Philippe Mouchel was born in Normandy, where he developed a passion for food through cooking with family using locally grown produce. Following time spent working in restaurants across France, Japan, Melbourne and Sydney, his latest venture, Philippe, showcases traditional yet innovative French cuisine. Enter through oak doors and descend the stairs to this basement restaurant, which has a classic French bistro atmosphere.
Chef Mouchel proudly shares the food of his homeland with his diners, taking great care with every dish. Chicken breast rôtissoire transforms an ordinary dish into something special. The tender, moist chicken is accompanied by crisp sautéed potatoes and a rich jus. Cured king salmon is a sight to behold, with its beautiful blush hue and colourful mix of salad leaves. The dish is fresh, light and well balanced with an earthy walnut mayonnaise.
PSST! Check out the prix fixe lunch menu – two courses with wine for $40, or three courses with wine for $50. It’s great value!