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France Soir

#132 of 2,909 Restaurants in Melbourne
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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, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 150
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Iconic restaurant in Melbourne

This is the second time we have been to the restaurant. Its french bistro, and very like being in France. Food and wine are great. They are very busy so you need to book well ahead. Also be on time, they sometimes give your table away. We had to wait 15 minutes longer for our booked table, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
tess n
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Wellington, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is the second time we have been to the restaurant. Its french bistro, and very like being in France. Food and wine are great. They are very busy so you need to book well ahead. Also be on time, they sometimes give your table away. We had to wait 15 minutes longer for our booked table, but it was... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We booked a Sunday night dinner for our son's birthday. We were looking forward to a family night out. Much to our dismay, we arrived at 7:05 for a 7 o'clock dinner to be told they'd double booked our table and there would be a 45 minute wait. Looking around the busy restaurant I would say the time estimate was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Anyone who can remember will say nothing much has changed about France Soir in its 25 years plus. And thank God for that! It is still one of the buzziest, people-watching (Djokovic there on my last visit), great French 'standard' fare and a formidable wine list. If you feel like a walk-in, make sure it is after 9pm - we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My wife a and I have undertaken to visit Melbourne's top ten French restaurants. This is the 4th we went to. France-Soir has been around a long time. We first came here in the early 90's and you can tell there's years of experience in each dish. The escargot were divine, each in their little cup, and the juice they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The environment for dinning is really good. food is good, service is lovely too. will come back with friends and family

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Always great food. Busy, consistent and great food, wine and service. It never gets old and is a Melbourne favourite

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is the complete package. Take Tram 8 from Swanston St and get off at Punt Road. 50m later you are at the restaurant. The atmosphere is electric, life at full pace. The food is stunning as is the wine list. We started with Foie Gras and the Carpaccio with truffle. Yum. Mains were the Duck Confit and the Rabbit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Thought we would give this place a go as it has always been on my list of places to eat in Melbourne. Its a small bistro in South Yarra and can get quite busy. We had an early dinner and ordered the Charcuterie platter, onion soup, tuna tartare and scotch fillet steak fritte. The meat platter was good with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Unabashedly traditional French, France-Soir will not stun you with modern takes on anything at all, but stun you it will. Even in Paris it is not easy to find a place that still cooks classic French bistro food and even more difficult to find one that does it as well as France-Soir. Whole Sole that is pink on the bone,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

An impromptu dinner on Friday night. Arrived without a reservation and told we could have a table in a few minutes. An excellent start as we were not hopeful of getting a table. This restaurant is busy, busy, busy. Tables constantly being turned over. Very narrow and quite cramped, but this was all part of the wonderful atmosphere that is... 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
  • Phone Number: (03) 9866 8569

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?