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97 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 437 895 848
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Canberra, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Truly french - the waiter even politely laughed at our attempts to speak French. With every course a wine was recommended - try the escargot for entree, the bouillabaisse was extremely good , as was the canard a l'orange. For desert - try the grand desert - you get a portion of everything. Even though it was expensive, it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What can i say...... french water was great, wine amazing and the food was fantastic. I went for lunch with my husband, we wanted something different as we hadn't had french cuisine before, fantastic definitely recommend this restaurant!!

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Thank Stephanie S
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Almost a parody of itself, the presentation of the dishes here are a flashback to a simpler time. That in itself would be fun if the quality of the food was anywhere near adequate. Firstly the bread was stale, dry and hard. We shared an entree of the pate; overlooked and unseasoned. Not wanting to push my luck, I then... More 

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Thank Tony P
Sydney
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30 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

What looked like a romantic quaint restaurant was quite simply pathetic. No salad available that day (delivery didn't turn up), how curious.....cheap thinly sliced bread which had already gone hard, snails that were so off they were giving off Ammonia (!) and what remained of the meal was average at best. Sure we didn't pay for the snails but seriously...if... More 

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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

It was a rainy and cold evening as we stumbled across Embassy@97 in St Kilda. French cuisine wasn't front of mind but under the circumstances we were happy to oblige. Very happy we did! I stuck to seafood for the night. Mussels in a creamy white wine sauce to start followed by the bouillabaisse. Both were awesome. The service was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

First of all the address listed on Tripadvisor is incorrect;147 Nelson Place relates to the Williamstown address of their other restaurant. The Embassy@97 I am reviewing here is located at 97 Fitzroy St. St. Kilda . We used to dine here quite often when a very talented woman ran it and did all the cooking. Everything except for the decor... More 

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Thank Michael T
Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2015

Had dinner here last week with my partner, the service and food are spectacular. I had the escargots (snails) which were served in a delicious sauce, the Duck a l’orange was do tender it melted in my mouth. The waiter was attentive and friendly and the view from the front of the window over Melbourne from Williamstown was priceless. Will... More 

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1 Thank Melbourneguy1985
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2015

Bought a groupon for 3 course meal and bottle of wine, we arrived early and were brought upstairs to what looked like someone's living room with dinning tables. We ordered French onion soup, beef Wellington, mussels and shared desserts. The soup was cold and did not taste like French onion soup at all but more like a stew with soggy... More 

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2 Thank Stephanie D
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Beware, we bought a dinner meal for 4 from Groupon but was told that that we couldn't change the wine to soft drinks and the dessert sample was the same for 2 as it is for 4! Very disappointed and will never go back there again. One of the worst deals as the price for 4 is just double that... More 

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Lyon
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Good mussels though too much salt in. Very small omelette espagnole Not cosy The only french touch is the lovely french waitress

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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
Average prices
$11 - $22
Cuisine
French, European, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 437 895 848
Description
Embassy at 97 has lovely, friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere. There is a giant chalkboard with chalk and colouring pencils and colouring books available for the kids as well as magazines and newspapers for the rest of us. The food is ranging from eggs to focaccia to traditional French food. While there is no specific children's menu, the chef is happy to do smaller portions. There is no charge for baby chinos and they have a great everyday special of coffee with a freshly baked on premises muffin, for $5! Seating is bench-style and there are tables outside: both on the footpath and in a small courtyard, meaning that you can sit with a group. Also of note is that there is a tram-stop directly outside the door.

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