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Bistro Avoca

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133 Avoca Street | Coogee, Clovelly,, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9399 9667
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Bistro Avoca is a contemporary restaurant offering Modern Australian...
Bistro Avoca is a contemporary restaurant offering Modern Australian cuisine and a selection of beers, wines and spirits at a moderate price in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.We pride ourselves in providing a constant variety of meals using what is at its freshest and in season. If you would prefer we do permit you to bring that special bottle of wine from home (corkage applies)but sorry no BYO beers or other beverages.We can cater for an intimate table for 2 right up to booking out the entire restaurant for your special occasion (up to 65 guests), corporate inquiries welcome.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ms Relf

What a lovely place to eat and spend time with family and friends. The food and service are Great so is the Ambiance . The Beef Fillet Rossini was particularly fantastic tonight. It was perfectly cooked by the chef with excellent accompliments. We will be back again and again. Mark and Raja

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a lovely place to eat and spend time with family and friends. The food and service are Great so is the Ambiance . The Beef Fillet Rossini was particularly fantastic tonight. It was perfectly cooked by the chef with excellent accompliments. We will be back again and again. Mark and Raja

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This used to be such an amazing local gem, the (assuming previous) owner used to be so attentive and had such class in her service. She would recognise us even if we hadn't been in for months. Tonight we could barely get served. Would avoid now as has really lost its spark and not worth the money, which is such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We dined here over the weekend and had perfect service and flawless meals! The atmosphere of the restaurant was very relaxing. One of our best experiences in Sydney! We looked at the reviews and decided to give it a chance and were more than pleasantly surprised. We can't understand what everyone has been complaining about, a good lesson in not... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We came on Friday night with a big group friends, first the waitress gave us the wrong menu and we were encouraged to go with the set menu. The garlic cappuccino tastes like hot dish water with added mince garlic to it. Completely disgusting. The blonde waitress looking after our table had no customer service skills when she saw three... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Fortunately I didn't see the recent reviews of Bistro Avoca before eating there last week. I might have decided not to bother. I have been meaning to try this restaurant for the past couple of years and finally found an excuse to go there for some mid week indulgence. I took my mother and we both had a lovely meal.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We ordered breadrolls when we placed the order, we had to ask for them twice I think before they actually arrived. When we got the bill we were charged $11 yes $11 for 2. The food was good but served cold and we had to ask for the soup to be heated up sgain

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Dined there last Friday night, restaurant was recommend by a friend, must say the service and food was a lot to be desired for. Had to keep on asking for our drinks and bread rolls, did wait about 40 mins thought for our bread rolls .When it came to pay was shocked to fined that each bread roll was $5.50,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Having wanted to go to this restaurant on a number of occasions, we finally got the opportunity to attend last Saturday. The service is not good, honestly it is really very bad. Some of the waitresses could barely speak english and definitely had no fine dining experience. We could hear the chef and the waitresses fighting from the restaurants and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Sadly this evening out was somewhat spoiled by poor performance. Whilst the restaurant offers a nice selection of cuisine when baked barramundi comes out on the plate raw inside not on one serve but two the kitchen procedures really need an overhaul. Sadly when it did return cooked to perfection not one word of apology for the fact that half... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Bistro Avoca used to be a favourite local restaurant . Recently taken over by Leonard Michaud whose Michelin Star experience appears to have been left behind in Paris and London. Our beef fillet was minuscule , over cooked and the brocolini was almost raw. Desert was a disappointment ....fig cake, fig ice cream and butterscotch sauce with fresh figs. The... More 

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Additional Information about Bistro Avoca

Address: 133 Avoca Street | Coogee, Clovelly,, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9399 9667
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Randwick
Average Prices: USD 7 - 22
Cuisine: Australian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 133 Avoca Street | Coogee, Clovelly,, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Randwick
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9399 9667

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 22
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

Bistro Avoca is a contemporary restaurant offering Modern Australian cuisine and a selection of beers, wines and spirits at a moderate price in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.We pride ourselves in providing a constant variety of meals using what is at its freshest and in season. If you would prefer we do permit you to bring that special bottle of wine from home (corkage applies)but sorry no BYO beers or other beverages.We can cater for an intimate table for 2 right up to booking out the entire restaurant for your special occasion (up to 65 guests), corporate inquiries welcome.

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