Ever wondered what dining was really like in those glorified times of old? During the rule of Escoffier, the rise of modern haute cuisine, and the birth of the assumption that the French people are the global authority on eating? Well you can get pretty darn close to finding out in Balgowlah, not far from Manly Beach in north Sydney. At Chez Maurice et Linda on Sydney Road, the legacy established by decorated culinary master Maurice Magneron (L’Ancien Rustique, Ritz Hotel, Paris) over 30 years ago is continued by respected Sydney chef Michael Hong. The restaurant is constantly full ﹘ and things get particularly rowdy around Bastille Day ﹘ so bookings are essential if you want a true taste of exquisite classics, from sizzling snails to duck a l’orange, veal in red wine to a crunchy creme brûlée.
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Unfortunately I’m not going to rate as highly as I would like due to the male waiter and his rudeness. We completely loved the food along with the other waitress but left feeling completely disappointed by his rudeness, on a positive at least he acknowledged his rudeness and that they had doubled booked the table as to why he was pushing us out so quickly. Will question booking again while he is still working the floor.
Highly recommended. We would return for dinner again. Street parking nearby could be busy.
The experience at Chez Maurice et Linda was amazing. Feels just like a regional French restaurant with the decor and inclusive staff, and the food is to die for. This was our first time dining there and we had the three courses as the entrees and the desserts looked so good. We couldn’t choose between them. The entree was delicious, the main was even better and the dessert sumptuous.. On top of that we felt very COVID safe with all precautions taken by the very friendly staff. Most of the restaurants we dine at are great and the food is tasty, but Chez Maurice et Linda is a step up in the dining experience and one of only a few we are telling our friends they must visit.