EAT | Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar, Canberra

Sep 6, 2016

Photos via Hotel Realm

Fancy a little taste of France in the heart of Canberra at Buvette Bistro and Wine Bar. 

The Canberra dining scene continues to amaze me, with fabulous new boutique hotels and restaurants popping up on a regular basis. And if you love all things French like me, then Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar in Hotel Realm is the perfect place for a good dose of Parisian wanderlust. Having just returned home from an extended holiday in France and suffering from ‘reverse-homesickness’, I soaked up that wonderful French feeling back on home soil. 

Located within the Five Star Hotel Realm, Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar is a beautiful space to enjoy all day French style dining, whether you want to enjoy a leisurely coffee in the sun, a long family lunch, or an intimate Parisian style dinner. With a philosophy of good food, great wine and excellent service, Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar offers a constantly evolving menu fuelled by a love of French culture, cuisine and traditions. I highly recommend the famous Buvette ‘Petit Feast’ – a decadent spread of miniature French style savouries and sweets, fast becoming one of the most popular things to do in Canberra.

Executive chef Fabien Wagnon, was born and raised in the North of France, and believes in keeping the food pure and simple. As such, Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar offers no fuss French cuisine with bold flavours, locally sourced produce and an amazing wine list too. With classic French standout dishes like twice baked Gruyere Cheese Souffle, Beef Bourguignon, Bouillabaisse, and Brulee Trois, fellow 'Francophiles' like me are sure to fall in love with this place. The décor is sophisticated and elegant, with a wonderful relaxed Parisian feel too.

I was lucky enough to share my first Buvette Bliss experience last weekend with a dear friend, who also happens to share my love of all things French. The conversation flows as fast as the Champagne as we catch up on a year’s worth of gossip over mouthwatering cheese souffle and crispy apple crumble. Thanks to Buvette for taking me back to 'Paris'. I can't wait to return. 

Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar is located within the fabulous Hotel Realm. So why not plan to stay for a blissful weekend and explore all that Canberra has to offer. Hotel Realm is ideally located close to Canberra’s city centre and a bevy of the nation’s most revered cultural icons such as the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, Old Parliament House, and the stately Lake Burley Griffin. It is a short walk to the many cosmopolitan shopping, eating and entertainment options of Manuka and Kingston and close to all the drama of Parliament House. The Buvette Bliss package is just perfect for a romantic getaway – including overnight accommodation, mini Moet & Chandon on arrival, two-course meal at Buvette Bistro and Wine Bar, parking, free wifi and late checkout.You can read about our fun weekend at Hotel Realm here. 

* I was a guest of Hotel Realm and Buvette Bistro. Photos by Hotel Realm.

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