Poodle Bar & Bistro

4.7
162 reviews
$41 to $100
European
Poodle Bar & Bistro accepts reservations for parties of any size in our bistro for lunch Friday - Sunday and for dinner Tuesday - Saturday. Parties of 6-12 guests will dine on our Chef's Selection menu for dinner.
Groups of any size are always welcome to walk into our Public Bar or Patio for drinks at any time.
For larger groups of 12 people or more or to enquire about holding your event at Poodle, please email Poodle's reservations team at ciao@poodlefitzroy.com.

Support Poodle Bar & Bistro during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Chef's selection

    A$75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    We accept reservations for 6-12 guests on our tasting menu
  • Bottomless Brunch

    A$89.00 per person

    May 23, 2021 only

    Enjoy the finer things in life at Poodle Bar & Bistro and indulge in a bottomless brunch. The event features two seatings at 11.30am and 2.00pm and will serve up a decadent menu prepared by head chef Josh Fry paired with all-you-can-drink bubbles, wines and spritzes. Experience one of Melbourne’s fanciest brunches and treat yourself to the likes of Trout Tartare, Yarra Valley Caviar crumpets, roasted cauliflower with Café de Poodle butter and curry leaves, Bundarra Pork Scotch, a boozy whipped cream chocolate dessert, and more. Bottomless booze including wine, bubbles, Peach Bellinis and Blood Orange Vodka Seltzers will be on offer.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 162 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Alex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

was a good lunch, although the menu wasn't well explained that the main was to share for the table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such an amazing meal at Poodle. The food and staff were sensational!

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Dominic
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite restaurant in the Fitzroy/Collingwood area around where we live. Great for a casual drink in the courtyard or an epic dinner in the bistro.

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Antonia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been here several times now. Has never been short of an excellent experience. Love Poodle.

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Ryan
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A classy venue without the stuffiness... Love the vibe and the food is bloody delicious. Staff always have a smile on their faces. Great venue for any occasion.

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VikB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

The ambiance and service was great but the food was disappointing!

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vipNancyA
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Hi lovely ambiance food was bought out too quickly

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Trevor
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Of a handful of great restaurants we have visited on our trip to Melbourne, Poodle was the one that stood out as exceptional. Nostalgic yet brilliantly executed food, very professional staff, clever wine list and a dining room you want to stay in all day. Worth visiting Melbourne for.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best dining experiences we have had in a long time. The fish was so delicious as was everything else really. Friendly waiters, beautiful fit out and a fun atmosphere. 10/10 Thanks Poodle xxx

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JacquiS
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

Although staff were friendly, they had no knowledge of the wine list. Food was expensive and we'll below average. Leeks covered in a combination of burnt and raw garlic and tasted like a bucket of vinegar. So loud, decor redeeming factor.

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RuthM
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Really friendly waiters and the food had lovely flavors, not heavy. A bit cold in the bar near the courtyard door

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Elegant atmosphere. Staff always friendly regardless of how busy, or close to closing time they are. A beautiful space that has nailed the food as well as the service.
Well done and thank you.

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NathanB
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been plenty of times now. Food is always amazing, cocktails delicious, wine list is great and staff couldn't be more fun. I'll be back again soon for sureeeeee xxxx

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SkyeA
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was delicious and we would absolutely go again. Worth noting that it’s an exceptionally loud venue.
In terms of service, some things took a long time and others were very quick, which meant our mains ran into our starters but everything was delicious so we didn’t mind too much! Absolutely would go again.

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Parro
London
14 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really loved our night! Great for friends catch ups, groups and date nights alike I’d say!

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FoodieCutie
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Such a great menu, every item we had was delicious! Great atmosphere - will be returning for many more special occasions.

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Racheld
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding from start to finish. Highly recommend.

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OliviaT
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night so fun, music a touch too loud! Most amazing food EVER!!!!!!!

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LitsaB
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Interesting menu, ideal for sharing. Extensive wine list and good service. If you don’t want to be rushed, book for the second sitting.

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CourtneyH
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time here. Even better than first time. Poodle is a lot of fun and just plain great.

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Steph
5 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Poodle is a lovely place. Stunning fitout and wonderful food. One of my fav restaurants in melb 🥰

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow Poodle. A fantastic evening for all family. Must try raw fish and whole fish dish. 10/10

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JadeG
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great night, great food beautiful venue. Can’t wait to come back.

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ShelleyW
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience5

Tables are exceptionally close together and felt pressured to hurry everything! Pressured to order a cocktail on arrival without given time to look at a list, pressured to order our food, plates whisked away within seconds, just didn’t feel comfortable at all. We were on time for our booking too! Don’t expect to be there all night but it just ruined the whole experience.

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Rosa
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant Poodle. We're so happy we live near by to this excellent venue. Friendly staff and delicious food. A wonderful addition to Gertrude St.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Turning into our favourite restaurant. Each time we come we enjoy it a little more. Warm staff and excellent food and drink.

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Anonymous
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience yet again. The potato salad with prawn and horseradish was 🥰

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Teagan
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had dinner here to check out the space and experience the food and service for our event later this year.
The staff were all lovely and were very professional though were also very personable.
The interiors are stunning and the food is absolutely delicious. Definitely recommend!

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soniap
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The staff were very friendly on entering the bistro and this continued through out the evening. Nothing was too much trouble and they were very helpful with the menu and the wine list. Poodle has a great atmosphere and the food was great! The music was a little loud and sometimes it was difficult have a conversation. That said i highly rate Poodle!

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KateK
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

I had high expectations but I think I must have fallen prey to instagram. I just think that the food was not great. We might have gone on an off night but I was very disappointed. And taking into consideration the price for the chefs menu I think that they are targeting themselves incorrectly.

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ScottC
7 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Beautiful dining room and good service. A bit pricey but will be back.

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Jaz2021
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful fitout, great service, food did not disappoint.

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vipGaryR
4 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue - cocktail bar upstairs was amazing. Outstanding

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AshleyR
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service makes all the difference with the staff so lovely. Food is also amazing!

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JuliaL
7 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top notch food and drinks in a stunning setting. Excellent playlist too

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RyanS
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The pork croquettes were delish! Great service and a wonderful fit-out. Loved the moody lighting & wall of unique artwork. Will come back again

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Sara
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Poodle is great for drinks and even better for dinner.

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FR34
Austria
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just fantastic. We thought the food was brilliant and the staff were charming. Cracking venue all round.

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Carlo
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Poodle catered for our allergies with delicious dishes that didn't feel compromised at all. Great fit out and great staff.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff wonderful. Food delicious. Fit out amazing. Will be back!

FAQs

Poodle Bar & Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 162 OpenTable diners.

Poodle Bar & Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://apps.giverapp.net/poodle/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.