Head Chef Ben Williamson (formerly of Cha Cha Char and 1889 Enoteca) brings his A game to Gerard’s Bistro. He excites his patrons with unusual flavours and creates a true gastronomic experience. Tucked away in an alley off trendy James Street, the restaurant is funky and fun. Pops of colour plus contrasting textures of wood, concrete and upholstery set the scene.
The intriguing menu is based on the cuisines of the Middle East, North Africa and southern Europe. Suckling pig with caramelised blood pudding, roasted plum and smoked almond is executed with finesse. This is one of the best suckling pigs you will ever taste – the meat is moist and juicy, while the skin is perfectly thin and crispy. Grilled octopus with carrots cooked in black garlic does not disappoint. The octopus is tender and has a pleasant smokiness.
PSST! Finish off your feast with a unique dessert, such as sheep’s yoghurt sorbet or pistachio, rose and barberry nougat.