Le Bon Ton, Collingwood, Melbourne

Le Bon Ton! The institution of Old South/Creole cuisine and Absinthe in Collingwood!

To start with, the atmosphere is really cool. If you, like me, donโ€™t really like noisy crowds of Brunswick st on weekends and are looking for great food at the place where you can actually talk to each other, not yell over the loud music and crowd noise, AND place with heaps of free parking around – this is a hidden gem! Set in the old Glasshouse Pub, you walk into French/ Creole inspired, old, yet sophisticated saloon with few separate dining areas which gives you small and intimate feel of the venue, when it actually is quite big. Some might not rate it, but metal enamel coated plates just add to the authentic atmosphere and I loved it!

Add to this open fireplace, AWESOME traditional absinthe glassware cabinet (which I was told you are allowed to have your absinthe in, if you order it!!), tables made out of old champagne barrels and finally the FOOD!!!!

If you love your meat, this is the place for you!!! Range of Texas style Smoked Brisket, Louisiana Ribs, Spiced chicken, Pork Belly, Southern Fried Chicken….. add to it calamari, loaded chilli fries, Mac and cheese.. mmmmmm….You can also have โ€œFeed meโ€ menu for $69 p/p or the chefs meat selection for $57.

We had the brisket, fried chicken, calamari, loaded chilli fries and amazing baked beetroot and goats cheese salad. It fed 3 of us quite nicely and each dish was spectacular! My husband still talks about the brisket, it was clearly his favourite! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Service by the way was also great and very quick.

We will definitely be back as I want to get through the whole menu and maybe even be brave enough to try the absinthe! ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜‚

5 stars from me! Absolutely loved it!!ย ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Post written 18th of Sep 2018, posted here 9th Jan 2019

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