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Le Bouchon Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 192 Restaurants in Crows Nest
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located in the heart of Crows Nest’s restaurant district, Le Bouchon is a complete Café and Bistro destination, bringing a taste of traditional French cuisine to the Lower North Shore. French for cork, the word “bouchon” is used in Lyon, the capital of gastronomy, to refer to bistros well-known for their authenticity and conviviality. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Le Bouchon with its unique decor including an exclusive, private function area is the perfect place to enjoy an intimate dinner, a getaway from work or a large gathering. You’ll feel like you’re stepping out of Australia into France. From the accents of the waiters to the smell of fresh baguette and authentic meals, let yourself be carried away into provincial France.
Sydney, Australia
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“What a good idea”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Crow's Nest - a real eating/dining precinct - has until now been missing a vital ingredient. A decent French Bistro style of restaurant. Le Bouchon has just opened - and despite a couple of early teething problems promises to fill the void on Sydney's lower North shore left when High Street Bistro closed its doors. This long narrow restaurant has been refurbished and is warm and friendly and comfortable. It looks good from the street; the greeting is very French and charming and out table in the rear of the restaurant is quiet and cosy. We could hear every body at the table. Some of the staff have obviously been selected for their accents as opposed to their experience - but I am sure that when experience gets added some of the technical descriptions will be ironed out. But the food is the real reason for going. The steak tartare is fresh, red and spicy - the cornichons and croutons crisp - and an appropriate size. The sautee of calves liver - sensational. Maybe just a tad more sauce and mash but the flavours, textures and appearance - really good. The Berry Clafoutis - freshly baked, moist, sweet and very moreish. The wine list is big enough and not filled with expensive unknown wines. An excellent selection at moderate prices - all in all a very worth while experience which should only get better.

  • Visited July 2014
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