89-113 Kent St, Sydney
02 9256 2222
Located just a short walk from The Rocks, tucked inside the Langham Hotel, you’ll find Bistro Remy. The flagship restaurant upholds the hotel’s reputation for understated elegance, serving up contemporary French bistro fare with a modern twist.
Taking its name from the French word for ‘man of the water’, Bistro Remy combines a harbour-side location with European influences to create a memorable dining experience. In charge of overseeing this experience is Food and Beverage Manager, Sarah Woods. Starting her hospitality career in County Kerry – the tourism capital of Ireland – Sarah fostered a love of hospitality and travel. After working in many five-star hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants throughout the world, she found herself at The Langham Hotel.
Combining five-star luxury with a relaxed atmosphere, Bistro Remy’s main dining room is stylish and elegant, with minimalistic interiors – leather chairs pair with marble tables and floor-to-ceiling windows. The menu may be French, but the kitchen team combines traditional techniques with a modern interpretation and a focus on seasonal produce. This quality is in part thanks to Executive Chef, Dave Whitting, who has a number of accolades under his belt.
Dave’s impressive resume includes time at Bennelong and Quay in Sydney, Bistro Guillaume in Perth and around the globe in America, the Cayman Islands and Sweden. At Bistro Remy, he is committed to using the finest locally sourced produce, including O’Connor Beef from Victoria’s Gippsland, Port Stephens oysters, and baby vegetables and microherbs from Darling Downs.
Be sure to arrive hungry so you can sample all elements of the menu. Entrees include roasted heirloom beetroots with honey, thyme and caramelised onion jam, and black ash tortellini with potato crème, pecorino and watercress. Want to dive deep into the traditional flavours? Opt for the Pinnacle grass-fed Angus beef tartare with aioli and a quail egg, or the twice-cooked gruyere soufflé.
Mains hero local produce, with dishes such as the Flinders Island lamb with garlic, parsnip and olive crumb, and the Borrowdale free-range pork belly with apple and potato crème. In true bistro style, a grill menu is available, with the chance to pair Mount Cook alpine salmon or grain-fed Angus beef with a selection of sauces and sides. Top your protein with mushroom sauce or lemon and caper beurre noisette, and include an order of Blue Mountains petite greens or roasted broccoli with horseradish and chipotle aioli.
Dessert sees Dave’s French influence shine, with a parfait of champagne, plum, vanilla and almond; and a banana and maple crème brulee with toffee, caramel and walnuts. For something savoury, finish with a platter of cheese, served with house-made quince paste, muscatels and lavosh.
The drinks menu continues the theme of combining Australian and French influences. An extensive wine list covers all bases from Tasmanian pinot gris to Beaujolais gamay. Sweet wines from Sauternes and Loire Valley head up the after-dinner list, joined by fortified wines from Portugal and Spain, and a small list of scotch whiskies straight from the Scottish Highlands.
Bistro Remy’s refined design is just the cherry on top of Bistro Remy’s offering and encapsulates what the venue is all about: a simple yet sophisticated experience that combines the very best of two diverse countries.