14.5/20

Comme

7 Alfred Pl, Melbourne, VIC

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The grand 1880s building, originally built as the German Club, has had more lives than a cat. In its present sleek incarnation, the restaurant is in a handsome large space dominated by a vast square bar. There are cosy quiet corners, but perhaps the best places are at the bare-topped tables, lingering over a meal and something from the considerable tome of a wine list. The mood is now French bistro, a single sheet menu listing dishes of various sizes and prices, including classics and clever updates. Mount Martha mussels are not mariniere, but served with shreds of red capsicum and (less engagingly) charred sweetcorn. The old favourite of steak frites comes with a choice of cuts and size (onglet or sirloin); delicate Gippsland rabbit is dressed up with a crisp zucchini flower filled with pea and tarragon mousse, fresh peas and finely diced zucchini, and a wonderfully rich clear just-sticky jus. Desserts may include a rhubarb crumble souffle.

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7 Alfred Pl, Melbourne, VIC

  • Cuisine - French
  • Prices - Entrees $18 Mains $32 Desserts $17
  • Features - Private dining, Licensed, Bar
  • Chef(s) - Daniel Southern
  • Owners - Frank & Sharon van Haandel
  • Cards accepted - Diners Club, AMEX, Mastercard, Visa, EFTPOS
  • Opening Hours - Mon-Fri noon-3pm, Mon-Sat 6pm-10.30pm
  • Seats - 60
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  • Dined here last week courtesy of being booked by helpful concierge, David at Sofitel for 6:30pm dinner. Earlier than I would otherwise prefer but happy to go with the flow. Love Melbourne's hidden treasures in lane ways and this didn't disappoint. Beautiful setting, informal but not familiar staff who all shared their well honed expertise and experience. We were happy to be guided with both food and wine choices and found that the staff responded to the trust by sharing their knowledge and interest in our experience. Food and wine matching was superb and sous-chef even came out to talk (because we asked about the source of just about everything presented). Definitely go with the soufflé for dessert!

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    Gippcheese
    Location
    Warragul
    Date and time
    December 04, 2012, 10:00PM

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