Permanently Closed - Bouche on Bridge

3.2
34 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$41 to $100
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
European
Top tags:
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries

Restaurants you may also likeView all

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - The concept behind Bouche on Bridge restaurant and bar was born from a desire to create an approachable fine dining experience, along with impeccable service and zero pretentiousness.

The venue offers beautifully refined service and fine dining fare in a slightly more relaxed environment - it’s somewhere where you can go for lunch, dinner or a casual drink - not just a special occasion. The kitchen is the heartbeat and is led by Executive Chef Joachim Borenius (ex Pei Modern & Per Se - New York) Bouche is making a significant dent in Sydney's dining scene.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
European, Australian, Farm-to-table
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of Operation
Lunch
Monday to Friday 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Dinner
Monday to Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00 pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(02) 8278 9400
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress Code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive Chef
Joachim Borenius
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private Party Facilities
Bouche can host up to 70 people for a sit down dinner or lunch event, and up to 160 people for a private reception. Our 80-seater restaurant’s interiors were designed by architect Quinton Lloyd of RAD studio and are sophisticated but also raw, honouring the building’s 130-year history.

Our 60-seat basement wine and cocktail bar is a destination on its own, featuring a weekly, rotating bar menu of sophisticated bites, oysters, cured meats and cheeses perfectly complemented with a dynamic drinks menu.

We accept all payments including Bitcoin & UnionPay .
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private Party Contact
bookings@boucheonbridge.com: (02) 8278 9400
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighbourhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
George Street
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking Details
Casual parking is available on Pitt street at Gold Fields House car park close to Circular Quay.


icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public Transit
Ferry - Circular Quay Ferry Stop which receives all ferries to and from:
Manly , Taronga Zoo , Mosman , McMahons Point , Milsons Point & Parramatta
Bus- We are directly opposite the bus stop which receives:
205 , 343 , 201 , 263 , 204 , 206 & 207
Train- Circular Quay Station
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 34 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.2based on recent ratings
3.5
Food
3.3
Service
3.2
Ambience
3.0
Value
54% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
E
10 reviews
1.0Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

We made this reservation for New Year’s Eve in Sydney 6 months in advance. When the restaurant closed, open table not only didn’t send notice, but we could not use open table to make another reservation. When we asked open table to help, we received none!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
1.0Dined on 2 November 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

The restaurant has closed. No notification that this had happened. Arrived to find note on the door.

Report
Helpful
N
1 review
1.0Dined on 2 November 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

This restaurant closed on 28 October. We had a confirmed booking for 2 November. Confirmations of our booking by both email and text were received after 28 October. We turned up only to face a locked door and a 'closed' notice. We then had to find an alternative venue for a pre-theatre meal. The least the owners and the great (NOT) OpenTable booking service could have done was let us know before 5 30 pm on 2 November that the restaurant had closed!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
5.0Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb all round - fantastic food, service and setting.

On a par with the best Sydney has to offer.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
1.0Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

I booked this restaurant for my birthday. What a mistake that was. It was impossible to order drinks! Issue 1 when we did finally order they took forever to come. Issue 2 When we were given the menu we were told half of was sold out. Issue 3 poor waiter Ronni was rushed off he’s feet as there were hardly any staff. Issue 4 we had to give our orders and wait to see if the chef had what we ordered. Issue 5 my husband loves steak but he’s was awful. When I asked other guests about their meal everyone agreed the lamb and trout were cooked to perfection but very small portions nobody liked the steak. There wasn’t any point bringing back the steak as my husband doesn’t eat trout or lamb. The only other options.
We won’t be back as they have no understanding on how to caterer for large groups

Report
Helpful
FD
1 review
1.0Dined on 27 October 2017
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Bad, unprofessional service. Came for dinner, left after one drink...
(Couldn't leave the food category unscored so gave it 3)

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
2.0Dined on 26 October 2017
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Took my girlfriend to this restaurant after watching First Dates for a bit of fun. Wasn't expecting much but didn't expect our experience to totally suck.
It was a surprise to get there on a Thursday night to see it pretty much empty. They were understaffed with only one waitress and the manager tending to orders and drinks. There was no bartender so we couldn't have any of the signature cocktails. The manager who I must say was polite and as accommodating as possible under the circumstances, was tending to drinks orders which were limited to wine and basic drink orders.
Whilst I say they were understaffed I don't think the number of diners called for more wait staff.
The meals were ok but I think overpriced but expected given the location and profile. However basic table service such as offering cracked pepper and salt was non existent and getting the wait staff's attention to obtain such condiments was a real task.
Overall it was a very disappointing experience and whilst we made our own fun and I enjoyed my girlfriends company (as always) it was a crap dining experience and not worth the $150 I spent. Bearing in mind getting into the city and parking is a real effort nowadays and all you want is to enjoy yourself and you couldn't even manage that.
An enormous let down.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
5.0Dined on 16 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We stayed in sydney for my partners birthday and came to bouche after we saw the skirt steak of first dates. I had the locals lunch and they were happy to make changes to accomadate my diet (vegetarian) and my partner and i loved each of our meals especially dessert. The staff were delightful and vibrant
This was a wonderful experience all round and i have already recommended it to my friends and family

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
4.0Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

Great date night. Service was great from Monika and food was amazing.

