Meet The Team

Meet The Team



“[R]un by some of Sydney’s best-credentialed restaurant staff” – Elizabeth Meryment, Taste Confidential

Manager/Restaurateur: Jonathan Mallet

Mallet hails from France and began his hospitality career in the high end restaurants of Paris, including the Lutetia and a stint at the three Michelin starred Le Pré Catelan, before moving to Australia in 2010. Mallet worked with Silva at Guillaume at Bennelong before being promoted to Restaurant Manager at Guillaume Paddington. If you can’t find him at bibo, he is either surfing the Eastern suburb beaches or in a restaurant/wine bar or pub. His passion has always been food and wine, discovering new wines and new restaurants weekly. And more recently started a collection for his own personal cellar.


Head Chef/Restaurateur: Jose Silva

A Portugal-native, Silva, gained acclaim as Head Chef of Guillaume Brahimi’s 3-hat Opera House restaurant for 12 years until it’s relocation to Paddington in 2013. This is reflected in bibo’s menu with a combination of traditional Portuguese fair with classic french cooking techniques – a delicious combination. He also owns Petersham bakery, Sweet Belem, which is famed for ‘the best Portuguese tarts in Sydney’ – which are featured on the bibo menu. More recently he opened up casual eatery FICH at Petersham specialising in sustainable fish and chips.

Head Sommelier: MATT CRIDGE

Matt has selected and curated an award-winning list based on community. His goal is to connect our customers straight to the vineyard. To discover, rediscover new wines from different places & terroirs. To emphasis the hard work that goes into making every bottle.

His passion is to find unusual varietals in Australia; made well & taste true to varietal, whilst comparing them with the classic region it originated from.



“I don’t say this lightly… Best wine bar in Sydney.” – Franz Scheurer, Australian Gourmet Pages.