Previously Number 10 in our 2012-2013 list of the top ten restaurants of Australia is Justin North's Bécasse. Bécasse began as a small French brasserie in the suburbs of Sydney in 2001 but quickly made an impact being name Best New Restaurant by the Restaurant and Catering Association. It has since relocated to the city and grown into a classy, modern restaurant that has been featuring prominently and consistently in the top restaurant awards for some years now. In 2007 it snuck in to the World Top 100 Restaurants List at No. 96.
The menu is driven by a philosophy of sourcing high quality produce and using the best classical technique to bring the most out of every ingredient on the plate. The reviews tend to suggest that most dishes hit the right note in combination and balance of flavours as well as a high proficiency of technique, but overall the menu may lack a greater inventiveness and creativity to push for a higher ranking.