Bistro Guillaume - Crown Melbourne

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918 reviews
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$41 to $100
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French
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 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Thought it would be run of the mill but was surprised how good the standard was. Would happily visit again or recommend.

JV
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and good service, but we missed a little bit the spirit of a typical bistro

OT
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely marvellous raw sea bream,caviar and grape special.

OT
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was superb & service was faultless - we had a beautifil meal from amazing oysters, snapper tartare & melt in your mouth skate - looking forward to going back when next in Melbourne

OT
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Loved the interior. The menu was short and simple. Which I quite like.

I loved their Gnocchi, absolutely delicious. Their famous Bannockburn Chicken was very tender, but too bland for me...

Btw, we found a hair on the bread plate, the girl apologised and offered us with new one. (we didn't take it)

Now with the service, The tall French gentleman (sommelier?) was not very friendly or helpful.
However those girls makes it up for whatever sommelier lacks.

OT
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed a very pleasant few hours here at lunch for our anniversary. Choose the Menu Express 3 course lunch for $45 each. The meals were well presented and delicious and the staff very hospitable, attentive but unobtrusive. We have been to this restaurant several times and the quality of service and food is always consistently good.

OT
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Worse customer service I had in a long time
Lack of customer service
Lack of communication between floor staffs and kitchen
Waitresses don’t pay to details
Forgetfulness of the waitress to miss a few of the orders
Definitely More staff training needed ...

Iast night dinner was a let down for me and my family in a long time ... as we do return to bistro a few times in a year . It has always been a pleasant one but I guess that was our final time there due to the unhappy experience last nigh

OT
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Booked in for the bottomless Moët lunch . Everything about this restaurant was just perfect!! Definitely one of the best restaurants I’ve been too . The ambiance , the service and the food were all amazing!! The service alone would definitely bring me back , it was impeccable. The food was cooked to perfection and the presentation was unbelievable.
I definitely can’t wait to return !!!

OT
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely little french restaurant. Nice food and nice outdoor seating area.

OT
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The two and three course express menu was good value. Would have liked the baguette slightly softer. The gnocci was the best I've ever eaten, would go there again just for that. A bit pricey but good for a special celebration.

OT
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

I love this restaurant and go there for special occasions. Took my sister there last night and was dissapointed with the service .Waited a long time for food people at the table served in such a disjointed manner limited to no service never experienced this before.People who came after us served first food when it came felt rushed .

OT
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Waited a long time for our attendant to take and serve our drinks order, then waited another while to take food order (had to actually flag the attendant), then had to wait for entree, mains, dessert which took even longer. Food quality was average and not worth the 'premium' tag as advertised by Crown. Attendant was very friendly and lovely but did not make up for the fact that I was expecting a minimum 4 star experience but felt more like a casual dining restaurant. Would not recommend.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Fish slightly overdone, tough! And waited 40 minutes to get the bill. Had to go up and ask for the bill up at the main desk! Entree was lovely but main was a let down! Value for money I would rate 2.5 out of 5

OT
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely food, good service & great ambiance.

OT
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal. Very authentic with lovely wait staff who were helpful and considerate.

OT
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had dinner at the restaurant for the first time and found the level of service excellent and the food promptly delivered and tasty. We will be back.

BM
Melbourne / VIC
26 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food as good as usual. Menu as good as usual. Service team senior staff may need to be reminded that self importance doesn't work as well in Melbourne as in Paris. Happy to explain more in a conversation with the restaurant.

OT
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed our lunch at Guillaume’s Bistro, the food was delicious and the lunchtime express menu was great value! The atmosphere is very comfortable and the staff are very efficient and pleasant to talk to. I’m Gluten Free and the menu was easily adapted to to suit. The only issue we thought was, it was a little noisy at times, not sure if that can be adjusted, but we will be back!

OT
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had the lunch special, which is great value. However, my husband had the steak and he was underwhelmed and said it was a bit chewy. I had the barramundi, which was delicious, as was the side of broccolini

OT
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Forgot dishes and took 2 hours for 'express lunch.' Noted it was a birthday but no mention from waiters or staff.

OT
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Authentic French food

OT
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was great and attentive.

OT
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Consistently great food and a lively "French" atmosphere.

OT
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

I have dined here on numerous occasions, unfortunately this time I was so disappointed with my meal.
I had the Darling Downs Grain Fed Rump Cap, it was so chewy. I left most on my plate as well as the bits I had to spit out.
I would have thought the staff would have said something, guess sometimes its best not ask if you know you wont like the answer.

OT
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bistro G never fails to satisfy with an amazing Menu, great Service and wonderful Yarra River views.

OT
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to celebrate a special occasion!

OT
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Waiter service

OT
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

thoroughly enjoyed the entire dining and wine experience.

OT
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic service, great food and great wine list. We really enjoyed our night there.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

The restaurant was extremely overpriced for the type of food served. $45 for entree seafood soup with a glass of wine sounded great, however five pieces of fish, 3 centimetre in size ordinary in taste was unpleasant surprise. The stake served with French fries in fine dinning was like a meal you get in a Bistro. The Dory was dry and $400 later for 4 people could have paid for a year of food at the local pub. :(

OT
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never fails to delight!

OT
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We couldn’t fault our meal - everything was absolutely delicious!

OT
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A nice French Bistro for special occasions

OT
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent Service with decent food.

OT
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good food, staff ok as it got busier the service dropped

OT
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Steak tartare was a great well balanced combination - the potato crisps didn't add to the dish.
The leg on the half Bannockburn chicken managed a slight watery quality of the meat close to the bone but the breast was perfect; what was exceptional was the Paris mash and tarragon jus.
The green salad and dressing was really well done.
The John Dory was a little dry and lacked flavour, so the caper and raisin vinaigrette were necessary to compensate; raw cauliflower slivers did not enhance things.

OT
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was a good as it always has been. And the waiting staff were generally very good. We had an 8pm booking and I feel we were a little "rushed" by staff towards the end of our meal. Desserts came out within a couple of minutes of ordering. No tea,coffee or dessert wine offered. Staff were busy setting up tables for the next day. We were the last patrons there and left at 10.30pm.

OT
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Service was slow, food was expensive for what was served, menu was limited and my lamb was fatty, had to ask for drinks and bread, lovely staff though

OT
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Restaurant is really pretty ( very French) which I love
Food was 👌
Very friendly staff

BM
Melbourne / VIC
27 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A regular restaurant for us and well deserved. It is always good and this time very good. A new menu - which at first I was a little sceptical about, but upon ordering and both of us trying new dishes - we were both delighted. The addition of venison to the menu was very welcome for Autumn and is absolutely perfect. The welcome, service throughout, wine list both by the glass and bottle and the cooking are all splendid. There are quite a few good restaurants in Crown. This is by far my favourite. Happily, it is also the least pretentious. Go. Soon.

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