I really love French cuisine but P’tite Ardoise Bistro really didn’t do French cuisine the justice it deserves. I started with the escargot which served up 3 mini dishes, each containing 3 escargot immersed in a rich tomato base and a crunchy mini toast atop. The escargot were cooked well, nice and tender, some a tad spongey but tasty nonetheless. The crunchy mini toasts were tasty and the tomato base was good, though the dish was solid without being wow. I thought more flavour could have been delivered by additional parsley and potentially more garlic. The venison for mains was also perfectly cooked medium rare and served with a range of earthy vegetables which pair well. However, I felt the dish was underwhelming and quite pedestrian, really serving up meat and 3 veg. The French touches of a delicious sauce and flavour that is well represented in their dishes was lacking in this. I was quite disappointed with the outcome, particularly for the price paid, and passed on dessert.
The coupon offering a $50 buffet at $30 only is a bargain. While the buffet range was massively reduced, it still offered good value. However, come tasting time, I was very disappointed with the average tasting meals at best. I can’t really say there were any highlights and were quick to leave. The food wasn’t horrible, but it was average. I’d prefer to have ordered a meal at another restaurant instead. I’m not sure what has happened, but the standard has really fallen to an all time low. Your money is best spent elsewhere.
For around $30, I was able to enjoy a bit of variety with delicious baby backed ribs and a supposedely medium rare steak which was rare and not that enjoyable. The garlic and white wine sauce was not flavoursome and too thick, the Cajun rice was undercooked and hard, the curly chips were lovely and so too the house salad. I was very full with the generous serve and the service was excellent and not short of effort. The venue has an interesting feel to it with plenty on the menu to suit a range of tastes. If they can deliver on taste and cook the steaks more effectively, they would be more popular. Currently, a long way short from their claim of best steaks in Australia. Given my experience, I wouldn’t be rushing back again. Quite an average disappointing meal.
Apart from losing my order which didn’t impress me, I was less impressed with a salty patty that didn’t taste that great and a lack of sauce in the burger. Another unlucky experience at the Lucky Shag.
I found the chicken quite disappointing, especially for the price. The highlight was the red beans in the spicy sauce but you don’t come to a restaurant for the sides. I’m not sure what the other selections on their menu are like with steak, seafood, burgers and pasta to try, but it’s best if you stick with the ribs which are delicious.
For $25 with the coupon the variety is amazing and gives you the chance to try nearly everything or just what you like. There were a few meals which I really enjoyed but nothing really stood out and I would have preferred a single meal which was really tasty instead. Then again, other people may be absolutely loving most of the offerings.
Cuisine: Modern Australian, Pub Food Location: Perth CBD Given we had a little bit left over in our team budget and with the help of a voucher out of the entertainment book one of our team members had, the choice for our team lunch was Reveleys. This was one of […]
Reasonable food but I’ve eaten much better for cheaper.
Good selection of yum-cha which was very good but I have had better in Northbridge in Perth. A bit more on the expensive side. Not a place I’d go again.
Delicious meal but wanted more of it. While the restaurant didn’t seem packed, the service took a long time to get our meals out. For the price, I think they could have delivered more. In terms of the canapes served for our private company event on another visit in June 2010, the food was really disappointing.