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Bistro Vue

#129 of 3,056 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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430 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hobart, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Do yourself a favour and go there for a meal. Lunch this week we had a Tarte Tatin that was the best my wife and I have eaten here or in Europe. Excellent dishes and service. No question of not going there any time visiting Melbourne

Thank Tassietravellers2013
Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

With another couple we celebrated a special occasion lunch. Very good wine list. Nice french bistro food and very good service. It was a long lunch!!!!

Thank Ross H
Sydney, Australia
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319 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved this place! It was just like walking into a little french bistro in Paris. The staff were really pleasant and made some good recommendations to assist our party in our choices. My food was to die for!! The desserts had all the flavour and the theatre that you expect. I thought that the pricing was reasonable - its... More 

Thank mrandmrsbeas
Cairns, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband & I dined at Bistro Vue again last Friday & the evening was absolutely superb. Staff were very friendly & attentive, also eager to assist with a small dietary requirement. The food was sensational & served as requested. I can appreciate that making any changes to a meal can cause the kitchen some difficulty, but this was a... More 

Thank victoriam4870
Main Beach, Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The meals were ordinary and my sister's cassoulet was disappointing lacking flavour. Considering this restaurant's reputation for French cuisine, we expected better.

Thank Robyn F
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have long loved Shannon Bennett's food from a well used cookbook I've owned for many years. French Bistro food is my favourite cuisine and I've spent some in Paris so this was a visit I'd looked forward to for a while. We had the perfect table, nearest the piano accordionist which set the tone for a most enjoyable evening.... More 

Thank julsbalfour
Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here with my family for my brother's birthday, and we were treated very well indeed. Though it is expensive, the quality of the food and service is worth the price. I had the pork belly in quince paste, which was good, and the burrata salad as an appetizer, which was amazing. The staff were well informed and helpful... More 

Thank James B
Mount Claremont
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133 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a late lunch at 3:00pm and still welcomed. Food was good bistro fare with a reasonable wine list, service was excellent. I recommend the plat du jour and cheese board. If you have room for starters try the foyer gras

Thank David R
Sydney, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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 

Thank sgmur
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291 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, European
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
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
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
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.