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Permanently Closed - Bouche on Bridge

34 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date

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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
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European, Australian, Farm-to-table
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Monday to Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00 pm
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Phone number
(02) 8278 9400
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Joachim Borenius
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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 .
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Private Party Contact (02) 8278 9400
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Cross street
George Street
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Parking Details
Casual parking is available on Pitt street at Gold Fields House car park close to Circular Quay.

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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
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine
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4.0  based on recent ratings
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0  Dined on 31 December 2017

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!

OpenTable Diner 
1.0  Dined on 2 November 2017

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

1.0  Dined on 2 November 2017

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!

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 28 October 2017

Superb all round - fantastic food, service and setting.

On a par with the best Sydney has to offer.

OpenTable Diner 
1.0  Dined on 28 October 2017

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

1.0  Dined on 27 October 2017

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

OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined on 26 October 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 16 October 2017

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

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 14 October 2017

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

2.0  Dined on 13 October 2017

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