Bistrot Gavroche charms Kensington Street’s refurbished rum warehouse with the ambience, warmth and hospitality of a Parisian sojourn. Into this cavernous space of soaring ceilings and industrial windows comes a French bistro co-owned by best friends, Chef Frederic Colin (hailing from Michelin-star restaurants) and luxury sommelier Lionel Richard.
Following the pair’s slew of successful restaurants, Bistrot Gavroche will offer an intimate epicurean experience. Its menu pays homage to the defining dishes of Chef Frederic’s childhood, when he began cooking in Grandpa Henri’s restaurant at the age of ten. From
Grandpa Henri’s pork terrine to buttered Burgundy snails, duck confit to pike fish quenelles, Crêpe Suzette to Tarte Tartin – the delicious aromas cloud our heads like Paris in fog. Slip into the gold-foiled, lamp-lit evening by sifting through their list of notable French and Australian wines.
The restaurant’s furniture and fixtures have been curated from France and broader Europe, each rooted in a rich provenance: a marble and wood bath cabinet, a vintage 1950 Solex moped and the pièce de résistance, a commanding three metre oak entrance from Brasserie George, one of the oldest and most famous French brasseries.
Where shall we go for dinner tonight?
Paris is always a good idea.