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Peeping over the bustling throng of restaurants, bars and cafes in Crows Nest in Sydney, Le Bouchon is forging ahead with its unique brand of laidback French bistro-style cooking on Willoughby Road. The team pride themselves on bringing the traditional flavours of French cooking, married with classic French ingredients and smart service to patrons on the Lower North Shore in the city. There are few places where Sydney’s Francophiles can find authentic French cooking, but in Le Bouchon they can find a celebration of just that.
Le Bouchon on Willoughby Road down in Sydney’s Crows Nest takes its name from the French word bouchon, or cork, and used in France’s capital of gastronomy, Lyon to mean a well-run, authentic and convivial bistro. As such, Le Bouchon focuses on serving this traditional bouchon-style food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Of course, it wouldn’t do for a French place to serve below-par coffee, and instead, the breakfast and its accompanying beverages are given the classic French foodie treatment – rich mugs of cafe au lait and delicate French crepes as well as filling meat and veggie omelettes for hungry fans of French cuisine.
Aside from the generous breakfast menu, Le Bouchon is also doing a fine job on their lunch and dinner menus: think classic French favourites like moules frites, crispy baguettes and garlicky mushrooms as well as relatively hefty mains like fish of the day and confit duck leg with pureed carrots and puy lentils for those looking for a more lavish evening over in Crows Nest. The French take their puddings seriously too, so the chocolate marquise with Cointreau and the chilled nougat souffle are both worth a good look. For Sydney’s savvy Willoughby Road diners, French cooking is best done at Le Bouchon.
We love this restaurant. Fantastic service and delicious food! We take our young children with us every week and they are looked after so we’ll which makes our dining experience really enjoyable. The breakfast menu is the best in Crows Nest!
The staff are extremely pleasant and well informed, the menu offers diverse choices, the wine list is suitably extensive and the general ambience is relaxing.
Best service, best food. Degustation over a whole evening. Perfect anniversary! Escargot, Oysters, french onion soup, trout, champagne and mango sorbet, beef cheek, cheese, creme brûlée and petit fours. Drooooling thinking about it! Also accommodated coeliac perfectly.
This was our third visit to Le Bouchon and it never fails to impress. The food is exceptional and the service and atmosphere is fantastic. The best French restaurant we have found by far and the gem of Crows Nest. Would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone seeking a quality dining experience.
Le Bouchon is a gem in the strip at Crows Nest, with authentic French cuisine at affordable prices. We had the escargot, sans shells, which are excellent, and then the duck and calf's liver for our main dish, all washed down with the just arrived Beaujolais. This is the 2nd time I've eaten here, and it's on my favorite's list. Having had lunch before and dinner last night, I'll have to try their breakfast.
We ate the Easter special menu and the salmon entrée was delicious, and the pork and rabbit main was very tender and tasty. However, the dessert was the best part of the whole meal - cake on the outside with runny, dark chocolate on the inside, both blending perfectly with the creamy sauce and the sharpness of the raspberry. We sat outside and that was nice. We were a bit concerned that the traffic would be noisy but it was not a problem. The service was timely and friendly but not obtrusive.
The food at Le Bouchon is of a very high standard and the staff are friendly and efficient. The scallops were some of the best I've had and my dinner companions were equally happy with their meals. Will definitely be returning.
Food at this restaurant can be variable, from my experience, and I have eaten there 8 - 10 times over the past year. Some meals were very tasty (for example, the rabbit and pork terrine dish my husband had), but I was underwhelmed by the duck cassoulet which had almost no sauce (and what was there did not have much flavour) & there was very little cassoulet apart from the duck meat. I would expect good sauces in a French restaurant. Also underwhelmed by the dessert I chose. It was not that enjoyable. Unfortunately, on this occasion, I came away feeling I had not received value for the money I had spent. Aside from my comments about variable meal quality (including portion size), I find that La Bouchon has a pleasant ambiance and the staff are hospitable and friendly. There are times in the past that I would have rated my meal 4 stars, but not on this latest occasion.
We had Claire a lovely young French lady serve us all night, she has only been in Australia a couple of months and excellent waitress. All the staff at Le Bouchon are very polite & friendly.
I guess it depends on what you order. I had the duck. I thought the duck tasted a little old and/or overcooked, nevertheless it was tasty. Others at my table had the fish of the day and were quite pleased with it. I also had a pork belly entree, which was a special on the day-got fat and a taste of meat but the crackling was perfect. Others had the double-baked blue cheese and zucchini-their verdict? delicious. Everyone was very happy with their desserts. It's not the best French restaurant/bistro I've been to but it holds the fort. Oh, and if you're there on a Winter's day, as we were ,ask for a table at the back of the restaurant. We kept on getting gusts of cold air as the door opened.