Balthazar
Modern Australian
  • 6 The Esplanade,
    Perth, WA
  • (08) 9421 1206,
    balthazar.com.au
  • Mon-Fri noon-10pm

    Sat 6pm-10pm


Balthazar
-31.956500,115.858276

You'd be forgiven for making assumptions about the kind of restaurant Balthazar might be. A discreet façade in Perth's white-collar heartland. The clubby, Art Deco room that effortlessly moves from business by day to pleasure after dark. Sharing a name with a legendary brasserie in New York. But just when you think it's going to be all pastis and escargot, the waiter behind the marble counter offers you a Sazerac perfumed with lemon myrtle and macadamia-infused rye. Unexpected? Sure, but this experience is the brilliance of Balthazar in microcosm: the standards given a shake-up. So the tartare is raw lamb amped up by harissa, a classic scallop  and black-pudding pairing gets a surprising dose of puréed watercress, and a dense brick of chocolate served with cherries and yoghurt equals a fun spin on Black Forest. Staff can feel a little too cool, but quickly warm to guests who take a serious interest in the restaurant's wild, lo-fi wine list.



You might also like:

Divido

To those who dream of the old country, Divido is the modern...

MOM Dumpling House

Sino-themed furniture and decor. Animated conversations in ...

At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $7-$22

    M $29-$47

    D $18


  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Skye Faithfull

MOST VIEWED IN OUR RESTAURANT GUIDE

Stokehouse Q

Brisbane, QLD
When the bi-fold doors are retracted at this smartly appointed riverside restaurant, ther...

Cafe Di Stasio

Melbourne, VIC
With nearly three decades under its belt, this St Kilda stalwart is unapologetically set ...

Momofuku Seiobo

Sydney, NSW
How to sum up Momofuku Seiobo's 12-course meal? Excellent eclecticism. Paul Carmichael ke...

Bar Lourinha

Melbourne, VIC
After more than a decade, Bar Lourinha's star power shows no signs of waning. Adorned wit...

Da Noi

Melbourne, VIC
Sardinian warmth meets assured technique and an Italian-leaning wine list in this cosy So...

Peel Street

Adelaide, SA
Nothing is a problem at Peel Street. Everything here exudes ease, thanks to attentive sta...

Vue de Monde

Melbourne, VIC
Vue de Monde impresses not just with the views that come with its lofty 55th-floor perch,...

Quay

Sydney, NSW
A meal at Quay is often marked by moments when a hush descends on the table, followed qui...