Tuck in

BIB & TUCKER has consistently produced top-notch grub since opening in North Fremantle in 2013.

The stunning beachside eatery is a favourite with the Instagram crowd and has established itself as a foodie institution, especially with those in the western suburbs.

It’s no coincidence the restaurant is co-owned by Olympic medalist Eamon Sullivan, who won Celebrity MasterChef Australia in  2009, and strives for excellence.

The food in the restaurant is impressive, but I was here for one reason—the breakfast cocktails.

Being a 34-year-old father of two, drinking in the morning is a luxury seldom enjoyed and I couldn’t pass up the chance to sink a Bloody Mary.

Bib & Tucker’s version of the 100-year-old cocktail is magnificent, albeit very small for the $17 price tag, and features on-trend vodka Ketel One.

Topped with celery, a lemon wedge, an olive and a pickle, the cocktail is rich and smoky, and the horseradish and hot sauce add a nice kick.

My one gripe was the condition of the mason jar the Bloody Mary was served in: It was chipped and had the remains of a half-peeled sticker on its side—tacky for such a high-end venue.

With my buzz well and truly on, it was time to start the morning feast.

Like a wild pig set free on an apple farm, my four-year-old son Ollie snuffled his plate of sweet pancakes ($10).

Layered with thick chocolate sauce, banana slices and two scoops of vanilla ice cream, the sugar high kept him flying for the rest of the day.

My two-year-old daughter Chloe stuffed handfuls of creamy scrambled eggs ($10) into her gob as my wife and I enjoyed our meals.

Kylie ordered the smoked salmon ($25), which came with an enormous leek tart.

The creamy leek was soft and mellow and complimented the flakey pastry, while the house-smoked salmon is the best I’ve ever had.

The slices were thick, moist and so good you’ll never want to eat the slimy supermarket stuff again.

Crowning the dish was an equally impressive slow-cooked egg.

Smoked chilli

The Bibs burn-addict ($25)—poached eggs on grilled cornbread with a smoked chilli hollandaise sauce and crispy leeks—kept me full until late afternoon.

Dotting the plate were cubes of mouthwatering fried pork hock, which got my heart racing.

Kylie suggested it was the high fat content, but I’m pretty sure it was my unbridled love of swine.

Bib’s dinner menu looked great and includes Bookara Dairy baby goat ($34) and chargrilled kangaroo fillet ($29), so I’ll be back soon.

by MATTHEW EELES

Bib & Tucker
18 Leighton Beach Blvd,
North Fremantle
http://www.bibandtucker.net.au

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