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“Disappointing” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bistro des Artistes

Bistro des Artistes
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Ranked #14 of 98 Restaurants in Subiaco
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

I have been to this restaurant twice for lunch and encouraged a group of friends to go there for dinner as I had enjoyed it immensely. The service was minimal, warm water, warm white wine and that's after you had to catch the waiter's eye to get service of any kind. The chicken mushroom dish was supposed to be breast but had every bone in available in a chook. The pork special was over cooked and dry, the creme brûlée had no crackle but was disguised with a brandy snap and the eclair was tough. Can you believe that from these great chefs? And very expensive. The best dish was the salmon and the little complimentary tastes.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jennifer C
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Another disappointed customer”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

I expected more from the reputation of the two high profile chefs involved in this enterprise.
The atmosphere is perfect and we found the service to be very good. However, the food was well below expectations and apart from some excellent scallops and the ubiquitous creme brulee main dishes were not up to scratch, I was accompanied by two ladies who really know their food and they were not impressed. Presentation was good but textures and tastes were forgettable.
Like so many eateries in Perth our meal was poor value for money.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Chris648
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Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“One of the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

Bistro des artistes was a great surprise to me. Small and typically French and I loved it. I've read the reviews and some surprised me with their negative comments. Could find nothing bad to say about the place. Service was good and friendly and the wait staff were very helpful. Food was excellent, try the duck, to die for.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Annette F
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Ballina, Australia
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250 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“True French dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

We went for a return visit, this time with 4 friends. The atmosphere is a true French dining room you would find anywhere through Paris and beyond. The waitstaff are efficient but not over friendly but this too is French. Its not that they are not friendly - they are. But when in France, they just get on with the job and the rules apply here. The food is wonderful, especially created vegetarian dishes are worth everyone trying. Last time it was a combination of vegetables in a stack and was delicious, this was a Stuffed Mushroom (farcie means stuffed). I encourage you to go while this menu is on as they change them regularly. There was nothing left on all 6 plates other than lamb shank bones. Any chef would be proud to see the clean plates coming back into the kitchen. Price, its pricey as you have to have 2 or 3 courses but from me that only ever eats 1 course, try it you will not be disappointed and like us think the money is very well spent.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank DelPerthWA
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Perth, Western Australia
Level Contributor
45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

I've been twice and had a great time both times. This place is not fine dining, but the food is good and the fixed price menu options are good value in my opinion, especially when you consider the little extras like the cheese board etc. I have had good service both times, and Emmanuel the co-owner stopped by the table to check if we were happy with our experience. There is a good casual feel amongst the customers with a lot of laughter and noise, so not good for romantic dinner. Fantastic creme brûlée.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank leighton33
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