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11 Toorak Road | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia (South Yarra)
(03) 9866 8569
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Ranked #77 of 4,055 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: South Yarra
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

If you want a "taste" of Paris then go no further..... no pun intended !! Small Parisienne restaurant, cosy, bustling, arrogant, sexy, fresh, wonderful service, very French!!! The wine list is extensive and really well priced,......but do you really care ???? I must say I always love to have the "Lapin du Jour" i.e......Rabbit.......and the sautéed spinach. The rest is... More

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Port Douglas, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We keep coming back and are never disappointed. This place is always heaving with dinners whether it be lunch, afternoon, dinner or late into the evening - with good reason. A great little wine list, excellent food, brilliant service, with that 'grumpy' french edge. We happily fly 4 hours to melbourne just to eat here.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is a bustling restaurant that offers the best French food in Melbourne ! You simply must try the restaurant, it is busy so you will need to book. I loved the scallops St Jacque and with the fresh bread it is just something amazing. For main I enjoyed a beautiful fresh John Dory with some sautéed spinach and my... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have dined at France Soir Restaurant in Toorak Road, South Yarra regularly for the past 20 years and no other restaurant we have eaten at has been so consistently good. The food at France Soir is typically French but is not messed around with and is always freshly cooked and beautifully presented. I could not recommend another restaurant as... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful & authentic atmosphere, very good service and fantastic food.....the beef bourguignon was particularly delicious. Of course, many choices for dessert, chocolate mousse was a winner.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This place is brilliant, great food, great service, good wine list. Steak tartare just perfect. I am a regular diner & dined with some talented Sydney chefs who were amazed with the perfect old school flair of this Melbourne icon.

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Sydney
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The restaurant was full for Friday lunch with a noisy ambience but we didn't mind. The food was fantastic. The duck a l'orange was just divine as was the Creme Brûlée. Very good wine list. Will ensure we go back next time we are in Melbourne.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

We go back time and time again to this iconic Melbourne restaurant. It's always crowded, super noisy, avoid the back where the kitchen doors continually bang & clang, but it's always worth it. Order anything, it's all good. Extensive and excellent wine list. Embrace the bistro atmosphere & just yell at each other like everyone else dies

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This restaurant mimics the ambiance of the bistros in France, if you wouldn't mind the cramp space, then this is a good restaurant to dine. As it provides what I call "comfort food", nothing fancy but you enjoy it and I think that's what the chef tries to deliver.

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Brisbane, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We usually visit this place each time we come to Melbourne. Noisy but great atmosphere. The Rabbit of the day is always superb, and so is everything else on the menu. Extensive wine list but it is easier to ask the waiter for a great red at a reasonable price. Make sure you book before you go.

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Address: 11 Toorak Road | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9866 8569
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > South Yarra
Cuisine: French

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