Descending the stairs of the CBD’s go-to French Bistro ‘Le Pub’, this seemingly trendy, tardis-like, Parisian-style establishment opens up to reveal an odd mix of ‘after work drinks’ crowd, ‘family diners’, and ‘girls night’ victims. Nonetheless, the tastefully decorated venue is quite comfortable, albeit a little raucous.
Starting with a traditional entree of Escargots de Bourgogne ($24 for SIX!) left me wanting for more Garlic Butter, and at that price, quite a few more snails. The Cocktail de Crabe (also $24), was small, yet satisfactory, and reminded me of the 80s more than I’d have liked to have been.
Over a valid yet awkward conversation regarding the soundtrack (which ranged from Guns N’ Roses up to anything including David Guetta), we were presented with our mains, of Pie Au Boeuf Bourguignon ($25) and Filets de Saint Pierre ($29). While the Pie didn’t adequately represent the ‘Bourguignon’ to which I’m accustomed, the John Dory fillet was cooked perfectly and it’s flavour would satisfy any pescatarian or fish enthusiast.
Finally, the flavour of the Creme Caramel ($16) was on point, and certainly sent out the message that Le Pub appears to be ‘above the Brulee’.
66 King Street