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France Soir

#114 of 3,109 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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11 Toorak Rd | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
(03) 9866 8569
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous lunch at France-Soir with my two eldest children and my boys French girlfriend whom I succeeded to impress and rise pangs of home sickness! Great service, ambiance and food:)

Thank Fiona N
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been to France three times but his humble little bistro in Melbourne remains my favourite French restaurant. The food is authentic and unpretentious and the staff are all professional. It is always crowded no matter which night of the week, so booking is a must. The seating can be a bit tight so expect to get bumped a... More 

Thank Davanh P
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service and food very average, trading on a long reputation that is undeserved. Waiter did not take our coats until asked, appropriate cutlery not supplied I could go on. With a better alternative just around the corner I will not be going back.

Thank Ian P
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The eye fillet steak is one of the nicest I have ever had, I could have cut it with a butter knife. It is certainly not a cheap menu and the place was extremely noisy, but the food was lovely. I will definitely return.

Thank emmashaw35
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch with friends 2 days ago. Was quite busy and consequently loud for a conversation. Service was prompt and fine. We took two bottles of wine, the $14.50 corkage is not unreasonable. I am a fan of offal so could not go past the lambs brains. The best I have had, the batter was super fine and crunchy. Hot... More 

Thank GastroGaz
Melbourne, Australia
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It had been a very, very long time since I had dined at France Soir and the only reason I returned was that a friend made the booking. I had remembered the atmosphere as being as pompous as the service. This time, it was not to be. The atmosphere was fabulous...upbeat, bustling, loads of energy. The service was respectful, friendly... More 

Thank BF2_2012
Collingwood, Australia
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295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i stopped in late at night after a movie for a light supper. the place was packed but luckily there was one table free for me. i opted for the famous french onion soup which has been written up numerous times. normally, one need a siberian ice-breaker to smash through the dense cone of cheese sitting on top of a... More 

Thank 1mightymouse
Canberra, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I feel conflicted writing this review as a regular customer of their online wine shop who has blown (with no exaggeration) thousands of simoleons on them. France Soir are one of the few online retailers offering Chateau Chalon, and they stock 'vin bio' from producers that I've met and respect. But first, the positives. One, they let me BYO. So... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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233 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

This place has been around for as long as I can remember and the food here seems to remain the same. It's good quality French bistro food with good service.

Thank BrianTaylor9
Singapore, Singapore
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We booked a table way in advance before we even flew into Melbourne. This IS the restaurant we want to visit for the whole trip. And it delivered. Awesome ambience. Awesome wait staff who are cute and humorous.(They are all French.) Awesome food. Awesome everything. We had very good French wine at very good price.(Coming from Singapore, A$45 a bottle... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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?