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“Oh So French” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Riviera

La Riviera
Colonial Resort Noosa | 239 - 245 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, Noosa, Queensland 4566, Australia
+61 7 5455 5523
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Ranked #6 of 84 Restaurants in Noosaville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $22
Cuisines: French, Cafe, Bistro
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Welcome to La Riviera Bistro! We are open for Lunch and Dinner on week days and Breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekends. Frederic cooks you french traditional meals from our beautiful country and have a selection of reasonable French wines and some beers available. We still have some cakes available from our cake display, all house made daily by Frederic, and still arrange large cakes to order. Please be aware that we seat only 30 people, therefore bookings are recommended. See you soon, for a French feast!
Melbourne
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Oh So French”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Don't expect candlelight or fine china - this is a genuine neighbourhood bistro in the true french tradition. Short menu, basic surroundings, french husband and wife team who are happy to chat.
The food is basic bistro food, very well done, served quickly with enough variety for repeat visits. The pate, onion soup and chocolate mousse are absolute gems. Given that you can bring your own (BYO) beer and wine make this bistro great value. Need to book in the summer months however during the winter months it does not seem to be a problem getting a table at short notice - with one exception, 14th July, they are booked out two years ahead!!!!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Maroochydore, Australia
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Wonderful french food and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

It is a BYO which is fabulous. We have been many times and almost eaten the entire menu! All very very good and consistent. The service is great. The french couple that run it are very personable and passionate about their food. Highly recommend it and we will visit every time we are in Noosa.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Traditional French Fare - Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

We ordered takeaway and were very impressed. Portions were generous and food was delicious. Also visited in the afternoon for cakes which are also scrumptious! Good value no fuss French food

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canberra, Australia
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Noosaville gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

La Riviera is a French bistro type cafe that is a French patisserie by day. After enjoying the coffee with almond croissants for elevenses over some years while holidaying in Noosavile, we only this year discovered that they do wonderful unpretentious evening meals. We had dinner there twice in 2 weeks and both times thoroughly enjoyed the food, service and homely atmosphere.
The seating is very close but, like many bistros in France, ended up talking with the neighbors. The prices are very reasonable, with entrees approx $13.00 to mains $25.00. Certainly good value for the area. BYO with no corkage and French pastries or desserts to die for.
The French owner/chef and his wife are delightfully friendly and make guests feel very welcome.
We can't wait to return but unfortunately will have to wait until our next holiday there.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 401 helpful votes
“Second visit and service and food were great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2011

We complained mainly about the very slow service last time, but having looked at the menu again decided to give it another try, particularly as there seemed to be more options available. Very pleased we did.

This time the service was faultless and the proprietors were, as last time, charming. Both our entrees and mains were excellent and delivered with excellent timing.

Am delighted to be able to write a positive review this time. We'll be back on our next visit.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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