Ever since one of the founding fathers of Sydney’s French culinary scene set up shop in Woollahra almost 2 decades ago, Bistro Moncur has become an institution. Executive Chef Damien Pignolet’s eclectic menu embraces an arrangement of cuisines to create a Modern Australian perspective with the delicate touch of a French hand. The kitchen always produces a daily list of specials along with the consistent assortment of favourites that also display some seasonal surprises. The bistro’s iconic mural by Michael Fitzjames requires a visit alone, however make sure to arrive early as they do not take bookings.
For the faithful Frenchies, must tries are: for entrée the Barossa chicken liver parfait ($21)- a decent share for two. Followed by minute steak with a succulent merchants wine sauce and shoestring fries ($35) and the famed caramel glazed apple tart (17.50).
The Woollarhra Hotel
116 Queen St Woollarhra (Moncur St entrance)
(02) 9327 9713
Lunch: Tues-Sun 12-3pm
Dinner: Daily from 6- 10:30pm (last order at 8:45pm)