2021 off to a strong start with the opening of Bistrot 916 in Potts Point

Dan Pepperell, Andy Tyson and Michael Clift at Bistrot 916 in Potts Point.
Dan Pepperell, Andy Tyson and Michael Clift at Bistrot 916 in Potts Point. Photo: Steven Siewert

Dan Pepperell, Andy Tyson and Michael Clift's hot-ticket Bistrot 916 has opened its doors, dishing up a slice of Paris in Potts Point.

Chef Pepperell (of Restaurant Hubert and Alberto's Lounge fame) has been limbering up with a line-up of steak au poivre, duck frites and oysters.

But he and his gun team of Clift (ex-Rockpool) and Tyson (former Hubert sommelier), have given a nod to the prominent site's previous occupant, the Dan Hong-led Asian-inspired Lotus. Boudin noir spring rolls? Yes, please.

From the elegant light fittings to the classic chairs and cloth-covered tables, Bistrot 916 has the timeless look of a restaurant stayer. It's a promising start for an industry hopeful that 2021 will prove a superior vintage to the one that preceded it.

Bistrot 916 is at 22 Challis Ave, Elizabeth Bay.