Restaurant Reviews

Petite Mort

Petite Mort
225 Onslow Rd Shenton Park, Perth, WA


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.

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Wine: ★

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Petite Mort
225 Onslow Rd Shenton Park, Perth, WA
Todd Stuart & Sophie Kwon
Bookings recommended
Opening Hours
Lunch Thu-Fri noon-2.30pm Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-9pm

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