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France Soir

#108 of 3,075 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
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Singapore, Singapore
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232 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank travellingjj
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant as usual packed, tables are too close together, menu has not changed in years. One of my guests had a steak that had a huge piece of gristle in it. This should have been seen by the chef either when they cut it or saw it when cooking it. I had a Creme brûlée that virtually had no... More 

Thank Mark S
Melbourne, Australia
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448 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with friends at 6.30pm for an early dinner It wasn't full when we arrived but within half an hour it was buzzing & almost full. The food here is top quality & the staff are all very French complete with the accent. Our friends that we went with go there quite often & the food is always excellent... More 

Thank Evelynne G
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing to say except yum and consistent Service amazing Food delicious and staff are the best Can't go past this Melbourne institution

Thank Feral23
Canberra, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Exactly what i was expecting and couldn't fault the service and the atmosphere. Busy, noisy and very French which is the experience we wanted to remind us of Paris. Have read other reviews on waiting staff being rude and arrogant but we did not experience any of this, in fact the complete opposite. Would of been a 5 rating but... More 

Thank Rick l
Melbourne, Australia
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281 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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335 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

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 

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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
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?