Review: Dec 2018
Published by: sydneyunleashed.com.au
Elanora Heights in Sydney’s Northern Beaches is home to the city’s latest hidden gem, Frenchies Brasserie. Located on the hill above Narrabeen Lagoon, this beautiful restaurant captures the authentic Parisian dining experience in a sophisticated but relaxed setting. Think authentic French cuisine with a fabulously chic twist.
Frenchies Brasserie challenges what customers currently know about French dining, by going back to basics to provide personalised, Parisian-style service. The atmosphere can be described as warm and inviting and comfortably chic, perfect for any occasion – from Friday date night, a relaxed dinner with friends or family, or a group celebration. There is seating at the bar, table seating for dinner, and a terrace to enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail paired with fresh oysters or a Saucisson board.
Signature dishes include the mouth-watering St Agur twice-baked soufflé, steak with frites and Frenchies Brasserie signature sauce, duck confit, Moules à la Provençale and Café Gourmand – all of which have customers from the Northern Beaches and beyond returning again and again.
For an entree, you cannot go past the Pastis cured salmon with asparagus salad, pickled shallots, pommes gaufrettes and citrus dressing. Light, fresh, and absolutely delicious! The Slow cooked Octopus (which was a special on the night we visited) is also outstanding with potatoes fondant, onion jam, black olives and capsicum puree. The slow cooking works a treat and ensures it remains nice and tender – just how we like it – and it’s not chewy (like we’ve experienced at other establishments).
For something more substantial, our top pick would be the Pan seared Ocean trout with green asparagus, fennel salad and citrus sauce vierge. Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and enormously satisfying to devour. The Rouleau de Corgettes is another great option and one of the most insta-worthy meals on the menu. It is essentially a Zucchini Roll stuffed with ratatouille, confit tomatoes and garlic, vegetables and olive oil emulsion. You’ll be licking the plate clean like we did!
Frenchies Brasserie is quickly becoming a favourite among locals since opening in early 2018, attracting a clientele that want the luxury and quality of fine dining, but who also want comfort and great value. If you like a tipple, you won’t run out of options as the wine list is quite extensive incorporating the old world and the new – from France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and the US. And if you stick around for dessert, make sure to try the heavenly Strawberry Parfait with banana ice cream and burnt white chocolate crumble. You can thank us later.
Frenchies Brasserie is a beautiful restaurant where you can enjoy fresh produce and good service without it being uptight or expensive. For the finest quality French food and wine that Sydney has to offer, make sure to check it out.
3/54 Kalang Rd, Elanora Heights
Open 5pm till late (Tuesday to Sunday)
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