With John having a day off and Mother Nature blessing us with a beautiful autumn day, we decided to head out with our little man for a family lunch.
We were on William St walking around the shops and Bivouac caught our eye so we decided to give it a go for a quick lunch. Bivouac is a place whose name means “encampment”: a shelter where warmth, company and food is shared.
Bivouac is smack in the thick of the urban jungle of Northbridge, steps away from the station, Cultural Centre and the William Street hubbub.
The small venue is cosy with warm wooden floors and funky artwork from Perth’s best emerging artists that rotates every few weeks.
Bivouac’s menu suggests diners to share their Mediterranean inspired dishes which changes every couple of weeks and it also makes mention that they endeavor to use free range, organic and local produce where possible.
The wine list is comprehensive and has some excellent international and domestic offerings.
We started with a couple of drinks, hot chocolate for me and a Moo brew beer from Tasmania for John.
I had the Quattro formaggio pizza for my lunch which was four different types of cheese: stracchino, parmesan, mozzarella and goats cheese and topped with garlic mushrooms. I must say, I fell in love with this pizza! Thin pizza base perfectly cooked topped with the four cheeses and the garlic mushrooms were the kicker!
John’s lunch order was the pulled pork sandwich. Pulled pork is a form of barbecue in which pork, usually shoulder cut or mixed cuts, is cooked using a low-heat, long-cook method. With these extended times at low temperatures, the meat becomes tender enough that it can be “pulled”, or easily broken into individual pieces. The pork was tender and well seasoned sandwiched with toasted ciabatta along with rocket leaves, homemade tomato relish and pickled cabbage.
Overall Bivouac is definitely a highly recommended restaurant for a good catch up meal or even just a drink or two with their extensive wine list. They are also open for lunch. The service at Bivouac is also very friendly which just completes the dining experience!
On the whole, 9 for food quality, 9 for atmosphere, 9 for pricing ($50 for the meal) and 9 for service.
Bivouac Canteen & Bar
198 William St
Tel: 9227 0883