Oui, Oui! A fantastic little french bistro serving up the classics without overdoing it. Menu and wine list moderately priced, especially when you can get french wine for under $50 (which means that two bottles are a must). Don’t just leave this little treasure to the locals.
ADDRESS: 346 Liverpool St
PHONE: ¬ (02) 9331 8749
OPENING:¬ Open every day from 5:30pm
BOOKING REQUIRED: No bookings taken
LEVEL OF CASHOLA REQUIRED: $$
CUISINE:¬ French Bistro
THE “PEOPLES VERDICT”
Rave reviews plastered every which way across the internet.
IT’S REVIEW TIME!
Onde has been calling my name for a while. I drive past it regularly on my way home from work and it always seems to have a buzz to it – even on a Monday night. ¬ Restaurants who don’t accept bookings seem to put me off but knowing I have the safety/backup of bustling Victoria St we went for it.¬ As you probably guessed from the title of the blog we scored a table (insert fist pump!) and now I understand why it is rated highly on Urbanspoon and Eatability.
Cave de Turkheim Pinot Blanc
First up olives to share.¬ Kalamata olives in a marinated oil. ¬ I would of loved to see them warmed up- goes so much better with the wine!¬ As an entr√©e Mr FYF couldn’t go past the crab cakes. Within minutes they were gone and a satisfied grin was plastered all over his face.
Crab Cakes and Marinated Olives
Personally, for the main, ¬ I couldn’t go past the Duck Confit. It was delicious, the sauce and apples were very sweet, too sweet for Mr FYF, which meant I didn’t have to share (insert second fist pump of the night). The duck was cooked perfectly, falling of the bone. Salivating just thinking of it.
The T-bone was a natural choice for Mr FYF. The t-bone was cooked perfectly and served with a butter and red wine sauce. This sauce was amplified when combined with the chips and vice versa.
My eyeballs were also kept busy with a snazzy chocolate terrine sitting jauntily on the menu asking to be eaten.¬ Conserving stomach space by not having an entr√©e I was keen as mustard to have this number on my plate.¬ I was thinking maybe layers but was surprised, and a little disappointed, to find it was like a rich chocolate mousse.¬ However children, if you remember the morals of your youth, you will remember that we never judge a book by its cover.
And oh lordy am I glad I ordered it.¬ Rich, delicious and the way chocolate should be.
Before I wrap this up I should mention that 7 of the items on the menu have been there for over 16 years.¬†¬ Onde has mastered the meals and this is reflected in the raving reviews all over the internet.
Overall it was a fantastic little find and I can say with all certainty that I will be there again.¬
THE LOCALE, DECOR AND VIBE:
A cozy little place with a great vibe.
LETS TALK PEOPLE POWER:
Staff are energized, and seem to go all night!
NOM NOM NOM:
The duck (mmm)
A classic French bistro that has stood the test of time (hard to find these days)
No music in the background
We Ate and Drank:
Marinated Olives $6
Crab Cakes with Shaved Cucumber & Mint Salad $17.50
Duck Confit with Caramelized Apple, Mesclun & Walnuts $31
Grilled T Bone w Chips & Red wine butter $31
Chocolate Terrine $10
Cave de Turkheim Pinot Blanc (France) – $45