Petite Mort
Modern European
  • 225 Onslow Rd,
    Shenton Park,
    Perth, WA
  • (08) 9388 0331,
  • Lunch Thu-Fri noon-2.30pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-9pm

Petite Mort

Double-dressed tables. Fussy compositions on big plates. A chef that loves playing with guests' food: team Petite Mort evidently missed - or ignored - the memo about contemporary restaurant trends. But for those unmoved by the zeitgeist (no bookings, communal tables, venues that lean more bar than dining room), this bare-brick diner in leafy Shenton Park evokes an era less share platey. As is often the case with such technique-heavy cooking, eaters have to contend with the odd superfluous flourish (sweetcorn veloute adorned with the corn's silk; a test tube of yuzu jutting out of a soufflé), but the kitchen gets it mostly right. A dainty croquette of braised oxtail meat and beef cheek almost steals the show from a juicy flank steak, while perfectly tender duck breast and a neat brick of leg meat is a win for the classic approach. Reverential service is another flashback to the old-school, as is the drinks list with its strong smattering of French wines and booze.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • 3 courses $64

    9 courses $115


  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Outdoor dining
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Todd Stuart & Sophie Kwon


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