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Welcome to Saveur

Described by fans as "the little gem in the heart of Roseville," Saveur is famous for French-European cuisine and its stylish yet comfortable atmosphere not often associated with fine dining. It's the perfect setting to enjoy a combination of original and classic cuisine from Europe and Australia. Saveur has won multiple North Shore business awards for excellent food and impeccable service.

Come and enjoy an intimate dinner in the warmth of an open fireplace with white linen and chandeliers, or relax in the quaint, leafy courtyard where you can sample the most excellent local and imported wines along with exquisite French-European dishes to delight and excite the palate.

Saveur History

When Michael Chun first spotted the quaint cottage in Roseville, he knew it would be the perfect spot to express his love of French-European Cuisine.

After a complete refurbishment by Michael Chun in October 2008, the restaurant is now known as Saveur, the French word for "flavor/ taste."

Michael couldn't work at Saveur for nine years due to other activities but returned to Saveur in January 2018 to work hands-on full-time. As a result, Saveur has become a favorite for lovers of French-European and Modern Australian fare in an understated yet classy setting.

Michael has over three and half decades of experience in international hotels, fine dining, and catering for big names.

The Cottage

The cottage where Saveur Restaurant is located was completed in October 1913 by the owner Arthur Marshall McIntosh (1881-1953), a dentist. He was the twelfth of fifteen children of the Rev. George McIntosh, a descendant of a Scottish family who emigrated to Australia in 1814 and settled in the North Shore district of Sydney.

This historical place was, from the beginning, not only a typical residential house but a home with a specific business purpose. There are no certainties in this regard, but we believe that the given name "Moy Lodge," as it was called the dental practice of Arthur Marshall McIntosh in 1921, was a tribute to the village of Moy, from where his ancestor came.

The building is classic Australian architecture of 1910-1930, with brick construction on a sandstone base with formally decorated ceilings. Saveur Restaurant preserves in the ceramic tiles in front of the two fireplaces the crest of the Scottish clan McIntosh, symbolized by a rampant cat and by the motto "Touch Not The Cat Bot A Glove" (that means "Touch not the cat without a glove").

The premises became a restaurant in the '80s in previous incarnations such as La Belle Helene, Yan's, and Bella Mia.

After a complete refurbishment by Michael Chun in October 2008, the restaurant is now known as Saveur, the French word for "flavor/taste," still serving traditional but innovative French-European cuisine.

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