Building on the success of his decorated Singapore brasserie, internationally acclaimed chef Frédéric Colin has added some serious oomph to Kensington Street’s dining scene with Bistrot Gavroche. It’s super sleek, urbane and stylish to the eye, but the food is as hearty and traditional as it is refined. Based on memories of his beloved grandfather Henri’s cooking, Colin has brought a true taste of celebrated Parisian bistrots and brasseries to Chippendale, with a treasure trove of France’s and Australia’s best wines to complement beautifully done yet comforting French classics like soupe à l'oignon, pâté en croûte, parmentier de canard confit, escargots de Bourgogne au beurre d’ail and tarte au citron meringuée. It may not have the rough edges and cheek of its namesake, but this restaurant in Chippendale’s converted rum warehouse certainly shares with Gavroche an ability to punch above its weight, a casual eatery that could knock most central Sydney fine-dining restaurants out cold.
Nothing pretentious or trying too hard. Just a lovely meal in a lovely space. Nice staff who quietly replenish the bread basket and drop by at the end with a complementary madeleine (cake). Classic. Classy.
Great service and food! We made booking but only had very short time, the waitor was listening to us intentionally and made recommendations so we can taste their yummy food as well as finish the meal within 45mins.
A lovely experience with just the right amount of attentiveness and excellent champagne! I left feeling satisfied and full and will happily return to test some new dishes.