This is our Story

Fine food, gracious hospitality, and a pioneering spirit. These are all aspects that we have taken from our cultural background to bring you one of the most unique experiences that you will encounter. We hope you enjoy your journey with us at Rabbath.

Our family escaped war torn Lebanon during the civil war of 1975 and settled in Australia. Like many before us seeking a peaceful life, Australia welcomed us with open arms, and right from the moment we arrived we called this beautiful, sacred land our home.

Brothers, Christian and Pascal Rabbath in Beirut.

  Our mum, Thérèse, and brothers Christian and Patrick in Beirut. It is to our mum and dad that we owe our knowledge and love we bring to our bistro

Our mum, Thérèse, and brothers Christian and Patrick in Beirut. It is to our mum and dad that we owe our knowledge and love we bring to our bistro

  Patrick and Pascal are the chefs, designers, co-owners and brothers of the bistro. Pascal currently travels the world consulting to clients, periodically joining Patrick when in Australia to cook up a storm and catch up with guests.

Patrick and Pascal are the chefs, designers, co-owners and brothers of the bistro. Pascal currently travels the world consulting to clients, periodically joining Patrick when in Australia to cook up a storm and catch up with guests.

Parents, Therese and Jean Rabbath.

Our passion in cuisine became part of our everyday life while growing up in Australia. The Syrian and Lebanese backgrounds in our parents’ heritage meant we were influenced by world-class cuisine and culture.

Our background is very individualistic, 'showing off' what we know with a great sense of humility. It is through the meal that we would express our generosity and hospitality. Before every meal we would give thanks, then say to each other "sahtain!" which loosely translated from Lebanese means "may you enjoy it in double health!". It was not simply about the meal but also about the people. It was an experience to have a meal at the Rabbath household.

That is our life. We love to eat. We love to serve. We share all we have. Regardless of whether it is through a simple cup of coffee or an elaborate multi-course meal, it is the journey that matters most.

  Settled in Australia, this welcoming country quickly became our home.

Settled in Australia, this welcoming country quickly became our home.

  A warm welcome to our newest member of the Rabbath team, Liezl Rabbath. Liezl recently married Pascal and immigrated from South Africa and calls this beautiful sun-kissed land her home too. She works closely with Patrick in preparing all the Lebanese cuisine we serve, and excels in customer service.

A warm welcome to our newest member of the Rabbath team, Liezl Rabbath. Liezl recently married Pascal and immigrated from South Africa and calls this beautiful sun-kissed land her home too. She works closely with Patrick in preparing all the Lebanese cuisine we serve, and excels in customer service.