Bistro Guillaume - Crown Melbourne

4.2
851 reviews
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$41 to $100
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French
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  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Bistro Guillaume's natural light-filled design pays homage to the traditional bistros of France by featuring timber panelling and mouldings with the richness and warmth of French oak timber, and incorporates Bistro Guillaume’s whimsical grass green colour in both the bar area and entrance. Featuring an extensive outdoor terrace (a hallmark of the world’s best bistros), a zinc-topped bar, and a dramatic private room, the spacious, welcoming dining area is complete with Bistro Guillaume’s signature chefs’ hats pendant lights – its ‘French petticoats’. As well as the terrace, indoor dining and private room, guests may also meet at the zinc-topped bar and enjoy a glass of Champagne, a classic cocktail or try one of the bistro’s specially created cocktails.
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Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the moment we walked in I knew we were in for a special night. The staff were extremely attentive and conscientious. Our food was divine and served in a very timely manner. Dessert we shared which was a delightful way to finish our evening ... I must say this place is so much more than just a meal ... it is a dining experience. One which I would happily recommend to anyone looking for a special dinner the ambience was second to none. We just loved it !!!

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Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

They no longer have the Charcuterie Board, which makes me sad. The Escargot were so dry that I couldn't eat more than 1. My partner didn't mind, but I would have sent it back. Pea Soup was great, and same with the oysters.

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Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was excellent and a good selection however we found some of the male waiters somewhat arrogant and felt our food was not delivered as you would expect which spoilt the experience

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Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

We were greatly disappointed..the only things we couldn’t fault were the wine and oysters. We cancelled our mains and still paid almost $200 for a bad taste in our mouths and a poor experience.

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Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Thanks to Romeo for his wonderful service !

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Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

We were disappointed with the service it took a long time to get our drinks and one of our waiters was dismissive. We would not be recommending the restaurant.

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Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

After initial slow service everything was very good.

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Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was fantastic! Based on that I would recommend the place, however the service was average. There was no toilet paper in the bathroom and they were messy and me and a friend both ordered the escargot (which was amazing!) But they just have us one portion and when we asked where the second was, they said we were sharing? It was a big portion so I'm not sure if they do.bimed two on to one plate or if they just decided we'd share but it was strange.

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Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service and amazing food

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Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The waiter

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Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The Chateaubriand was beautiful. Done tenderly and to perfection.

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Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

High expectations, however, very expensive, average food which left us wondering about all of the great reviews we dad about this restaurant before choosing to dine there - highly overrated and underwhelming - we would not recommend this restaurant.

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Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always fabulous

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Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Didn’t live up to expectations or price level.
Service was great though.

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Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been here countless times since it opened almost a decade ago.
Even through management changes it's always remained extremely consistent and continues to exceed expectations!
We love the menu,love the wines and adore spending many a Sunday afternoon here,by the walkway.
All tens from us! Shane & Gisel

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SJ
Sydney / NSW
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Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Service was really bad very slow food was overpriced

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Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service and food.

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Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoy the food and service

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Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Menu is now heavily seafood, Parfait has been deleted form the menu & the one special main they had they had run out of. Duck confit was ordinary - lacked flavour. Lemon tart saved the night.

Wine list extensive but over-priced.

We have eaten there many times before and this time was very disappointing.

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BM
Melbourne / VIC
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Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I keep going back to Bistro Guillaume. Time and time again. This being Melbourne, there are plenty of places that try to tempt me away. And sometimes I do try elsewhere. And then come back. It is always good in every respect. It is exquisitely French and Professional in very sense. It is also one of the few restaurants I know that have lovely wines by the carafe so that red and white drinkers can be saved the "by the glass or bottle" debate if you're having different plates. Try it once, but be careful: you will want to go back.

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Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Unfortunately our experience was not complimentary. Upon arrival we were asked by 4 staff directly after each other were we ready to order. The restaurant was not fully occupied and we were seated directly next to a table with another couple. The issue was due to only 3 other tables being occupied we could hear everything at the table. This distracted from our special evening. The venue had other available seating which we were not offered. The food was average at best. Disappointed!

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Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service was perfect

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Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Perfect service quality food and fair value for money

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Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Whilst service was great, the food was way overpriced.
Excellent cheese selection though.
The experience was pleasant but did not blow me away. Won't be fussed to return anytime soon.

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Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Every time we dine here the food is excellent quality and the service friendly and knowledgeable

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Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food excellent service. Highly recommend

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Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved everything about it. However missed desert as there was no soufflé or crepe Suzette which would have finished the evening off perfectly

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Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

I used to be a regular at Bistro Guillaume. I have been away for a couple of years and returned to disappointment. The portions are considerably smaller and the quality of the food is just not the same. I asked for my steak on the medium side of medium rare and it came out so rare it wasn't warm in the middle. It was not a busy night. The drinks list is outrageously over-priced. $13.50 for sparkling water and $30.00 for a 'nice' glass of wine.

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Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Disappoint only a relatively small menu and i was looking forward to the souffle only to be told it is not ready yet. No explanations but if i could wait 20minutes it may be ready. We had already been in the restaurant 30mins at this stage
This ruined the night for me but the chateaubriand was beautiful


All in a good piece of meat high price so so service and a lax chef.

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Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, expertly cooked

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Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing french inspired Menu and impeccable service.
Right on the Yarra River.

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Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The atmosphere was great and the staff were helpful but not too 'in your face', just as attentive as they needed to be without interrupting. Desserts were out of this world!!

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Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Appetizer ( French onion soup) and dessert (profiteroles) were good but main meals were well below expectation. Confit of duck was a plate of tasteless broad beans with a small over cooked duck drumstick. Swordfish was bland.
Staff were good and listened to our feedback about the main courses.

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JG
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Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Over rated, food was just above cafe level, service was ok but nothing exceptional. Very overpriced.

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Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A true French bistro in Melbourne. Wonderful food, excellent and very friendly service and a great setting beside the river

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YA
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Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

delicious food and excellent service. reasonable price

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Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Probably the best Chateaubriand ever, in a great al fresco atmosphere.

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Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I love Guillaume and eat there frequently. It is real French brasserie food, wine and service. There are always specials worth trying and their wine list has some very good "by the glass" selections. The food here really is very good - and is significantly better than many equivalents in France. Wild claim? No, I have just come back from living there for many years.

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Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

the champagne lunch is a fabulous deal - lovely staff, great food.

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Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Menu and food was really good staff was very pleasant.Great atmosphere. Desert Was amazing ,Lemon tart is a must to try!

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