Restaurant Guide

Le Rebelle: Restaurant review

For fans of new-wave French cuisine.

REVIEW

Team Le Rebelle clearly missed the "French food is dead" memo. Or maybe they got it and the restaurant is, in fact, a permanent wake commemorating the death of stiff, cookie-cutter bistros? For fans of Hubert, Bar Margaux, Porcine and other nouveau-French establishments, welcome home. While the mood in the cosy dining room is buoyant, serious kitchen smarts pay dividends for eaters. Golden goujons of Spanish mackerel arrive in a pot of airy sauce Américaine that's been emulsified to order. Roasting duck breast (crisp of skin, juicy of flesh) on the crown means diners get supple tenderloin as a bonus cut. Haloumi and a crottin-style goat's cheese star among the house-made fromage. Whether they're helping guests navigate the French-accented wine list or looking up track names on the rap-heavy soundtrack, engaged waitstaff are just as attentive as the chefs and embody this neo-bistro's youthful vim and ambition. Vive la révolution.

ABOUT

Le Rebelle
676 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley, WA
(08) 6161 3100
lerebelle.com.au
Chefs Liam Atkinson & Adam Sayles
Price guide $$
Bookings Recommended
Wheelchair access No
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.