Restaurateur and Chef Luke Mangan is set to make his return to the Melbourne dining scene with his first venue in the city in more than a decade.

Bistrot Bisou is slated to open early next month inside Hotel Indigo located on the corner of Flinders Lane and Spencer Street in the Melbourne CBD.

The venue will host a relaxed French bistro and bar offering which will include classic dishes with a modern twist.

“Melbourne has a real European feel to it – especially as we come into the cooler months – and French fare is having a moment, so I can’t wait to share my take with diners,” says Mangan.

Mangan will be joined by Head Chef Rory Kennedy who is the former co-owner of Northcote’s Vex Dining.

The Bistro Bisou menu is set to star dishes such as steak frites, a twice-baked gruyere soufflé, and apple tarte tatin.

The kitchen will also be fitted out with a wood-fired grill with ironbark and hardwood charcoal which will influence the menu and see the team smoke its own salmon.

Bistro Bisou will open for lunch from Wednesday to Friday, and dinner Tuesday to Saturday.

The venue is slated to open early-June at Hotel Indigo, 575 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria.