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“A bit disappointed”

Boucher French Bistro
Ranked #283 of 4,632 Restaurants in Brisbane
Price range: $12 - $31
Cuisines: French
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Description: Welcome to Boucher, a cosy little French Bistro serving an exciting blend of modern and classic dishes in Graceville, Brisbane. This culinary gem of Brisbane's western suburbs has become a must visit in the restaurant scene, offering an exciting a la carte menu of French cuisine using Brisbane's finest seasonal produce. For a truly memorable dining experience, we invite you to experience our five course degustation menu showcasing exquisite French dishes matched with premium wines from our extensive cellar.
Reviewed December 2, 2012

French in name more than nature, despite the accent of the maitre d' . More brasserie than restaurant, with noise levels to match. Perhaps a Saturday night leading into the madness season is not the time to appreciate a hotel. However I was disappointed by the atmosphere - the noise is incredible and I don't like having to shout a cross a table for two. The red wine was served at about 30C which is a real pity for bottle costing what it did. My wife enjoyed her lamb - and, Tuppy, slow cooked lamb is always going to take 50 minutes. My salmon was OK, but nothing to rave about. The service however was excellent, well paced and attentive without being overdone. So mixed feelings about this one. On the other hand it is ceratinly no worse than other highly rated "French" restaurants in brisbane such as Montrachet. So if your local you might want to try it, but maybe ona weeknight. Bon appetit ! BTW all of those reviews emphasising SPEED of food preparation may have missed the point of French cooking.

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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Dined here just after it opened and were not impressed. Whilst we found waitstaff attentive, kitchen service was very slow and the meals overpriced for average fare.
Tried again with local couples on Saturday night. Waitstaff pleasant but uninformed on the menu choices, kitchen service very slow - 50 minutes for the lamb, which was undercooked (to my liking), but more importantly at $35 (extra for any sides), it was chewy and rather fatty.
Entree of lobster tails was an extremely small serving, but tasty.
Very noisy restaurant, which may not suit some.

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1  Thank Tuppy1Brisbane
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Boucher is an unusually sophisticated restaurant for its location. Professional wait staff (mostly French or Portuguese) are attentive without being invasive, the menu is authentic and presentation is superb. Being BYO and having easy on-street parking are also attractions. For visitors to Brisbane, it would be easy enough to reach by train. Go early or just be ready to speak up to be heard when it is full to the gunnels.

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Reviewed June 2, 2012

We had heard mixed reviews of this restaurant but five of us decided to give it a go on Saturday and were pleasantly surprised. Despite the restaurant being full and therefore somewhat noisy the kitchen did seem to be turning out the food at a reasonable pace and the floor staff were at pains to reassure us and present us with tasters while we waited for our food.
The service was pleasant and our food very good. We had five different mains and all of us were more than satisfied. Deserts were similarly well presented and delicious. Certainly there were no complaints from us and we will return.

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Reviewed February 11, 2012

This is the second time we have been to this restaurant. The first time was ok but we weren't in the mood so we thought we should give it another chance aince it is local and we have heard great things. However it just doesn't live up to its reputation. Its ok it just not great. The service is a little underwhelming. Our waitress just didn't seem to know what was going on. Its BYO Red and White but not Bubbles which it doesn't state on the website. Our food was ok but again not amazing (especially for the price). My bug tails tasted great but they still had the poo tube in them. My duck was a little dry. My apple tartain was a bit burnt. Plus eveyrthing was under seasoned, Even the pomme frittes! All things that shouldn't happen in a restauarant of this calibre and price point. My wifes quail roulade was nice and her bett desert was amazing. However her pork main was dry, lacked sauce and just was average. at $100/head I just expect more....

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Thank Dr_Dinosaur
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