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.
The food is excellent,fresh bright and well cooked the sauces and flavours match the food. A big plus is that you can BYO at 3.50 per head corkage. The venue represents fine dining at affordable prices in a suburban setting.
This is my number 1 favourite restaurant, the food is always excellent and the staff are really friendly, you feel welcome and special every time you visit.
Extremely professional service. Starters were excellent. Mains again terrific . Other benefit is BYO. Very busy so remember to book and avoid disappointment. Reasonable value as well