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Bib and Tucker is a casual, coastal delight

Bib and Tucker has one of the best views in Perth - and don't they know it.

Bib and Tucker has one of the best views in Perth – and don’t they know it.

At sunset the tables lucky enough to be soaking up the salty air on the balcony area are rewarded as the blinds rise and the views to Rottnest and beyond are unveiled.

It’s a special moment to take in the pinks and corals in all their coastal glory, and nearly every table raised their phones to capture the scene when we dined at the weekend.

Other than the location, this North Fremantle restaurant has a lot going for it.

Service was efficient and friendly, our waiter kindly explained how to pronounce caipirinha, with their riff on the Brazilian cocktail bursting with basil and tart passionfruit ($19) and tasted like being on holiday. For the sweeter tooth the lychee and pomegranate crush would be perfect ($19).

The menu is broken down into snacks, smalls and mains, cleverly catering for groups who want to nibble on an array of bites post swim or hungry diners like us who want to sample a little of everything.

From the snacks menu we ordered the crispy south west lamb rib with pomegranate, vinegar and garlic yoghurt ($9 each) which came to the table as a solo rib that was well-cooked rib and rampant in flavour.

The ceviche ($22) was fresh and summery, with plump fish swimming in good quality oil, avocado and pomelo. It was great on its own, but ever better piled on the crunchy sweetcorn wafer.

Linguini ($34) was generously dotted with prawns and while it needed a touch of salt the garlic, chilli, white wine, basil, dried tomatoes and shellfish crumb all came together for a delicious dish.

Charcoal roasted Freo octopus with spicy tomato and nduja vinaigrette, saltbush, kipflers and pimento ($28) was moreish and full of spice, I’d love some of the vinaigrette in the fridge to put on everything.

We spied a few tables devouring the towering banoffe bombe, a dessert that made it to Rob Broadfield’s top dishes of 2021, but the miso snickers ($18) had us intrigued.

Together each element – from the soft set milk chocolate, roasted peanut biscuit, peanut butter mousse to the miso caramel – partied together for a special bite, particularly the saltiness of the slightly savoury caramel drizzled on top.

For a casual bite with a coastal view you can’t get much better than what Bib and Tucker are dishing up.

Bib and Tucker

Address: 18 Leighton Beach Blvd, North Fremantle

The verdict: Quintessential WA coastal views with a menu that caters for snackish or hungry diners. Service is friendly and cocktails are delicious too.

8 ½ / 10

Written by Jade Jurewicz PerthNow

February 3, 2022

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