Restaurants

Bib & Tucker | The Verdict

By Tessa Gallagher - 26 Apr 2016


With the plethora of new beachside eateries cropping up in Perth lately (hey Odyssea, The Shorehouse and Bathers Beach House!), it would be easy to forget about one of the originals that has been dishing out delish noms for four years now—but luckily no-one has.

Put simply, Bib & Tucker continues to kill it. Striking the perfect balance between sophistication and laid-back vibes, it boasts some of the best food in Perth, a stylish industrial-style interior, knowledgeable staff and a bangin’ location to boot. It’s also really quintessentially ‘Perth’—making the best of our awesome produce and beachy goodness.

Heading in there recently for a big group dinner, we arrived just as the sun was setting over Leighton Beach—making for a rather epic backdrop for our first round of Aperol Spritz’s.

If you’ve only ever been to Bib & Tucker for brekky or lunch, you’ll find the dinner-time options take a slightly different turn. Divided into five sections (bites, small, pizza, large and sides), which change frequently to make the most of the best seasonal produce (and I suspect not to bore the huge amount of regular customers!), the dinner menu is still all about keeping things simple and letting the produce shine—but on a slightly more sophisticated level.

With the bonus of being part of a big table of hungry diners, we worked the menu hard from beginning to end, devouring Ortiz anchovies and fish tacos (yummmm) to get the party started before getting stuck into the delish slow cooked lamb and pulled pork pizzas (no vego’s here!). The pumpkin gnocchi had everyone at the table drooling (it was honestly that good), while the marinated rotisserie chicken and charcoal roasted lamb shoulder were both tender, succulent perfection.

We may or may not have finished proceedings with a couple of desserts, just to make sure we rolled on outta there. The pistachio and olive oil cake was fresh and zingy, but it was the banoffee bombe Alaska which took the…errr…cake for the the most dramatic meal of the night. A delicious biscuit concoction with banana and toffee ice-cream and toasted meringue which we then set alight (true story!), it was decadent, delicious and extremely more-ish.

One of our long-time fave Freo hangouts, Bib & Tucker will always have a special place in our hearts—don’t go changing!

Want the location, opening hours, and all the details? Find Bib & Tucker in The Directory.

Image credit: Nancy Hanna

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