Bistros and French dining

Experience the charm of bistro and French dining with your Gourmet Traveller Gift Card at some of Australia’s finest establishments. It will feel like you’re in the City of Lights, without the extra travel time!

With the cooler weather setting in, cosy up with a soul-warming meal at our partner restaurants below…

1802 Oyster Bar & Bistro | SA

Overlooking idyllic Coffin Bay, 1802 Oyster Bar showcases the best of the Eyre Peninsula’s fresh produce from both land and sea, including the freshest oysters straight from the bay. Whether it’s a long lunch in the sun on the deck or a cosy dinner by the fire, 1802 Oyster Bar is the place to be!

Brasserie l’Entrecôte | NSW

There is a real feeling of walking into a little Paris steakhouse when you visit Brasserie L’Entrecôte in Pymble. Inspired by the famous one-dish steakhouse Le Relais de l’Entrecôte in Paris, this is a cosy spot to enjoy an elegant and carnivorous dining experience. Featuring different specials each night of the week, diners will find all the classics as well as vegetarian options available. Treat that special someone to a night of intimate French ambience or celebrate a special occasion with function menus and facilities available.

Coda Bar and Restaurant | VIC

Nestled in one of Melbourne’s iconic laneways, Coda is located in the busiest and most dynamic culinary precinct the city has to offer. A stone’s throw away from the Yarra River, Flinders Street station and Federation Square, Coda’s relaxed environment provides a versatile setting for a range of engagements. From a quick pre-football meal, to a long Sunday lunch, business dining or a cozy seat for an anniversary, the room lends itself to an array of occasions. While bookings are highly recommended, patrons without a reservation can enjoy the full menu at the bar.

Glebe Point Diner | NSW

Enjoy humble, homely fare, free of pretention and ego, that nurtures the soul as well as the body. From barramundi to rib eye, delectable desserts and an extensive wine list, Glebe Point Diner’s menu has made it a neighbourhood favourite amongst the locals.

La Belle Vie Bistro | QLD

La Belle Vie Bistro’s intimate glass-cased dining room sits high in the rolling hills of Bardon with stunning views of Brisbane’s West. The lush green vegetation and distant mountains will have you romantically swept away. The French flair lives through welcoming, attentive and warm service that flows onto the table from the carefully curated drinks list and authentic French cuisine. Passion, quality ingredients and over 20 years of culinary experience combine to produce classic dishes with exquisite flavours.

LoLuk Bistro | NSW

Inspired by the French cuisine, their Mother’s recipes, the authentic southern French cuisine; brothers Luc & Loic revealed their own bistro: LoLuk. The menu is traditional French brought up to date thanks to the expertise of the chef. Since 2008, LoLuk Bistro has been providing a traditional Provencal experience with a warm and cosy atmosphere that reflects the essence of the south of France.

Neighbourhood Wine | VIC

Seasonality, simplicity and traditional cooking is at the core of Neighbourhood Wine, creating food with great seasonal produce. This is paired with a wine list that is guided by low-interference winemaking principles, allowing the provenance and vintage of the wine to shine through.

Ryne | VIC

Ryne is a modern French dining experience curated by Donovan Cooke and his team. Situated in Fitzroy North, they offer inspired cuisine executed with classical French cooking techniques.

Vinery Foods | NSW

Every neighbourhood deserves a dedicated wine bar where you can drop in, prop yourself up at a high bench and sip on whatever’s being poured, maybe add a small plate or two and generally feel good about the world. Or hunker down with family or friends for the full main course and dessert extravaganza. Vinery is a casual eating house offering an unpretentious dining experience, allowing the quality of their food, wine and service to shine.

Vue de monde | VIC

Vue de monde has been synonymous with Melbourne dining for almost 20 years, continuing to present beautiful food that not only appeals to a sense of luxury, but honesty, integrity and an inherent natural flavour. With a focus on presenting an exciting and dynamic experience with progression of flavours and sense of curiosity, Vue de monde is a testament to the belief that dining can be a wondrous and unforgettable experience. The ever-changing chef’s menu pays homage to classical fine dining in a modern context by exploring the beauty of native Australian ingredients.

Cover image: Brasserie l’Entrecôte

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