Poodle Bar & Bistro

4.7
150 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.

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Experiences

  • Chef's selection

    A$75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    We accept reservations for 6-12 guests on our tasting menu
  • Mother's Day Chef's Selection

    A$85.00 per person

    May 9, 2021 only

    Poodle Mother’s Day Lunch $85pp Oyster with Acqua Pazza Spanner Crab Vol-au-vents, Taramasalata, Salmon Caviar Snapper Crudo, kohlrabi, hawthorn berry dressing, smoked mussel powder ------ Charcuterie du jour, pickled chilli House-made Spent Coffee Sourdoough Leeks Vinaigrette, migas, smoked olive oil Roasted & Spiced Pumpkin, macadamia cream, sage ------ Choice Of: Whole Flounder ala Meunière OR Charcoal Grilled 250g O’ Connor Flank Steak, grilled spring onion, oregano OR Charcoal Grilled 800g Dry aged O’Connor Rib Eye, prawn butter, crispy school prawns + $20pp *All served with Oak Lettuce Salad, verjus vinaigrette, chives ------ Flaming Mt. Zero Olive Oil Bombe Alaska

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 150 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
4.5
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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SkyeA
Melbourne
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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FoodieCutie
Melbourne
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 6 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding from start to finish. Highly recommend.

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OliviaT
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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LitsaB
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 1 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
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 30 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 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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Steph
Melbourne
4 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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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
Melbourne
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
Melbourne
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
Melbourne
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
Melbourne
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
Melbourne
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
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 18 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
Melbourne
7 reviews
Dined on 16 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 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful fitout, great service, food did not disappoint.

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vipGaryR
Melbourne
4 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue - cocktail bar upstairs was amazing. Outstanding

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AshleyR
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JL
JuliaL
Melbourne
7 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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RyanS
1 review
Dined on 10 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
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Poodle is great for drinks and even better for dinner.

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FR34
1 review
Dined on 7 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 7 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
Melbourne
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was soooo delicious but the service really let us down

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff were attentive and welcoming. Overall venue ambiance was great.

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SanchiaA
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit. Food was excellent. Service was first class and friendly. We had the tasting menu which was a lot of food, all very good. The bread outstanding. We will definitely be back.

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GrahamL
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Had the outdoor undercover area which was set up well for cooler weather # great European type ambience next to the downstairs cellar storage area !

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great lunch at Poodle. Spent some time in the beautiful courtyard after lunch too. Staff are great and food was tops. Lovely day

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Anonymous
Melbourne
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Possible the best looking restaurant in Melbourne. We loved the food and the staff were wonderful. The ice cream sandwich... Oh my. A 5-star Poodle!

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Angel
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My high expectations from my first time dining at Poodle were surpassed. A fun venue that ticks all the boxes. Well done team.

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Anonymous
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Poodle is my new go-to spot. Great for snacks and cocktails and oh so pretty. Delish all round 🐩

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BiancaB
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time here. Beautiful bar and restaurant. Great spot for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great night. Poodle was delicious and fun. Will be back for sure!

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AntonyV
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our second time here. They've done an awesome job. We are in hospo and couldn't fault the food, wine and especially service. Will be back to check out the upstairs bar on the weekend.

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BarbieB
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great new spot in Fitz. The leeks were delish! Beutiful place for oysters and cocktails. See you again very soon.

FAQs

Poodle Bar & Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 150 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.