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Table Setting - Bistra, Carlton, AU-VIC

Bistra

4.9
4.9
59 Reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
  • Good for special occasions
  • Great for fine wines
  • Neighbourhood gem
Bistra is an Australian bistro serving quality food and wine; our fare draws its influence predominantly from British, French and Italian cooking and technique, and yet it is quintessentially Australian. You can expect generous, memorable plates championing seasonal ingredients and an extensive list of wines.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Australian, Bistro
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9000 5607
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
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What 59 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Best Overall

  • Melbourne

    Best Service

  • Melbourne

    Best Ambience

  • Melbourne

    Australian

  • Inner City North

    Best Overall

  • Inner City North

    Best Food

  • Inner City North

    Best Service

  • Inner City North

    Best Ambience

  • Inner City North

    Best Value

  • Inner City North

    Good for business meals

  • Inner City North

    Good for business meals

  • Inner City North

    Great for fine wines

  • Inner City North

    Good for special occasions

  • Inner City North

    Australian

59 Reviews
  1. SimonB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful evening. Considered dishes, simple but delicious ingredients, and presented beautifully. Best dry martini in Melbourne!

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    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely evening at Bistra. The food was delicious and the service outstanding: friendly and helpful. We are older people and were concerned about the noise level in such a busy restaurant but need not have worried as the acoustics were good. However, the wine despite being expensive was disappointing.

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  3. AdamW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t fault them on anything. And the rhubarb dessert is still on my mind. Wonderful place - classic

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  4. Rick

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and vibe. Highly recommended.

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    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful local restaurant! Elevated but not too fussy, with a brilliant wine list!

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  6. Hungryboy

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bistra offered one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in a while. The staff were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. We were served upstairs by Emma. The most surprising dish was the French onion soup, which far exceeded our expectations. It was syrupy and rich and delicious. Everything we ate was incredible though. The ambience and interiors were great too. Although we were sat next to a table of obnoxious influencers who sucked the energy from the room and were loudly making derogatory comments about the fashion choices of other guests. This definitely impacted our dining experience.

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    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good and always consistent. Staff fabulous.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, exceptional food, warm welcoming service. Thanks so much for accommodating a last minute addition. Highly recommend.

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  9. IainP

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Carlton bistro - polished and very welcoming. Food was excellent. Service was professional and relaxed

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  10. FredrikW

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals we've had in Melbourne in a VERY long time - thank you Jo et all at Bistra! We'll be back many, many times xxx

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FAQs

Bistra is rated 4.9 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

Bistra does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Bistra

157 Elgin St, Carlton, AU-VIC 3053

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Rathdowne Street
  • Area
    Carlton
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Australian, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Private Room, Wheelchair Access
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