We owe a lot of our culinary terms to the French. Chefs, sommeliers and maître d’s? All français. The same goes for the front- and back-of-house structures of modern restaurants, which originated in eighteenth-century Paris.

As for French food itself, it often springs to mind when picturing restaurants and dining. Almost every chef started off training in classical French cooking, and for good reason: Gallic gastronomic techniques are the cornerstone of modern cookery. Perth has no shortage of excellent French restaurants worth your time. From brasseries and bistros, to bastions of both haute and nouvelle cuisine, here’s our selection.

Le Rebelle

Taking its cues from Parisian and New York City bistros, this neighbourhood wine bar and restaurant brings a fresh take on French food and wine to Beaufort Street.

676 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley

Petite Mort

Fine dining with a finish befitting the name.

225 Onslow Road, Shenton Park

P’tite Ardoise

An old-school French bistro that’s brimming with romance.

283 Beaufort Street, Perth