Restaurant Reviews

Petite Mort: Restaurant review


225 Onslow Rd
Shenton Park, Perth, WA


Lunch Thu-Fri noon-2.30pm
Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-9pm


3 courses $64
9 courses $115


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.
(08) 9388 0331
Bookings recommended
  • BYO
  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Outdoor dining
  • Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Todd Stuart & Sophie Kwon
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.