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Since opening its doors in Balmain back in 2007, European restaurant and cafe La Boheme has received widespread popular and critical acclaim from Sydney’s gourmets and food critics. Now, relocated to gorgeous new premises down Glebe Point Road, La Boheme is set to serve its traditional, pan-European menu to an even wider audience. The founders of La Boheme are two couples hailing from old world Bohemia, the modern day Czech Republic. The talented chefs in the kitchen have similar backgrounds, having cooked in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic and here in Australia. Expect the best time-honoured European recipes to make their way to table at this unmatched Glebe restaurant.
It’s fantastic that La Boheme’s new premises down Glebe Point Road have at least a good century and a half behind them. Glebe itself is one of Sydney’s oldest suburbs, and also one of the most cosmopolitan, with the CBD, the university, and a compact network of gorgeous Victorian terraced residential streets in the vicinity. La Boheme’s new home is the 1870s Stonemason’s Cottage, a setting that holds up something of a mirror to the old world European cuisine on offer at this inimitable Sydney restaurant. The menu here showcases an eclectic mix of recipes that have been handed down generation to generation, recipes whose heritage reflects the incredible cultural diversity of the European continent, recipes expertly prepared by chefs with an intimate knowledge of these traditions. And when it comes to dining, La Boheme offers guests European-style lunches, dinner from a comprehensive a la carte menu, and special function and banquet menus. Indeed, those looking to celebrate should know that La Boheme’s Glebe Point Road premises can accommodate 20 guests outdoors, 80 upstairs, and 50 in the downstairs dining room and bar.
Signatures from the dinner menu include Slavic pierogi, French escargot, Czech utopenec (veal sausage marinated in spices, onion, and vinaigrette with rye bread, served cold). Mains include a traditional sopsky salad with Bulgarian feta, diced vegetables, and either olives, grilled chicken breast, or chargrilled toast. Barramundi with gratin potatoes and tuna steaks sit alongside confit leg of duck, crispy pork knuckle, Hungarian paprika braised beef cheeks, and classic steak tartare. Importantly, despite traditional European cuisine’s reputation for being overwhelmingly meat-based, La Boheme offers great vegetarian options like mushroom pierogi, a mixed platter of bean and vegetable delicacies, and crumbed Edam cheese. Perhaps the most exciting way to dine at this superlative European restaurant in Sydney is with their Tour Of Europe menu, covering the national dishes of Austria, Belgium, The Czech and Slovak Republic, and Germany. Matched with a well-stocked bar including a range of old world fortified wines, brandies and cognac – popular among those looking for a casual, if refined drink down Glebe Point Road – La Boheme is the picture of European sophistication and authenticity. Book now to secure a spot at this popular Glebe restaurant.