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“EVEN MACDONALDS CAN GET FRIES RIGHT...”
Review of Bistrot Gavroche

Bistrot Gavroche
Ranked #73 of 6,890 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$29
Description: Bistrot Gavroche is a classic French bistro in Kensington St Sydney. Housed in a beautiful old rum warehouse, Bistrot Gavroche respects the historical structure of this timeless Sydney space while creating a traditional Parisian bistro atmosphere that’s unique to the city. Bistrot Gavroche is the perfect backdrop for entertaining, celebrations and corporate functions with menus well-suited for sharing. The extensive wine list showcases some of the best vintages from French and Australian wineries, so allow our team to create a tailored wine experience to complement the menu and impress your guests.
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Description: Bistrot Gavroche is a classic French bistro in Kensington St Sydney. Housed in a beautiful old rum warehouse, Bistrot Gavroche respects the historical structure of this timeless Sydney space while creating a traditional Parisian bistro atmosphere that’s unique to the city. Bistrot Gavroche is the perfect backdrop for entertaining, celebrations and corporate functions with menus well-suited for sharing. The extensive wine list showcases some of the best vintages from French and Australian wineries, so allow our team to create a tailored wine experience to complement the menu and impress your guests.
Reviewed 1 week ago

I come from a restaurant family.... I know things don't always go right and it's how you deal with those problems that's important. The evening started ok with a great duck liver parfait and a pretty good steak tartare. However, it was all downhill from there. When you pay $80 for steak and fries, you expect it to come out at least warm. When we told the maitre d that the fries and steak were cold, it was whisked away and returned after some sort of half-hearted attempt at being warmed via microwave or kitchen warmer. Whatever it was, it was NOT effective. Out of our table of 6, not only our meal was poor. Everyone else had varying degrees of cold steak and cold fries, even the side dish of broccoli was cold. Service was EXTREMELY poor. No offers of refilling our glasses when empty or knowing who ordered what. You don't have to be Einstein to figure out that two people are sharing a "steak for two". WTF? When we asked for the bill and the rest of our $65 bottle of wine, the waitress made a move to open a brand new bottle of wine, rather than serve the remaining half bottle that she had already started serving us. When I approached the man who looked like the owner to respectfully make a complaint, he replied "I'm not the owner anymore. Would you like me to call the manager to your table?" My response was "yes please". Although the manager took the $80 steak off the bill, there was not exactly a big apology made and we felt like they couldn't wait to see us out the door. In fact, I was a bit worried the chef was going to come after us. By that time, we were adamant that we were going to at least finish our win before getting out of there. There were a million other service issues that I won't go into. Needless to say, DO NOT RECOMMEND! Sorry I even have to give 1 star in order to post this review.

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Thank Debandmorky
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had been to the Bistro a few months ago and loved the food so came back with friends this time. Sadly standards have dropped. We became suspicious something was different when we were told there were no specials, odd for any restaurant of this caliber. The Escargot for starters was tasteless and disappointing and one of the mains (rump steak) was in parts so tough that it was inedible. My partner complained and did not have to pay for the dish but no replacement was offered so he ended up hungry. In fairness to their chef, the other dishes were excellent especially the Chateau Briand. Staff and service were subpar: we had to ask repeatedly to get more water and were never offered more wine from the menu. No one ever checked if we liked the meal and the manager didn’t introduce himself until we complained. It’s a shame but the restaurant is no longer recommendable.

Thank Gibaoz
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good location and really nice restaurant ambience. Unfortunately the waiter didn’t offer us side plates after serving us bread and forgot our drink orders well into our appetisers. The onion soup was average, lacked depth of flavour and missing the burnt caramel taste. The rump steak and profiteroles were excellent. The beef bourguignon seemed to be put together rather than slow-cooked together, leaving a bad sharp cheap wine taste. The first waiter seemed to be in a rush but the second waitress was excellent and provide great service. Definitely will not revisit this bistro.

Thank hopetohelp1968
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arriving from Perth, staying at Four Points by Sheraton, I was delighted to find Bistrot Gavroche just a few minutes walk from the hotel. After reading the reviews, generally good, I can confirm that tonight, a Thursday, the service was excellent, prompt friendly staff, and the food likewise! The duck was delicious, the Bordeaux wine complimented it well, and we finished with crepes suzette. Modestly priced, I’d consider it very good value and strongly recommend it.

Thank Polobear51
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

From start to finish, from bistro comfort to atmosphere and ambience, from super service to fabulous presentation; and most importantly from wine to food we had the most delicious evening last night. In a city where the food choices are endless, it was lovely to find somewhere that wasn't fried, fast or aussiefied!!! Simply traditional old school good French cooking with a delicious wine list. Judging by our fellow diners they all thought the same. We will be back and will be spreading the word.

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Thank kasieharry
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