Reviews & Awards

Reviews & Awards

Best European Restaurant awarded by Restaurant & Catering

Bistro Felix

A comprehensive, well-priced wine list that has an extremely diverse international focus featuring wines of impeccable quality from emerging as well as established producers from home and abroad. The list by the glass contains many pleasant surprises at a range of price points.

Gourmet Traveller 2008 Australian Restaurant Guide ***Very highly recommended

Bistro Felix

This stylish, elegant room has emerged over the past year as one of Perth’s best restaurants. You can almost feel Bistro Felix finding its feet and growing in confidence. The service has become relaxed; the food has found its stride. Confit of Bremer Bay abalone is perfectly balanced by pickled cucumbers and the sweetness of a Pedro Ximénez jelly, signalling a chef on his game. Baby chicken with Provençal herbs comes sweet and tender with braised cos and bacon. Aged beef – eye fillet from Harvey in WA and black Angus sirloin from Rangers Valley in NSW – is treated with respect. To round things out, Damien Young has found himself a classic dessert: three tiny milk jam-filled doughnuts with a mealy almond ice-cream is decadent but amusing at the same time. And they’re serious about wine, offering a good-looking list and BYO Tuesdays for real enthusiasts.

Gourmet Traveller 2008 Australian Restaurant Guide

Bistro Felix

A salty slice of jamon Iberico lies alongside a creamy sliver of fromage blanc dotted with green olives and a quenelle of smooth rockmelon sorbet. A plump, sticky rabbit sausage is served on braised red cabbage with parsley puree and delivers an explosion of flavour. Chef Damien Young is clearly enjoying himself in the restaurant formerly known as Atlantic and reborn as Bistro Felix mid-2007 with classy, honed-back décor and large windows that open onto busy Rokeby Road.

Gourmet Traveller 2008 Australian Restaurant Guide

Delight sets the taste buds singing

Sometimes I wonder if, in a small town like Perth, my expectations of the dining experience are just way too high. And then I get to eat a meal like this, where the flavours sing, the wine list seduces and the staff is exemplary.

Jane Cornes, June 2007 Timeout

Bistro Felix

I have to say it’s been a while since I was this impressed by the opening of a new restaurant in Perth. Located on Rokeby Road in Subiaco, the recent opening of Bistro Felix certainly has caused a stir among foodies and fellow restaurateurs. Just when you thought you’d experienced the best Perth has to offer, a group of hospitality professionals come along and raise the bar to heights some restaurants only dream of. A comfortable interior lavished in dark wood and clean, crisp table settings provide subtle hints of the calibre offered at Bistro Felix.

Karen Bilsby-Butler, August 2007 De Groots – Best Restaurants of Australia

The Edginess in Rokeby Rd

Not long ago I lamented the lack of “make you drool on the menu” fare at Atlantic. Three months on, I am eating my words and the humble pie never tasted so good.
So fans of Atlantic can stop sending me hate mail.
In February the restaurant was about to be transformed and the reason for the pedestrian – albeit exceedingly well-executed – offerings turned out to be they were cooking with just three burners.
But now all fires are blazing. So if you are after a meal at the finer end of the gastronomic dining experience, with a mind-boggling wine list, make a booking soon.
The former seafood restaurant has had a sleek makeover which indelibly stamps Rokeby Rd with an edginess it hasn’t seen since Altos.

Gail Williams, May 2007 Sunday Times