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Bistro Avoca

$$ - $$$
Australian, French, European
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133 Avoca St | Coogee, Clovelly,, Randwick, New South Wales 2031, Australia
+61 2 9399 9667
5:30 pm - 12:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bistro Avoca has recently changed hands again. This time the manager and menu is classically French. I was honestly pleasantly surprised partly because the last meal we had here with the previous owners was average. We were there on a random Thursday night and had the tasting menu each. My partner does not like raw food so asked if he... More 

Thank Cins L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this restaurant on the recommendation of a friend. We arrived early and found the staff very accommodating and informative. They explained the menu options and the specials. After selecting what we wanted, the staff were great at managing he timing of course delivery so we weren't stuffed with too many courses in a short space of time. All... More 

Thank hughtravel77
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very pleasant surprise. Very unassuming cafe which was not easy to spot even when your standing in front of the restaurant. However, the service (white linen, almost silver service really complemented the food. I choose the duck, tender and very tasty a real treat. Simple but slightly sophisticated. Compliment to the chef and staff.

Thank Ricky M
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Bistro Avoca twice now and have been very impressed both times. The service is friendly and casual, but the food is excellent. The spring menu is varied and nicely balanced but not too long. I did not order the set menu & so cannot comment on that but was very happy with my meal as was my... More 

Thank Lisa O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Bistro Avoca is a very understated restaurant. The food is amazingly high quality and the staff are very friendly and professional without being intrusive. BYO at a reasonable price is a great bonus. Definitely one to try!

Thank Visvang
Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

On a cold night we walked past all the other empty restaurants in the strip to meet friends at Bistro Avoca. We were apprehensive as there were only a few tables occupied, which isn't usually a good sign. Fortunately it was warm inside, our friends were waiting and we were warmly welcomed by wait staff.We opted for the Tasting Menu... More 

Thank Rotiman1
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Everything was excellent, the service was professional and kind, the dishes where perfect sized and delicious... Definitely coming again

Thank Elinor B
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We live nearby to Bistro Avoca and have been meaning to go for a long time. Why did we wait so long?! Bistro Avoca was amazing, and our expectations were far exceeded. The decor/ambience, service and food were all just perfect! We had the pleasure of being looked after by a mix of wait staff during our visit, and all... More 

Thank Bgl2013
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

Recently we had a family celebration at Bistro Avoca. There were nine of us in the party and were put in an alcove out the back near the kitchen. We were given a very nice friendly waiter but had trouble taking down the correct orders. We waited ages for our bread rolls, which I might add were the highlight of... More 

Thank 283noseyparker
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

I've never left an unhappy customer after dining at Bistro Avoca and for a quality night out provides exceptional value, in my opinion.

Thank mjsimmons1976

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $23
Australian, French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 Avoca St | Coogee, Clovelly,, Randwick, New South Wales 2031, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Randwick
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9399 9667
Bistro Avoca is a contemporary restaurant offering Modern Australian cuisine and a selection of beers, wines and spirits at a moderate price in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.We pride ourselves in providing a constant variety of meals using what is at its freshest and in season. If you would prefer we do permit you to bring that special bottle of wine from home (corkage applies)but sorry no BYO beers or other beverages.We can cater for an intimate table for 2 right up to booking out the entire restaurant for your special occasion (up to 65 guests), corporate inquiries welcome.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?