Review of LoLuk Bistro
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LoLuk Bistro is a small and cosy French bistro, serving authentic French cuisine. In fact, you could easily picture LoLuk Bistro being right at home in the cobblestone streets of Nice. But lucky for us there is no need to jump on a plane to France, because LoLuk Bistro has found its home right here in Surry Hills.
Housed in a terrace house, LoLuk Bistro features rustic sandstone walls, wooden flooring, white tablecloths and farmhouse style chairs. It oozes understated rustic charm. The interior of the restaurant is softly lit with candles, but on a warm evening, you may prefer to dine in their alfresco courtyard out the back, or you may snag a seat out the front, which is perfect for people watching.
French brothers and owners Luc and Loïc La Joye, who grew up in the South of France, are behind the concept and many of the dishes on the menu are inspired by their mother’s traditional recipes.
Whilst not exclusively, the menu is influenced by the southern Provence region and Nice in particular.
For entree, the Carpaccio De Boeuf is not to be missed along with the Terrine. For mains, perhaps you might like to choose the Magret De Canard, Gnocchis Provencaux Maison (Duck Breast with homemade provencal gnocchi) or maybe the Poitrine de porc, Caviar de courgettes, Fenouil braise, Patate fondante (slow cooked pork belly with crispy skin, zucchini caviar, confit potato and roast fennel). To finish, naturally they offer cheeses along with a selection of traditional desserts including a Lavender Creme Brûlée and Profiteroles.
The wine list offers a selection of French wines and they also offer cocktails and spirits.
Worth noting, Tuesday and Wednesdays are Raclette night – all you can eat Raclette and profiteroles for dessert!
We think LoLuk Bistro is perfect for a date night, or a top spot for a quiet catch up with a few friends. Luc and Loïc’s passion is clearly evident. We also love that they are serving traditional French cuisine. Sometimes there really is no need to mess with the classics.
Address: 2/411 Bourke Street, Surry Hills
Hours: Tues – Sat – 6pm – 10pm, Sun – 12pm – 3pm, Mon – closed
Phone: (02) 7900 6251
Website: LoLuk Bistro
* Urban Chic Guides was invited to dine on this visit as guests of LoLuk Bistro. All thoughts and words are the authors own and reflect their true and honest opinion. For more information about our Editorial Policy, click here.
Images courtesy of LoLuk Bistro.