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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 #132 of 3,989 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
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Over the years have visited many times so lovely go back again this visit. Jean Paul such a charming hands on host. Service brilliant. Food spectacular especially if one enjoys french style and flavours. Have to say not even being a dessert eater I sampled the profiteroles and they were very naughty. This famous restaurant is small, tables quite close,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

"Formidable, genial, magnifique" are a couple of superlatives you can give to this long standing Melbourne restaurant called France Soir. To dine at France Soir is to have a total experience. It is a truly remarkable place, great for celebrity watching and also great for diners from all walks of life. For Melbournians, it is a much loved establishment. That's... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We picked this because it was in our Melbourne guide book and was written up in an airline magazine for good food+wine dining experience. We also chose this place because it is open from noon to midnight nonstop--flexible for us who are on the go. At 2pm on a Saturday, we ordered 4 entrees as we thought the entrees fit... More

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Salzburg, Austria
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

It's odd that I have never bothered to review this restaurant given that we love it. Just up the street from South Yarra station we treat it as a local. Hop off the train no worries about parking or drinking its a no fuss option. From the moment you enter you are in France. The welcome is French accented English... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Todays's lunch was very good. Excellent crispy duck(1/2 duck) with cherries, rabbit casserole, delicious. The beef carpaccio with black truffle was sublime, with an extremely generous amount of truffle. Dessert was pear tart and profiteroles with warm chocolate sauce, fresh and delightful ending to a great meal. I don't think it is expensive for what you receive. Good food, great... More

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It was like walking in to a beautiful French bistro in Paris. Service was excellent n the food Classic French. Great atmosphere n food

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

When we dine in French Restaurants in Australia, we don't quite expect such a French experience but this takes you straight to France. I love the fact they serve late just as you can eat late in Europe but the food is to an exceptional level. I love this place, you truly could be elsewhere and the food takes you... More

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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I have been coming to France Soir since it open in the 80's it is a great place to have a meal and enjoy the atmosphere is expensive but the quality and service is second to none, let's face it if you miss Paris bistro food it is much cheaper to fly to Melbourne for a couple of days and... More

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