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1930’s Paris meets fresh London cool

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Experience a slice of European enchantment at Biff’s Bistro. Indulge in our robust, seasonal menus, featuring traditional French bistro favourites, like steak tartare, duck confit and steak frites. Unwind with cocktails and flavourful bites in the buzzing bar après work. Or enjoy al fresco dining on our colourful street-side terrace, inspired by Parisian patios.

CHEF DE CUISINE, JAMES MACADAM

Ever since he began baking alongside his grandmother from a young age, Chef James MacAdam has had a love affair with cooking. After graduating from culinary school, he never looked back. In fact, Chef James’ professional culinary career actually began at Biff’s Bistro in 2012, where he started working as a line cook under Chef Amanda Ray. In 2015, he moved on to Canoe, O&B’s celebrated Canadian fine dining restaurant, where he filled the role of Chef de Partie. There, he worked under Executive Chef John Horne who would quickly become one of Chef James’ closest mentors. 

In late 2016, Chef James began to hone his leadership skills as Senior Sous Chef at La Banane, where he executed classic French dishes alongside revered Chefs Brandon Olsen and Basilio Pesce. 

In early 2019, Chef James returned to the O&B family to help Chef John Horne open Maison Selby, a chic French restaurant housed in a 19th century heritage home. As Senior Sous Chef, James proved his ability to lead and train staff while successfully managing a bustling restaurant kitchen day-in and day-out.

Now, Chef James’ culinary journey has come full circle with his early 2021 appointment to Chef de Cuisine of Biff’s Bistro. At Biff’s, Chef James takes pride in crafting classic French dishes that are simple, humble and full of flavour—from a comforting chicken Dijonnaise to a juicy steak frites. When he’s not in the kitchen, James can be found chasing around his one-year-old daughter and spending quality time relaxing, baking and exploring with his fiancé.