A Taste of Paris in Noosa
Famed Frenchies Brasserie from Sydney has a new sister adding joie de vivre to Thomas Street, as Helen Flanagan discovers.
When Frenchies Brasserie head chef Fabian Oliveau was posed with an offer to move from Sydney’s Northern Beaches to Noosa, he packed his surfboard to swap kitchens and surf breaks.
Fabian grew up in Normandy, France, where a love of cooking was at the heart of family life. His career has taken him around the world, learning from many inspirational chefs, including Joel Robuchon at his eponymous 3-Michelin Star restaurant in Las Vegas’ famous MGM Mansion; and at France’s award-winning Claude Le Tohic. After arriving in Sydney in 2012, Fabian was sous chef at the highly acclaimed Centennial Sydney, working with Justin North; then l’Etoile, with Manu Feildel. He went on to play a pivotal role in the first Frenchies Brasserie in Sydney.
The temptation to lead the team here in Noosa was irresistible.
Frenchies is the perfect blend of France’s brasseries – with a relaxed vibe in keeping with Noosa’s laidback, beachy environment. The chic style is reminiscent of a classic brasserie with antique glass mirrors, pendants, timber and rattan chairs.
Although a relative newcomer to Noosa’s dining scene, Frenchies created an instant buzz when it opened its doors last year. Rated five stars by independent reviewers on travel websites, Frenchies’ exceptional cuisine has certainly hit the spot.
Under Fabian’s direction, Frenchies Brasserie offers fresh local seafood and traditional French fare such as confit duck, profiteroles and crème brûlée.
Take yourself to a Parisian side-street with dishes such as Fourme d’Ambert twice-baked soufflé with Heidi Gruyère; hand-cut steak tartare; housemade chicken liver parfait with cornichons, croutons & baguette; pan-seared local market fish; and Frenchies’ signature steak and frites.
With 2 courses for $54 and three courses for $69, Frenchies Brasserie offers terrific value for a genuine taste of France with no passport required.
If you’re after a relaxing late afternoon or evening snack and a glass of wine, local beer or cocktail, Frenchies Brasserie has you covered there too. They offer an extensive range of tasty delights from the bar menu, whether it’s something as simple as marinated olives, a special Frenchies spring roll (chicken or vegetable), the very moreish scallops with parsley, garlic and cashew butter (trust us, these are a taste sensation), or, if you’re after something a little more substantial, a cheeseburger – with French fries of course – salt & pepper calamari, or fish & chips, there’s something to whet your appetite (and accompany your chosen beverage!). And, of course, crème brûlée is on the bar menu.
Wines from around the world appeal to both the enthusiast and connoisseur, with access to well-priced drops as well as benchmark wines.
Flawless service and a great Thomas Street location complete this fabulous dining experience. In keeping with the Noosa vibe, the service is relaxed but attentive.
It’s the perfect relaxed 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, Frenchies offers a dining experience for any occasion. Bookings are essential. Ooh la la!
FRENCHIES BRASSERIE | 4 Thomas Street, Noosaville, Phone 5415 1829