Originally from Lorraine in France, owner Hadj Sadki offers modern and innovative French food that is prepared in-house using local and seasonal produce.
Reminders of the venue’s industrial past are evident in the concrete walls, exposed pipes and tall ceilings. The French Brasserie fits in well and enhances the natural beauty of the venue through elegant dining tables dressed with crisp white linen and subtle drop lighting.
The menu features a mixture of rustic and modern French dishes. Starters are elegant and fresh, for example, the house-smoked salmon, a colourful dish of sliced salmon, with thinly sliced, crunchy potato and brown-butter emulsion. Traditionalists will enjoy the French onion soup or the popular escargots de Bourgogne à l’ail. The bigger plates are hearty and rich. Take your pick from the white bean cassoulet with confit duck leg or the confit lamb shoulder and grilled lamb cutlets served with pumpkin, mint and yoghurt. Vegetarians will enjoy the ratatouille, this punchy Mediterranean vegetable ragu topped with goat cheese.
PSST! The French Brasserie offers a pre-theatre dinner menu of two courses with a drink for $39.50.