Reymond family announces new restaurant

Nathalie, Antoine and Edouard Reymond

Third-generation restaurateurs Nathalie, Edouard and Antoine Reymond of the Jacques Reymond dynasty will open their third venue in Melbourne’s inner-city pocket of Cremorne this in August.

The legendary chef's children, who are also behind Bistro Gitan and L’Hotel Gitan, will open an all-day diner split into two distinct venues: relaxed bar concept Fred’s Bar and refined restaurant offering Frederic. 

"We are excited to come to Cremorne with our third venue. It will be a different concept, incorporating what we have learnt over the years and developing something new and fresh for this thriving suburb. Bringing an all-day European dining experience, we're excited to work with so many vibrant businesses and a number of new residential developments in the area,” says Antoine.

The spaces will serve separate menus, each traversing the cuisines of France and the Mediterranean. Frederic will be a contemporary steakhouse, with a short menu of rotating seasonal specials. Fred’s Bar, open from 7am until late, will serve pastries and coffee in the morning, modest share plates during the day, and apertifs, simple pastas, minute steaks and house-cured seafood at night. 

Tucked away between Richmond station, the Corner Hotel and Melbourne’s sports precinct, Frederic and Fred’s Bar are moving into the ground floor of a four-storey office building, behind a heritage-listed brick façade. 

Inside, the two spaces will be designed by SJB Interiors, who also fitted out L’Hotel Gitan, showing off the site’s raw concrete walls with the addition of antiques furnishings.

Frederic, which the Reymonds are calling a “dining precinct”, follows a trend of all-in-one venues opening in Melbourne. The Mulberry Group’s cafe, deli and wine store Liminal has just opened in a CBD office building, while the city waits patiently for the 80 Collins development’s new all-encompassing food precinct.

Frederic is expected to open in early August at 9-11 Cremorne Street, Cremorne VIC.