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France Soir

#124 of 3,150 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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11 Toorak Rd | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9866 8569
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mission Beach, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful wonderful food excellent service and a very French atmosphere! Great place to take overseas visitors to when n Melbourne, as we did, and very popular with the tennis pkayers here for the Australan Open.

Thank deebee584
Rome, Italy
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once a favourite spot for 2 old friends. We have been going there for 25 plus years !! Waited at noisy crowded bar for over 30 mins, awaiting early sitting to vacate our booked table. We both traditionally ordered the Entrecote... one medium one medium rare!! They gave us the wrong orders which we discovered after pouring Bernaise on one... More 

Thank trishdish187791
Sydney, Australia
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202 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trying hard to look the part but not as amazing as we had heard . Onion soup was a thick mess of stock and cheese onions and although eadible not worth the hype. Steak was not prime beef at all. A bit tough and not a true entrecôte. Chips and pepper sauce excellent quality. Salad a let down with soggy... More 

Thank mabudo_likes_travel
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have a reservation or will not find a table. I went with a group of office colleagues and we had a great dinner. Food is very good and the wine list is impressive. The service is done by french/Belgium waiters that like to follow their way of working (as in France). Don't go on a romantic date as you will... More 

Thank RodrigoViajante
Adelaide, Australia
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60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hadn't been to a French restaurant in Australia. So I had very high expectations. The food was quite good. Tables and chairs quite close. We were required to be finished and out by 8pm. Service wasn't bad, but had questions needing translation of the menu, as I couldn't remember everything told on arrival, It was hard to grab a... More 

Thank Apples365
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Exceeded expectations for quality French cuisine experience on a special occasion- excellent menu & wine list, excellent food preparation & presentation, excellent service in relaxed ambience.

Thank Geoff R
Casterton, Australia
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I could have ordered with more thought but the belly pork dish of the day with potatoes and greens was delicious. The bowl of pommes frites was overdoing it, had I know that was included...double spuds! The plain green salad the best ever eaten in a restaurant, so often lousy dressing spoils it. Not so impressed on being addressed as... More 

Thank rosytripping
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 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
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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

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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
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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: +61 3 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?