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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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  • 49
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great meal

I dined there last night and had read the previous reviews. I was prepared to be disappointed as we loved the previous owner. I was pleasantly surprised. The meal was fantastic. We had the coffin bay oysters. I had steak and my partner had lobster. All of it delcious. I would definitley go back and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Shelly S
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I dined there last night and had read the previous reviews. I was prepared to be disappointed as we loved the previous owner. I was pleasantly surprised. The meal was fantastic. We had the coffin bay oysters. I had steak and my partner had lobster. All of it delcious. I would definitley go back and recommend Bistro Avoca to friends.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I always like to check out local restaurants for myself unless it gets consistently bad reviews. My first time at Avoca Bistro was for a gathering of friends.We had a group of 6 and it was definitely 50/50 on the success of our ordered dishes. Choose well and the meals although not spectacular were good . All dishes write up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

We were at Bistro Avoca for the very first time recently and was immediately impressed with the restaurant's warm ambience. It is the low lit lights, soft music playing someone's favourite beat, black and white designs with a touch of orange on the comfy cushions. Menu listing seemed utterly delicious! We are adventurous and looked forward to the White menu... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We have been before and enjoyed it but our dining experience last night was a little disappointing. We were informed that the restaurant changed hands in the last couple of weeks so I am hoping it's just teething problems. The duck mains were good but the braised pork although nicely cooked was unbalanced,had little flavour and overwhelmed by an abundance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This place is easily one of my favourites! The staff were fantastic, the food was impeccable the wine was delicious. I would come here over and over again. The menu has a wide range with plenty of variety. Highly recommended for a great evening. I have the scampi carpaccio for entre was which a generous size and most delicious,follwed by... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We have been a few times and its lovely, good food, service, wine, specials and menu. Lovely local place for a special occasion

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Sydney, Australia
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Absolutely loved this place - The staff were really nice and extremely helpful with will our needs whilst dining. Really nice to have a little chat with them. The Menu is amazing with lots to choose from - I wanted to order the entire menu! I would return here any day. Yum yum YUM!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Was introduce to this restaurant by a friend of ours to said it was always fully booked. Now I know why! Its an unassuming little restaurant front the outside but the food served is top notch. Delicious food and generous portions as well unlike some of the high-end restaurants which serve tiny portions at exorbitant prices. Fairly friendly staff and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

As a party of ten we recently visited for dinner to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday. Our return to this restaurant was decided following a beautiful dinner here about six months ago - at that time we selected Bistro Avoca from TripAdvisor reviews. This place is unique, situated amongst a small group of restaurants in Randwick and run by husband... More 

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Randwick, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Booked a romantic dinner at Bistro Avoca having eaten there before and been very pleased with the menu, service and quality of the food. However, the Valentine menu was very disappointing as was the service, 4 different ladies attended to us, so no personal touch, and also the over all ambiance in the bistro was poor. No real reference to... More 

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Restaurant Details

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 8 - 24
  • 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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