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Bistro Vue

#145 of 3,331 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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Central Business District
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430 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9691 3838
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first time at Bistro Vue and from the moment we walked in we felt like we were back in France. The service was wonderful throughout the whole evening. We were early so were sat at the bar for a cocktail. The bartender was helpful and informative. When we were seated we were shown and explained the menu.... More 

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Thank Tanya L
Wellington
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143 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely venue for a dinner. It is very pretty and feels a bit like being in France. There is bread to start, and more if you are particularly hungry (we were). I wanted to give this restaurant a "five" rating, but it doesn't quite reach that standard. I had french onion soup to start. Topped with pastry... More 

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Thank Pennydancer
Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great staff, amazing food and cocktails (new fashioned rocks!) Depth of flavours with incredible ingredients. I will go every time I go to Melbourne. Oh, and even bought a gorgeous pastry at Cafe Vue at Tullamarine on the way home!

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Thank alidarae
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 of us we went there for lunch on Friday. Food was very good (menu was a little hard to understand even though not in French). The bread roll to share was put on the table on baking paper. I was a bit disappointed that the only veg included with the steak was chips, and they came in a tin... More 

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Thank Fergus G
Brisbane, Australia
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180 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for lunch and really everything was lovely, from the French waitress right through to the food and wine. I had Kingfish which was outstanding. We had been here some years ago and like the old building with the different rooms and dining areas. A professional setup, very well run, and excellent in every way.

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Thank Alan S
Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most amazing time. A Thursday lunch. The staff were friendly, helpful and fun. The food was amazing. Gotta love French butter. We shared a terrine, the main my husband had duck and I the kangaroo. The desserts perfect in size and flavour. The back ground music perfect, seats very comfortable and lighting perfect. Not a cheap place... More 

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Thank Spotspot22
Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shannon Bennett, you are a genius. With so many food choices in Melbourne, we opted to have dinner at Bistro Vue and it didn't disappoint. Staff were excellent from the moment we walked through the door through to us leaving. A shout out to the young lady from Lake Como who was our waitress. She was a lovely girl and... More 

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Thank casmurnieks
Carrum Downs
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

After eating at a few of Shannon Bennett's restaurants we thought we would try Bistro Vue for a birthday celebration. We had the French Farmhouse lunch menu which was wonderful. It was a variety of starters which we shared, plus main and then the desserts which were just stunning. The service is incredible and the food was plentiful. Will definitely... More 

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Thank Yvette S
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

My husband and I and another couple had the 6 course degutation with matched wines on Saturday March 4th. The service from start to finish was brilliant. The wait staff were extremely attentive, but not intrusive. Our sommelier was extremely infromative, he had a story about every wine we had, it's history and why he selected it, and the sparkling... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017

Haven't been to Bistro Vue for a few years and visited with a group of 12 on a weeknight. Service was pretty good - they looked after a big group well - we had a set menu with choices (our request) which was fine. Sadly the food seemed to have dropped a bit in standard - certainly edible, but the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 430 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9691 3838
Description
Bistro Vue's lauded menu is classic French cooking at its best: steeped in tradition, using the finest produce. Premium oysters and caviar crown a selection of sublime appetisers, exquisite entrees and magnificent mains boasting the very best of meat, fish and garden produce. Guaranteed to satisfy any craving. Our weekday 'plat du jour' menu offers unbeatable value with a prime main, salad, and glass of wine for just $32, celebrating the historic art of fine French cuisine. Our sides, fashioned from Victoria's best produce, seamlessly tailored to our prime courses, mare perfect for sharing, while our deceptively simple desserts unite technique, precision, and knowledge to crest a truly memorable mouthful. And what bistro experience would be complete without cheese? Our enviable trolley selection will satisfy even the most discerning fromage fancier. Bistro Vue: a taste of France you won't soon forget.

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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