A fun and delightful neo-bistro experience inspired by classic little European neighbourhood eateries but unshackled from Old World rules.
Petite, inner-city urban meets Parisian backstreet bistro, rocking to an inevitably opinionated playlist and simply brimming with professional hospitality. There’s a reason Le Rebelle is one of Perth’s most difficult reservations: it’s a great package. And one that may renew your faith in the tried-and-true positivity of a harmonious husband-wife team: Liam Atkinson in the kitchen with his tongue-in-cheek takes on French-inspired bistro tucker; Sarah Atkinson as host/waiter/sommelier/DJ and leader of a cracking team.
Atkinson’s food is indulgent, often rich, and based on the fundamentals: quality hero proteins with good sauces, like his signature glazed duck with béarnaise and frites, or the outstanding house wagyu “Le Burger” with Beaufort cheese.
Atkinson’s food is indulgent, often rich, and based on the fundamentals: quality hero proteins with good sauces, like his signature glazed duck with béarnaise and frites, or the outstanding house Wagyu ‘Le Burger’ with Beaufort cheese.
But we like it even more when the chef has fun: crisp-fried quail with Beluga caviar on a corn purée, for example. Take his riff on honey king prawns with sesame, made as a corn fritter, or consider barbecued veal sweetbreads, glazed with smoked soy and honey on a tarragon mayo with seaweed-dusted matchstick fries.
Atkinson is growing in confidence and skill with each year in his own place. He delivers big flavours, made for a great wine list that indulges the natural side of life. Roll with it: the restaurant is all about Le Pleasure.