We have eaten here several times in the past and reviewed this restaurant, at 52 Toorak Rd West, under it's former name - Fawkner Bistro. We liked it. The food was good and it was warm and welcoming. Now,having been taken over by the children of Jaques Reymond it has a more French feeling about it but it has retained all it's good qualities. The tables are clean and neat with their white cloths,
the decor is simple with a fun painting
and a few posters. One I particularly liked advertises the renowned aperitif Absynthe, a drink I enjoy with all the ceremony that goes with drinking it. Unfortunately it's not on the drinks menu.
Service was especially friendly and helpful provided by young and enthusiastic staff.
I started with a substantial charcuterie platter which was definitely for sharing. It was served on a panel of a box that once contained fine Sauterne.
Everything on the platter was tasty but the pork rillettte was outstanding.
A starter of paparadelles with chicken liver was a well prepared dish although we prefer the livers to be a little rarer than these were.
We tried three mains and each was excellent. A fillet of barramundi well prepared in a light cream sauce was delicate, moist with excellent
Chicken, off the bone and crumbed was also a good though rather bare dish.
I preferred my rump steak although it came medium rare rather than blue. The accompanying hous made sauce was particularly fine.
A very satisfying meal.