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“Mostly good food, tired service” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Remi de Provence - CLOSED

Remi de Provence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $45
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Mostly good food, tired service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

This is my fifth visit here so clearly I did enjoy its food. This evening, which was shared with a friends was not a good experience due to the slow and inept service and some of the food choices. The waiter was totally clueless about the menu, couldn't not answer any questions and could not even hold the wine properly for pouring. Water glasses remained empty for so long that I was tempted to fill it myself. The waitress who took our order warned us there would be a 35 minute wait for our mains but alas this turned out to be 70 minutes. Wine, as always, is very good and if you order from the suggested wines on the menu, reasonably priced. The charcuterie plate we shared as a way of avoiding starvation was reasonable but served only with a handful of conichons so there was nothing to distract from the fattiness of some of the meats and pates - the Italian salami was a particularly a poor choice. The bread was generous and lovely. When the mains did arrive, we were given the wrong steaks, which we swapped. A new innovation at this once-favoured bistro was paying for the sauce to accompany steaks which puts the total price of a humble steak to over $40. The lamb, enjoyed by a friend was pronounced excellent but there was little to accompany it apart from some greens and a spoonful of pea puree. Both scotch fillets were cooked well (one medium the other rare) and were of a good quality. The French fries that we ordered especially were, however, diabolical - over-salted, soggy and a ghastly shade of brown. Won't be returning.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank William S
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Authentic French Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

As good as a serious Parisian Bistro. Very friendly staff as well. Good wine list. It is a pleasant and easy walk from downtown.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Charles S
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Level Contributor
36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food, french music, will be back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

Fabulous meal. Lunch time on my own in business. Ordered the Steak Tartare but as a main meal with french fries. As a big fan of capers I got treated. Beautifully prepared, presented and uncooked to perfection. Unfortunately I have no room left for desert. Even the music was great (if you like french music of course) Cabrel, Becaud, Nougaro, etc. I will be back. Merci !

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank PatrickSurLaRoute
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melbourne
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service for a 60th birthday.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

We had a delightful evening and chef remi came out at the end of the evening. It was a long walk out if town but worth it.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank cjeMelbourne
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Melbourne
Level Contributor
24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“OMG!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

What a great find. I ordered the white bean casserole which was stunning and my duck loving partner couldn't go past the duck with orange which was fantastic. Really friendly service and with a complimentary appertiser from the chef we were so very impressed. If you are in hobart where the food is fantastic this is a must try.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Mary D
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