Since opening way back in 2011 (Where have those years gone?!?), Northbridge restaurant Bivouac has remained firmly in my top five restaurants in Perth. They were one of the first to bring William Street back to life (#thankyoubivouac) and they consistently dish up food with a serious wow-factor.
Heading in for lunch a few weeks back with Team TUL, I realised it was the first time I’d been to Bivouac during the day. The space is bright and breezy with more natural light than you could poke a stick at—perfect for those annoying people who have to photograph the food before anyone is allowed to eat (ahem… but really if you didn’t snap it did you even eat it?).
The restaurant also doubles as a gallery showcasing the work of local artists on the walls—which makes the space look really interesting and is the perfect talking point for those of you stuck on that awkward date.
The dinner menu is designed to share but for lunch, you can go either way. We ended up with a ridiculous amount of the Malawach tacos because honestly, who says no to pork belly and crispy cauliflower? These babies are only available for lunch and they are reason alone to go back during the day. The tortilla was delicious and the pomegranate elevated them into taco perfection!
Speaking of pomegranate, the grilled haloumi salad was another star. Huge slabs of perfectly grilled halloumi are pretty much the best thing in the world anyway, but when you combine that with watermelon, radicchio and more pomegranate, you’re on to a winner.
I was pretty happy with my selection, but seeing the wagyu burger with jalepeno cheese and chipotle aioli sitting next to me was basically torture. That melting cheese. Those patatas bravas. Even the kale looked amazing. I had maximum food envy.
The goat chops with mechoui spice rub were also uber flavoursome and cooked to perfection with a sauce you could eat all on its own, and we also dived into the roasted butternut pumpkin with ahh-may-zing slow ginger tomatoes.
Filling up on the savoury goods was a rookie error because we missed out on some seriously delightful looking dessert (Turkish delight or chocolate and cardamom mousse anyone?) but I will be back for those bad boys soon. Until then Bivouac, keep doing your thang!
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Image credit: Nancy Hanna