Scott Bolles

James Hird and Todd Garrett of Buzo, Woollahra.
Bring it on ... Buzo's Todd Garratt and James Hird are opening a French brasserie, Vincent. Photo: Nic Walker

Buzo's gradual colonisation of an entire block of Woollahra will take another step in early April with the opening of a new restaurant: Vincent.

In November, Short Black reported Buzo was in negotiations to open a restaurant in the boutique Hughenden Hotel in Queen Street. Several setbacks slowed its progress, but Vincent, a French brasserie, is now confirmed.

''We'll make our own cheeses and butter,'' co-owner James Hird says.

''With the exception of Felix [restaurant], there hasn't been much happening on the French front in recent years. As we've done with Italian at Buzo, we want to bring our own take [to French].''

With Buzo spinoff The Wine Library doing big numbers on Oxford Street, Vincent will bring the number of venues the Buzo crew operate in the area to three.