Phiroun Lin is the Owner and Head Chef of XI Eleven, which he co-owns and runs with wife Helen Lin. Australia born with Cambodian background, Phiroun was brought up by his single mother who was also a chef. She catered Cambodian wedding functions, birthday parties and pre wedding functions. At a very young age he would go with his mother and help her with all the preparations and cooking- his passion developed from there.
Phirouns’s mother was the first chef he ever worked with and from there he worked with many different style chefs around Sydney from steak house to pastry to fine dining. This has enabled him to cook a variety of dishes ranging from steak houses, pastry and desserts and fine dining. Having received awards such as Best Apprentice Award at Dooley Catholic Club, winning the HTN Cooking Competition and placing third in World Skilled Competition, he has also worked at top venues such as The Establishment, Ribs and Rumps, Rydges Hotel, Dooley Catholic Club, Castle Hill country club, The Australian brewery and Coolibar Hotel.
Opening XI Eleven restaurant is a dream come true for Chef Phiroun who brings 15 years of experience, along with a deep passion for food and dedication to his craft. His cooking style is an innovative combination of French and Spanish cuisine with Asian influences, alongside a unique mix of American style dishes. The premium cuts of Australian meat and fresh local seafood are the highest quality, providing the perfect ingredients for Phiroun to work his magic.
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What other said about us
If it wasn’t for this brilliant restaurant I wouldn’t know where Bella vista is situated .. A great location, beautiful relaxing atmosphere to dine in for breakfast lunch or dinner ! .. The customer service was spot on ! the chef and his food was even better, walking through the door charred grilled flavor filled the air and diffiniately on the plate as well !!! PerfectO
Excellent flavours beyond what you’d expect from steaks ribs and burgers. You must try the pork and squid entree and ask what the latest dessert is – as its bound to be spectacular. Portions are generous so be prepared!
I’ve made 2 visits in the last fortnight and both have been superb. The pork ribs were tender and soft while the size was too large to finish! I really enjoyed the ginger and shallot oysters which were steamed, I couldn’t have enough and had to order another dozen. Highly recommended.
Best Lamb Rips ever tasted in my life. I would recommend this to everyone. Also try the Chips and salad they make.
Went here for the first time tonight.
Yummy food served fast… will be back again
Love this spot- the burgers, fries and aoili are easily some of the best in Sydney
Beautiful food and great service! Would recommend to anyone.
Great food, great service, great prices !!!!!!!!!!
Nicely tucked away in Bella Vista is a beautiful little eatery with a treasure trove of amazing food. From entree to dessert, service to ambience I was thoroughly delighted with my experience. It will definitely be a place I will frequent and tell all my friends and family about. Excellent stuff guys!
Delicious, will definitely be returning next weekend!!