The Pavillion Bistro – “Well… I didn’t expect this!”

My wife booked this unknown restaurant for 4 of us based on a recommendation from a friend.

Our drive along urban roads past Fairfield Hospital prepare you for a very standard looking premises, around 30-40 years old at least… possibly pavement fronted, limited parking and a sense that it is established based on word of mouth.

I imagined a dark, tired looking establishment with food that I would reflect on by saying it was “OK” or it was “nice”.

Gosh how wrong can you be!

As you turn into the signposted plot called The Pavillion you quickly check yourself to make sure you got the right place.


This architect designed this estate with modern pride and passion.

The building is fresh, modern, very cleverly constructed with character and grounds, signs and parking to make this one of the most pleasantly unexpected restaurants I’ve visited this year.


Inside is bright, very well laid out making it feel spacious and welcoming.

The menu is not bad too, but I couldn’t help feeling that that the staff, pricing and space in the main restaurant try to punch slightly above its real status.

This is a fab place, the chef presents food creatively with flair and seasoning, but more veg had to be ordered to finish off the main course.

Bravo to The Pavillion! I’ll be back.

  • Visited September 2015