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Bistro Vue

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Central Business District
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430 Little Collins st, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
03 9691 3838
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 196
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ninja Wedding reception

When my wife and i were working out our ninja wedding (yes yes noone knew until the day before the wedding that we were getting married so we decided to ony invite my mate and his partner to be witnesses... apparently homeless people and back ally hookers wernt allowed! Pfft) anyway, this meant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Iain B
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Mornington Island, Australia
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Mornington Island, Australia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When my wife and i were working out our ninja wedding (yes yes noone knew until the day before the wedding that we were getting married so we decided to ony invite my mate and his partner to be witnesses... apparently homeless people and back ally hookers wernt allowed! Pfft) anyway, this meant instead of spending tens of thousands on... More 

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Thank Iain B
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of 5 people had a booking on Sunday evening at Bistro Vue. We were seated in the former Vue du Monde section. In terms of decor, there is inconsistency. For example, the ceiling lights had been removed for reuse in another Bennet establishment and all that was left was the cords with a bulb. If I was eating... More 

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Thank Elaine M
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner on 19 January 2016 at this restaurant with some friends from Sydney.I have eaten here before and as usual the food was excellent and the service efficient and pleasant. I am drawn back to this place mainly for its Tart Tatin. It is delicious and the best Tart Tatin I have had anywhere in the world, including... More 

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Thank Iluvfiji2
Canberra, Australia
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made an online lunch booking for late December and in the special requests section of I requested a private section of the restaurant if at all possible explaining in was our anniversary. We were offered a drink at the bar on arrival, but were told the table was ready for us should we wish to head straight there. Bugger it,... More 

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Thank KFoodieK
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service was ok. I ordered a Wagyu steak and although the waiter stated that they recommended it to be cooked medium raw , both my friends and my steak were completely over cooked. We mentioned it to the waiter but no reaction. If you do master the basics of your cooking techniques then there is a serious issue.

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Thank Filip O
Melbourne, Australia
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91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

If you could rate a restaurant on looks alone, I would give this one 10/10. It's beautifully decorated in a french provincial way. You really do feel as if you've stepped into a French restaurant in France. The food is traditional French fare. It's good, not brilliant food, but you will go away feeling happy for the experience.

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Thank Sheofthebroom
North Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We had a very pleasant evening meal with nice attentive service and fine wine but rather average food that would have been acceptable from a pub charging a quarter the price. Location and atmosphere were fine but the quality of the cooking left a lot to be desired. In a word Disappointing.

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Thank Jonathan B
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

A lovely atmosphere, relaxed with faultless meals. Must return. Neat casual dress code would be suitable. It is not a highly formal restaurant. Great for a couple or group. Not the place for little kids unless they appreciate the fine quality.

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Thank YogiB63
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We had a leisurely lunch here and thoroughly enjoyed both the food and service. Excellent pre lunch gin and tonic was followed by a soft shelled crab and quail for my husband both with terrific flavour and texture. Howver the main meal eclipsed this with a melt in the mouth rotisserie of the day lamb and a veal milanese. With... More 

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Thank Sue A
Melbourne, Australia
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We enjoyed a delicious dinner here, celebrating our wedding anniversary. My cassoulet was absolutely delicious and it was really difficult to choose just one dessert each. This place is well worth a visit and a tad more affordable than its bigger "sisters" in this group.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 430 Little Collins st, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 03 9691 3838

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 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?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.