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Bistro Vue

#133 of 3,197 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
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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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Today I met a friend and her son for morning tea at Bistro Vue in Little Collins St & we enjoyed some lovely French pastries with our drinks. The service was good & the food lovely. I'd like to go back and try out the lunch menu one day. A nice retreat from the hustle & bustle in the city.

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Thank Olga M
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Given a meal here as a Christmas present. Atmosphere and service wonderful. Lamb rack was great but highlight was the fantastic chocolate soufflé. The snickers bar also looked wonderful.

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Thank akiwican2017
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Bistro Vue web page states it is classic French cooking at its best, please if you have an occasion and want to make it memorable, look further, because there isn't anything memorable about Bistro Vue's food which is really disappointing. I tend to not review without the whole story as I have a friend with an urban, funky eatery,... More 

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Thank ktkid
Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment you are greeted at the door to the end of your meal service you feel very special and well looked after. The food is delicious and beautifully presented with attention to the smallest details which makes all the difference. The venue itself is charming and welcoming and l will most definitely be returning soon.

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Thank Dr Vivienne F
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Casual atmosphere in a top restaurant. The food was top notch and the service was attentive without being intrusive. I had the kangaroo for main course and it was up with the best that I have eaten.

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Thank cjdrjd2014
Ballarat, Australia
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a work dinner here and overall all it was excellent. Food was great and very traditional and wait service was also excellent. Had the snails and the fish main and has very satisfied. Great city location.

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Thank Rhys M
Hampshire, UK
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

We haven't been here for a while, so decided to walk in without a booking (lunch time), and we're so glad we did. The welcome was warm, the service was good, and the food was lovely; sometimes a return visit can be a bit of a let down, but this was as good as ever. No 'cheffy' tricks, just good... More 

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Thank Steve G
Launceston, Australia
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

I went to Bistro Vue for lunch on Saturday with 3 other friends and was so pleased we chose this restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious, especially the snickers bar which I have been wanting to try ever since Shannon did it on Masterchef. The food was presented really nice and the décor of the restaurant is lovely. The staff... More 

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Thank JAT2701
Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

My partner's special birthday dinner was a huge disappointment. She was keen to try foie gras. Sorry.Not available. Snails. Sorry, the supplier didn't deliver. 45 mins wait for steak tartare. Much commented on tarte tartin was nothing special. I wrote a formal complaint about the whole debacle and no surprise, no response. This place insists on bookings, but don't bother.... More 

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Thank Jon C
Canberra, Australia
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73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

This place was highly recommended to us for a business dinner. Service was excellent and the menu looked really good, but the meals were pretty average for me. For entree, I had the kingfish cerviche which was small and tasteless. For mains,the grass feed fillet, french fries and hollandaise sauce, it was okay but not brilliant as it was quite... 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
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
Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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