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France Soir

11 Toorak Road | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia (South Yarra)
(03) 9866 8569
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Ranked #130 of 4,008 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: South Yarra
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Look its been years since i have eaten here but it is still divine,like a bistro in the heart of Paris forget Toorak Rd !!! Escargot in garlic butter incredible, lambs brains with a lemon caper butter amazing, rib eye (my husband said ) superb, and i really believed i was in a small cafe i ate in just of... More

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Sydney
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This place is just beautiful, same menu, same chef, same furniture?, same waiters! and all the same personality for 20+ years or something ridiculous like that. Beautiful traditional french food at reasonable prices. Nice sarcastic waiters and a beautiful relaxed atmosphere. Solid wine list too as you would expect, this is a place I go to every time I go... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Dining with a few mates we were looking forward to a traditional steak et frites and old school france soir experience. After the waiter had been asked about six times the expensive badoit eventually made its way to the table. Shortly after this the waiter tipped a glass of wine over me. He apologised it but glossed over it pretty... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Was amazing, food delicious and wine great. Staff so traditional and felt like we were having a romantic dinner in Paris! Loved it!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Had a great night here. Each meal was delivered quickly and just as ordered, great flavours. There's an extremely extensive wine list. The service was a little rushed, and we weren't offered a second drink after the first was through, however they were very busy so that might have been why.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Our group of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. The food is very traditional French fare and cooked well. You will find all the typical favourites on the menu here. I have to say the Foi Gras was superb. The duck breast was nice, and the Rabbit was also tasty. The wine list is extensive and a tad overwhelming so... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Went to France Soir again on this trip to Melbourne. Great French cuisine and efficient and attentive service. The restaurant was packed as usual on a Monday night. Reminded me of a busy Saturday night in Paris ! If you are lucky enough to get a reservation to this Melbourne eating icon you won't be disappointed.

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Melbourne, Australia
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93 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Don't come here if you want quiet. Or for a romantic evening where you whisper to each other secretly. But if you accept that this is a crowded, busy, boisterous bistro with staff moving through at a million miles an hour and a constant re-filling of tables as guests come and go, then France Soir is for you. The menu... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Bookings are a must at this restaurant, regardless of what day of the week. It is small and noisy, but somehow it works. For entrees the lamb brains were excellent, light and well cooked, while the Carpaccio of scallops is a favourite. For main course the fish of the day (sole) was done to perfection. There were satisfied groans as... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went for lunch with a group and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The service is superb, even as we got a little rowdy. At lunch they allow BYO wine, which was perfect for us with an expert in our party. No real need though as the wine list in house is extensive. The oysters and the whole fried snapper were favourites, but... More

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