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Bistro Vue

#134 of 3,037 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Central Business District
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430 Little Collins st, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
61396913838
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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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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

How can a restaurant specializing in French Cuisine not even get the fundamentals right? Steak Tartare tasteless and even sported some Parmesan Shavings as garnish?? The Snails were of the size you can buy in supermarkets and come from Vietnam, easily identifiable by their minuscule size. There was absolutely no garlic taste in the snails, just a smidgen of melted... More 

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queensland
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285 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Like so many other patrons to this restaurant we had high expectations of outstanding service and top shelf food but unfortunately all we can say is top shelf prices. Average shiraz for $90, average pigeon ( or should I say a miniscule portion that no one could be happy with receiving) $39.

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Thank SinkingSeabourn
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a work dinner at this restaurant in early July and the experience was disappointing - particularly, given the restaurant's connection to celebrity chef, Shannon Bennet. The restaurant interior is a modern take on French provincial, and is looking a little dated and twee. Of course, this would not have mattered if the food and service had been up... More 

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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table for 8pm and were seated to a very nice table with a view of the pass and the rest of the restaurant. Our orders were taken quite promptly (I had the foie gras in baked brioche - excellent) and the food arrived exceptionally quickly. This was the trend for the rest of the meal. Even though... More 

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Woollahra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyable, quiet and elegant bistro/restaurant that only a local person would know. Perfect for a quiet business lunch and you almost feel you are in Paris with the decor. It's all about the food and there's a cleverly place mirror so you can 'see' the chefs at work, and wish you had room for the tart tartin. Worth hunting out.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for dinner in June. It was amazing! We chose the Dégustation menu which I highly recommend. Our waiter (I think his name was Alex), was friendly, polite and knowledgeable with the ability to match wines perfectly. This place is perfect for small groups or romantic dinners for couples. I will definitely return. Thank you for an awesome... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Seemed a bit disorganised with lots of spaces going on and no concentration of clientele. That said, hard to argue against the salad sandwich we shared and the nice Victorian Pinot that went with it. We felt a bit lonely but it was Tuesday afternoon...

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

So this place might of had a reputation a while ago and certainly is living under the largess of its big sister Vue De Monde, but they are nothing alike. The Venue needs a revamp. The toilets were actually disgraceful and the some of the plates were chipped. Feels like it needs a refresh. The food was fine. Nothing to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

French Bistro experience in the Heart of Melbourne with easy parking in the RACV Club right next door. Impeccable service and wine list. Something for everyone on this well laid out menu. Keep an eye on the daily specials like Cassoulet or bouillabaisse. Leave room for dessert, you might never have had a better chocolate soufflé or Tart Tartin.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Some girlfriends and I went with our young daughters for a quite meal after the theatre on the weekend. We were welcomed with the biggest smile and treated beautifully the whole evening. Yes we only had a 2 hour sitting but it was enough to enjoy 2 bottles of wine (inc 1 lovely prosecco) along with tender cuts of slow... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, 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: 61396913838
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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Staying in Central Business District

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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.