INSIDER

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

3240 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

9.1
3240 reviews
Recommended
(9.4)
Food
(9.1)
Service
(9.1)
Value for money
(8.5)
Atmosphere
(9.2)
alan Adrian

dined on Fri, 16 Aug 2019

(10)
The Food was traditional French with a twist of the New. The Service and food presentation was superb. The Chateaubriand was to die for. Highly Recomended
Sam Quinn

dined on Thu, 15 Aug 2019

(10)
Just a magical place. Always enjoy going here. Food is fabulous and service wonderful. The setting is romantic and relaxing. The location on awful Oxford St should not put you off in the slightest, once you’re inside, you’re transported into a different world. Go!

dined on Sun, 11 Aug 2019

(10)
It is an amazing experience. Magic, fantastic, incredible. It is the best experience I had in a restaurant where the food is amazing and very well linked to the performance on stage. I will come back for sure with my friends.

dined on Thu, 8 Aug 2019

(10)
pleasant food. friendly service. French bistro food style with nice decor.

dined on Wed, 31 Jul 2019

(10)
This is a superb restaurant serving excellent and authentic French food. Love the fact that you can buy wine by the carafe too

dined on Sat, 27 Jul 2019

(5)
The atmosphere was very nice first course Cheese Soffle was over cooked. We ordered 2 Duck Pies which were very flavoursome however one pie didn’t arrive and we had to get waiters attention to get the other pie which took over 10 minutes to arrive. We also ordered a Green Salad we didn’t ever appear. The deserts were amazing. This was disappointing as we had been highly recommended to the restaurant by friends.

dined on Sat, 27 Jul 2019

(9)
Love the atmosphere, cocktail is lovely and the service is excellent

dined on Sat, 27 Jul 2019

(10)
Food was so tasty - every single dish. Service was great too! I've been here several times and would definitely recommend it.

dined on Fri, 26 Jul 2019

(9)
Fantastic place, amazing staff and great food. Will definitely come back !

dined on Sat, 20 Jul 2019

(10)
They service was extraordinary!! Food was very tasty. Will definitely go back to try different dishes.
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Specials

Sylvana B - $85 Dinner & Show

3 course dinner and 2 twenty minutes sets live Intimate and vibrant, passionate and funny. A travel through time by a seasoned cabaret artist who has performed around the world and entertained the LGBT community since the early eighties. When she sings she gives you more than just a song. "I invite you to join me, remember the good old days and create some happy new memories" We are thrilled to welcome this iconic performer to our intimate cabaret. $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 Sep 2019
Tue 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Ben Palumbo - $85 Dinner & Show

3 course dinner and 2 twenty minutes sets live Ben Palumbo “His Voice” Ben sent the internet into a spin earlier this year with over 160000 hits on YouTube after his incredible performance on channel 9’s “The Voice”. Blessed with an incredible vocal range that has to be heard to be believed - one that could match the most daring sopranos - Ben presents a highly entertaining evening of songs and tells his story about “His Voice”. Ben caught and early break as an acrobat, tumbling across the screen in Baz Luhrmann’s hit film “Moulin Rouge”, and was one of the first ariel creatures to fly across the stadium at the Sydney Olympics Opening Ceremony. Turning to his vocal talents, this multi talented performer has recently toured extensively internationally, sharing the bill last year at the Vienna Boylesque Festival with Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst and performing by invitation at the Australian Embassy in Paris. Each Sunday night he “blues up” and performs the uber-aria “Diva Dance” from “The Fifth Element” at Claires Kitchen in the highly acclaimed “Salon Dada” . Don’t miss this chance to hear Ben’s unique voice as he tells his story, presenting a mix of classical soprano arias, a touch of music theatre, some original songs and even a pop song or two! $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
18 Sep 2019
Wed 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Bradley Cooper - $85 Dinner and Show

3 courses and 2x20 minute sets live Bradley Cooper/Tenor - Bev Kennedy/Piano Throw off the shackles of everyday existence, grab yourself a glass of Sekt and take a riotous journey back to the heady world of interwar Kabarett. From the wartime spirit of Novello, the hilarity of the Comedian Harmonists via the tumult of Kurt Weill & Hans Eisler’s Berlin, the Golden Age of Lehár & Stolz’s Vienna, the passion of Piaf & Brel’s Paris, to the witty irreverence of today KABARETT is a cerebration of wild electric decadence and dangerously dark humour. $85P/P Dinner and Show + BF 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
30 Oct 2019
Wed 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Lisa Crouch - $85 Dinner and Show

