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France Soir

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11 Toorak Road | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
(03) 9866 8569
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 144
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food on point, service is a serious downer

To start on a positive, My partner and I had dinner here the other night and were blown away by how delicious the food was. We had the quail skewers and the garlic butter snails as an entrée, then he had the steak, salad and fries with a creamy mushroom sauce and I had the veal chop with mushrooms... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
thepurplewall123
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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  • French first
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English first
Pasadena, California
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the food and the ambiance during my recent visit to France Soir, but the staff really need to be much more friendly and accommodating. It was a disappointment to me that one of my favorite South Yarra restaurants is one I won't be returning to any time soon. The staff attitude is that they are vey much doing... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

seriously - if you don't like this place, then you won't like France. Forget you are in Melbourne and be transported to Paris - great service one day and terrible service the next - it all part of the magic. the food is consistently magnificent the wine list sensational our favourite number 1 restaurant in Melbourne

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Brisbane, Australia
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The wine list is extensive so better talk to the waiter how is more than happy to assist with a good value bottle. The food here has been consistently good for many years. The scallop entree was well prepared and tasty. Always hard to go past the Lapin du Jour but I have the Pork Cutlet this time which was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

To start on a positive, My partner and I had dinner here the other night and were blown away by how delicious the food was. We had the quail skewers and the garlic butter snails as an entrée, then he had the steak, salad and fries with a creamy mushroom sauce and I had the veal chop with mushrooms and... More 

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Sidney, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Nice, cosy setting. With a very large selection on the menu (both for food and drinks) The portions were good and the quality was just amazing! 5 stars on all but 1 dish, the one that wasnt one of the day´s specials - the duck breast, it was a bit dry. Other than that the rabbit, the sole, the fish... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Good food although a very "meaty" menu. The service was good and it was very busy for a Monday night. It is over 10 years since I was last here and it seems little has changed. I think the restaurant needs a bit of a refresh and needs some more pizzazz.

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Melbourne, Australia
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I love this place, but it's sooooo noisy. The food is fabulous, consistent and delicious. It is clear that regulars dine here at least once a week. The service is as you would expect....consummately professional with more than a hint of arrogance. It's fine, you're in their territory.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Since discovering France Soir's several years ago, it has become my favourite place to lunch with friends. One has to book well ahead, but it is worth the wait. Real French waiters who know the food, who are attentive, and surprisingly efficient given the business of the place. I had the gambas au pernod, followed by boeuf bourguignon, and finishing... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great food and dishes selection. We didn't have a reservation and it was quite a busy night. The maître d kindly fit us in. Service was quick and friendly. We had the snails and onion soup as entrees and steak tartare and duck confit as the mains. They are all superb. Will definitely come back again!

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Tongala, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

First visit to a fantastic restaurant. great food and atmosphere, attentive staff and amazing wine list.

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Additional Information about France Soir

Address: 11 Toorak Road | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9866 8569
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?