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Petite Mort
Modern European
  • 225 Onslow Rd,
    Shenton Park,
    Perth, WA
  • (08) 9388 0331,
  • Lunch Thu & Fri noon-2pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm

Petite Mort

Crisp white tablecloths. Polished, reserved service. A largely Gallic music policy that freewheels from chanson to Edith Piaf. Clad in exposed brick, this warm bistro in leafy Shenton Park maintains strong ties to tradition, yet its fastidiously presented food is unmistakably of the now. Lightly cured snapper with wasabi sorbet and soy jelly is typical of the imaginative house style, although rich butternut velouté enhanced with sweet crabmeat demonstrates equal proficiency with the classics. And it's not all rigid, po-faced technique, by any means. Strips of juicy beef flank, dainty bricks of potato injected with tomato ketchup and a fried quail's egg make for a whimsical take on that working man's favourite, steak and chips. We'd love it if the wines offered by the glass better reflected the cellar's depths, but all things considered, Todd Stuart's ambitious local continues to prove that fun and formal can (and should) mix.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • 3 courses $59, dégustations $95-$110

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Outdoor dining
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Todd Stuart & Hans-George Ogrissek



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