C’est Bon and Le Bon Bar
C’est Bon is a little piece of France tucked away in Woolloongabba on Stanley Street. Alive with French culture and hospitality, C’est Bon’s long-running restaurant feels like a small restaurant in provincial France. In 2019, C’est Bon’s previous owners Celine Damour and Peter Roefles overhauled the space, adding an all-day eatery and bar Le Bon Bar alongside a new cellar dining space, garden terrace and rooftop bar. The restaurant itself was also overhauled, with chic new furnishings breathing new life into the culinary icon. In 2021, new owner and executive chef Andy Ashby completed the new works, unveiling new bar addition Ooh La La on the building’s rooftop. When it comes to the fare, guests can soak up the vibes with a drool-worthy day starters like the croque monsieur, French toast (naturally) and Australian brekkie classics, alongside a cup of Semi-Pro coffee. During the afternoon a daily menu will offer up a lunch board option stacked with seasonal goodies. Come evening, Le Bon Bar will shift to serve up share plates, choice charcuterie and seasonal specials. Ooh La La’s menu traverses a multitude of French delights, including duck-liver parfait, confit suckling pig terrine, mussels with mouclade, chives and bottarga and ‘ndjula brown butter Queensland prawns. Oenophile’s will be pleased to know that C’est Bon is also giving some love to its wine list (they’ve added a new cellar, after all!). Master of Wine Peter Scudamore-Smith has helped curate of C’est Bon and Le Bon Bar’s array of bottles, encompassing France’s phenomenal wine regions (Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Alsace, Burgundy and Rhone) as well as bottles from Celine and Peter’s Queensland favourite (or coup de coeur) Barambah Winery. A full page is dedicated to wines by the glass, magnums by the glass and bigger bottles, champagne and sparkling, French regional reds, whites and dessert wines, respectively. Non-wine drinkers needn’t fret – beers, ciders, cocktails, spirits and digestifs also feature.