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Lutèce: Restaurant review

Lutèce

Address

1/60 Macgregor Tce
Bardon, Brisbane, QLD

Hours

Lunch Tue-Sat 11.30am-2.30pm
Dinner Tue-Sat 5.30pm-9.30pm

Prices

E $17-$35
M $35-$44
D $12-$17
dégustation $98

REVIEW

Pork cheek pressé, duck rillettes, duck ballotine and a chunky rustic pork terrine - all presented simply with buttery house brioche, croûtons, cornichons and fig chutney for an entrée. Add in a glass of Provençal rosé, say, or a bottle from Alsace-born chef Romain Bapst's homeland (the French-leaning list fields a strong selection of Alsatian wines) and the Francophiles can go home happy. This bastion of all that's best about traditional French cuisine bats above expectations created by its suburban location. Bapst is one of only two maître canardiers in Australia; his duck à la presse requires a day's notice, but rabbit stuffed with prunes and porcini with mustard jus and Alsatian noodles is equally satisfying. Monochrome interiors are classic, with butcher's paper-topped tables and wrap-around windows affording leafy views. Adept French waitstaff continue the Gallic theme and a flaky-based apple tarte fine makes a delectable dénouement. 

Phone:
(07) 3161 1858

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Romain Bapst

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.