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“Oui Oui ... You Must Go”

The Little French Deli
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Bonbeach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Chelsea
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Oui Oui ... You Must Go”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

Walking past this restaurant, you may be forgiven in thinking that it is very small, as the main building only houses a few dining tables. However, there is a huge courtyard out back, as well as another outdoor room in which you can eat. The waiters, all very French (love love love their accents),were very friendly and attentive. We all enjoyed our meals; my friends tried the bacon and eggs (best bacon they had ever had apparently), while I tried the Tiger Prawns. Delicious! The only gripe I had was that the prawns should have been peeled; it was a little hard to do so in the small bowl they came in. The desserts include delicious pastries ... but be warned ... if you do go to the restaurant for lunch, make sure you order your dessert first and ask for them to be put aside. When it was our time for desserts, there were not many remaining, as patrons also come in off the street into their deli next door to buy pastries. Such a shame as I wanted to try all the mouth-watering, delicious pastries on their menu!!! I will definitely be going back to experience a little bit of France in bayside Bonbeach.

  • Visited March 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“repas fantastique”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

Wow, what a fantastic meal we had last night. I had been wanting to try this little restaurant for quite a while and finally last night we met friends there. It was worth waiting for but then I am furious that we didn't get our act together before! The filet mignon was perfectly cooked, the Beef bourguignon melted your mouth, lamb cutlets Provençal delicious too. Desserts all sounded wonderful and we all selected creme brûlée and it was sublime. Service was excellent, our French waitress so very nice and freindly. We will return and soon!

  • Visited March 2014
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Bonbeach
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“The little French Deli has matured”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

From humble beginnings we have watched and participated in the growth and expansion of this wonderful restaurant. The boys have made their mark locally and it's no longer a whisper but a shout between us that you MUST go and have a coffee and croissant with pistachio and raspberry. The atmosphere is cosy and the platters for groups with a glass of French wine a great way to catch up with friends. Well done to their style and finesse!

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank janetBonbeach
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Seaford
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Paris by the Sea”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

We often eat here, great to have delicious food close to home.We started coming here when they only had one table, they have extended to outdoor dining in the rear courtyard and the latest addition the shop next door now the restaurant & bar decor very nice. The food is high quality and French Traditional Main courses best Fillet Steak ever along with fabulous French Pastries & desserts,to die for.The French wine that we have had was great a little expensive if you consume too much.Highly recommended we are returning again this week. All staff have been French when we have dined they are very friendly.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Loveholidaysseaford
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Australia
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“A little touch of France in Bonbeach”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is our local & we love it!!
Romain & Gaspard who run the place are wonderful guys from Lyon who have brought a touch of France to the culinary desert of Bonbeach .
Gaspard is an amazing patisserie chef & together with Francois they are using fresh local ingredients to create classic & modern French dishes .The menu is always changing depending on the availability of produce - as it should be!
A few of our favourites are Gaspard's delicious creme brûlée , the slow cooked lamb, beef bourguignon,rilette & cheese platters & home cured smoked salmon .
There is a small but interesting list of Aussie & French wines by the glass & bottle & local & French beer as well
The coffee is excellent. - especially with the freshly baked croissants - try the pistachio & raspberry or pain au chocolat !! Yum!!!
And you can buy a wonderful selection of breads, cheeses,pates,pastries,deli items & French products at the deli shop .
Fantastique!!

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Fran059
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