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 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. Celine and Peter have paired the interior shake-up with plenty of tasty new menu items as well, staring with a coffee and breakfast service in Le Bon Bar and the Garden Terrasse. 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. As for C’est Bon proper, Peter is taking the opportunity to tweak the menu as well. While the kitchen will retain its focus on traditional French favourites, Peter is imbuing the menu with tastes of the Fresh colonies. 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!). Celine and Peter have enlisted the help of Master of Wine Peter Scudamore-Smith for the curation 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.