Madame Rouge Bar + Bistro

Madame Rouge Bar + Bistro is a dark and moody space inspired by the candle-lit old-style bistros of France. Madame Rouge comes from Mary Randles, wife of e’cco bistro’s Philip Johnson, and offers French-style fare such as steak frites and traditional roast chicken alongside a curated selection of cocktails and predominantly-French wines. Situated in the space formerly occupied by Gordita, Madame Rouge has kept the secluded booth seating and marble-topped bar, but has altered the vibe significantly with red-velvet curtains and ornate candle holders on each table. Bar manager Alberto Manresso has curated the drinks list, which includes champagne, whites and reds sourced from Australia, New Zealand and some of France’s most renowned regions as well as a range of cocktails. Head chef Matt Short has worked at numerous high-end eateries, including Tabou – one of Sydney’s iconic French Bistros.


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