Eating Out restaurant review: Petition in the CBD a trusted favourite inside stunning State BuildingsPosted by On

In a recent column I wrote about overcoming my fear of going to a restaurant without a booking, if you don’t take risks, then you’ll miss out — and all that jazz.

It was all going swimmingly until I invited a friend for lunch in the CBD on a Saturday. As I confidently opened the door to a swanky new restaurant, it wouldn’t budge.

We tried the other door, pressed our forehead against the glass, before doing what I should have done in the first place — googled its opening hours. It didn’t open until 4pm. Cool, cool, cool.

Racking our brains and coming up short, the choice soon became an obvious one.

Like pulling out your favourite pair of jeans after trying on everything in your wardrobe, or ordering the same combo from your local Thai, we headed towards a trusted favourite.

Petition. Sitting within my favourite venue in Perth, The State Buildings, Petition feels like the trusty all-rounder.

Long Chim is great for when you’re wanting a whack of spice, Post when you’re craving pasta, and Wildflower for the super speccy occasion.

The menu is in the style of listing two or three ingredients, so you’re never completely sure what you’ll get.

Everything can be divvied up, or something like the lamb loin with spiced yogurt and salsa verde or the confit duck leg can be enjoyed solo.

The triple cooked chips with saltbush and aioli ($14) are a must for the table. As is its iconic broccoli and mixed grain salad with Cambray sheep’s feta and almonds ($16). This salad,…

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