Bistro Moncur

You're in safe hands at Bistro Moncur.
You're in safe hands at Bistro Moncur. Photo: Supplied

Woollahra Hotel, 116 Queen Street Woollahra, New South Wales 2025

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Features Accepts bookings, Business lunch, Long lunch, Outdoor seating, Wheelchair access
Prices Expensive (mains over $40)
Chef Mark Williamson
Payments Diner's Club, eftpos, AMEX, Visa, Mastercard
Phone 02 9327 9713

Dining here is like stepping into stylish but well-worn loafers. Very Woollahra, really. More than 20 years on, this pub bistro that isn’t runs like a well-oiled machine, from courteous greetings at the door to informed discussions of the wine list and menu, plus a proffered taste of that wine you might be considering. You’re in safe hands among an eclectic set of customers whether business associates, old friends or a family birthday group. The bistro classics remain, along with rotating seasonal offerings. Sweet scallops nestle on juicy carrot discs with saffron and citrus gel. A nicely executed witlof tarte tatin sits beside duck confit with brussels sprout leaves, shimejis and diced foie gras. Pistachio appears in a praline with poached peaches, and in a sponge disc finished with frozen lemon yoghurt and almond cream. It’s a joy to see this old favourite keep on keeping on.

And ... It is now open for Monday lunch

Busy, upscale bistro.
Best bit Food and wine with seamless service.
Worst bit No bookings at night.