Restaurant Reviews

Wildflower: Restaurant review

Wildflower

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

Modern Australian? Here, you'll find precision-grilled marron served with brown-butter emulsion and crunchy native succulents, pickled daikon concealing blue swimmer crabmeat, finger lime and eucalyptus granita, and kangaroo jerky and wattleseed bread prefacing dinner. Yet the kitchen is equally adept at the classics, from local duck breast to a brilliant crème caramel showcasing the restaurant's rooftop honey. While the name Wildflower chimes with Jed  Gerrard's Aussie-Aussie-Aussie thinking, nothing about the experience is untamed. The setting, a glass box crowning one of the flashiest hotels in the land, offers stirring daytime views of the city while service is equal parts friendly and finessed. The wine list maintains this Antipodean focus, with a smattering of splurge-worthy imports. Abstaining? Booze-free drinks (a "chardonnhay" made with grape juice and toasted hay, say) ensure teetotallers don't miss out.

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.