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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 #162 of 3,889 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always dependable, brilliant Fillet de Boeuf and Creme Brulee. The buzz in this place is always great.

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Tiburon, California
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

It was a warm late summer Friday night and this bistro was packed and noisy, but we got a table for 4 without a wait. Our female server was brusque in a typical French manner, but finally warmed at the insistence of our visiting friend. We were overwhelmed by the monster wine list, and I thought the woman would have... More

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Sydney, Australia
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17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The service at France Soir is brisk and brusque. Very French. Or rather it is when you can get any. Our waiter apologised for leaving us unattended for some time as he was busy saying 'hello' to various patrons passing our table. I think he meant 'good bye' but which ever we definitely felt abandoned.Perhaps we would have excused his... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This very chic french restaurant in the heart of South Yarra is pricey, but the food is great. The staff are mostly French and friendly, but efficient, given that the place is packed. Loved my steak here, accompanied with a nice French red wine. The wine list is second to none in Melbourne. Would definitely go back! Merci e a... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

After eating at France Soir on and off for nearly 20 years the service is still typically French, the steaks cooked to perfection and the staff are family, as they have been waiting at this restaurant for over 20 years. I love going there and ordering a fillet with Bearnaise sauce, side salad and pomme frites...Magnifique!!

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This restaurant featured briefly on the 'French Food Safari' DVD, it prompted me to try it out on my next visit to Melbourne. The restaurant was much smaller than I expected but the setting was cozy, the service very good but the Steak Frites which was showcased on the DVD was disappointing. The scotch fillet was tasty but the quality... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Came here with friends for their first take on French cuisine. We shared the escargot and lambs brains. Although my friends were apprehensive in trying something new, they loved it and thought it was delicious. The service is great but can be hit and miss. But it's forgiven, the place is noisy and full of people, it's no wonder they're... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Pleasant restaurant, lovely service, good (if not exceptional) food. Good value. Like that it’s open for lunch (and throughout the day into evening).

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Adelaide, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We have been eating at France-Soir for special occasions over the last 5 years, and figured it was time to post a review. This is the only Melbourne restaurant I trust to cook a perfect blue steak! The escargot (snails) are a definite favourite, and we can never go past a good steak. On the rare occasion we're not too... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Pleasant restaurant, lovely service, good (if not exceptional) food. Good value. Like that it’s open for lunch (and throughout the day into evening).

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