Bivouac Canteen & Bar, Northbridge
I went to Bivouac for a night out with a group of friends. Bivouac means a temporary camp without tents or cover, so I’m not sure how that is related to a cool restaurant in Northbridge that uses free range, organic and local produce. In fact there were a few things that didn’t fit with the theme of the restaurant. The setting was quite casual and relaxed. I was interested in trying something from the ‘Secret Menu’, which was in fact just the specials. They also had a quirky menu naming system, large plate and small plate for entree and mains, for some of the beverages, there was grapes, apples & pears, for wine and cider!
We shared some of the dishes, and the food was excellent quality. We tried Haloumi salad (gri lled haloumi, rocket, pine nuts, sour cherries and grilled zucchini), goat chops (gin gin goat chops with chermoula rub), freekah chicken (freekeh, cinnamon poached mt barker chicken, almond & pine nuts), porchini croquettes, manoushi, quattro formaggi (4 cheese and mushroom) pizza, greek lamb pizza, mechuoi lamb (moroccan mechoui lamb, eggplant puree, date & preseved lemon relish), and to finish up we managed to squeeze in the panna cotta, baklava, and the secret tart (dark chocolate tart with turkish delight). Hmm …all were scrumptious, but my favourites were the croquettes, the haloumi salad and the morrocon lamb!
The service was quite slow, which fit with the relaxed feel of the place, but very friendly and helpful. There was also a selection of art work for sale around the walls, interesting pieces but not something I would hang at home. We had quite a bit to eat and shared a couple of bottles of wines between us and it still was only about $50 each, pretty good value.
Other Things You Should Know
- open Tuesday to Saturday late
- no bookings taken
Location & Contact
- address: 198 William St, Northbridge, WA 6003
- phone: 08 9227 0883
- web: bivouac.com.au