An All Day French Brasserie From The Team Behind Lola’s Bondi Just Landed In The QVB

Cafes, Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 7 June 2022

Manon features a breakfast, lunch and dinner offering of the finest French fancies.

With the recent opening of Lou Lou’s and the reopening of The Strand as a chic French bistro, it seems we may be on the verge of a culinary revolution in Sydney. Now, a French brasserie from Sydney hospitality veterans Marco Ambrosino and Manny Spinola is all set to open in the Queen Victoria Building next week. The duo, serious about sophistication, are thrilled to be bringing punters a refined taste of the European lifestyle whether it’s at breakfast before work, a long lunch or an ambient evening dinner.

The decadent menu has been expertly designed by former Hotel & Spa du Castellet chef, Thomas Boisselier. From a three Michelin starred restaurant in Lyon, to Sydney CBD’s most iconic landmark, chef Boisselier has transported authentic French flavour by the bucketload.

Head in for a pre-work feed and ravish a decadent breakfast menu of: egg meurette – a classic Burgundian dish of poached eggs in a rich and flavourful red wine sauce; crab on toast and pain perdu – French toast made with french bread and added cream; as well as baguettes and pastries made fresh daily.

Lunch service is just as lavish featuring a raw bar of oysters shucked to order and a copious caviar offering. Main dishes include: saucisson brioche and bone marrow tartine. The dinner menu further builds on the boujee-ness with evening-only classic French dishes available such as crab bisque soufflé, beef Wellington and canard a l’orange.

The wine list features over 400 bottles, showcasing a French-heavy selection selected by sommelier Harry Hunter. A large range of authentic French aperitifs and modernised classic cocktails will also adorn the extensive list, setting you up in a prime position to inherit the time-honored tradition of Apéro – the liquid prelude to a luxuriant dinner.

Award-winning H&E Architects have headed the restaurant design, furnishing the opulent space with red leather, stone and elements of brass, aged bronze and mirror, saluting Franco cultural heritage whilst also alluding to the existing architecture of the QVB.

Of the fit-out lead designer Chris Ginham said; “There’s an alluring romanticism set within this design – so to a heady dollop of unique ‘French’ appeal.”

Bookings are recommended so be sure to head to Manon’s website to secure a reservation. And if you miss out this week, there’s always our list of Sydney’s Best French Restaurants to keep you satiated!
  • Manon Brasserie
    WHERE: Queen Victoria Building, 55/455 George St
  • WHEN: Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • RESERVATIONS: Book here.

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