The Reymond family to open a European wine bar and restaurant in Cremorne

Antoine, Nathalie and Edouard Reymond, children of Jacques Reymond, are opening a third restaurant in Cremorne, Melbourne.
Antoine, Nathalie and Edouard Reymond, children of Jacques Reymond, are opening a third restaurant in Cremorne, Melbourne. Photo: Supplied

Antoine, Edouard and Nathalie Reymond, children of chef Jacques Reymond and the proprietors of Prahran's Bistro Gitan and L'Hotel Gitan, are opening a third restaurant, in Cremorne.

Antoine Reymond says the yet-to-be-named restaurant will be slightly different to either of the Gitans. "It will be a little more European as opposed to French-focused."

They are taking over two spaces on the ground level of a new office building with a six-star sustainability rating on Cremorne Street. One space will house a 75-seat restaurant, and the other a 35-seat European wine bar.

SJB Interiors, who worked with the siblings on the Gitans, will design both spaces. "It'll be French new-wave," says Antoine. "There's a gorgeous, heritage-listed brick facade, a terrace out the front, and nice high ceilings inside."

The wine bar will be open from breakfast through dinner, offering pastries and coffee and other continental-style items in the morning. Lunch will bring champagne and oysters, a few baguettes and a small bar menu. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner (dinner only on Saturdays), offering modern European bistro dishes such as steaks and pastas.

No opening date has been set yet, although the Reymonds hope it will be ready by late May or early June. Stay tuned.