I spend a great deal of time in London over the European Summer – and on the weekend you’ll quite often see me out for a champagne brunches with friends. I leave Europe always asking myself: “why can’t Sydney’s brunch scene look like this?”
Move over Sydney’s smashed avocado, I’ve found Bistrot Gavroche – a French bistro in the heart of Sydney serving up a Parisian brunch with bottomless sparkling rosé on the weekends.
I took Evan along to Bristrot Gavroche a few weekends ago to experience this Parisian affair with me – and it was really quite special. Chatting to co-owner Lionel (who has worked under some of the top chefs in France) and his French staff, we discovered that no detail was ignored when setting up Bistrot Gavroche a year ago in Sydney. With the furniture shipped over from France, the experience transported us back to a few years ago when we first holidayed in Paris.
We kicked things off by choosing from their well-curated wine list – which was put together by Lionel, who is an sommelier. I selected the sparkling rosé – and Evan chose the 2014 Merlot Pur Bordeaux.
We were then served a fresh selection of pastries cooked in-house. Croissants at a French bistro… how could we say no?!
When dining out I’ll quite often ask the waiter what the chef’s specialty is. We were recommended the Tartare De Truite “Petuna” – one of the only dishes which has remained on the menu since the restaurant’s opening.
Evan has the same obsession with antipasto boards as I do – so naturally we selected the Planche De Charcuterie for entree… I must say that the house-made pâté was divine.
For mains, our extremely knowledgeable and friendly waiter Bryan-David recommended the Brioche Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon. We also shared the Ceufs Florentine.
The chef also insisted we try the Saumon Fumé De Tasmanie – a large dish served with the finest and the most flavoursome salmon I’ve ever eaten.
“Feeling full” at this point was understatement, however there’s somehow always room for dessert… so we put our dessert in the chef’s hands.
Byran-David served us the profiteroles tower with vanilla ice-cream and hot chocolate to pour over. This is a must… Everyone is a allowed a cheat day!!!
We’ve finally found the perfect combination for a long weekend brunch- one which transports us out of Sydney serving the most incredible French food. We just can’t wait to come back!
Feel | A romantic Parisian French getaway
Type | A quintessential French bistro which truly transports you back to France
Average PP | $80
Applaud |Tartare De Truite “Petuna”, Saumon Fumé De Tasmanie, Brioche Eggs Benedict and profiteroles tower
Weekend brunch is available on the weekends from 10:30am – 3pm
Photographer | Evan Clark and myself