Guillaume
French
  • 92 Hargrave St,
    Paddington,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9241 1999,
    www.guillaumes.com.au
  • Lunch Fri-Sat noon-2.30pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 5.45pm-10.30pm

Guillaume
-33.884237,151.234094

Double-clothed tables. Framed Matisse drawings. Thirty-five-dollar glasses of Bordeaux. Fellow diners who begin their sentences with the phrase, "So I get a call from the ambassador..." Yes, Guillaume is every inchthatrestaurant. The sommelier will have a European accent, the other staff will be quietly competent if not exactly engaging. The same could be said of much of the food, whether it's the famed Paris mash, as much butter as it is potato, or Murray cod bathed in a rich foam of lobster butter (there's lots of foam and mousse here now for some reason). Sometimes good ideas are undone by execution questionable at this price point. Topping a wagyu and oyster tartare with caviar and a fried oyster: a good idea. Serving the tartare very cold: not so good. On the plus side, you can set your watch by the duck with roasted pear, endive and honey sauce, and if you prize a well-handled cheeseboard, this is your happy place.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $35-$40

    M $50-$55

    D $24;

    4-course prix fixe $150;

    dégustation $185

     

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Guillaume Brahimi

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