C’est Bon is a cosy authentic French restaurant located within one of Woolloongabba’s charming heritage-listed 2-storey terrace shops.
One of Brisbane’s oldest French restaurants, C’est Bon has not only stood the test of time but has expanded next door into the old Heinz meats European butcher shop, which has been transformed into a stunning little French wine bar.
The splendid high-ceilinged vintage dining room at C’est Bon features intimate booth dining along one wall and up the original Victorian staircase is the group dining/function floor featuring a ‘Cellar’ perfect for groups of up to 28 and a ‘Separe’ for groups of up to 10 diners.
The traditional French menu is straight out of a Paris bistro, with Starters of Soupe a L’Oignon, Foie Gras, and Escargots (6 or 12) as well as Fresh Shucked Oysters five ways, from natural with lemon through to parma ham, onion, Italian parsley and champagne dressing.
From the Char Grill there’s Entrecote (rib-eye fillet), Filet (tenderloin steak fillet), Rumsteak (wagyu rump steak), Cote de Veau (veal cutlet) or Fish of the day, all served with a choice of 2 sides (such as potato gratin or duck fat roasted potatoes, bell pepper and bush tomato salad or fresh vegetable with lemon myrtle butter) with a choice of sauce (think 3 pepper, garlic and herb butter or truffled mushroom forest sauce).
Mains include Chargrilled Tasmanian lamb rump with Lebanese cous cous, Le Canard a L’Orange (twice cooked crispy organic free range duck with sweet potato puree), Pork tenderloin ‘Normandy style’ with potato puree or a Vegetarian choice (changes regularly).
The desserts at C’est Bon are a real treat so save room – recommended are the Crème Brulee and Duo of chocolate mousse.
To accompany there’s a great French wine list, with well-versed staff happy to offer recommendations, as well as traditional Apperitifs like Pastis, Kir, Ricard and Dubonnet. Meanwhile beers and ciders include a French style saison on tap, cans by Aether Brewing and a range of Australia and international bottled beer and cider.
Nice to know – Start or end the evening at C’est Bon Wine Bar next door (they also have a range of bar food from the Appetizer menu).