Bib & Tucker, North Fremantle

Bib and Tucker

Bib & Tucker Review

Breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean is what Bib & Tucker promises on its website and breathtaking views are what the customer actually gets.

Bib and Tucker

Situated above the North Fremantle surf lifesaving club at Leighton Beach, Bib & Tucker was set up by three-time, Olympic swimming medalist, Eamon Sullivan with two partners. Sullivan is no slouch in the hospitality industry having had a hand in Subiaco coffee shop, Louis Baxter, the May Street Larder – famous for its brunches, Japanese whisky bar Goody Twos in the CBD and Middle Eastern/Mediterranean eatery Pogo in Mt Hawthorn. He also won Celebrity Masterchef in 2009

Bib & Tucker is certainly a gem in Sullivan’s stable. Overseen by executive chef Scott Bridger, B & T’s kitchen offers breakfast, lunch and dinner a la carte as well as two set menus, priced at $65 and $85.

The ethos of the restaurant is to ‘Love your Local ‘ and nothing is cooked from frozen in B&T’s kitchen – it’s all fresh, seasonal and yes it is sourced locally.

We visited with friends on a busy Friday lunchtime. Comfortable seating is available inside, on the side balcony and on the large front balcony. All staff members were very friendly, helpful and knew their menus. I was pleased to see that servers handled queries about gluten-free food and ingredients with ease.

Bib and Tucker

Bib and Tucker

Bib and Tucker

Our friends ordered the Bibs Burger – Ranger Valley beef, bacon, smoked cheddar, pickles, aioli, rocket and chips ($26), one without the bun. My husband had the Fish Tacos which featured smoked chilli aioli ($16) and I had the Pumpkin Gnocchi – brown butter, sage, kale, goat’s curd, roasted pumpkin, goat’s curd and walnut pangrattato ($34)

Bib and Tucker

I thoroughly enjoyed my gnocchi – it had a silky, smooth texture and was delicious. My husband described his fish tacos as brilliant and wished that he had ordered double. The burgers were also a hit as were the accompanying chips.

Bib and Tucker

Bib and Tucker

Dessert looked good with Banoffee bombe Alaska ($20) a standout dish for me but testing it will have to wait for our next visit.

With an exciting array of restaurants in Fremantle and Cottesloe to contend with, Bib & Tucker certainly holds its own. It is a firm favourite with locals – sitting out on the deck on a sunny afternoon just watching the sea is a real pleasure. An unexpected rain shower could have ruined the day for customers on the balcony but the press of a button to quickly bring down the blinds meant it wasn’t a problem.

Go to Bib & Tucker for the fabulous views, go for the excellent service but above all go to enjoy the delicious food.

Bib and Tucker

Address: 18 Leighton Beach Boulevard, North Fremantle

Phone:  08 9433 2147

Reservations: Yes

Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday: 8am-10pm

Gluten-free options: Yes

Vegetarian options: Yes

Restrooms: Clean, accessible and unisex

Parking: Plenty of parking on the Fremantle side of the restaurant and in front of the apartments on the Perth side.

Website: bibandtucker.net.au

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About Hazel Broomhead

My name is Hazel and I am a Perth senior!

Originally from Edinburgh in Scotland, my husband and I moved to New Zealand with our children in 1974. As my husband is in the oil business, we moved to several other countries including the Sultanate of Oman, the Netherlands, Singapore, the Philippines, the USA, Russia and Kazakhstan during the next 36 years before retiring to Perth.

We have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who live in different parts of the globe – New Zealand, Scotland and Colombia - which makes a great excuse for us to travel and visit.

My career background is in radio and print journalism in Scotland and New Zealand as well as public relations in various other countries.

We love to eat out, walk, travel and enjoy the wonderful lifestyle here in Western Australia.

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