Bisou Bisou is a French-inspired restaurant and aperitivo bar that occupies the ground-floor dining space of Hotel X on Brunswick Street. Operated by the Ghanem Group, the concept evoke the fun and frivolity of Parisian escapades, while recontextualising quintessential French tastes for a Queensland palate by modernising brasserie-style bites to suit the warmer climate. Anthony Donaldson has moved from Blackbird Bar & Grill to take on the role as Bisou Bisou’s head chef, creating a menu headlined by the likes of pommes aligot, classic seafood bouillabaisse, whole roasted free-range chicken and confit duck with suckling-pork cassoulet. A range of hors d’oeuvres are available alongside morsels from the on-site oyster and caviar bar, while a fromage trolley offers 25 top-notch French and Australian cheeses. An aperitivo bar greets guests upon entry, where a list of ambrosial cocktails and a 200-strong wine list is dispensed with flair. Sitting further back is Bisou Bisou’s dining space, which is ensconced within an interior boasting warm textures, white-washed brick and antique mirrors (a courtyard space, mezzanine floor and dedicated function area also feature within).