Reviewed by Georgia Cassimatis

At the helm of Harold Park’s restored, and very impressive, refurbished Tramsheds: home to providores who share a love of food, sustainability and community is Garçon: a coffee centric espresso and wine bar, and the perfect place to experience all things French, with a twist.

Says owner Edward Cutliffe: ‘We want our menu to be accessible and interesting. We like to bring a little excitement into people’s days.’

Excitement it does. My all time favourite French fusion experience, which made the tastebuds dance, was the Coffee Rubbed Beef Hangar Steak with Sauce Soubise and Rosti; in other words Steak rubbed in coffee, all washed down with one of the numerous wines from the various regions in France on offer: the smooth and subtle Excuse My French Rosé 2016 a highlight.

For a first time visitor, Edward suggests the Rice and Quinoa congee with slow poached salmon, egg and radish.  ‘Pair this with a glass of Agrarian Wine's 2016 Frisky Farmer Organic Chardonnay from South Australia and that makes for the perfect lunch.’

The cutting-edge dining and experimentation, goes hand in hand with the romance of the old tramshed from a travel era gone past.

Tip: Grab a takeaway coffee from The Little Marionette and peruse all the surrounding providores.

For more information:


Garçon: 0497 347 302

Where: 4 Tramsheds Harold Park, Dalgal WayForest Lodge 2037