A seriously exiciting restaurant experience where classic dishes with a twist may open with a tricked-up potato terrine, smoked salmon with a beetroot meringue or a foie gras blueberry bonne bouche. Bone marrow on toast or poached tomatoes and chilled consommé may be martmite dishes, but in these hands they will send some to heaven and back, while a wagyu tartare taco is accompanied by cumin ketchup and cotija. Confit ocean trout with yuzu kosho, endive and roasted fennel hits all the right notes and diners rave about the pumpkin, black truffle and goat’s cheese tartlet off the vegetarian menu.
A short but first-rate francophile wine list is easy to navigate, with selective references in Australia and the wider New World, as well as Europe and Japan (mainly saké).
This is somewhere to come to with a sense of adventure and money to burn. It’s not that its wildly expensive but it would be a shame to sit on your wallet and not to try a good variety of dishes (and drinks) as they are all beautifully conceived and packed with creativity.
Three-in-one venue means bar, restaurant and private event space upstairs, all artfully designed to create a relaxed atmosphere. Nicely selected wines completes the very convivial picture.