Couldn’t be stuffed cooking? Bisou Bisou has dinner covered with a choice of two sides and a sauce to go with your juicy, seasoned bird. Think confit garlic roast potatoes, braised cabbage and bearnaise. It’s takeaway only, and you can pre-order now.
Bisou Bisou (which means "kiss kiss” in French) is an elegant brasserie in the foyer of the Hotel X. It’s a nostalgic ode to the casual diners of Paris, with a glamorous interior by AZB Creative that complements the surrounding hotel.
Perch at the aperitivo bar flanked by rows of long, high tables and plush red-velvet and leather stools beneath pendant lights, or settle into the main dining room – with cosy booths, marble-topped tables and a white-washed brick feature wall – for classic French fare with some local twists.
Lighter dishes such as chicken liver parfait and ocean trout rilletes lead to heartier options such as steak frites, and simply grilled barramundi with lemon, capers and beurre noisette. The pièce de résistance is an unbelievably juicy roast chicken that spins lazily on the freestanding rotisserie for guests to admire.
The 200-strong wine list – which includes many rare and vintage bottles – is backed by considered cocktails such as the French X, a house favourite involving Belvedere vodka, rose vermouth, blackcurrant, raspberry and pineapple.
An all-day affair, Bisou Bisou is also open for breakfast. Start your day with a croque monsieur or madame, or Lyonnaise sausage and eggs. For a luxe option, there’s a tin of oscietra caviar served with soft boiled eggs and a warm blini.
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