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France Soir

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11 Toorak Rd | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
(03) 9866 8569
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Melbourne, Australia
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207 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This has to be the best example of French decadence in Melbourne. We have been going to this restaurant for 30 years and not much ever changes. It's been a while since our last visit and we were not disappointed. The waiters still play the arrogant frenchies and it is all part of the theatre. The menu has all the... More 

Thank JonNewport
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked for Wednesday night luckily got a table. Had steak tartare, scampi, leek tart, onion soup and two different steaks. Food was great! Close to other tables but that's the way it is France so it really just comes across as authentic. Waiters were great attentive but not too over the top. Total $260 including a bottle of wine so... More 

Thank dsklj
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331 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is always very good and it feels just like the restaurants in France. The service is efficient and pretty friendly. Lots of the typical offerings you'd expect in France like delicious leek tart and goats cheese salad. The sole was beautifully cooked and my friend enjoyed her rabbit with anchovies. We could not resist sharing the delicious tarte tatin.... More 

Thank Tania d
Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great Melbourne icon, survived or better still, outclassed so many that have come and gone. Doesn't disappoint, just does what it needs to do and sends you home without the cost of flying to Paris !! This France Soir re-visit didn't let us down. Food was good, not great, atmosphere vibrant, loud and noisy like people having a good... More 

Thank robton
Melbourne, Australia
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138 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It seems like has been here forever - I still remember them putting the anti-Mururoa Atoll nuclear testing banner up - and it's still one to judge the other bistros by. (Bistro Thierry is pretty good too.) It's cramped and noisy with multiple sittings and you have to book. The waiters are busy and quick but do a good job.... More 

Thank Davyd L
Brisbane, Australia
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this restaurant so much that even though we only had 5 nights in Melbourne – we visited on the first night & had to come back again on our last night! Always have to come here for a meal when visiting Melbourne! I had just forgotten how scrumptious the brains were…hence the double visit. The men loved their traditional... More 

Thank MoreFunForever
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing this restaurant on a TV show I had wanted to visit as the house specialty is steak fritz (steak and chips). It has a reputation for being quite expensive however my partner decided to spoil me for my birthday. I ordered the Steak Tartare was nice, well balanced. My partner had a lovely tart which was light and... More 

Thank RegularTravellerman
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A slightly impromptu visit, but will definitely be back. A busy lunch service but there was one table left. The service was typically French, having spent many years in France, this had a real feeling of France. Had the raclette starter, followed by the pork in mustard sauce. My fellow diner went with the leek tart followed by the duck.... More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Had stopped here for some drinks and snacks with my partner, which quickly turned to a complete dinner. The flavours of the food, the great staff and the ambience all ensured a great night out!

Thank Arpit T
Maitland, Australia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We always make a point of going to France Soir every time we are in Melbourne. It's easy to hop on a tram from the cbd. Be sure to book in advance because it's always full or sip on a glass of champagne at the bar while you wait for a table. The menu has all the french classics and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Toorak Rd | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9866 8569

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?