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Bistro Sou Sou, Fitzroy, AU-VIC

Bistro Sou Sou

4.2
4.2
133 Reviews
$41 to $100
French
Formally Madame Sousou, Bistro Sousou is situated in Gertrude Street Fitzroy. A Parisian oasis serving simple yet delicious French cuisine. The dining room is intimate and warm with echos of Paris. The venue has a great out door space plus a room upstairs for private events. Enjoy a drink starting from 4pm.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9417 0400
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Area
    Fitzroy
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tram
  • Additional
    Banquet, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 133 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

133 Reviews
  1. Alwojo24

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Decor needs a bit of upkeep- plater peeling off the ceiling!

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  2. Stewie

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A very nice little bistro in a bustling part of town. The Fitzroy ambiance was excellent and the staff were very nice. The menu is "fancy french" and fairly pricey so I chose it for a special night. We had snails for entree which were very good, and cooked perfectly. They came in a delicious garlic butter which had crusted and caramelised beautifully so we scraped it up with crusty bread. Mains were not so good. I had coq au vin which was watery and more like a soup than a casserole/stew. It had a few small bits of chicken, 3 potatoes, carrots in a pale broth. I'm no expert but I was expecting a rich sauce and a hearty meal. It was disappointing. We had a side of petit pois/peas which were pretty good. My friend had a steak, medium rare with chips. It was over $40 so I would have expected something better but it was plain steak and chips. The steak knife provided was little more than a butter knife, and not up to the task. I asked for a new/better one but they brought another just the same. My friend (a teenager) couldn't manage and started to eat with her hands. I had a go and was able to cut it up for her but it was pretty tough. She ate it all though and said it was okay. All in all, a bit under par for a special night out. Okay, but can't say I'd recommend it.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly and welcoming staff. The food was excellent and well prepared. This has been my 3rd or 4th time at the bistro and not the last. We will be back for sure.

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  4. ChristineH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely little spot for a date night. We enjoyed a chicken pate, baked Camembert and steak and frites. With some beautiful wine.

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  5. MaxG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Bistro Sousous - [ ] -undercooked roast potatoes - [ ] -bad old wine - [ ] Overcooked duck - [ ] Duck tasted more like Peking - [ ] Steak tartare with no flavour of meat, only vinegar and the sauce underneath - [ ] Stale baguette - [ ] Total lack of any ambience with random music that’s too loud

    1 person found this helpful

  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and atmosphere. You won’t be disappointed

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    One of the worst dinning experiences I’ve have in my life. I’ve been to this restaurant 3 times in the past 8 months and this will be the last. I went with my partner and her parent who were visiting from interstate for a birthday. It stated well, the wait staff were friendly and engaging to begin with. Whilst ordering I asked about the chataeubriand, which I have ordered on every occasion I have been here. I asked the waitress if they use the tenderloin ( eye fillet) of beef which is the cut that is always used for this dish she assured me they did. I explained last time I was here they served 2 sirloin steaks on top of each other instead of the fillet. We ordered 2 chateaubriand at $99 each. We received 2 sirloin steaks that would have been 350grams with beans and potatoes, if I wanted to order the sirloin I would have ordered the sirloin. I spoke to the waiter and pointed out to him that they have used the wrong cut of meat. He left and a few minutes later the chef came out in an aggressive and intimidating manner to tell us that a chateaubriand is a sirloin and I didn’t know what I was talking about in so many words. His intimidating manner changed the energy on our table and we couldn’t wait to leave. The steak they served us was tough and chewy, the dish itself was terrible. The waiter returned at some point later with 4 thinly slices pan fried pieces of eye fillet as an attempt at service recovery. I have worked in the hospitality industry, travel extensively, have spent plenty of time in France due to my job and dine out for dinner 3 to 4 times a week for dinner . The waiter apologised when we left, I explained to him that I didn’t appreciate being gas lit in public manner by an aggressive chef. We though we had found a hidden gem and had enjoyed our previous experiences dinning here, it has a good atmosphere, is unpretentious and is quaint, the food was good on our first visit and declined on every other visit.

    2 people found this helpful

  8. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food. Super friendly service despite being under staffed. The patience is worth it. Lovely vibe.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. KaytiM

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Your staff are exemplary and the foodwas out of this world!

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  10. CraigA

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great classic French bistro fare. Excellent service and good wine selection. Highly recommend.

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Bistro Sou Sou is rated 4.2 stars by 133 OpenTable diners.

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153 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, AU-VIC 3065

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Fitzroy
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tram
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
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