Occupying what many Sydney-siders still refer to as the old “Tabou” site at the southern end of Crown St in Surry Hills, Bishop Sessa is a stylish modern European bistro and wine bar.
Pop in for a glass of wine (we have more than 30 on offer by the glass) and a snack of cheese and charcuterie or settle in for a meal, choosing from a selection of share plates or a 5-course degustation with matching wines.
“Bishop Sessa makes all the right moves”
Good Food Guide, SMH
“The good news is Gordon knows food”– John Lethlean, The Australian
Bishop Sessa owner Erez Gordon began working in hospitality in Melbourne while studying drama and literature at Deakin University but it did not take long for food, wine and restaurants to become his primary interest and second nature.
Whilst in London Gordon worked at Terence Conran’s Soho juggernaut Mezzo as well as Antony Worrell Thomson’s Simpsons chain. Travels through France, Spain and Italy turned his wine infatuation into unadulterated obsession before returning to Australia in 1996.
From 1996 to 2002 he worked as Maitre d’Hotel for Melbourne’s Jacques Reymond Restaurant, collecting the 2002 The Age Good Food Guide Service Excellence Award along the way and proudly playing his part in Jacques Reymond Restaurant consistently collecting 3 Hats from the same guide each year.
In mid 2002 Gordon, as General Manager, was part of the team to take over and revamp The Botanical Hotel. Reopening the iconic venue in April 2003 The Botanical received the Restaurant of the Year award that same year and the Good Food Guide’s wine list award the following year as well as 2 hats from 2003 to 2007.
Gordon moved to Sydney in 2011, taking over Balmain’s Bistro Bruno and opening Bishop Sessa in 2012.
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