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INSIDER by TheFork is a carefully curated selection of top tier venues, the ones with hats, the ones that make the top dining guides, and most importantly the ones we know you love!

Meet the Chef

Picture of Marc Kuzma (Claire de Lune).

Marc Kuzma (Claire de Lune)

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

3189 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

9
3189 reviews
Recommended
(9.3)
Food
(9.0)
Service
(9.1)
Value for money
(8.4)
Atmosphere
(9.1)

dined on Tue, 28 May 2019

(8)
Delicious food and lovely friendly service. Just wish they added a souffle to their dessert menu!

dined on Tue, 14 May 2019

(10)
The cocktails were amazing and the food as good as ever. Great service was impeccable.

dined on Sat, 4 May 2019

(9)
Nice French restaurant. Got lucky with a last minute booking and was pleasantly surprised by the authenticity of the meals and the good service & atmosphere. It's now on our radar and we will likely be back again.

dined on Wed, 1 May 2019

(10)
Claire's kitchen at Le Salon never fails to disappoint. We have eaten there several times with many different friends and everyone has always enjoyed themselves!

dined on Thu, 4 Apr 2019

(10)
Amazing service, outstanding food and drinks to love. This restaurant has a very good atmosphere and ideal for a romantic date, speical occasions and small functions We will go back there again

dined on Wed, 3 Apr 2019

(6)
I was hoping for some lovely french bread to eat to scoop up the garlic butter with my snails, so a bit disappointed with not the freshest sourdough. Souffle was sensational as was my fillet de boeuf. Value for money with Entertainment voucher.
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Mini Marilyn - $85 Dinner & Sow

3 course dinner and 2 twenty minutes sets live You’re invited to taste a new kind of drop! Mini Marilyn is ready to toast to the women we know and love. ‘Mixology with Mini Marilyn’ is an evening for celebrating women, and those that love women. With a dash of Minnelli, a splash of Fosse and just a touch of 90s spice, get excited to discover something tantalizingly new. In a world where Beyoncé, Gaga and Swift reign supreme, let us sit back for a night of glitz, curves and classics while toasting to the sisterhood. $85P/P + booking fee We request that you provide your credit card details with full pre-payment. This payment is non-refundable. https://www.claireskitchen.com.au/cabaret
When
24 Jul 2019
Wed 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Kaye Tuckerman - $85 Dinner and Show

3 courses and 2x20 minute sets live She is currently in Australia headlining Adelaide Cabaret Festival, and will then travel to the Gold Coast to play Madam Morrible in Wicked. In demand throughout the world as a Director, Producer, Actress, and Educator. Kaye is originally from the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. She is currently based in Historic Harlem in New York City, and works constantly throughout the USA, Canada, London, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania. Kaye has performed in the biggest musical theatre productions to hit the stage; Mamma Mia!, The Wild Party, The Boy From Oz, Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar, Buddy, South Pacific, Sunset Boulevard, Closer than Ever, John & Jen, and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. She has appeared on Royal Pains, The Characters (Netflix), and is the body double for Carrie Ann Moss (Trinity) in the feature films The Matrix – Reloaded, and The Matrix – Revolution. She can be seeing the multiple Indie Films: Vandal, Crossroads of America, The Actor, Marnie, Nil by Mouth, Scenes from a Breakup, The Prime. In concert, she was thrilled to lead the Cast at the prestigious Boston Pops 4th of July Celebrations, and for the nationally televised NBA Final at Madison Square Garden, as well as headline festivals with her solo shows; Maneater, Stalker and Siren., winning many awards for her performances. Kaye is a graduate of Australia's two most prestigious arts institutions: WAAPA - Bachelor of Arts Music Theatre (Alumni Hugh Jackman), and NIDA - Post Graduate Diploma Directing (Alumni Cate Blanchett). As a designer based in Nairobi, Kenya, she has been nominated for an African Academy Award for her work on 'From a Whisper', other work can be seen in campaigns such as Nike Write the Future (Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu, Cinematographer. Emmanuel 'Chivo' Lubezki) and Nokia Sub Saharan Africa (Dir. Steve McCurry), features such as 'I am Slave' ...
When
31 Jul 2019
Wed 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Ayşe Göknur Shanal - Dinner and Show $85

