Bistrot Gavroche is chef Frederic Colin and sommelier Lionel Richard’s Parisian style brasserie in Sydney’s Chippendale precinct. Housed in a beautiful old rum warehouse, Bistrot Gavroche has created a traditional French bistro atmosphere with its imposing oakwood entrance, brass-railed banquette seating, carved wooden bar and antique French silk weaver’s table used for larger groups.
Paying homage to recipes from chef Frederic‘s youth, the menu features an array of classic dishes that capture the Parisian spirit. Start with an apéritif—Kir Royale—or glass of Billiecart champagne before deciding between entrees of Grandpa Henri’s traditional onion soup, king crab baked with mustard creamy sauce or green asparagus with lemon, capers and fresh herb coulis. Mains include three types of steak— the grass-fed scotch fillet with Béarnaise sauce and French fries is my favourite—, a number of fish dishes and for vegetarians, a vegetable tart with tomato coulis. Finally, it would not be a French meal with out dessert. Highlights include the profiteroles, Crêpes Suzette flambées and freshly made madeleines. For those who fancy an after dinner digestive, the ornate silver absinthe service set offers a great sense of occasion and is a fitting way to finish your ‘Parisian’ night out.
Bistrot Gavroche has a charming atmosphere—both day and night—and is a pleasing addition to Sydney’s food scene; especially for those who enjoy traditional French cuisine.
Address: Level 1, 2-10 Kensington Street, Chippendale | Website: bistrotgavroche.com.au