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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
USD 12 - USD 27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
French, European
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes yes yes another beautiful lunch ! The menu was extensive and the courses took much time to decide because of the range! We had been begire but before the virus ! The service was informative and supportive ! The visit to the tables by...the chef are very valuable snd a feature appreciated in this style of restaurant We were delighted with every aspect of the meal and would recommended it to all in the area! A fund dining establishment in which we have never been disappointed! I particularly in joy the soups and the desert while my family loved the duck and crepes ! Thank you again clearly the number one restaurant in the district!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 April 2021

Spent nearly $900 on dinner for 4 including wines. Service was friendly but underwhelming. Food was excellent. But discovered that we were charged $14 a glass for bubbles that you can buy down the road for just over $20 a bottle. Kinda leaves a sour...taste ....More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 27 January 2021

It was a BRILLIANT EXPERIENCE - food, wine, environment, hospitality, people ... Entrees: Salmon Tartare (brilliant!) and Duck, Chicken, Pork Rillette (smooth, meaty). Mains: Lamb Navarin (gorgeous) and Grilled Beef Bavette (simply perfect; awesome flavour; better than a regular steak). Wine: La Rame, La Charmille...(would absolutely do it again!). Desserts: Chocolate Vacherin (too good!!!) and Coffee and Macaroons (beautiful). There was enough time for Christophe to visit and share stories (with many smiles); his daughter looked after us with attentiveness, smiles, and more stories. We could not have had a more perfect birthday experience !!! Pricey for us AND would definitely return for ... maybe ... next year's birthday ?!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 22 January 2021 via mobile

A beautiful lunch with lovely atmosphere excellent service and magnificent food . The Pate and musse and duck were superb snd the desert offerings were extensive and difficult to choose from! A thoroughly enjoyable experience which was equal to our experience before covid!

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 11 January 2021

We live in Canberra and have been trying to book dinner for a while however accommodation is limited in the area but we managed to book a room at The Lake George Hotel (see review under restaurants as there is no listing for the hotel's...accommodation in the hotel category). Le Tres Bon is a charming timber home with atmosphere oozing from every corner and the standard is consistently high and has never disappointed us. It is not BYO however if in doubt, consult with the staff and they are amenable to a small taste before committing to a bottle. After much talk we decided on the Hermitage (at $90/bottle) and it was lovely. The cost is $75pp which includes three meals and a glass of bubbly to start. I don't think you can go wrong, but for those who are interested for entree we had French Onion soup (husband loved it but did say it needed salt and once added, said it was great), I chose pork and duck rillettes with baguette - fantastic but there was no dressing at all on the side salad and for my tastes it would have been so much better with dare I say, a French vinaigrette, or any dressing at all. Mains were the flank steak with french fries and a fabulous dark, forbidding looking sauce that was packed with flavour. The fries were absolutely fantastic, dipped in a bit of that sauce - it's what the French do so well - flavour, flavour and flavour. I chose the confit of duck leg with potatoes dauphinoise and orange sauce, it was moist and delicious. We both had Crepes Suzette and the sauce was absolutely divine, packed with butter, Grand Marnier and everything that embodies the proud French traditions of fine dining. It didn't have ice cream or cream and was superb alone. We would have stayed for coffee but for the speaker our table was located next to - playing traditional French ballads but with the strident sounds of an accordion, only good for a song or two. Perhaps piano music would be more soothing and relaxing if playing continuously. Christophe the chef came by and had a chat and his lovely daughter, Catherine had attended to us earlier - a wonderful family with high standards that continually deliver.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 12 October 2020

Attended with my son 10 October to experience how to make Ratatouille croquette. Warmly welcomed with coffee before the class by Christophe and his wife Josephine. There were 8 people in the group working on two stations. Chef Christophe explained with passion and humour the...French origins of the dish, how the rice that forms the basis for the dish is cooked and then demonstrated how to prepare the ratatouille filling and assemble the croquettes which we then successfully did under his watchful eye with the added incentive of a glass of French champagne. Christophe then deep fried our croquettes which we enjoyed for lunch with a glass of French red wine. Dessert was a delightful rum baba with licorice ice cream. The experience with Christophe and Josephine was cheerful, very friendly and extremely well demonstrated . COVID requirements were met re permitted number of attendees, checking in, and the use of hand sanitisers and gloves during the preparation process. A thoroughly enjoyable experience and I am keen to attend future classes.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 6 September 2020

We read a good review in the SMH about Le Tres Bon, and booked a farm stay holiday just so we could dine there. So it is an understatement to say we were disappointed when our dessert was delivered 49 minutes after we sat down....Let me tell the story. The Saturday night menu is a 3-courses for $80 with a champagne cocktail to start. I never eat dessert, so I didn't really want it, but what the hell, I'll settle in and enjoy myself. The waiter suggested some interesting wine to match each of the courses, a bit pricey at about $18 a glass, but what the hell, I'll settle in and enjoy myself. So when the lukewarm soup arrived about a minute after the champagne cocktail, with no sign of the matched wine, I was a little bit miffed. We thought it might have just been an aberration, after all it is soup, (it was probably just sitting in a big pot), but no, our generosity was misplaced. I tried to enjoy my champagne cocktail while my soup went cold, just like I tried to enjoy my entree wine when the main turned up with no sign of the main meal wine. By this point we'd figured out what was going on, and decided to tell the waiter to hold off the desert for a while, but of course, the dessert appeared before the waiter (well, with the waiter obviously). Now I have to say the wine was excellent, and my dessert was excellent. The venue is cute and the town is great. My review should not stop anyone going there, just make sure you tell them you want to take your time, and hopefully, you'll get the dining experience I missed out on.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 5 February 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful mid-week ladies lunch. Chef Christophe is a French master and every dish was perfectly presented with a taste to match. The service was friendly and attentive and we were welcomed like family by Josephine and Christophe. They are proud of their...French heritage and we can see why this restaurant is very popular. Eating here is an experience in French deliciousness.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 31 January 2020 via mobile

Fantastic French food & wine. Chef Christophe prepares the perfect dinner complemented by great service from his staff. This is an exceptional experience for anyone who enjoys good food accompanied by good wine.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 26 January 2020

Four of us ate here on a Friday night. The service was friendly and personal, attentive without being imposing. We spoke to the Chef/Owner at the end of the night and he was amusing and interesting. Large tasty portions.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Good morning.. previous answer has looked at their website and it's open.. however Darryl has a rather negative opinion which i would take with a grain of salt.. my many experiences there have always been outstanding both... More
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Le Tres Bon is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4