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Bistro des Artistes

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424 Hay St, Subiaco, Western Australia 6008, Australia
+61 8 9382 2546
Tue - Fri 10:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:30 - 22:30
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355 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for lunch with friends on a Friday and ordered off of the special lunch menu which was very good value. Not enormous portions, but the seafood crepe, beef cheeks and almond and pear tart were all excellent. Service was efficient and friendly and wines were also good value and not too heavily marked up. I will return.

Thank rwlid
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164 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We have had dinner here 4 or 5 times previously, and enjoyed it. However, we won't be going again. The service was friendly but inefficient. Waitstaff seem to specialise in looking busy and walking round a lot while avoiding eye contact with diners. A few issues: we were asked what we would like to order after sitting for about 15... More 

Thank Paul4444
Perth, Australia
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Based on reviews we were expecting something special, but were rather disappointed. Firstly the service was unacceptable in that the waitress was new and totally unfamiliar with the menu. Each time we asked about aspects of the menu she had summon another member of staff. This reflects poorly on the management, who should train their staff. The food was average... More 

Thank Dana D
Perth, Australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Two of us went there for dinner, placed at a quiet table as per our request. The food was tasty and enjoyed the chateaubriand for two which was delicious. Service was good in most parts however there was an inexperienced waitress who didn't offer us the opportunity to taste the wine before it was poured and when I ordered bottled... More 

Thank Karl M
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Alain Fabregues has been one of my favorite Chef's for many years, sorry when he closed his restaurant Loose Box in the Perth Hills. Was delighted when I arrived back in Perth he had opened a Bistro in Subiaco. Enjoyed a great meal there recently his very special Beef Cheeks slow cooked in Shiraz delightful.

Thank Wendy S
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Unfortunately the service we had from the waitstaff was non attentive and slow; it took a while to get anyone's attention so that we could a bottle of wine. I was really looking forward to the smell and taste of the truffle, but unfortunately there was little or or no taste, even though there were generous portions. This leads me... More 

Thank g0rdy16
Perth, Australia
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

After spending our 40th wedding anniversary in Paris last year we decided this year to reminisce by having lunch to celebrate our 41st anniversary at Bistro des Artistes in Subiaco. We had never been to the Loose Box, but knew of Alain's reputation and the reviews sounded good so we gave it a try. On arriving the interior decor certainly... More 

Thank Holymanic
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Taken to Bistro des Artistes fro birthday dinner, on happy memories of previous dinner at "Loose Box: some years back. Night started well with nice entree and not being rushed by staff to be fed and got moving. A pleasant change to a number of other up market restaurants in Perth. Unfortunately that is when it all "turned to custard".... More 

Thank FNP1998
Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

A far cry from the Loose box days...really Alan, a piece of thin sirlion and a bowl of frozen chips, youve list my vote.

Thank SAMBK2016
Fremantle, Australia
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

French onion soup was beautiful and well balanced. My partners beef cheek and the amuse bouchée were excellent. Let down by the snails. Didn't match the description, were dry and pastry felt old.

Thank Sn0dancer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 Hay St, Subiaco, Western Australia 6008, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Subiaco
  • Phone Number: +61 8 9382 2546

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?