3 course dinner and 2 twenty minutes sets live Lisa has been a fan of kd lang for many years. From the early albums of the “kooky- looking country singer from Canada” up to the amazing “Hymns of the 49th Parallel”. The voice, the control, the spell she weaves over the audience – it’ something all singers aspire to. She has painstakingly recreated the Grammy Award Winning “Ingenue” album and some great duets and covers that kd lang has done over the span of her career. Songs like “Constant Craving”, “The Air that I Breathe” and “Crying”. Duets like “Dream a Little Dream of Me” (Tony Bennett) and “Sleep While I Drive” (Melissa Etheridge) and the haunting “Hallelujah”. $85P/P Dinner and Show + BF 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
27 Aug 2019
Tue 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Daniel Belle - $85 Dinner and Show

3 course dinner and 2 twenty minutes sets live Few Australian artists can claim, at just 35 years of age, to have had the musical success of Daniel Belle. Boasting a professional career that has taken him throughout Australia, Europe and North America, Daniel has amazed audiences throughout the western world in their thousands, and is now widely considered one of the finest voices in the Australian Music Theatre industry. Daniel commands an enviable list of music theatre credits: ‘Jerry Springer the Opera’ at the Sydney Opera House, the Ten Tenors, the understudy Jean Valjean in the Australian National production of Les Miserables, performing the role throughout the country. He continued to the Asian tour, performing the role in Manila, Singapore and Dubai, Terry in the Australian premiere production of Sideshow at the Hayes theatre, My Fair Lady, at the Capitol theatre in Sydney, covering the role of Freddy. 2018-19 has seen Daniel tour Australia, America and New Zealand with the Ten Tenors, as well as a six week season playing Jean Valjean in Les Miserables in iChristchurch to rave reviews. $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
21 Aug 2019
Wed 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Meredith O'Reilly - Dinner and Show $85

3 courses and 2x20 minute sets live “Meredith O’Reilly revisits the songs and tales from her childhood record collection and shares them with you, accompanied by John Martin on piano. Featuring Rodgers and Hammerstein, Carole King, The Carpenters, John Denver, The Beatles, Barbra Streisand, The Seekers, Billy Joel, Lesley Gore and more! “ Meredith has been a professional entertainer for over 30 years. Most recently she was in Opera Australia’s productions of My Fair Lady and The Sound Of Music & was nominated for a Glug Award playing Sylvia St Croix in Ruthless! She played Grandma Addams in The Addams Family . She was nominated for Helpmann & Green Room Awards for her role Hold Me-Touch Me in The Producers. Other highlights include Love Never Dies, Starkers, Les Miserables, Hello Dolly!, Chess, The Rocky Horror Show, Gypsy and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. $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
11 Sep 2019
Wed 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Gregg Arthur - Dinner and Show $85

3 courses dinner and 2x 20 minutes live sets Acclaimed vocalist Gregg Arthur and pianist Andrew Scott present an intimate show specially for Claire’s Kitchen, performing some of the most beautiful songs ever written. Classic tunes from the Great American Songbook made famous by Billy Holiday, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, written by Jacques Brel, Michel Legrand, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart and so much more. $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
04 Sep 2019
Wed 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Rachael Beck - Dinner and Show $85

3 courses dinner and 2x 20 minutes live sets “This girl “is a romp, a heartfelt tribute peppered with gossip from the industry. Rachael Beck has been gracing our stages and screens for over 30 years and we are excited and delighted to have one of the queens of the entertainment industry on our intimate stage! Rachael is a multi-faceted, award winning powerhouse whose talents span both stage and screen as an acclaimed vocal artist and actress. This year, Rachael starred alongside Todd McKenney as Charity Barnum in Barnum, The Circus Musical and in Alex Lykos’s film Me and My Left Brain in which she plays the lead role of Vivian. $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
28 Aug 2019
Wed 6:30 PM - 6:30 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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Natalie Gamsu - $85 Dinner and Show

3 course dinner and 2 twenty minutes sets live I met Bev Kennedy 14 years ago, Singing with Bev has always been absolutely joyous. I always imagine it must feel like a dancer trusting someone to catch them after being thrown up into the air or an aerial artist as you fly towards someone’s outstretched hands. Or surfing (having never done it – or any of the above) But sometimes standing on a stage singing feels as precarious and the feeling that someone is with you in a way that makes it totally okay… Extraordinary. That’s what it feels like to sing with Bev and so I went back to the songs we’ve performed together for many year and the ones we especially love and I’m keen to investigate how they feel now. After 14 years. Some of them even longer. Songs grow with you. They change as you do. Different things make me cry now and laugh. That’s the beauty of music, It’s ageless. So this little show will be about being ageless and the gift of music that allows me to: SAY ANYTHING, BE ANYTHING, BE ANYONE… ESPECIALLY MYSELF! There will be Leonard Cohen and Joni and Klezmer and Supertramp and David Bowie and Shirley Horn… $85P/P Dinner and Show + BF 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
25 Sep 2019
Wed 6:30 PM - 6:30 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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