Best French Restaurants in Perth? Here Oui Go!
Sacré bleu! After discovering the best French restaurants in Perth, we’re absolutely hyped about the quality of this city’s outstanding food scene. Sure, we know Sydney and Melbourne kill it with French flavours, but Perth definitely has that special… je ne sais quoi.
From five-star dining to rustic country-style bistros and romantic restaurants, here’s where to get your fix of fromage, rich soups and stews, fresh seafood and – of course – a whole lot of butter. Bon Appétit!
The crème de la crème of French Restaurants in Perth
You may have been walking down Onslow Road all these years without realising there’s a culinary gem tucked away in the neighbourhood. Hidden behind an unassuming facade, Petite Mort is a modern French restaurant serving refined dishes. Set amongst a stylish space with exposed brick and contemporary art, Petite Mort offers a degustation dining experience. Choose between five or nine courses (with a strictly vegetarian menu available too) and delight your palate in whipped cheese, beautiful seafood mains, champagne sorbet and more.
A little birdy told us about an excellent addition to Perth’s French food scene on Eastbrook Terrace. Sitting pretty along the lakefront of Claisebrook Lake – although it often feels like the Seine – Blackbird Restaurant is a fine dining restaurant that ticks all the boxes when it comes to food, hospitality and location. Expect a seasonal menu of traditional French cuisine using local Australian produce. With exquisite culinary appearances like three cheese croquettes, bouillabaisse and canard à l’orange, Blackbird is a gathering place for the most special occasions in your calendar.
If you’re looking for an excuse to escape the city for a day, Mistelle is the haven you seek. Nestled in the idyllic surroundings of Bickley Valley on Walnut Road, this beautiful French restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience overlooking the Hainault Vineyard. The rustic dishes and friendly ambience is inspired by the countryside of France, with a menu that is truly local and seasonal. Fill your table with ham hock and chicken terrine, a charcuterie selection and the restaurant’s famous confit duck. And thanks to their neighbours, you can expect a stellar wine selection to accompany your meal.
This one goes out to all the rule breakers. A playful approach to French food promises never-ending fun at Le Rebelle on Beaufort Street. The restaurant is made up of a passionate team who aren’t afraid to diverge from tradition, with familiar dishes set to ‘party mode’. If you know what’s good for you, be sure to order the crab toast.
For the next couple of months, Le Rebelle is transforming their bistro into a pop-up bistro, Oui Rebelle! Expect even more unruly behaviours, fun wines, pimped up cheeseburgers and hip hop tunes filling the space. It’s a bloody good time (excuse our French).
P’tite Ardoise invites you to live like a real Frenchie for a night, in an authentic setting complete with red bistro seating, ambient music and the comforting aroma of boeuf bourguignon filling the room. Everything about the menu is quintessentially French. We’re talking soup du jour, souffle, fromage, ratatouille, escargot, steak tartare, coq au vin… Think of a classic French dish and you can bet it’s on P’tite Ardoise’s menu.
Located in the burbs, French Accent has everything you could ever want from a neighbourhood restaurant. The contemporary establishment in Swan Valley boasts a beautiful summer terrace and outdoor garden space as well as a cosy brick interior. When it comes to their menu, head chef Antoine Lardin cultivates a food philosophy that is all about innovative and interactive dishes. Did we mention he used to cook for Le Jules Verne at the top of the Eiffel Tower? No biggie. Don’t go home without trying the croissant burger.
The white tablecloths and old-school dining space at Chez Pierre may seem a little less hip compared to other trendy restaurants on this list – but that’s all part of its charm. Since opening in 2007, the restaurant has built up a loyal following for those craving classical French cuisine in a traditional atmosphere. Named after the restaurant chef and owner, Pierre brings a plethora of knowledge gained from his training at Cordon Bleu in France as well as other overseas establishments. The regional menus are a nice addition to the food offering and allow you to discover the flavours of different French provinces, from Brittany to Rhône-Alpes.
As an extra bonus, we’re letting you in on a new modern restaurant opening near the harbour this July. Brought to life by the head chef of Pearl Bali, Angel’s House promises to take diners on a journey through the regions of France. Housed in an 1880 heritage building, old characteristics are nicely complemented by stylish decor, fun pops of colour and the addition of an outdoor garden. The kitchen team at Angel’s House will focus on common French dishes, with the essence of Perth present through locally-grown produce from surrounding farms and oceans. The wine list will also include drops from both countries. Keep an eye out for the restaurant’s official launch date on their Instagram and be one of the first to say bonjour in person!