During our stay at Little National Hotel in Canberra, we popped over Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar. It's official, Buvette my favourite, probably the best French restaurant in ACT!
We started off with a very fruity afternoon cocktails and nibbles. It was a 'Friday Soiree' and head over for a dinner for two.
For starters, we had the tasty Tuna Niçoise. Spiced yellow fin tuna served with potatoes, soft quail egg and marinated anchovies. It was a colourful dish, a feast for the eyes, garnished with olives, tomatoes and green beans.
We are loving the Bouillabaisse, a classic French seafood dish from Marseilles. Today, it is no longer considered a poor fisherman's soup. Buvette's Bouillabaisse is cooked to perfection. Generous serve of king prawn, squid and mussels. Soak up all the delicious sauce with the toasted sourdough that come with.
The Grilled Scotch Fillet is to-die-for. Generous portion of the well cooked steak, served with pommes frites and fresh salad. The consistency of green pepper sauce and red wine jus are well balanced and full of flavour.
For side dishes, we had to try the Kale & Herb Salad drizzled in blood orange dressing. You gotta love anything kale! The healthy salad dish was refreshing, filled with all kinds of goodness - toasted almonds, green beans and pumpkin seeds.
We couldn't say no to Buvette's dessert, although at this point, we were very full. The waiter recommended Baked Apple Crumble and Cardamom Floating Island. Both the desserts are deconstructed. It was a work of art. The Cardamom Floating Island looked amazing with a spherical meringue floating on poached pineapple. The Baked Apple Crumble was served with rhubarb and muscat ice cream. So yummy, needless to say, we polished off the plates.
Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar serves beautiful French cuisine and we are loving it! The staff are lovely and very helpful. We had a wonderful fine dining experience. All in all, great food and ambience. Looking forward to be back!
Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600