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Bivouac Canteen and Bar

#206 of 1,325 Restaurants in Perth
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Perth CBD
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198 William St | Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
+61 8 9227 0883
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have eaten here several times and there is a lot to love - ambiance, food, service. Both times on arrival we were asked if we were heading to the theatre (which we were) and our food arrived in ample time. I am a vegetarian and my dining partner is not, yet there are plenty of options for both of... More 

Thank TracyH1
New South Wales, Australia
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164 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Little orange cakes amazing! Staff run ragged! Rest of the food we ordered 1 main and two sides, sent back the main as cold, eventually received the main again, then when we had finished they brought out our two sides and then tried to tell us it was grazing plates! Why have mains and sides on the menu if they... More 

Thank Shootingstars R
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

So good!!! Took my 17 year old daughter here for an impromptu 'hangry moment'. We ordered a selection of share foods such as the haloumi, sujuk, freek a nature salad and fried potatoes.... Joy!!!! She had an apple juice 'just like biting an apple' and I had the Howard Park cab sav. Mmmmmmmm do yourself a favour, not to be... More 

Thank Steph M
Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Went there for lunch onSaturday 24 september for lunch with family. ordered three mains and two sides. very good special porterhouse steak, fried potatoes were excellent. I felt the salmon was a lottle overcooked. my lovely spouse Ann thought it was a five out of five. I gave it a four. I am a hard marker. A great lunch.

Thank Peter B
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I was so impressed with all the dishes we had. Great choice of vegetarian food. One dish was better than the next. Generous serves and came as described. A disappointment was the cake which should have been served at room temperature rather than straight out of the fridge. The service was good but would've been so much nicer had the... More 

Thank Hazel L
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was always a sure thing on quality food and taste. While the service was very good and the wine list good the food has definitely lost its edge. We left our two main meals virtually untouched. The new menu is no where near the panache and quality of the last few years.

Thank Mark M
Maclean, Australia
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

i met a friend here, who knew hte place... and he relied on the staff to bring us a range of vegetarian dishes and a glass (or two) of white... the choices made were heavenly, best meal out i have had in ages... ask me what they were - i can't remember, but it surpassed my expectations... try it out!

Thank PeterMatheson
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

A lovely evening with efficient staff and fresh tasty food catering for a range of palates. The shared meals were delicious. The price of wine was ridiculous-$55 was the cheapest bottle on the menu and a glass was about $12, this really put a dampener on an otherwise lovely evening.

1 Thank SusanandGeoff
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Arrived at 8.30pm without a reservation and a group of 4- no problems though we did get the last seats. The floor manager was fantastic describing the dishes in detail and recommending wine to accompany. We shared a number of dishes but the standout was a succulent slow cooked goat shoulder. Have been here a number of times and have... More 

Thank Willo209
Perth, Australia
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95 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

I've been wanting to dine here for quite awhile. Arrived on a Friday early evening and was able to get a table. Our server was very knowledgable of the menu and she had such a fun vibe about her. We had the delicious gnocchi and the special octopus entree. Both were excellent. We tried the goat chops even though we... More 

Thank susan s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 William St | Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Perth>  > Perth CBD
  • Neighbourhood: Perth CBD
  • Phone Number: +61 8 9227 0883

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?