Fish and Seafood

Baked Fish and Chips


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This recipe took a lot longer than expected (next time I’m going to use bigger strips of fish so that I don’t have to spend ages with the triple coating step), but the results were definitely great for something that is healthy for you. The baking process also took longer than expected with the baking time being closer to 30 minutes. I didn’t end up making the tartare sauce as I already had some in the house, but the recipe for it looks simple enough. Perhaps I’ll try it next time.

Chez Olivier

121 Greville St, Prahran 9525 2273


Salade de chèvre chaud


Assiette de charcuterie


Seafood bisque


Boeuf bourguignon en croute


Gratin de la mer


Frozzie duck


Duck a l’orange


Steak frites


Goat cheese and pesto ravioli


Ile flottante


Vanilla creme brûlée


Tarte tatin


Chocolate fondant


Salade de chèvre chaud – Warm goats cheese salad. The cheese (served gratiné-style) was deliciously creamy = Good

Assiette de charcuterie – antipasto plate that included paté, rillettes, terrines, cornichons, salami and prosciutto = Good

Seafood bisque – thick traditional seafood soup from Normandie. To me this dish was so unbelievably salty that it reminded me of seawater (although other people found it to be okay in terms of the salt content) = Bad

Boeuf bourguignon en croute – slow cooked fine beef in red wine with bacon and steamed vegetables in crispy puff pastry. Had quite a strong wine taste = Not bad

Gratin de la mer – Seafood gratin that consisted of prawns, scallops, mussels and fish. Lovely hearty dish = Good

Frozzie duck – half a double roasted duck that came with mash, bok choy and pickled ginger = Not bad

Duck a l’orange – half a roasted duck with orange sauce and pumpkin puree. The duck meat was tasty however the orange sauce was overwhelming and made the dish too sweet = Not bad

Steak frites – 200g of grain fed aged scotch fillet that came with fries and mustard butter = Good

Goat cheese and pesto ravioli – came with little cubes of sweet potato, spinach, caramelised onion and pine nut beurre noisette (brown butter). The ravioli was perfectly cooked although it was a little bland  = Not bad

Ile flottante – soft poached melt in your mouth meringue on praline creme anglaise (light pouring custard), topped with roasted almonds =   Excellent

Vanilla creme brûlée – rich vanilla custard topped with a delightful sugar crust that cracked perfectly = Excellent

Tarte tatin – caramelised upside down apple tart = Not bad

Chocolate fondant – was unfortunately overcooked and did not have that gooey molten middle, so was rather a chocolate cake = Not bad (as a chocolate cake)



An authentic french restaurant with authentic french food and authentic french waiters! The atmosphere is cozy and intimate, and the staff are very friendly. I probably enjoyed dessert more so than the mains but overall the food here is quite good. You can also claim a free eiffel tower key ring by either: 1. Checking in to Chez Olivier on Facebook 2. Liking them on Facebook 3. Voting Like for them on urban spoon 4. Following them on Twitter.

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Bistro Guillaume

Crown Entertainment Complex, Southbank 9292 4651


In-house smoked salmon with dill cream and toasted brioche


Salad Niçoise with rare Yellow Fin Tuna


Barramundi with pea purée, tarragon butter and pommes allumettes


Steak frites with bearnaise sauce (Rangers Valley sirloin, 300 days grain fed)



Salmon – fresh, tasty = Good

Tuna salad – simple, light, bit heavy on the salt that was on the tuna  = Good

Barramundi – fish well cooked, lovely creamy pea purée = Good

Steak – good quality meat, sauce and sides were average = Good



Atmosphere was pleasant, service was so-so (eg. I was sitting on a bar stool and had to ask someone to hang up my coat), great place to go to if you are in Crown and want to eat something french inspired. (Plus it’s in the entertainment book!)


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