A chic, French-inspired neighbourhood bar that evokes all the best aspects of Parisian dining.
La Lune sits so comfortably on an ambient East Fremantle strip it could have been there for years. But as timeless as a glass of Loire Valley Cheverny paired with a bowl of moules frites feels, La Lune is also very now.
Duck breast is ferried past with lentils and bitter greens riding shotgun. And steak comes with good frites and a gravy boat of sauce béarnaise.
With La Lune, owners Sam Davies and Helen Pow have transformed heritage East Fremantle digs into a light-filled gilded, marbled and tiled monument to Parisian dining with a worldly outlook, referencing the bars the pair worked at and/or frequented at in New York and Europe.
In the kitchen, it’s all about modern takes on classics. Pemberton trout comes meurnier-style, with plenty of butter kept in check with lemon and capers. Duck breast is ferried past with lentils and bitter greens riding shotgun. And steak comes with good frites and a gravy boat of sauce béarnaise. Breakfast flies out of the open kitchen just as easily, but lunch or late afternoon is the time to share charcuterie boards, cheese, good terrine and wine – French in style, or just plain French to go with classic apéritifs – and admire the posters on the walls among frosted mirrors, bentwood chairs and the staff cruising by in striped T-shirts. Like we said, timeless and modern all at once.