Restaurant Hubert is a two hat French restaurant in Sydney located in a basement area that transports you to a night in France. The space is warm, the lighting is soft and dim and the chatter and laughter is loud, creating a jovial ambiance for a dinner with a group of friends. We came here for dinner on a Friday night and will share with you our experience.
To start, we ordered the Malakoff, fried gruyere with dijon mustard and dill pickle. This was a delicious deep fried cheese dish, it was crunchy outside and soft and gooey inside and the dijon mustard added a bit of a kick.
For our main, we ordered their signature dish, the Chicken Fricassee, a whole chicken with bread sauce and green garlic. I had heard great things about this dish and it certainly did not disappointment, the chicken was so tender and full of flavour, nicely complemented by the garlic sauce.
For our side we ordered the Pommes Anna; layered potato with beurre blanc. You can’t go wrong with potato and this was a standard side done well, the layers added great texture to the dish.
However, one thing ruined our night for us and that was the service, which was incredibly disappointing especially given it is a two hat restaurant. We waited 45 minutes to be finally seated at 8:30pm and then no one paid attention to us to take our order for 30 minutes, and eventually we managed to finally catch a waiter’s eye who then said “be patient, we will get to you” only to leave again. I understand that they are busy on Friday nights but this was extremely disappointing and meant that by the time our food finally arrived it was extremely late and we just about ready to collapse!
Overall, Hubert has great and authentic French food, though the prices are expensive and reflect this, but we had a bad experience with service and as a result would probably not return.