Planning your next getaway? We thought so. If you're like us here at TLSE and never not dreaming of your next trip away, we've got just the spot for you.
With the festive season having come to a complete close and the work grind resumed, it's safe to say most of us are already feeling in need of another break. So what's the next best thing to actually being away? Planning it!
Whether you managed to get away over the Christmas break or have been looking for the perfect spot to use up those annual leave days on, Noosa should definitely be a strong contender. Frenchies Brasserie Noosa is celebrating its first anniversary this February - so shut your eyes and transport yourself to a lovely Parisian restaurant right here in Aus.
Originally opening in Elanora Heights here on Sydney's Northern Beaches, Frenchies Brasserie opened its second set of doors in the heart of Noosaville, and is located right opposite the beautiful waterfront. Designed to capture authentic Parisian dining, the laidback, beachy environment of the Sunshine Coast is the perfect setting for a sophisticated but relaxed dining experience. By going back to basics with personalised, Parisian-style service, the atmosphere gives new meaning to the term 'comfortably chic'.
The design pays homage to the casual but chic style of classic Parisian brasseries, with its antique glass mirrors, pendant lights, and glistening coastal location - it really is the perfect French escape right here at home. What better way to destress than by relaxing in a rattan chair while sipping on a French glass of wine and some tasty canapés?
“It’s the perfect environment, bringing people together for fabulous French food and wine. Whether a simple meal with family and friends after a day at the beach, a romantic dinner, or a more elaborate celebration, at Frenchies Brasserie we are offering a dining experience for any occasion,” says Head Chef Fabian Oliveau.
As well as having grown up in Normandy, France, Fabian has worked with inspirational chefs Joel Robuchon, Justin North and Manu Feildel, and is committed to creating a memorable dining experience for customers - one that is “classic French, simple, delicious, authentic and unique”.
While Fabian regularly introduces new dishes, top signature ones include the Fourme d’Ambert twice-baked soufflé with Heidi Gruyère, hand-cut steak tartare, salade Niçoise with chargrilled yellowfin tuna, Moules a la sauce Normande, duck leg confit, crème brulée and the brasserie’s very more-ish profiteroles. Is your mouth watering yet?
“At Frenchies Brasserie we pride ourselves on the finest quality French food and wines, using only the very best produce, no exceptions,” says Fabian. “You can enjoy traditional French food and good service without it being uptight or expensive. When customers come in, they receive high standard food and a relaxed, fine dining service” explains Fabian.
Located on Thomas Street, Frenchies Brasserie is open for lunch and drinks Friday to Sunday from 12pm to 3pm, and for dinner and drinks Tuesday to Sunday from 3pm to late - so you can enjoy a morning or arvo dip before heading to a finely curated French dining experience.
So, make the most of the Queensland borders being open and treat yourself to the perfect week (or two) in sunny Noosa - and enjoy some delicious French cuisine while you're there.
WORDS | Brittany Ross
IMAGERY | Frenchies Brasserie