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C'est Bon Restaurant & Le Bon Bar

This Woolloongabba favourite has been serving up top-notch French fare for 15 years.
By Sarah Ward
June 06, 2023
By Sarah Ward
June 06, 2023

Whenever the craving for a taste of France strikes, C'est Bon has Brisbane covered. Five mornings a week, it functions as a creperie over breakfast and brunch, making spanner crab- and confit duck-topped thin pancakes with buckwheat flour from Brittany. When lunch hits, and dinner as well, its a la carte menu includes lobster tarts, pigs head terrine, Paris-style gnocchi and blackcurrant gateau. And for drinks with a view (particularly wine and cocktails over appellation oysters and croque monsieurs), the Woolloongabba restaurant also boasts a rooftop bar called Ooh La La.

It's no wonder that the Stanley Street eatery, which is accessed via Annerley Road around the corner, is one of Brisbane's French favourites. Opening in 2008 under Michel Bonnett, C'est Bon has been under the guidance of chef Andy Ashby since 2020.

A hospitality hub that's happily several venues, it's also home to Le Bon Bar and The Terrasse. Patrons enter through the former as they start their C'est Bon experience. At the latter, an elevated area for al fresco dining and functions awaits.

Mitch Lowe

Also a highlight: C'est Bon's trolley full of events, whether it's a lobster and caviar flambé cart once a week, an excuse to hero botanicals for World Gin Day, Sunday lunches, visiting interstate French joints taking over and Bastille weekends, or fondue nights, crepes over yoga, festive feasts and bakery pop-ups.

Whatever the occasion, seasonal Queensland ingredients take pride of place in French dishes, as paired with sommelier Charles-William Gossart's curated vino list from boutique and family vineyards (and a hefty amount of champagne).

The chef's tasting menu is a must-try, spanning seven courses with optional matched wines from either Australia or France.

Top image: Mitch Lowe.

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