There’s been a menu change at the popular Bistro Guillaume in 2018. The much-needed refresh hasn’t strayed from the restaurant’s well-loved roster of bistro favourites but it has injected some new interest and clever cooking in the dining experience at one of Crown Perth’s most visited venues.

BG is still one of the most romantic, well-designed restaurants in Perth with stunning views of Crown resort’s pools and landscaping. In summer, the hot spot is the veranda for drinks and small bites before dining, or simply spend the afternoon there on the plush outdoor sofas.

For starters you’ll still find country-style paté onion soup, a next-level charcuterie plate and a rich and flavour-packed smoked ham hock velouté.

For mains, a new listing, cobia with clams, piperade sauce and espelette pepper is a masterclass in fish cookery with the strong flavours of southern France booming from every forkful. Fans will rejoice that the most popular dish of all, Half Mount Barker chicken, Paris mash, tarragon jus, still reigns supreme on the menu. Team it with the magnificent watercress and Roquefort salad with walnut oil dressing and you’ve got a banging lunch for two or three for just $63.

Without doubt, BG’s soufflé game is the best in Perth. Flavours change regularly, but whatever the flavour, take the waiter’s suggestion and drop a quenelle of house-made ice-cream in the middle of the fluffy soufflé and watch chemistry and gravity do its work. Perfection.

The wine list is one of the best. If you want to go large with some big French titles, you can. Otherwise you can drink modestly and well from the well-curated list.

Our love for Bistro Guillaume has never waned over the years, despite the distractions of new trends and fads and a multitude of new venues in Perth. And the new, refreshed menu adds to its appeal.