Lutece Bistro & Wine Bar

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Lutèce Bistro & Wine Bar in Bardon is the latest French cuisine venture for renowned Brisbane Chef Romain Bapst. The Lutèce Bistro & Wine Bar menu offers traditional French fare with a modern twist, and an Alsatian spirit, thanks to Bapst’s rich Strasbourgeois heritage. Lutèce is the only restaurant in Brisbane to serve the exquisite pressed duck – a rare French delicacy dating back to the 19th century. Romain Bapst is perhaps best known in Brisbane for his 13-year tenure at Eagle Street institution II Centro, and his time at Drift Milton and Brookwater.
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5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visited Lutece for the first time but it won't be our last. We were very impressed with the service, the food and the wine selection which included many French wines at various price points. Enjoyed our evening very much. Thank you.

Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was sensational and the matching wines we had with our meal were perfectly matched to the dinner. A big thank you for allowing me to swap one of the dishes for my favourite escargot.

Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently excellent menu & food , with a range of menus to suit all budgets, Staff always helpful & friendly & views fantastic. A local neighbourhood gem

1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at various French restaurants in Brisbane. Lutèce was the best one by far.

1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

I have been to Lutece a few times and have never been disappointed with the quality of the food or value for money in terms of the lunch special.

I would highly recommend it and look forward to my next visit.

1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I thought the duck a la orange bland as it was 2 pieces of meat with peas and a few cubes of potato. Meat sure dry.

1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here twice and both times have never failed my expectation. Food and service is exceptional

Brisbane / QLD
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was like being back in France. I have a feeling I’ll be a frequent guest here!

1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is good but not exceptional- quite traditional French cuisine. We tried a winter degustation menu with the matching wines - these were reasonable although the attention to detail by the waiting staff was lacking and the descriptions of the courses/wines patchy at best.

Overall we felt it was too expensive for the experience given and the lack of detailed attention to the food and wine was disappointing. I think that there quite a few options at that price point that are better and a more modern take on French cuisine woukd be welcome.

1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Romain and his front of house team were absolutely outstanding. We had the Canard Du Presse, which was an absolute winner with myself and partner. His attention to detail with his craft as a Maitre Canadier were reflected within his duck dishes presented to us on the evening. The FOH team we’re absolutely beautiful throughout the whole evening and couldn’t do enough to go above and beyond. The desserts were also a great addition to the evening as was the black truffle addition available to add to all savoury dishes. Would definitely travel ~200kms for Romain and his stellar duck

1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The first part of the degustation menu was first class as were the wines.

We then had the main course duck. Dry, shrunken, tasteless (I am not a chef but my best guess would be “way over cooked”)

Service was fantastic (apart from the incorrect bill at the end)

Wife’s comment was that she would not want to go back