Petition Kitchen
Modern Australian
  • State Buildings, CNR ST Georges TCE & Barrack St,
    Perth, WA
  • (08) 6168 7771,
  • Mon-Fri 7am-midnight

    Sat-Sun 8am-midnight

Petition Kitchen

Petition is different things to different people. To some, it's breakfast on the way to the office. For others, it's mid-morning coffee and WiFi. But to the majority, it's the most accessible of the State Buildings' dining options. While crisp goldband snapper and sirloin with romesco sauce make ideal business lunch fodder, look to the smaller plates for the best stuff. Corn three ways (grilled kernels, popped and polenta) enlivened with 'nduja and spring onions is summer on a plate, while raw kingfish showered with beetroot allsorts shows the kitchen's eye for taste and colour. Service is less accomplished, still as rudderless as when the exposed brick room welcomed its first guests. Tightly composed dessert bowls combining molten burnt meringue, peach pieces and shiso ice-cream help smooth out front-of-house shortcomings, as does the thoughtful drinks list. Booze nerds will find an awful lot to like at Petition's beer and wine bars. 

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $8-$29

    M $32-$38

    D $14-$16

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Business Lunch
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Jesse Blake


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