Down the road from Melbourne favourites including Estelle Bistro, Barry and Shoku Iku—Camus is the latest eye-catching venue to grace High Street. And boy, is he a looker.
The menu nods to head chef Pierre Khodja’s Algerian roots, but champion’s classical French cooking techniques to create one of the most vibrant menus in Northcote. After all, a little extra butter has never hurt anyone amirite?
Whole baked snapper served with okra and chermoula can be a tad fiddly (particularly if you’re on that coveted first date and refuse to spit out fish bones in front of your soon-to-be-hubby), but it’s worth the effort for silky soft, perfectly cooked fish. Algerian Paella and Duck Bastilla with almonds and fruit chutney are also ideal for sharing. We recommend letting your date chatter away so you have more time to spoon forkfuls of fragrant, deliciously herby food.