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11 Toorak Road | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia (South Yarra)
(03) 9866 8569
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Ranked #70 of 4,140 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: South Yarra
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

What a lovely little restaurant... Not normally a fan of French food however this was wonderful! From the staff to the wine list (amazing French Rose for us)... the specials were vast! I had the Whole Gold Snapper and it was cooked to perfection. No seasoning required and the herb butter was terrific... along with Fries (which looked fantastic and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Attended this restaurant this evening for the first time since 1996. Great food. Lousy service. VERY noisy.

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Geelong
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Easy to spend a couple of hours here enjoying the great banter with the staff while they meticulously look after you with excellent food and wine. If your a lover of French staples then the Onion Soup and Pepper Steak are a must.

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Sliven, Bulgaria
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

been there 25 years... for good reasons! typical upmarket French bistro menu and amazing wine list. A must

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Beijing, China
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Tried to book the restaurant about 2 weeks before I visited Melbourne but still only managed to book a 9pm table for a weekday evening - this speaks of its popularity! I felt that I was in Paris when I was in the restaurant. The waiters are all French and the ambience is exactly like a bistro in Paris. Food... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very well presented dinners and big too. The Head Waiter was a ripper bloke and waitresses love it when you order in French (even if you have a crack at it). Biggest Winelist I've seen in my time aswell as the Serving of Bread rolls, Frites (French Fries). Loved it.

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Really authentic French Bistro ambience, fine food and great service. An experience in Melbourne fine dining not to be missed.

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Melbourne
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97 reviews 97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

With so many new "it" restaurants always popping up in Melbourne, it is easy to overlook the classics; which I have done for a long time with FranceSoir. However a recent dinner there, reminded me as to why it is such a long running restaurant, always packed to the gills. Because it's fabulous!! Apart from the fact that one actually... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

While there are other good French restaurants in Melbourne, France Soir is my favourite. Having lived for over twenty years in France, I love going there to find a menu with all of the classic dishes prepared as if in France. Also, the one time I had a somewhat bad experience there, with the owner taking a personal interest in... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've lived in Melbourne for 50 years, and driven past France Soir hundreds of times, but never eaten there until last Friday. Applying my 7 second rule, I knew within the 7 seconds not to beat a retreat. The place welcomes you, and draws you in. How do they do that? While the table was being arranged, I managed to... More 

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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>  > South Yarra
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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