In the heart of the CBD, Petition brings a trio of venues together, providing local and seasonally charged food, and a hub for wine and craft beer lovers.
Set within the restored heritage State Buildings, Petition covers every base for all-day dining and drinking. Come early for robust breakfast selections, through to contemporary bistro food over the day and night while moving between the Wine Merchant and Beer Corner for a good drop or brew.
The Restaurant and Merchant explore WA produce simply and playfully, with flavourful compositions and textural contrasts.
With chef Jane Collins taking the reins earlier in 2022, the shareable plates across the board have been polished up. The Restaurant and Merchant explore WA produce simply and playfully, with flavourful compositions and textural contrasts. Take the warming winter twist on burrata wrapped by the earthy and sweet tones of pickled carrot, roasted beetroot on a base of pumpkin-seed pesto adding crunch. Or the slow-cooked lamb shoulder, perked up with chickpeas in a lightly spiced coconut tamarind sauce and bouncy green beans.
Staff will happily match a fine wine from Emma Farrelly’s perpetually impressive and extensive list with a focus on local, sustainably produced drops and rarer bottles from abroad – or if you’re in the Wine Merchant, you might pull a bottle from the shelves yourself. The Beer Corner, meanwhile, boasts a rotating roster of 20 tap beers and countless bottles showcasing classics, plus unique and limited releases from around the state and beyond, drawing congregations of beer enthusiasts with familiar pub favourites (reubens; burgers) dialled up.
Whichever space you choose, each part adds to the whole while still managing to feel distinct. Just know that the secret is well and truly out, especially in the restaurant; best to book, or expect a wait.