of French cuisine. Forget expensive trips to Europe and failed attempts at making creme brulee, here are all the best French restaurants in Perth.
Le Rebelle is an intimate restaurant and wine bar inspired by the old romanticism (“romantica”) of classic Parisian and New York bistros where, traditionally, they served as a meeting place for anything and everything. With beautiful and comfortable interiors, mood lighting and a talented staff to guide you through your night, Le Rebelle is a breath of fresh air. We’re a bit obsessed with the crab toast (like the rest of Perth it seems) as well as their Glazed Wagin Duck with Chips and Bearnaise – honestly you won’t leave a gravy on the plate here.
The North Bridge
Cooler wine bar than a classic French restaurant, we would still consider it one of the best French places in Perth. Vincent Wine is inspired by Parisian wine bars, so (surprise, surprise) it’s French and Italian vintners at the bar, who make up a solid 80% of the wine list. The bistro-style bites that you can nibble on the side are just as good. Stunning charcuterie and pâté platters (almost) too pretty to eat, superb steak tartare and oh-so-extraordinary duck and pork rillettes… it’s very easy to spend an entire afternoon grazing in the windy courtyard watching the world go by.
Bistro La P’tite Arroise
P’tite Ardroise Bistro is casual fine dining done right. With a changing menu that features many dishes prepared “the chef’s way”, you know you’re in for something unique. They have all the French classics – escargot, soufflé, steak tartare – and they have a dedicated cheese menu, so trust us, you’ll want to keep this up your sleeve for your next date night.
The Angel’s House
Angel’s House is a cute little slice of France set in an 1880s heritage listed orange house in Fremantle. Run by two passionate French brothers, Anthony and Jeremy, the bistro serves the quintessence of French cuisine in a relaxed setting, all prepared with locally grown seasonal produce. Think snails, cheese soufflé and beef bourguignon washed down with the finest French wine.
At Pierre’s place
For an authentic experience, look no further than the French Restaurant At Pierre’s place in Nedlands. With a classic interior reminiscent of the brasseries of Paris, this place is casual fine dining at its best. The chef offers a la carte menus, tastings and weekly regional tastings for just $65 per person, giving you an excuse to come back again and again.
A more modern interpretation of Parisian bistros, Bistro Guillaume draws heavily on its riverside location and features a fresh, colorful interior bathed in natural light. The ‘Share’ menu makes this a perfect choice for an intimate dinner or a date night, and the Chateaubriand (essentially a really big, thick cut steak) is really good.
Nestled at the southern end of Rokeby Road, Bloody French is a warm and welcoming restaurant that feels like home. The menu is seasonal but always offers delicious interpretations of French classics, including escargots à la bourguignone for anyone who wants to try them. The best thing about this place (apart from the food)? They make fire in winter!
Once you’re done here, check out our favorite Italian restaurants in Perth.
Image credit: Elle Borgward, Le Rebelle, Bistro Guillaume