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“Consistantly good”
Review of Le Parisien

Le Parisien
Ranked #33 of 462 Restaurants in Geelong
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $79
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Since 1976, Le Parisien has offered fine food, wines and dedicated service to the Geelong region. Opened by Lorraine and Jean-Paul Temple on the 11th of November 1976, Le Parisien is still run by the Temple family with their children and grandchildren now working in the business. The restaurant relocated to its now iconic waterfront location in 1998. Le Parisien is situated right on Geelong’s Waterfront and gives widespread views of Corio Bay. The building originally being an old boat shed still retains many of its original timber features, the main dining room is full of exposed timber beams and surrounded with large windows. Le Parisien also has a balcony, perfect for those long Sunday lunches in the sun. The main dining room has capacity for seating up to 130 people as well as a full public address system making it perfect for weddings and functions, Le Parisien is also equipped with a private function room with a sit down dining capacity of up to 40 people. Gift vouchers are available in person or by phone order. From May 1st through to the end of September we are open: Wednesday to Saturday lunch and dinner Sunday & Public holidays all day dining Monday & Tuesday all day dining
Geelong, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Consistantly good”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The only place in Geelong to take business collegues if you want consistantly good food and service. Have never found the waiting staff rude or unhelpful and am surprised by some of the reviews I have read. Have to wonder about the source. Perhaps it can be a little bit pricey at times, but after dining at restaurants in Melb and overseas it compares more than favourably. Steaks are always great and more importantly cooked properly, and the wine list exceptional. Seafood platters to die for. Have been a regular customer for over 20 years and will always keep goin back.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Mishish
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“Pathetic service from the manager”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Terrible service. Arrogant manager who failed to 1) seat us 2) apologise 3) offer alternative to te complaint. Absolutely pathetic.

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Thank JCRUIZER
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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“Tired Old Duck”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

Le Parisienne for lunch 3 August, 2012.
Ordered
LE CONFIT DE CANARD
Duck leg confit, mash, French peas with a duck
jus and Cointreau
42.90
& was very disappointed with the dried, tasteless duck. Quelle horreur!
When I complained to the waitress and asked her to convey my dissatisfaction to the chef there was no feedback. The ?owner/maitre did not bother to speak with us, despite his presence in the restaurant talking to other customers.
The restaurant is very overpriced and obviously benefits from it's monopoly in Geelong.
The decor is tired and I object to being seated at a squashy table at the side of the restaurant when there are only 16 other diners.
We were asked if we wanted to "order" some breads which we declined on arrival.
$5 for a 150ml soft drink and $11.50 for a Stella is way up there. This is not Vue and I would recommend to keep on driving and go to Melbourne for a much better dining experience.

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank Lunchclub
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Hobart, Australia
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Horrendous!!”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

The evening began with a very cold welcome from a waitress clearly needing to get home! Entree was going well, till the equally rude waiter wandered over and took our snails...before we finished!! The duck main looked great, the crepe not so much. The duck was tough and incredibly salty...disgusting!! The crepe tasted like home made pie..a bad one!! Overall, apart from the overpriced very poor food and terrible service....

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1 Thank Jallchin
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“An old classic”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

This Restaurant has stood the test of time. While the menu could do with an update it delivers a classic French/Australian menu. Food was cooked to perfection and how we liked. No arrogance for staff I found them all very attentive and well trained. While the beer list is expensive and not much for this day and age, the wine list while with an ample selection could do with a restructure. Over all I enjoyed my night out honest food with out the trends molecular foam fizz or spheres!

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