Top French chef Philippe Mouchel to open restaurant in Melbourne's Collins St

Top French chef Philippe Mouchel to open restaurant in Melbourne's Collins St
Top French chef Philippe Mouchel to open restaurant in Melbourne's Collins St

Philippe Mouchel, rated as one of the world's finest French Chefs, is opening another Melbourne restaurant, at the Paris-end of Collins Street.

The “Philippe” restaurant follows other top names, mainly luxury fashion retailers, flocking to Melbourne's Paris End, Collins Street, Russell Street and Flinders Lane.  

The restaurateur is moving into a 400 square metre basement restaurant at 115 Collins Street. He has signed a three-year lease and the net annual rental equates to about $380 per sqm.   

Knight Frank's Gary Loo brokered the deal.

Mouchel's career has been spent in the kitchens of Michelin star restaurants such as Hotel Frantel Bordeaux and Restaurant Roger Vergé in Mougins. He moved to Tokyo to work in a new restaurant Paul Bocuse was opening and later relocated to Australia.  

In 2005, Mouchel opened French restaurant, The Brasserie by Philippe Mouchel, at Crown. He was bestowed with The Age Good Food Guide's Chef's Hat award each year of its operation. Last year, he opened Deja Vue, a concept restaurant on St Kilda Rd in the former Café Vue space.   

“The growth of residential dwellings which has grown to 68,100 across the City of Melbourne has fed the need for food and beverage space within the city," said Loo.

“Food and beverage floor space now totals 646,600 square metres, having increased by 21,700 sqm since 2013.” 

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