What happens when Parisian chic meets Australian tongue in cheek? A one-of-a-kind experience that is as unique as the elements that compose this extraordinarly designed space.
Interior Design by Flack Studio, Photography by Brook Holm, Copy writing François Correia
Originally planned as a one-year pop-up, the first Entrecote for Australia by restauranteur Jason M Jones is a unique design-space that pleases the eyes with its humorous colors and its respect for the original features of a loved local South Yarra building. Flack Studio were tasked to get creative with the existing features, the use of color and recycling the previous fit-out.
In a tongue-in-cheek play on a typical Parisian bistro – taking a nod to the famous one-dish Steakhouse that opened in 1959 in Porte-Maillot, Paris – and keeping in mind Entrecote’s caretaker role of an iconic building, long-loved by the South Yarra neighborhood the result is a one-of-a-kind modern intervention. Occupying a High Victorian stand-alone terrace, the two-story venue’s beautiful bone structure was the perfect canvas upon which to create a new, spontaneous and audacious joie de vivre.
Yet, Entrecote South Yarra retains that classic French sophistication admired internationally – the studio has taken an unorthodox and playful approach to color, handsomely showcased by the dauntless combination of pink and red in the front room, also drawing attention to the contrasts of the ornate period features and the building’s inherent stateliness with modern indoor plant styling and striking, large-scale abstract artworks. A design masterpiece.
Entrecôte’s signature ‘Steak Frites’
Black Angus pasture fed Porterhouse, chargrilled and doused in the secret ‘sauce au beurre et aux herbes’ with bottomless frites and a petite ‘friendly’ salad for which the Maison has become renowned for.
Across from the beautiful Melbourne Botanic Gardens in the Grand Old Dame that once housed the institutional Lynch’s Restaurant for over 30 years, Entrecôte seems as home in Melbourne as it does Paris.