French infused with Vietnamese cuisine appears to be the new “in” in the food industry. We booked a little private room to throw our boss a surprise birthday and to thank him for being an absolutely awesome boss. As soon I walked in this restaurant and bar, there was instant character – your eyes wander around the room where there are flickering candles, mismatching patterns and stunning chandeliers.
Crispy squid served w/ sriracha, garlic aioli and grilled lime
We order a plates of entrees and cocktails to kick start the night; crispy squid, chicken rice paper rolls and spicy corn cakes – but their stand out is the crispy squid. There wasn’t much added to the dish as the focus was the different dipping sauces it was served with, and it worked – the squid was fresh and crispy, not over done and stretchy. The spicy corn cakes were crunchy on the outside and soft inside with a nice kick of spice. The cocktails were nice but little too strong for my liking – as I particularly enjoy cocktails that are fruity and sweet.
Libertine has a great atmosphere with tealight candles, comfy lounges and subtle background music; a great place to catch up over a drink and nibbles.
1 Kellett St, Kings Cross, Sydney