We’ve heard so many wonderful things about Bib & Tucker, so was quite keen to check it out on a weekend away in Perth. It worked out perfectly as it was mum’s birthday, so were able to get the whole family together on a sunny Sunday afternoon for a few drinks, with stunning views of the Indian Ocean.
ATMOSPHERE & SERVICE
With unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean, this is the perfect place to sit back with a delicious coffee or afternoon cocktail and enjoy the views. The restaurant has an upscale beachy vibe from the moment you walk through the front door. I would definitely recommend making a booking as the restaurant fills up fairly quickly! We arrived just on time and were ushered to our table on the outdoor patio, overlooking the ocean.
Brushed concrete floors, wood beam ceilings and a gorgeous brick feature wall fill the open aired space. Floor to ceiling windows ensure that viewing the million dollar view is no issue, or if you prefer, the open concept kitchen allows you to watch the magic happen in the kitchen.
Although the restaurant was busy, I did find the service extremely slow. Both with the waiter taking our food and drink orders, to the food arriving to the table. The service was undeniably friendly and polite, but the 45 minute wait for our mains was a bit of a stretch on our patients.
The menu here offers something for everyone, including a vegan and vegetarian friendly menu, dishes for meat lovers and anything in between. We started with a few shared entrees whilst we waited for our mains to arrive. First out was the ‘Charcoal Roasted Fremantle Octopus’, served with cauliflower, nduja, black garlic and almonds. Presentation was stunning and the octopus was cooked to perfection.
Next out was the ‘Wood Fired Baby Carrots’ with house made beach honey, moghrabieh, green tahini, harissa and almonds. This was my pick for the entree and was thankful I ordered it! The carrots had a slight crunch to them, the moghrabieh (Lebanese couscous) was seasoned well and the house made honey brought a sweet element to the dish, tying it all together.
For mains, MC ordered the ‘Fish and Chips’, which was a beer battered local snapper, hand cut chips, fennel salad and house tartare. When it WA, it’s always a must to order fish and chips as it’s some of the best and freshest you will find. The fish wasn’t overly greasy and the batter nice and crispy.
I decided to go with the ‘Slow Cooked Duck Ragu’ with parpadelle pasta, pedro ximenez, red cabbage and duck skin pangrattato. The pasta was well cooked, and the duck ragu fell apart with ease. It was however a bit too sweet for my likely, however a few others ordered the same dish and all loved it.
Overall we had a wonderful afternoon at Bib & Tucker. The atmosphere and views are stunning and the food was delicious. The service was a bit on the slow side, however very friendly. Will definitely have to head back again and check out their breakfast menu.