So, new kid on the block is Loluk Bistro, charmingly named after two brothers from Nice, Luc and Loic. I vaguely recall dining at the Pelican bistro many, many years ago. It’s in a good location, tucked behind Taylor Square, and we headed here for Sunday brunch on the Easter weekend. It’s only been open two months, and is gathering some dinner trade, though it’s a great place for a weekend brunch too.
We loved our travels to the South of France, so it’s great to find a little bit of the South of France has moved in Darlinghurst. The decor is light and bright, like a beachside bistro, with inspirational phrases about achieving dreams and drinking wine written high on the walls. Appropriate, as owning and running a restaurant would be the dream of Luc, the owner.
The menu has regional specialties from the south of France, and inspired by their mother’s kitchen, the food has a home kitchen vibe, casual. Also: they carry my favourite bottle water, Badoit.
My better half opted for the ‘perfect egg in a jar’, ratatouille with tasty lamb and a perfect soft-boiled on top (and homemade brioche toast). It looked small but I was informed it was very filling, and I tried some. Tasty indeed.
I opted for the Croque Madame, the classic. Nicely presented and nice balance of flavours and textures.
We had a look over the dinner menu, which looks great, and a drinks menu filled with French wine and liqueur. The couple next to us (for breakfast!) had these amazing looking desserts (profiteroles and pannacotta). They have a commitment to making things from scratch (the profiterole pastry, soup stock, brioches). Future looks bright for them, if they can just manage to find their people in the tough Darlinghurst and Sydney market. We’ll be back to try the dinner menu too!