Monday, 23 September will see the opening of this latest offering from the Reymond family
On Monday, 23 September, third-generation restaurateurs Nathalie, Edouard and Antoine Reymond (Bistro Gitan, L’Hôtel Gitan) will open the doors to Frédéric, an all-day European dining precinct set to charm Cremorne locals and destination diners with the hospitality for which the Reymonds are renowned.
Composed of two adjacent venues – relaxed bar concept Fréd’s Bar and refined restaurant offering Frédéric – the venues will serve separate menus, each a collaboration between the Reymonds and Head Chef Nick Deligiannis (ex-Petit Tracteur).
Back: Nick Deligiannis, Nathalie Reymond;
Front: Edouard Reymond, Antoine Reymond
“We are excited to come to Cremorne with our third venue. It will be a different concept, incorporating what we have learnt over the years and developing something new and fresh for this thriving suburb. Bringing an all-day European dining experience, we’re excited to work with so many vibrant businesses and a number of new residential developments in the area,” says Antoine Reymond.
At Frédéric, diners can anticipate a modern European culinary offering, with dishes from the Reymonds’ native France, along with neighbouring Spain and Italy. The menu will have a steak focus, complemented by an ever-changing menu of six seasonal specials. Dishes will include:
● Archies Creek veal tartare, pine nut cream, pickled shallot, mushroom tapioca cracker
● Rock flathead ceviche, dill, confit sweet potato, Alhambra Farm leaves
● Sweet corn madeleine, blue swimmer crab, espelette pepper
● Manchego millefeuille, olive emulsion, fresh celery
● Snapper a la plancha, zucchini puree, dried tomato, fish bacon, roasted swede
Archies Creek veal tartare, pine nut cream, pickled shallot,
mushroom tapioca cracker
At Fréd’s Bar, guests can pair morning coffees with fresh pastries or a selection of European breakfast specials. An all-day menu of considered small plates will be served from 11am, with diners able to graze on house-cured seafood, minute steaks, pasta and more.
A contemporary wine list, the joint oeuvre of Edouard Reymond and Beverage Manager Tim O’Donnell, will feature European and Australian pours, along with a curated selection of bottled craft beers, and two available on tap.
Conceived by esteemed Melbourne design firm SJB Interiors, with whom the Reymonds collaborated on L’Hôtel Gitan, the venues’ interiors will emulate French new-wave style, delivering pared-back elegance with striking geometry.
Exposed concrete interior walls are softened with sentimental touches, such as rattan chairs and antique mirrors, while abundant lighting, warm timber joinery and maroon and pale green leather upholstery enchant the spaces with old-world glamour.
Retaining the heritage-listed brick facade, a sunlit, north-facing terrace will welcome diners and drinkers from morning to aperitif hour and beyond.
● Address: 9–11 Cremorne Street, Cremorne
● Website: www.frederic.com.au
● Instagram: @frederic_cremorne
● Phone: (03) 9089 7224
● Opening hours:
○ Restaurant: 11am–3pm, 5pm–late
○ Bar: 7am–late
Images: Peter Dillon