On the lower North Shore across Sydney Harbour Bridge, 10-15 minutes from the CBD. DETAILS
A sumptuous slice of provincial France is immediately offered through the decor, with its rough hewn beams, slate floors and white linen-set tables. Combinations of earthy hues envelop the dining room, accentuated by mahogany furnishings and sconce lighting, whilst rustic wooden tables and wicker chairs front the courtyard. FOOD & BEVERAGE
Head chef, Nathan Jackson, has ensured La Grillade’s menu is the main draw card. “It’s flavourdriven driven, well-balanced and showcases Nathan’s skill at the grill,” says owner Rob Rubis. The French inspired menu boasts entrée highlights such as the popular grilled scallops with celeriac veloute, artichoke and fresh truffle or the more traditional Foie Gras Royal, given a modern twist with blueberry, beetroot and candied truffle tuile. The refined flavours of Nathan’s cooking are evident in the meat-focused mains seasoned with fresh herbs from the kitchen garden. With a diverse selection of international wines as well as rare local labels and classics to tempt palates, diners are expertly guided at La Grillade by Sommelier, Glen Davis. With over 26 different wines offered by the glass, the bar is the perfect place to drop in for a wine, graze on some nibbles or to savour one of Glen’s infamous cocktails. The pick of the bunch is his signature ‘Old Fashioned’, an elegant combination of Zacapa Centerario 23 Rum, Angostura bitters, a sugar cube and a twist of orange over ice.FUNCTIONS
La Grillade is a flexible space which can accommodate groups from 10 up to 140. For bookings between 10 and 22 guests there is a private dining room on offer for a more intimate dining experience. There are divers group menu options which include communal share plate selections through to a six course degustation. Beverage options are equally flexible with the choice of consumption or a tailored package.