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“Paris by the sea”
Review of La Riviera Bistro

La Riviera Bistro
Ranked #6 of 110 Restaurants in Noosaville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $26
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Welcome to La Riviera Bistro! Frederic cooks french traditional meals from our beautiful country for lunch and dinner and we have a selection of French Drinks; from traditional Aperitifs, to wines, beers, sparkling and of course Digestifs... We are a small venue of 35 seats on the Noosa River by the Colonial Resort, 239 Gympie Terrace, located on a upper level from the foot path, so keep your eyes up and look for the blue/white/red Umbrellas. We are open mostly Wednesdays to Sundays for Lunch and Dinner but occasionally on Tuesday nights as well during the busy season, like school holidays. As we are the owners operating the business, we occasionally close throughout the year, please look up on our website or Facebook page for more details. We look forward in welcoming you!
sydney
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Paris by the sea”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

What a place! We recently visited with my young (fussy) son and we were blown away by the service, location and the food. We all ate different things and they were all fantastic. The service is second to none and my son felt valued as they did everything they could to accommodate his rather non adventurous palate.
The food is something else, fresh, flavoursome and French. From the seafood special to the tender cuts of meat, we all enjoyed ourselves immensely.
Save room for dessert though, this is also a patisserie of significant quality. (I had previously bought a chocolate indulgence to serve as my wife's birthday cake... these guys are good!)
We love this place and will return for sure. Make sure you book.

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Noosaville, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fluffy French”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

Great service, super bubbly owner/waitress, but the food was just OK. Pate entree was good, hubby had the snails which tasted alright, but was served on a bed of bread, rather than the lovely garlicky butter sauce you assume snails to come immersed in. The mains, a salad of duck and pork was good, but the red emperor fish with chips was a bit of let-down because the fish was only luke warm, but the chips were great! Overall, a bit sad.

  • Visited May 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“French bistro style coming of age in Noosa”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

Don't let the simple cafe layout trick you, this French couple are building a genuine French bistro in their new adopted home Australia.
Worth the detour to Noosaville for great patisserie and tasty bistro style meals!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank BeachCombi
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great value French food”
Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is a great little french patisserie which turns into a casual restaurant at night. Being BYO, it is great value, and the food is delicious.

Visited May 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Ooh la la!”
Reviewed May 8, 2014

This is somewhat of a "hidden gem" - set back from the sidewalk in a small cluster of shops - you could easily miss it - unless of course you found it first on Trip Advisor!

Beautiful, simple, tasty food, prepared and served with passion and genuine warmth by a young couple from the south of France.

The cakes and desserts are divine (the chef is a trained patissier) but the savoury dishes are equally impressive. We had seafood crepes (one of my most memorable meals), Pork fillet with apple & mustard, Profitoroles, and a mille-feuille (not all at the same sitting!).

Can't get enough of the place - we are heading back for breakfast in a day or two.

  • Visited May 2014
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