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“Pricey but delicious”
Review of Madame Sousou - CLOSED

Madame Sousou
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Fitzroy
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Reviews have previously commented on the atmosphere, so I will leave that out for now - it's cosy, warm and typically Parisian.

We had a Sunday dinner here on Bastille Day, and while there were no specials the meal was impeccable. Our entree was king fish carpaccio and was absolutely divine ... a light, fragrant dressing over it and not overpowered by spices/seasoning. Our mains included a tender, juicy duck leg confit with perfectly braised carrots and onions and a perfectly cooked steak (medium, just as I requested, not overdone and still juicy) in herbed butter with thin, crispy frites. The broccolini was tasty, covered in a garlicky sauce. The service was also stellar - food came out quickly, everyone was very helpful and quick to refill water glasses or ask if anything was needed. The dessert is the only course I would say was less than perfect - the panna cotta was smooth, creamy and airy as it should be but the it was served in a bowl of some sauce (as much as you might find in a small bowl of soup!) which was tart, vinegary and generally unnecessary and not tasty. I found myself trying to eat the panna cotta while avoiding the sauce, which was impossible. Anyway, that's the only complaint really and overall, we were very impressed.

The menu is not on the affordable side as everything is about 10-20% more expensive than one might expect it to be, but if you're looking for a nice dinner in Fitzroy, Madame SouSou is a good place.

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Thank Jos A
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

This restaurant looks so French in a little corner of Brunswick. There are no bargains however all he dishes We had were tres bonne. One for a special night out.

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Thank lucas69lucas69
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Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

This French inspired cafe is beautiful. I went with friends for brunch and it was busy but we got a cosy table in the corner. The brunch menu is lovely but on the more expensive side with porridge at $16.50. The zucchini and corn fritters are their specialty and were amazing. The sides are expensive but if you can splash out the potato roesti is a must.

They somehow lost our order so we waited an hour to get our food but they did everything they could to make it up to us with free coffees and waiving the surcharge. Oh yes they have a 10% surcharge on a public holiday. Food was great and portions are generous but if you are on a budget this place is not for you

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1  Thank Catherine O
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Go early - if you are hungry this is not the place to go as it gets so busy so quickly there is a long wait for the food even thought there seems to be bountiful service in wait-staff. So seeing you are early, order asap and then enjoy the good wine and catch up conversation. The steak was perfect, though huge, and the broccolini with garlic just lovely. The ambience is very French - busy and bustling and crowded but in all - a wonderful place to eat! Just go early - sorry to push it but...

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Thank DrJanetHall
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Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

One of better spots on Brunswick st. Nice French food / steak with lovely salads.good breakfast menu. Would go back.

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Thank Dboyo
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