3 courses and 2x20 minute sets live These established classical performers will take the audiences on a emotional journey, celebrating the wonderful works of an iconic band. This is not your regular tribute performance! This is going to be an evening you will remember for a long time Ayşe Göknur Shanal Brisbane born soprano Ayșe Göknur Shanal is one of Australia’s most versatile classical singers. She has performed in USA, Germany, France, Ireland, India, Japan, Turkey, England, Scotland and Wales. As the Dame Joan Sutherland Scholar, she studied at London's prestigious Royal College of Music and was an adjunct member of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Ayșe has won many prestigious awards and scholarships, including the Australian Singing Competition, the Dame Joan Sutherland Scholarship and Award, Opera Foundation Australia’s Metropolitan Opera Award (New York), McDonald’s Operatic Aria, the Queens Trust for Young Australians, Symphony Australia’s Young Performers Award (Vocal Category), and the Sonderpreis der Loreley-Festspiele at the Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition. Ayșe has appeared as a guest artist with Opera Australia and Turkish State Opera. She has performed at the Aldeburgh Festival (UK) and the Sydney Festival, and has been featured as a soloist with the Symphony Orchestras of Sydney, Penrith, Queensland, Melbourne, Adelaide, West Australia, and with the Australian Haydn Ensemble. Last year, Ayșe has performed at Sydney Opera House, Beleura House, Melbourne Recital Centre, Bowral Autumn Music Festival, Albury Chamber Music Festival, Art Song Canberra, Lieder Society of Victoria and in Mersin, Turkey. She has recently returned from a tour of England, Scotland and Wales. On 15 December she is returned to the Sydney Opera House to present Songs for Cyprus. This year, she is returning to perform at the Sydney Opera House and embarking on a major concert and recital tour of Germany..
When
17 Jul 2019
Wed 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Wayne Rogers - Dinner and Show $85

3 courses dinner and 2x 20 minutes live sets With lashes of talent reaching far beyond your average mascara, Wayne will carry you off to far away places on his curvaceously long, luscious, legs. Escape on a fun-filled, magical journey, inspired by Wayne’s amazing voice, matched only by the lyrics and lyrical tunes of Shirley Bassey, Barbara Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Dolly Parton, Peter Allen & many more. Let Wayne transport you. You can forget all your worries, forget all your cares and go downtown... just be entertained. In fabulous hand-made costumes, this act is truly inspirational and one of the most sort after shows in Australia and beyond. $85P/P + booking fee We request that you provide your credit card details with full pre-payment. This payment is non-refundable. https://www.claireskitchen.com.au/cabaret
When
10 Jul 2019
Wed 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Samantha Leith - Dinner and Show $85

3 courses dinner and 2x 20 minutes live sets With a career that started at 7 her performance bag is a bit like her Gemini personality - a bit of everything, a winding road from the piano bar at The Albury Hotel to being a judge on All Together Now and now delivering keynotes and coaching all around Australia. In Modern Family she takes us on a twisted journey of family through the magic of song. The juggle, the struggles, the partners, those crazy cousins, births, deaths and the growing need of wine. Liza and those marriages, Mama Rose & the Dreamgirls to name a few….They’re creepy and their kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They're all together ooky, The Modern family. Accompanied by the infamous Andrew Worboys, a member of her fabulously chosen family. $85P/P + booking fee We request that you provide your credit card details with full pre-payment. This payment is non-refundable. https://www.claireskitchen.com.au/cabaret
When
03 Jul 2019
Wed 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Stephen Mahy - Dinner and Show $85

3 courses dinner and 2x 20minutes live sets Stephen, star of Miss Saigon, Follies, Jersey boys, Grease, Mama Mia, Saturday night fever to list just a few… Is coming back to Claire’s intimate cabaret with: “A time to love” Through story and song Stephen will share his deepest drive that all we need is love. You asked, so this one’s for you. $85P/P + booking fee We request that you provide your credit card details with full pre-payment. This payment is non-refundable. https://www.claireskitchen.com.au/cabaret
When
26 Jun 2019
Wed 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Bastille Day Dinner $120

Degustation menu: Brioche Rossini: Mini brioche filed with duck liver parfait and madeira glaze Veloute de tomates au basilic: Roasted tomato and basil soup Bonbon de caille a la truffe: Crispy quail with celeriac puree, truffle jus and sweet potato nest Tarte aux pommes et son sorbet a la cannelle: Apple “tart” with cinnamon sorbet Petits fours: Truffe au chocolate, salted caramel éclair, macaron Hosted Claire de Lune French Cancan dancers Accordionist $120P/P We request that you provide your credit card details with full pre-payment. This payment is non-refundable. https://www.claireskitchen.com.au/whats-on
When
14 Jul 2019
Sun 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Le Salon Dada $140 pp inc CC fee

A Surrealist Dinner and Show Created by Marc Kuzma AKA Claire de Lune(el Circo, el Circo Rouge, el Circo Blanc, Risqué revue and Vampire Stories) The Surrealist Dinner is inspired in part by the Rothschild’s lavish costume parties of the 1970s and the art of Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Marcel Duchamp and René Magritte ​ 6 courses and immersive entertainment Including DadA cocktail and canapés on arrival, soup, appetizer, entrée, main and dessert, but not as you may expect… 3 hours of non- stop food and entertainment Tear away from the clutches of the day-to-day and immerse yourself in the luscious sweet spot of your subconscious... $140 P/P inc credit card fee We request that you provide your credit card details with full pre-payment. This payment is non-refundable.
When
05 May 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
Sun 5:30 PM - 5:30 PM
When
12 May 2019
Sun 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM
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About Claire's Kitchen at Le Salon

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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