Officially opened on Bastille Day in 2008, C'est Bon celebrates all that is to love about the French – like croissants, cheese, renaissance art and Marion Cotillard!
Aptly named (French for, 'it's good'), this restaurant is probably where the phrase "C'est la vie" was first uttered. As if the pastel white walls, romantic chandeliers and fresh flowers aren't enough to melt one's heart away, C'est Bon serves French cuisine at its finest.
This little corner that is Brisbane's door to France is open for lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:00pm until 14:00pm. They are open for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday from 18:00pm.
Owner-chef Michel Bonnet used to preside over the place with energy, creating nostalgia through creations like his signature toffee spun confection, vacherin glacee, a feast of meringue ice-cream, sponge cake and strawberry sorbet. He has since handed the reins over to talented young French Chef Anthony Weynard.
For a three course dinner you can expect to pay about $55, with entrée choices consisting of free range chicken with capsicum mayonnaise, soup of the day and home-made duck pâté with pear and apple chutney and toasted brioche on the side.
Mains include "Poisson du jour" – fish of the day that is bought fresh at the market that morning – free range chicken casserole with a creamy Dijon mustard sauce on potato; and 150 grams of beef tenderloin with pepper sauce and an option of French fries or garden salad.
These are just some of the menu options that caught my eye at C'est Bon.
And oooh la la, the desserts! The $55 three course dinner at C'est Bon offers "Mousse aux 2 chocolats," which involves dark and white chocolate, vanilla ice-cream and almond tuile. Also available is pear poached in red wine and blackcurrant liquor; and crème caramel (an absolute classic, light and enjoyable on more than one level.
For lunch you have options of either a two course meal with a main meal and dessert for $35 or an entrée and main for $40. You can get the full three course package for $45.
And all of this would not be the slightest bit French without a glass of wine. C'est Bon has an impeccable wine list that will have you saying "C'est manufique!"
This is a lovely, classy place for business lunches, high teas or even a proposal! You can make a reservation at www.cestbon.com.au, grab an opportunity to visit one of the best French restaurants in Brisbane!