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Where To Eat In Perth According To Bib & Tucker Chef Scott Bridger

By Chloe Sputore - 15 Apr 2019

Where Chef's Eat Scott Bridger

Whether you’re looking for a catch up with mates or a date night with your love, we’re seriously spoilt for choice when it comes to epic dining spots in Perth.

If you’re struggling to narrow it down, there’s no one better to ask than our incredibly talented chefs.

This week, we’re chatting with Bib & Tucker, May St Larder and Goody Two's chef extraordinaire, Scott Bridger, to find out where he gets his fill of delicious eats in Perth.

What's your favourite bar?

My favourite bar would have to be Rodney’s Bait n Tackle in Mosman Park—a boat as a bar plus the nautical vibe and craziness on the walls is a lot of fun. 

And your favourite drink to order? 

The Rye Old Fashioned from Varnish on King. I had my first one last year, it’s such a smooth, refined drink and overlooked by a stuffed beaver—what more could you ask for!

Where’s your favourite spot for brekky?

My backyard. I never go out for breakfast, we have chooks at home and a solid veg garden—fresh is best and you can’t beat home eggs.

How about a long lunch with mates?

Usually down south when on holidays. Yarri, Cullen, Vasse Felix are all doing awesome things. The produce and garden driven menus that chefs create in the south-west are always exciting.

And dinner?

Manuka Woodfire Kitchen in Fremantle. What Kenny does from the oven is inspiring. He captures woodfire cooking at its greatest and treats the local produce with a simple but bloody delicious approach.

What about coffee?

I rarely drink anything but Campos Coffee from May Street Larder and Bib & Tucker—I’m hooked! But Puck Espresso does a mean coffee also.

Who is inspiring you right now?

I’ve just watched the new Chef’s Table with Sean Brock—I love his style and views on farming practices and produce. Also Shoboso in Adelaide—their presentation of modern Japanese food and simple yakitori fare is so good.

Your favourite ingredient to cook with?

White soy and citrus. Balance is the key and these two are always on hand.

Where can we find Perth's best local produce?

Local farmers’ markets. I love hearing the stories of where produce comes from and what makes the producers tick—food is a story and it starts with passionate growers.

Keen to scope out what’s new in Perth? Here are all the fresh spots to check out.

Image credit: Nancy Hanna

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