Bistro Boulevard

One of the longest-running restaurants in the area, this French bistro in Avalon is a popular option with locals. It was first opened in 1973 by Alain and Caroline Pointeaux, trading as Barefoot Boulevard and, since 2012, daughter Natalie and her French husband, Patrice, have been running the show, backed by 20-plus years of industry experience. They have brought a contemporary flair and a little slice of France to the beachy village of Avalon. In the cosy dining space, guests feel transported to a Parisian bistro — with wooden floorboards, French bi-fold windows, wall banquette seating and blackboard menus. The menu has a mix of classic French dishes including a twice baked goats cheese soufflé, bouillabaisse, seared venison, rib of beef for two, duck confit, fish of the day and classic grilled steak served with Café de Paris butter and French fries. Refresh with cocktails, champagne, a selection of beers, or still wines from Australia, New Zealand or France.