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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
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 128
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
France Soir delivers without the Final Bill Heart Attack

I like medium rare, for some reason most restaurants can't take the challenge. This is not the case at France Soir, I walked in with a heathy level of skepticism about the venue. It looked overpriced from the outset with staff appearing distracted . Both very common in the abundance of aging... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
BenjaminJohnston
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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256 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I like medium rare, for some reason most restaurants can't take the challenge. This is not the case at France Soir, I walked in with a heathy level of skepticism about the venue. It looked overpriced from the outset with staff appearing distracted . Both very common in the abundance of aging upper class eateries. I was pleasantly surprised though... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
216 reviews 216 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food it excellent. I ate Steak Tartare that was excellent my husband had the Veal Chop which was outstanding as I had a taste. The steaks that the others had were also fabulous, and even the mushrooms my husband requested not to be done with cream were excellent. The Pomme Frite were delicious as you would expect of a... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Never I experienced such appalling service. The attitude of the pseudo French waiters reminded me of all the reasons why the French are so loathed around the rest of the World. Providing water at a table without being asked, checking on how good courses were and seeing if deserts or drinks are required are expected at a place that claims... More 

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North Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Dinner for 3 on Tuesday night at 7pm. Very noisy restaurant and tables cramped together but good service. -Waiters were attentive and meals served on a reasonable time basis Meal s were quite large and reasonable quality. Soup to start was a very large bowl so did not need dessert. Main courses large - other guests had desserts which were... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is rather chaotic when you arrive there. People queuing before being seated. The food is good, started with tuna tartare. Main rockling fillet (lots of bones!) and no garnish. No alternative for coeliacs only pommes frittes. Disappointingly a lack of imagination and interest from waiter/kitchen when it comes to dietary requirements. Too noisy, left without being tempted for dessert.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

France Soir is an institution in Melbourne. The wine list is quite extensive and there will be something for all tastes and wallets at reasonable prices. You will need to be selective regarding choice of mains. This is not high end food but is very reliable and consistent - this is a brasserie. If you are looking for atmosphere, this... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We got engaged here 18 years ago. Semi-annual visits are always the eating highlight of my year. This year was no different. Special of carpaccio with black truffle was unbelievable. Shredded duck pate. Yum. My only mistake was ordering the hanging steak instead of my usual fillet. Slightly tough but very nice just the same. I call this my death... More 

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Lunch last Monday and it was faultless. We started with scampi and scallops and both were fantastic, the sauce on the scampi superb and the baguette was well used. Main we shared a porterhouse (rare) and it was perfect with a great pepper sauce and a side of green peas, bacon lardons and carrot. Fantastic. Washed down with Huia Sav... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We went for a dinner with a couple of friends to this loud and buzzing restaurant. The menu is quiet extensive with a great selection of grillade all we had was well executed and the atmosphere was very Paris brasserie style. If you don't like noise well I woudn't recommend this place however if you'd like to go somewhere cramped... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Our meals certainly met our expectations and the selection on the menu was decidedly French. For our entrées we chose brains with a caper sauce, and scallops over a light salsa, both very tasty and we would recommend them. Our two main courses dishes were flounder (invitingly fresh and plump) and steak tartare (spicy, as ordered) both were deemed delicious.... More 

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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>  > South Yarra
  • Neighborhood: South Yarra
  • Phone Number: (03) 9866 8569

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?