Coastal Dining @ Bib & Tucker - Perth, Western Australia


Hi!! I'm Amanda "The Chefs Wife". A Perth food blogger that has known the lovely Sarah Louise before she realised her design and travel dream. I'm thrilled to be a part of her beautiful and inspiring blog. I've enjoyed Squeezed Daily and living my own travelling dream vicariously through Sarah and her vibrant photos.

I'm married to a chef, who is on the Australian Culinary Team. He does a lot of travel himself to various cooking comps around Australia and the world. Together, we enjoy dining out and discovering new places. It's great to have a walking/talking food glossary on hand too! I hope you enjoy a few guest posts from us, now and then, as we eat our way around sunny Perth and the Margaret River Wine Region - Western Australia.


I’d heard some excellent things about the tasty food and fab location at Bib and Tucker. It was just my luck that Perth has just had one of the wettest winters in recent years. The weather was very relevant. As a blogger, I usually take something ridiculous like the weather conditions into consideration, when picking somewhere to eat. This is not usually a problem in one of the sunniest cities in the world. I had decided I’d hold out for a super sunny day, for our first trip to Bib and Tucker.




The day we chose was gloriously bright. Bib and Tucker, right on Leighton Beach, is a very welcoming place indeed. It’s a stunning venue, inside and out, built on top a “surf club”. It has a cool vibe, with a few quirky vintage touches. Its part owned by Olympians – swimmer Eamon Sullivan, pole vaulter Steve Hooker and hockey player Jamie Dwyer.




We sat on the balcony, just meters from the snow white sand dunes, overlooking the pristine Indian Ocean. The service was efficient and with a smile. Chef Scott Bridger’s philosophy of fresh, simple, well-cooked food really works. Everything we had was brimming with flavour.


I started with a Juice. I’m constantly on the lookout for a good veggie juice and this was pretty good. I loved that they were served “bubble tea” style too. The menu was dotted with odes to “dude food”. I love the American-style comfort food; which so many restaurants seem to be leaning towards these days. We ordered;




The Sanchez Pizza ($27) Chef really enjoyed his “Pizza”. It was topped with pulled pork, charred corn, avocado, fetta, smoked chili and coriander.  The base was fresh and tasty; the toppings were delicious and full of southern US flavours. There was just one sticking point. The size of the portion. For the price we paid, we assumed we’d be getting a regular sized pizza (we weren’t advised otherwise by the wait staff or the menu). It came out as a kind of oval shape, as the dough had been twisted at the sides. This made the surface area of the pizza much smaller and hence, much less topping. It would have been half the size of a regular pizza. Chef had wanted a bigger feed for lunch, but didn’t feel compelled to order more food, based on the prices. As I said though, he was very happy with the taste.



Smoked Beef Brisket Slider ($8 each) I’d wished I ordered a few of these sliders, they were so good. The fresh brioche bun was packed full of crispy beef and a celeriac remoulade. They were very more-ish. Serving the delicious beef in a little slider is such a tease!!



Fish Tacos ($15) The battered fish was served in a soft taco, along with a charred corn salad, avocado and Chipotle Mayo. The two tacos were really tasty; it was a nice change to have seafood along with Mexican flavours.



“Best bib and tucker” is old Australian slang for wearing your best clothes. However, part owner Eamon Sullivan says that the Leighton Beach restaurant is actually named after two Western Australian bushrangers who were "infamous for their fine threads, rascality and rollicking good times". This theme is also reflected in the stunning Bushranger-style mural, by local fashion illustrator Pippa McManus.




We really loved most things about Bib & Tucker, the only thing we could fault was the serving sizes of the pizza. It's the most amazing location - tucked in-between the dunes. I’d like to think we’ll be back again – perhaps at the pointy end of the day to watch a sunset over the Indian Ocean. Stunning!

 

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