If you love traditional French food, you’re going to want to get to Angel’s House in Fremantle immediately. The French restaurant is brought to us by two brothers who grew up in the Provence region in southern France and were taught to cook traditional French dishes by their grandmother.
Both were naturals in the kitchen and younger brother Anthony went off to work in fine dining restaurants—including the Michelin starred Platina Los Angeles—before being hired by Guillaume Brahimi of Bistro Guillaume to run the Perth restaurant at just 24 years of age. His older brother Jeremy began his training with Thierry Maffre-Boge at the Michelin starred La Petite France in Maussane-Les-Alpilles, then opened the much-loved Pearl in Bali which is now known throughout Indonesia for its semi-gastronomique French dishes.
Jeremy recently moved to Perth and the concept for Angel's House was born when they stumbled upon an old heritage house at 24 Essex Street in Fremantle which reminded them of their childhood home.
The duo decided to renovate the place and turn it into a cosy bistro dishing up traditional French eats and share boards. Using local and seasonal produce, their mission is to turn the notion that French food need be overly-fancy and uber-expensive on its head.
With dishes like French onion soup, boeuf bourguignon, pan-seared fish with cauliflower gratin and charcuterie and cheese platters to share, there's nothing intimidating about the menu, just good, honest French food.
If you're into wining and dining, you'll want to head straight to the food pairing section of the menu, or you could always ask the delightful staff who will always be happy to pick the perfect drop for your dish.
The wine list is small but filled with excellent local WA wines and a few French drops too. If wine's not your thing, there are plenty of cocktails that will tickle your fancy. If the French 75—gin, lemon and sparkling wine—doesn't do it for you, the sangria by the litre surely will.
Whatever you do, be sure to save room for dessert. From poached pear and chocolate fondant to riz au lait and creme brulee, this is the course you just can't miss. There is, of course, a cheese platter for those of you not into sweets.
Whether you want to cosy up in the dining room with a three-course meal or you just want to nibble on delicious cheese and French champagne in the relaxed courtyard, Angel's House will fit the bill.
Angel's House had a soft opening back in July but is now officially open, so drop by and say bonjour.
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Image credit: Miles Vanderlooven