Report
Helpful
CL
1 review
2.0Dined on 13 October 2017
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Food good, but service was terrible. Wait staff were trying, but they were obviously very inexperienced and understaffed. Very disappointing.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
5.0Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great staff. We found this place just by watching First Dates Australia. So glad we did go because the experience was amazing and we would go back again.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
5.0Dined on 22 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, creative food and wine list. Ambient music not too loud so great for conversation.

Report
Helpful
H
4 reviews
4.0Dined on 19 September 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Generally a good experience, the waiter was a bit stretch but tried very hard. For the quality of food , value and ambience I am surprised that the place was not busier, maybe word has not got out.

Report
Helpful
Y
1 review
5.0Dined on 18 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just loved it. This was our second time back and the food and service are exceptional. Love their focus on local, organic produce and supporting local farmers and artisans. :)

Report
Helpful
OT
2 reviews
3.0Dined on 7 September 2017
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Lunch time meal Deal
Food was ok but not standout, which wouldn't make me rush back for full price dinner..
It was quiet, only 2other tables in there so lacking in atmos

Report
Helpful
K
1 review
5.0Dined on 25 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved eating dinner here!!! The food was amazing and we had a group of 10 and everyone loved their food! The service is great! All staff members are so lovely and really helped to make this night very memorable.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
4.0Dined on 11 August 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Portions were a little small for the price you pay but absolutely make up for it in flavour! Beverage selection was extensive and knowledgable staff were there to offer guidance. The restaurant didn't fill to capacity and the ambience lent itself to more of a intimate date night venue but I will back none the less!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
4.0Dined on 3 August 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We were booked in for the bar menu but changed our minds when we arrived as the restaurant looked so inviting. We shared entrees, each had a main, and then shared desserts. The food was so flavoursome - unexpectedly so. We asked the sommelier to match wine to our food which he was happy to do but gave us a taster to ensure it was to our palate. The service excellent which capped off a very enjoyable evening. Would highly recommend Bouche on Bridge.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
5.0Dined on 3 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and outstanding service in a relaxed environment 10/10

Report
Helpful
H
1 review
5.0Dined on 3 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exquisite attention to flavour and balance on the food with a small but well crafted menu.

Report
Helpful
A
1 review
5.0Dined on 3 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Easily my favourite go-to place for quality and responsibly Australian sourced food, service is always of top class consistency (for the last 5 times I've been) and the execution in which everything is plated and cooked is always 5 stars. It doesn't cost a bomb either. I love it.

Report
Helpful
OG
7 reviews
5.0Dined on 1 August 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Booked in last minute before a flight. Dined in the bar and was well looked after. Great wine and The Charcuterie and crispy spuds were amazing. Well worth a visit!

Report
Helpful
PB
120 reviews
4.0Dined on 8 July 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good food and wine - reviews are spot on :)

Report
Helpful
GG
5 reviews
4.0Dined on 30 June 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

A really good dining experience - food, wine and service all above average.

Report
Helpful
YT
1 review
5.0Dined on 29 June 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the 2 course lunch special last week. Food was fabulous, service and ambience very good. Great value.

Report
Helpful
a
4 reviews
5.0Dined on 21 June 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A repeat visit after a memorable first visit. We took guests, including overseas visitors, and were most proud to share with them this gem of inner city dining at it best. Food great - looks good, tastes good, doesn't cost the earth. Wine list impressive, service attentive - it's all pretty darn good! And did I mention the great bar tucked away downstairs? Highly recommended.

Report
Helpful
BM
1 review
5.0Dined on 16 June 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed our meal at Bouche on Bridge. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the sommelier very knowledgeable, and the food was outstanding. We had the snapper which was excellent, as was the ocean trout entre. We were especially happy to take advantage of the Vivid special of three courses for $55. The desert of chocolate and caramel sheets with cream was delicious and so innovative. Will definitely be back on our next visit to Sydney.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
5.0Dined on 10 June 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fantastic spot for dinner. This is one of the best places I've been to in Sydney and I've eaten at quite a few. The food was amazing, tasty, well balanced and delicious. The staff were also amazing - friendly and helpful. I'll be back!!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
4.0Dined on 3 June 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

very good food; very good service. differently will go back again.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
5.0Dined on 29 May 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the 3rd time I return. High quality food with a modern twist.
My friend said even better than Quay! Definitely, better than Guillaume.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
5.0Dined on 20 May 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed Bouche on Bridge had great service and good food.The drinks were great especially the spritz.Definately would go again.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
5.0Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was really good. We knew about the restaurant because of taste of sydney festival.

I had the pork special, and for sure, I think it could have been juicier. It was good, but not​ at the quality of the other dishes. It stood apart because it wasn't as good.

Our server was SUPER professional and did a LOT to make the ambiance. I never got her name, but she was probably in her late 30s to early 40s and had her hair in a ponytail. She really represented class, and I appreciated her attitude.

Seriously satisfied. I'll rave about Bouche on Bridge for years to come.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
5.0Dined on 11 May 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a discovery! Sensational, stunning food in an modern meets heritage ambient setting with incredibly friendly and efficient staff. Bouche on Bridge has now shot to the top of my favorite list - I will enjoy working through the menu. And the wine list!

Report
Helpful
JS
9 reviews
5.0Dined on 30 September 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and great service. Worth checking out the downstairs bar area too!

Report
Helpful