Throwback to Bistro Guillaume

Fresh Raspberry Macaron

Fresh Raspberry Macaron, $24

$$$ | Southbank | French | Dessert | Fine Dining | Outdoor Seating

It’s Throwback Thursday, so what better way to kick off this food segment than with an old favourite of mine, Bistro Guillaume. For those of you familiar with Crown Casino, you will recognise Guillaume Brahimi’s French eatery as the lime-green restaurant lined with mirrors and bright lights. It’s pretty hard to miss.

Paris Mash

Paris Mash, $9

I’ve dined at Bistro Guillaume a few times now and unfortunately my last experience was a bit of a let down- the customer service was basically non-existent! BUT seeing as the whole idea of ‘throwback’ is to revisit good times, I still would like to share what I do love about this otherwise lovely French Bistro.

Starting with the Paris Mash pictured above. It is to die for- smooth and creamy, with a velvet-like texture. It’s definitely up there as one of the best mashed potatoes I have had.

Salmon Tartare with Cucumber, Gazpacho & Smoked Oyster Cream

Salmon Tartare with Cucumber, Gazpacho & Smoked Oyster Cream

The Salmon Tartare Special was an interesting pick, presentation and taste was unlike any other dish I have tried and I wasn’t too sure how it would all come together but Bistro Guillaume pulled it off well. It looked great and tasted delicious, however the portion was tiny!

King Prawn Salad, $24

King Prawn Salad, $24

The King Prawn Salad is another of my favourites, fresh and full of flavour. It is a nice light dish, however when I say light, I do mean light. Again, the portion size was a disappointment and not worth the hefty price tag.

Potato & Rosemary Bake, $9

Potato & Rosemary Bake, $9

The best part about Bistro Guillaume for me is their dessert. After all, the French do love their sweets. If I could visit this and only order dessert without being frowned upon by the waitstaff (” You only want dessert?!”), then I would be here all the time! Nonetheless, if you do visit Bistro Guillaume, here are some desserts that you don’t want to miss…

Complimentary macaron with your tea or coffee

Complimentary macaron with your tea or coffee

Profiteroles with vanilla bean ice cream and warm chocolate sauce, $16

Profiteroles with vanilla bean ice cream and warm chocolate sauce, $16

Lemon Tart, $18

Lemon Tart, $18

Strawberry & Frangipane Tart Special, $16. Not a great picture but this is to die for!!!

Strawberry & Frangipane Tart Special, $16. Not a great picture but this is to die for!!!

Bon Appétit! 

Ambience: 4/5
Customer service: 3/5
Value for money: 3/5
Food: 3.8/5

Bistro Guillaume
8 Whiteman St, Crown Entertainment Complex
Melbourne, VIC 3066
Website
Click here to view the menu

Open Hours
Monday to Tuesday 5.30pm to late
Wednesday to Sunday 12noon to late

Reservations
(03) 9362 7551

 

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