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Meet the Chef

French chef, Claire de Lune gained fast notoriety after her 17 cooking segments on Channel 9 “The Midday Show” with Kerrie Anne. Claire has been a guest star on: food lover’s guide to Australia (SBS). Fresh (channel 9), Georges Negus Tonight (ABC), Good morning Australia (10) Claire the highly successful weekly shows: El'Circo at Slide, she now works behind the stoves at Claire's Kitchen and just created a brand new dinner and show: le SALON DadA on every Sunday

Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Marc Kuzma (Claire de Lune)

CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH
$125
Average price $85 Special request

Dietary requirements

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-30% -30% off the "à la carte" menu!

Preset menus and drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
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Preset menus and drinks not included.

Available on the booked timeslot.

MENU CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH 125AUD

Please let us know in advance if you have any food allergies or special dietary needs - Offer may not be combined with any other coupons, discounts, offers, or promotions - Full Prepayment required - Non-Refundable Drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
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Scores & Reviews

Excellent
9.1/10
based on 584 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9.1/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :9.3/10
  1. Matthew P.
    • one review
    8/10

    Great staff and atmosphere. The drinks were well made and presented as was the menu. Unfortunately the excitement of the menu did not follow through to the food, which didn’t knock our socks off and was a bit bland for some of the dishes. It’s a real shame as the restaurant has a lot going for it and we are hoping it was just an off night for the kitchen.

  2. A A.
    • 290 reviews
    9/10

    This is a lovely restaurant. A lovely evening.

  3. Michael T.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Hidden Gem, Great food....Great service....Great atmosphere and YES Sydney, here you can actually clearly & comfortably hear your dining companions speaking at your table.... This was visit # 5 in 2019 and we will be back before the year ends at least one more time... if not twice !! Michael

  4. JESSICA L.
    • one review
    9/10

    I’ve eaten here several times and it’s always been a fabulous experience. One of my sydney fav’s Highly recommended.

  5. A A.
    • 245 reviews
    9.25/10

    Mushroom mousse was sooo good and the creme brulee

  6. Bee W.
    • one review
    10/10

    It was a lovely atmosphere ..the staff were impeccable ..and of course Mark is truly amazing ..I just love him .

  7. Aaron M.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Claire’s was honestly one of the finest dining out experiences we’ve had in Sydney. Impeccable food, lovely waitstaff, excellent and attentive service, a gorgeous atmosphere and lovely cocktails/wine list. Absolutely stunned!

  8. Vanessa G.
    • 2 reviews
    9.25/10

    We enjoyed a delicious meal and friendly service. I can't believe I haven't been here before. We'll be back to try the rest of the menu.

  9. A A.
    • 258 reviews
    9/10

    Very good friendly service, beautiful food and lovely atmosphere. Highly recommended for romantic / tete a tete occasions.

  10. Sam Q.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    This was for a fabulous three course meal, cabaret, decent bottle of wine and a couple of G&T's. Very good value.

  11. A A.
    • 272 reviews
    10/10

    The food was delicious and the customer service was great!!!

  12. A A.
    • 257 reviews
    10/10

    Our favourite restaurant and for good reason. We are reminded each time we go. And were so pleased to be able to share it with friends this time. We tried so hard to stick with 2 courses but when that dessert platter comes around... It's just too much to resist - and no regrets for succumbing.

  13. A A.
    • 233 reviews
    9.5/10

    The staff were fantastic

  14. Tui H.
    • one review
    10/10

    A wonderful restaurant, formal but relaxed, wait staff were so friendly and helpful. Really enjoyed it. The food was to die for. We'll be going back to catch one of the shows next time.

  15. Michael T.
    • 2 reviews
    9.25/10

    This little gem fills a much needed void in Sydney. So sophisticated, classy & quirky this fine dining has a wonderful touch of glamour with great artists who add to the atmosphere. All orchestrated by the master of cerimonies Marc aka Claire... this find is now on our regular to do list, brings a smile to you face & warms your heart & reestablished your faith in Sydney.

  16. Gary C.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    My wife and I had our 37th anniversary dinner and could not have been happier. The welcome, service, food and drink were all first class. Clair breezed in looking fabulous Will be back!! Thank you for a fabulous night

  17. Marie-Luise B.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Very special Restaurant one of my favourite soooo friendly good Service

  18. A A.
    • 271 reviews
    9.25/10

    A great night out. good food, and great drinks and service.

  19. A A.
    • 243 reviews
    8.75/10

    A very pleasant, quiet elegant restaurant. Been there a few times, never disappointed with the food until the Chateau Briande last night, don’t order it.

  20. A A.
    • 270 reviews
    7.5/10

    I requested a romantic, secluded corner table for our anniversary and still ended up too close to the table beside us so that we could hear the couple (who happened to be fighting) all night. A little disappointing that the request was not accommodated when I believe it could have been arranged for us to be seated elsewhere - there were empty tables. It made it very difficult to focus on each other which was the focus of the evening.

More information

Opening time

Restaurant - Tuesday to Saturday From 6pm till midnight

La Salon Dada The Surrealist Dinner - Sunday 5.30pm start

Private Function - Anytime upon request

How to get to the restaurant

35 Oxford Street, 2010, Surry Hills, Australia

Public transport

Train 350m From Museum station, 800m from Town Hall station - Bus stop on Oxford St opp Brisbane St ; 373, M10, 392, 440, 340, 377, 311, 397, 399, 396, 333N, 394, X39

Directions to get there

Located in Darlinghurst/Surry Hills at the end of Oxford street 300m from the Anzac Memorial between Pelican and Brisbane Street

Wilson Parking 26 Nithsdale St, Sydney NSW 2000 / Wilson Parking 70 Riley St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Darlinghurst, Surry Hills, Sydney City

About the restaurant

Claire’s Kitchen at Le Salon

A star of the kitchen as well as the stage, former TV chef Marc Kuzma (aka Claire de Lune) lets his talents shine at his Darlinghurst venture, Claire’s Kitchen at Le Salon. Step through the doors from Oxford Street, and enter a world of glamour, decadence and French chic. Soaring ceilings, imported wallpapers, glittering chandeliers, white linen, black Louis XV chairs and French antiques will make you feel like you’re world’s away from the chaos of the bustling street outside. Oh oui, nous aimons que….(we love that!). Charming French waiters warmly welcome patrons at Claire’ and the brasserie classics with contemporary touches are done with true French finesse. The double baked three cheese soufflé or blue eye trevalla fillet served with crab bisque and spinach dumpling should be ordered immediately upon arrival and you should seriously consider finishing with something sweet from the dessert trolley followed by a fine French wine or Claire de Lune cocktail in the mezzanine bar. It’s French chic at its best.

Best dish: double baked three cheese soufflé

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