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Best French restaurants in South Yarra

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A photo of Chez Olivier Le Bistro restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(49)
Price: Expensive
• French • South Yarra
Booked 5 times today
Located on Toorak Road, South Yarra, Chez Olivier is the most authentic French Bistro Melbourne has to offer.Transport yourself to Paris whilst you indulge your senses with elegant and innovative French cuisine, enjoy our seasonal specials, and savour an international selection of wines and aperitifs from our extensive cellar. Whether it is casual lunch or a romantic dinner in Melbourne - or even a sumptuous function in your own private Dining Room - Chez Olivier is the place for classic French dining.
A photo of Normandy Wine & Grill restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(43)
Price: Expensive
• French • Windsor
Booked 21 times today
Normandy, a cosy restaurant & wine bar, serving French food both traditional and modern. Steak frites plays a big part on the menu serving Cape grim beef with Bearnaise or bordelaise sauce.
A photo of Vue de monde restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(1679)
Price: Very Expensive
• French • Melbourne CBD
Booked 9 times today
Vue de monde in Melbourne is celebrated for its impressive Modern Australian cuisine. As numerous reviews point out, every dish is an exquisite act of theatre, each course maintaining a unique connection to the Australian culture and landscape. The restaurant's staff often receive praise for their top-notch service and extensive knowledge, which greatly enhances the dining experience. Among other aspects, the restaurant is adored for its use of Australian-made and Australian produce, as well as the contemporary and intimate atmosphere. A common highlight among customer experiences is the chance to see chefs prepare dishes. Overall, Vue de monde is highly recommended, providing an unforgettable dining experience that tops the list of Melbourne's best restaurants.
A photo of Reverie Cafe restaurant
4.5
Awesome(11)
Price: Moderate
• French • Prahran
The Reverie Cafe is highly recommended for those seeking top-notch Café cuisine. Patrons rave about the "best pastries and delicious treats" and cannot resist the "amazing Almond Croissants" and "Pain au chocolat with hazelnuts". The cafe's high tea is frequently commended for its "excellent quality at a reasonable price". Customers also appreciate the attentive, courteous staff and the beautiful, spacious dining area. The establishment's high standards in both food and service have built its reputation as one of the best places for high tea in Melbourne. Described as a "great find," it is adored by locals and tourists alike.
A photo of Bellota Wine Bar restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(10)
Price: Expensive
• French • South Melbourne
Booked 18 times today
Nestled next to Australia’s leading independent wine store, the Prince Wine Store, Bellota makes full use of the massive selection on offer from its sister business. The restaurant/wine bar brings to fruition a long-held desire to provide a venue that showcases the great wines of the world in a warm and friendly environment alongside beautifully executed food. Head chef Nicky Riemer champions the kitchen with her European cuisine which offers a sense of provenance and brings back flavours that often get lost in modern cooking techniques.The casual, friendly atmosphere is at the heart of Bellota. Our knowledgeable staff’s aim is simple; try and help you love the wine as much as they do. Our list changes with the seasons and wines are all available by the taste, glass and carafe (half bottle), reflecting our belief that good and interesting wines are made all over the globe. We also offer a small selection of iconic wines, poured by the taste utilising the Coravin wine access system.
A photo of Bar Margaux restaurant
4.5
Awesome(88)
Price: Expensive
• French • Melbourne CBD
Bar Margaux is a highly-praised bar and lounge that excels in delivering top-notch cuisine and exceptional service. As quoted from its numerous rave reviews, patrons have lauded its superb food, cocktails, and service. With an array of tasty options offered at various price points, Bar Margaux effectively caters to a diverse range of budgets. Customers notably appreciate the cosy atmosphere despite the close proximity of tables. Minor touches like real hand towels and hand cream in the toilet wash area also elevate the overall dining experience. Though it can get quite bustling on busy nights, Bar Margaux remains a favorite among customers seeking a lively atmosphere. The promise of trying the delectable cocktails and dishes like the beef burger and duck has patrons eager to return.
A photo of Milk the Cow - St Kilda restaurant
4.2
Awesome(392)
Price: Moderate
• French • St Kilda
Booked 10 times today
Milk the Cow in St Kilda has been lauded by its patrons for providing a quintessential European culinary experience, drawing high praise particularly for its exceptional assortment of cheeses. Reviewers liken their experience to being "transported to Europe", praising the "divine waiters" and "high-quality cheeses". The authenticity of their culinary craft is further emphasized by customers from Austria and Sweden, acclaiming it as the "best fondue ever". The restaurant's atmosphere is described as warm and comfortable, and their indulgent cheese and wine pairings are celebrated as sublime. The service is repeatedly referred to as attentive and knowledgeable. One diner recommends putting oneself in the host's hands for an exceptional dining experience.
A photo of Bansho restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(57)
Price: Very Expensive
• French • Armadale
Booked 10 times today
Bansho, an exceptional restaurant located in Armadale, is renowned for its meticulous blend of Japanese precision and French elegance. Customers are enchanted by the exquisite ambiance, unique and amazing food, friendly service, and stunning interior design. Critiques praise its Sashimi, Sushi platters, and delightful desserts like the Choux Au Craquelin Matcha Cream puff and Bansho Pavlova with Yuzu sorbet. Seating at the Sushi bar gives an exciting view of the master chef at work. Its interesting and high-class menu has been lauded as needed in the area. The new Bansho team has made a significant impression, recommending the restaurant highly for a fine dining experience.
A photo of Le Petit Bistro restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(417)
Price: Expensive
• French • Kooyong
Booked 8 times today
Le Petit Bistro, located in Melbourne, is a gem that is praised for its remarkable French cuisine. Customers consistently rave about the exceptional food and the variety of quality French wines. One reviewer who has lived and worked in Paris commends its authenticity, stating, "The menu at Le Petit Bistro has all the stars and I've never had a negative experience there." The restaurant is cherished for its delectable dishes, flawless service, and a warm and friendly ambiance. It's frequently lauded for remaining faithful to traditional French cuisine, showcasing respect for premium ingredients and time-tested recipes. Whether it's a casual meet-up or a special occasion, Le Petit Bistro offers an unforgettable dining experience.
A photo of French Saloon restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(335)
Price: Expensive
• French • Melbourne CBD
Booked 10 times today
French Saloon, located in Melbourne, is a highly praised establishment, known for its remarkable French cuisine. Many customers echo the sentiment of it being a "Melbourne gem" with the ability to blend local influence on renowned French bites. Reviewers express their delight over the stunning food, professional service, and the humble yet attractive ambiance that makes you feel you're on a European holiday. Notably, the knowledgeable staff are appreciated for their attentive service and passion and are even commended for providing excellent wine recommendations. Patrons frequently comment on the high quality of the food, enjoying both the entrees and mains, particularly the gnocchi and duck dishes. Their return presence is testament to their satisfaction and the continued excellence of French Saloon.
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