Top Ten Guide: Perth’s Best French Restaurants

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Here’s the inside scoop on Perth’s best French restaurants. Bon appétit!

Top Ten Guide: Perth’s Best French Restaurants

Here’s the inside scoop on Perth’s best French restaurants. Bon appétit!
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Whether you’re partial to croissants and macaroons, or beef bourguignon and escargot, if French fare is your thing, we’ve got you covered. We’re talking modern styles, traditional techniques, and impressive wine lists to accompany them. From moody, candle-lit bistros to charming heritage buildings, here’s our Top Ten Guide to Perth’s best French restaurants. Oui, oui, oui!

La Lune — East Fremantle

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Adorned with a stunning street-front terrace on East Fremantle’s vibrant George Street, La Lune is a vision of the ultimate European summer. The vibe of this charming Parisienne-style café, bar, and bistro is relaxed and casual, despite the splashes of marble and gold. The all-day eats and drinks menu is inspired by French classics, with a strong focus on Western Australian produce and seasonality. Sieve through options like the signature pie, fish of the day, roast chicken, and Wagyu steak tartare. In terms of wine, the list is predominantly French or made with French grapes.

Angel’s House — Fremantle

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Nestled within the walls of an 1880 heritage building, Angel’s House is the passion project of two brothers who grew up in a small village in Provence. The traditional bistro guarantees to enrich your tastebuds with a dive into French culinary history, and we’re certain you won’t be disappointed. Pick a perch in the cosy dining room or on the verandah, while you delight in dishes like onion soup, double baked cheese souffle, Black Angus rib eye and French fries, and, naturally, escargot. Wine-wise, expect a prestigious selection from across Australia and France. 

Ludo — South Perth

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Don your Sunday best and descend into the romantic world of Ludo, South Perth’s shiny-new underground restaurant. Burrowed beneath a heritage-listed 1908 police station, the restaurant promises a charming French-Mediterranean culinary experience. One thing is certain, you’re sure to be swept off your feet with Chef Ludovic Mulot’s share-style banquet. It features the likes of Albany rock oysters, braised lamb shoulder cigars, baked camembert, and lobster éclair. Not to mention the casarecce ratatouille, beef bourguignon, and topped off with crème brûlée, and peach tarte tatin.

Madalena’s Bar — South Fremantle

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When it comes to seafood and wine, the Madalena’s Bar is a South Fremantle staple. The beachside bar celebrates local, sustainably-caught seafood in a share-style menu of Wadjemup yellowfin tuna, Abrolhos Islands scallop, Albany rock flathead, and Manjimup rainbow trout, to name a few. Whether you’re sitting outside and soaking up the late afternoon sunshine, or devouring a delicious cocktail or two, it’s something like bliss. 

La Bastide Bar & Bistro — Shenton Park

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Set in the heart of Shenton Park, La Bastide brings a taste of France within a traditional bistro setting. Here, you can expect contemporary iterations of French classics in menus tailored to champion seasonal produce from local suppliers. Opt for charcuterie, Parisian gnocchi au pistou, market fish, or steak tartare, and pair with a drop from the carefully curated wine list which draws inspiration from the regions of Champagne, Burgundy, Bordeaux, and the Rhône. Whether you’re dining alfresco on the terrace or sitting among the vintage mirrors in the dining room, you’ll be immersed in the gastronomic experience of a traditional French bistro.

Le Rebelle — Mount Lawley

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Ooh, la, la! We have a crush and it’s on the Mount Lawley icon, Le Rebelle. This owner operator bistro oozes intimacy, fun times, and nostalgia — while still exuding a total rockstar feel. Spanning across three narrow tiers, it’s a neighbourhood eatery and wine bar with a difference. The venue has received national recognition for dishes like the famed crab toast and the very impressive drinks list. Whether you’re after the French steak tartare or boudin blanc, or something a little more new age, you’ll be sure to find it at this oh, so romantic spot.

Bistro Guillaume — Burswood

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Overlooking the pool at Crown Perth, Bistro Guillaume is a picturesque provincial dining location best enjoyed with a glass of Champagne. The lime-green space is chic and dipped in luxury, with a chequerboard floor and gorgeous bright and airy interiors. The mains are gush-worthy, in the form of wild mushroom gnocchi, roasted Mount Barker chicken, and buttery Paris mash. But don’t forget to save room for dessert. The strawberry souffle and profiteroles with vanilla bean ice cream are worth writing home about!

Mistelle — Shenton Park

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Based in Shenton Park’s heart, Mistelle is a neighbourhood bistro and wine bar centred around French-inspired cuisine and spontaneity. Here, you’ll enjoy casual drinks on the terrace, and dishes crafted from local and seasonal produce in the dining room. The ever-evolving wine list spotlights Western Australian, Australian, and regional French labels. For entrée, start with French onion soup, chicken liver parfait, or house-made charcuterie. Tuck into grass-fed beef tenderloin or pan-seared ricotta gnocchi. And finish it all off with the cheese of the day, or lemon tart.

French Accent — Mount Lawley

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Set in the trendy suburb of Mount Lawley, French Accent is all about experiencing food with five senses. The thoughtfully crafted menu leans into science, with seemingly simple dishes like pea and ham soup arriving at the table in a smoking box. It’s a bit of fun, and something different to your typical French offering. 

Chez Pierre — Nedlands

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Chez Pierre is synonymous with fine French dining. The restaurant is guided by the hands of Chef Pierre, who honed his culinary genius at Paris’ Le Cordon Bleu. The neighbourhood joint opened in 2007 and has been bustling ever since. The menu is diverse and steeped in tradition, with favourites including confit duck leg, chicken breast ballotine, and seafood crêpes. Bon appétit!