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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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Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 125
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 23
    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
Most recent review
Authentic

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
gregdelicious
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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248 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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Melbourne
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

One of, if not the most authentic French bistros in Melbourne. This place has the most delicious food and a great wine selection. The waiters are pretentious which is annoying, but adds to the authenticity. Word of warning, this place gets loud, so not the most romantic setting.

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Yet to find brasserie food this good in Paris and the atmosphere is simply fantastic. Simply beautiful food , absolutely French and very efficient service. Total winner , no wonder it's know as Fed's favourite restaurant in Melbourne

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This quaint bistro is always a joy to visit. The service is average and sloppy at times but is made up by the excellent and authentic food which takes us back to memories of our time in Paris!

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

What a wonderful restaurant ! We have dined here many times over the years and have enjoyed all meals. It is a little piece of France picked up and placed in South Yarra. Crowded, noisy and full of atmosphere. Noise does reduce later in the evening which is nice if you linger on over coffee and in this case calvados.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This place feels like your in a true "brasserie". Actually it is a true french brasserie! They serve great authentic french cuisine. have been several times over 2 years, and never has the quality changed.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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?