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“Fine Classic French Food.."Bon Appetit"” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Le Parisien

Le Parisien
15 Eastern Beach Rd, Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
(03) 5229 3110
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Ranked #50 of 366 Restaurants in Geelong
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Toowoomba, Australia
2 reviews
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“Fine Classic French Food.."Bon Appetit"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Gorgeous views and atmosphere, beautiful classy timber interiors and white linen. It's not often that you go to fine dining restaurants where the food takes up the plate! We are frequent eaters here and always seem to back go because we know the food is great and consistent. Yes it's more expensive than a cafe but you get what you pay for. Service is attentive without interrupting conversations and your time. Will definitely be back.. again. Can't go past the garlic & chilli prawns, followed by a classic and especially succulent pepper steak (from a rural background I know a good steak when I see and eat one!) topped off with a chocolate souffle and beautiful wines. Would advise you wear streatchy pants! Great!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Pathetic service from the manager”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

Terrible service. Arrogant manager who failed to 1) seat us 2) apologise 3) offer alternative to te complaint. Absolutely pathetic.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Tired Old Duck”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Le Parisienne for lunch 3 August, 2012.
Ordered
LE CONFIT DE CANARD
Duck leg confit, mash, French peas with a duck
jus and Cointreau
42.90
& was very disappointed with the dried, tasteless duck. Quelle horreur!
When I complained to the waitress and asked her to convey my dissatisfaction to the chef there was no feedback. The ?owner/maitre did not bother to speak with us, despite his presence in the restaurant talking to other customers.
The restaurant is very overpriced and obviously benefits from it's monopoly in Geelong.
The decor is tired and I object to being seated at a squashy table at the side of the restaurant when there are only 16 other diners.
We were asked if we wanted to "order" some breads which we declined on arrival.
$5 for a 150ml soft drink and $11.50 for a Stella is way up there. This is not Vue and I would recommend to keep on driving and go to Melbourne for a much better dining experience.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Hobart, Australia
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“Horrendous!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

The evening began with a very cold welcome from a waitress clearly needing to get home! Entree was going well, till the equally rude waiter wandered over and took our snails...before we finished!! The duck main looked great, the crepe not so much. The duck was tough and incredibly salty...disgusting!! The crepe tasted like home made pie..a bad one!! Overall, apart from the overpriced very poor food and terrible service....

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“An old classic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012 via mobile

This Restaurant has stood the test of time. While the menu could do with an update it delivers a classic French/Australian menu. Food was cooked to perfection and how we liked. No arrogance for staff I found them all very attentive and well trained. While the beer list is expensive and not much for this day and age, the wine list while with an ample selection could do with a restructure. Over all I enjoyed my night out honest food with out the trends molecular foam fizz or spheres!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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