Review of Bistro Guillaume
Bistro Guillaume is brought to us by world renowned Chef Guillaume Brahimi and it opened about the same time Brahimi closed his Paddington fine diner, Guillaume. Guillaume opened in 2014 after Brahimi left his iconic long term digs at Bennelong at The Opera House, which has incidentally been taken over by Chef Peter Gilmore and is now known simply as Bennelong.
Bistro Guillaume is somewhat oddly located in the lobby of an office building on George Street and so you could easily walk past without even noticing its existence. Bistro Guillaume goes back to Brahimi’s French roots offering bistro fare in luxe surroundings.
The interior of Bistro Guillaume is classic French chic with dark woods, luxurious leathers and crisp white napkins creating an elegant ambience. It is unmistakenly reminiscent of bistros you might expect to see in Paris.
In true Parisian bistro style, a one page menu is offered including staples such as steak tartare and a roquefort soufflé for entree, steak frites with béarnaise sauce and roasted chicken with Paris mash and tarragon jus for main. Oh, and did we mention there is a cheese and a dessert trolley? Just try to resist when you see that coming around…
The wine list offers a large range of French and European drops as well as some local options.
We think Bistro Guillaume is a great spot for a corporate lunch or dinner or a romantic date night.
Address: 259 George Street, Sydney
Hours: Lunch – Mon – Fri – from 11.45pm, Dinner – Mon – Sun – from 5pm
Phone: (02) 8622 9555
Website: Bistro Guillaume
Images courtesy of Bistro Guillaume.