With a classic authentic French menu that boasts fresh local produce and a stylish yet relaxed interior, Frenchies Brasserie on Sydney’s northern beaches and its ‘sister’ establishment in Noosa have quickly become popular dining destinations with locals and visitors alike.
In just over two years, Frenchies Brasserie in Elanora Heights on Sydney’s Northern Beaches has grown from a popular local eatery to a destination restaurant, an achievement its owners credit to its unique combination of delicious classic French dishes, comprehensive wine list, inviting chic interior and friendly team. This combination has also earned the dedicated and passionate team a growing collection of highly favourable reviews in magazines and online.
“We basically wanted to offer the most authentic French brasserie experience outside of Paris,” says owner and wine specialist David Singer, who has done just that by bringing on board two highly experienced head chefs – Jeremy Pace and Fabian Oliveau – and a friendly, down-to-earth team, and creating chic yet casual interiors that both impress and welcome with their Parisian style décor of antique glass mirrors and soft lighting from classic pendants.
On a regular basis, Oliveau, who has worked with the late Joel Robuchon (once named Chef of the Century and was owner of a Michelin-starred restaurant) and Manu Feildel, and Pace, who was previously head chef at Bistro Guillaume and has worked at several Michelin-starred restaurants, create both a la carte dining-in and takeaway menus with authentic French classics that can include steak tartare with quail egg, steak and frites, duck confit, scallops, crème brulee and profiteroles (among other tantalising dishes). Both head chefs share the same vision of cooking, using fresh seasonal produce and applying the French technique they have developed over their professional careers.
In December 2019, Frenchies Brasserie opened its ‘sister’ restaurant in Noosa, with Oliveau as head chef. With a light-filled interior and relaxed ambience that perfectly suit the resort town’s laidback lifestyle and its position on the ‘left bank’ of the Noosa River, Frenchies Brasserie has become a popular choice for a casual lunch or dinner after the beach or shop and gallery hopping and spot for an afternoon or early evening drink and snack at the bar which serves marinated olives, scallops with parsley, garlic and cashew butter, cheeseburgers with French fries, salt and pepper calamari, fish and chips, and crème brulee.
Both restaurants feature a comprehensive collection of wines from around the world, curated to appeal to the enthusiast or collector, Champagnes, and classic and specialty cocktails.
Frenchies Brasserie on Sydney’s northern beaches is at 54 Kalang Road, Elanora Heights and is open from 5pm Tuesday to Saturday. To book call 02 9907 2528 or visit www.frenchiesbrasserie.com.au/elanora.
Frenchies Brasserie Noosa is at 4 Thomas Street, Noosaville and is open Tuesday to Thursday from 3pm and Friday and Saturday from 12 midday. To book, call 07 5415 1829 or visit www.frenchiesbrasserie.com.au/noosa.