In December 2017 Montrachet, perhaps Brisbane’s favourite French restaurant, opened at its new King Street location in Bowen Hills. Husband and wife owners Shannon Kellam and Clare Wallace had closed their much-loved Paddington original in late October.
Inside, the detailing of the King Street venue feels much the same as the Paddington restaurant. The 240-square-metre space is lined with red leather banquettes and dark timber, offset by fresh bouquets of flowers and gilt-framed mirrors. The wine glasses sit poised on white tablecloths by rolled serviettes, the Montrachet monogram frosted on their sides.
There is a subtle dividing wall between the comptoir and the main dining area, and an impressive wine cellar behind a glass wall.
The restaurant menu hangs on to the classics. There’s the filet de boeuf (eye fillet with French fries), soufflé au crabe et au Gruyère (double-cooked crab souffle), a seafood bouillabaisse and of course the crème brûlée. Around these mainstays the menu changes every four weeks.
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