Felix Bistro and Bar
Restaurant in Sydney
Classic French Bistro Style Restaurant
Felix has been a favourite haunt for Sydney gastronomes for a while now; its location in a small yet bustling pedestrianised passage in Sydney’s Central Business District makes it feel both off the beaten track yet accessible for business diners and tourists alike.
The restaurant specialises in modern European cuisine, and certainly the décor and furnishings allude to a French brasserie. Authentic Parisian tiling and dark wooden seating, crisp white tablecloths and the open, airy room layout transport you straight into a European style dining experience.
The food on offer certainly lives up to the restaurant’s claims of both modern and European. Small twists to classic dishes bring the offering right up to date, the prawn cocktail here isn’t retro, it’s just refined, well presented and very tasty. Elegantly presented dishes that are packed full of classic and new flavours adorn this menu, and are all presented by fastidious and attentive staff.
I met a friend at Felix for an early sitting on a weeknight. There were a many tables of couples, business diners and family groups, and by 7:30pm there was a full bar as the later diners waited for their tables. We were not rushed in any way, and as we sipped a very nice bottle of Grand Cru from the extensive Champagne menu, indulged in a cold chocolate fondant, we sat fully sated and enjoyed the general happy din of the chattering diners around us.
I would whole-heartedly recommend Felix for anything from a pre-theatre dinner to a long Parisian style business lunch. The food is excellent, the service fantastic and the attention to detail in the dishes from Head Chef Nathan Johnson showcases his culinary pedigree. It may not be a secret amongst Sydneysiders, but it definitely lives up to its stellar reputation.
Amanda Ansell is a Brit who loves to travel and has recently relocated to Sydney where she is writing and blogging for a local food industry expert.
|Reviewer's Rating||★ ★ ★ ★ ★|
|Need to book||Yes|
|Clientele||Business diners, tourists and couples|
|Restaurant good for||Couples, Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business|
|Cost per head||High|
|Dress Code||Smart Casual|
|Dining Options||Lunch, Dinner|
Smart, sophisticated, European and Classical.
Entrées $15-$30; Mains $30-$40; Dessert $15-20; Wine from $50.
Last updated on 23-03-2013