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Published March 24th 2012
A Bistro is a small restaurant, usually serving simple meals at moderate prices. Bistros are cosy, casual, relaxed and more intimate than larger restaurants and many people prefer to eat at bistros for this very reason. According to legend, Bistros originated in Paris in the 1800's and today you will find that many Bistros often serve French style food such as cassoulet, beef bourguignon or Ratatouille.
We are lucky enough to have quite a few traditional French and Italian Bistros to choose from but where is the best Bistro in Perth?
Bistro Felix in Perth is one of the finest and has a constantly changing, seasonal A La Carte menu. With dishes like Wild Mushroom Risotto, Scampi Beignet, Chicken liver parfait with garlic toasts or charcuterie plate with garlic & sea salt crostini you will think you are dining in Paris.
P'tite Ardoise Bistro in Highgate is like walking into a little slice of Paris life, serving not only the classic French dishes such as Escargot and Fillet Mignon but they also have a regularly changing daily menu.
Bouchon Bistro in Wembley, is just like an authentic Paris Bistro. Opened in 2002, this Bistro is run by two Frenchmen and serves food full of French flavour in a pleasant, casual and relaxed atmosphere.
Must Winebar Bistro in Highgate is open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. Some highlights of the provincial French menu are the Taleggio Cheese Soufflé, Porcini Mushroom Soufflé, Potato Gnocchi or the Rabbit Ragout. There are daily specials available too so you are sure to find something to your taste.
Mangiare Bistro in Nedlands, Divino Italian Bistro in Leederville and and Ginos in Fremantle are all popular Bistros serving traditional Italian style cuisine. With dishes such as pasta, pizza and risotto, plus favourites like parmigiana and delicious desserts like cannoli and tiramisu you will be sure to find something you like.
These are just a few of the great Bistros around and there are many more that you can try but where is the best Bistro in Perth?