Category Archives: French

La Brasserie, Darlinghurst

There’s a French reality TV show filming in Sydney at the moment called “Les Anges de la Télé-réalité” (Angels of Reality) which rounds up previous winners of reality TV shows and places them in another country Big Brother style, with various challenges set to their career aspirations. One of the contestants in the current season is previous Top Chef winner Latifa Ichou, whose challenge was to serve up a 3-course French dinner at La Brasserie to a restaurant full of guests. On the night that we visit, the Latifa’s menu was open to the public for $80 pp and since we had visited La Brasserie in the past, we knew they served up classic French cuisine and couldn’t wait to see what Latifa could spin up with the local chefs.

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Le Pub, Town Hall

Sydney’s pubs have been upping their game of late and the French gastropub Le Pub is a fine example of what’s on offer these days. The dual entrances to Le Pub are marked by chic tiled signs in white, red and black and once you descend down the stairs into the pub, you’ll see that it’s split into 2 main areas – a bar section with stools and high tables and a proper dine in restaurant section. It’s rather dark in Le Pub since it is underground after all, but they’ve done a great job creating some ambience in the restaurant area with a patterned light feature on the ceiling and funky Scrabble like black/ivory tiles on the walls spelling out Frenchy words like “croissant”.

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Cafe Nice, Circular Quay

We are fans of the eateries that the team behind Fratelli Fresh have been opening up around Sydney, and their newest venture Café Nice at Circular Quay is no exception to the rule. As its name suggests, the food being served up is a blend of French/Italian paying homage to the city of Nice on the French Riviera near the border of the two countries.

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Ananas, The Rocks

A newish addition to The Rocks dining precinct is a shiny, upbeat French Mediterranean bistro restaurant with a glossy bar right next door to The Argyle. The fun decor pays homage to their delightfully fruity name Ananas (pineapple in French) which is reflected in the golden pineapples hanging from the ceiling and evokes images of the glitzy opulence of the French Riviera.

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Dulce Luna Viennoiserie, Sydney CBD

Earlier this year, I was fortunate enough to travel to Paris and had the most amazing pastries and croissants there. Ever since returning to Sydney, it has been so hard to find something even comparable to European pastries. I often find the ones here much too buttery, salty or just not fluffy and light enough, so you can imagine my delight when I found out a new viennoiserie was opening its doors in the Sydney CBD.

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