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.



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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

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