Restaurant Reviews

Wildflower: Restaurant review

Address

1 Cathedral Ave
Perth, WA
Australia

Hours

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

Prices

E $32-$35
M $36-$48
D $22-$24

REVIEW

A sleek dining room. Sweet panoramas of the city. Dapper staff that threaten to outshine an equally glam clientele. This rooftop fine-diner crowning Perth's majestic Como The Treasury puts the special into any occasion (as does precision-cooked local lamb and dry-aged Wagin duck). But while the details – and prices – speak to fine-dining aspiration, parts of the picture could do with fine-tuning. The kitchen is as high-powered as any; if only the plates were as tightly edited as the menu. Toffee-like pieces of fried seaweed are a fiddly addition to an otherwise faultless abalone schnitzel, just as tender black salsify is let down by an odd kind-of grain risotto. But then, bang! An engaged waiter appears, picks wisely from the mighty cellar, then directs you to the brilliance of passionfruit mousse with mango sorbet and Geraldton wax sherbet and there's nowhere else in Perth you'd rather be.
Phone:
(08) 6168 7855
Bookings:
Bookings essential
Features:
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Chef(s):
Jed Gerrard & Steven Black
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.