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Bistro Gitan

52 Toorak Rd West, South Yarra, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9867 5853
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (20 reviews)
“spatchcock” (7 reviews)
“oysters” (9 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
European, French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
52 Toorak Rd West, South Yarra, Victoria 3141, Australia
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1 - 10 of 186 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely local restaurant and the food is excellent. (Of course what can we expect of a well known resturanteur). Great selection of wine and cheeses and great staff service. Have been here a few times now and enjoy it very much

Thank MalvinaBlanche
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very lovely French bistro.. waiter was engaging and interested. Lovely choice of wines by the glass. My seafood was cooked perfectly and portions spot on. You could probably choose anything from the menu and it would be good. Highly recommended!

Thank Christine G
Reviewed 4 March 2018

A really exceptional experience, great service and quality food. A good menu with really great blackboard specials. A little noisy during the peak dining period though bearable. The teamwork by the service staff is noticeable, attentive service without being intrusive while everything comes together. Our...More

Thank desp737
LHotel-Bistro-Gitan, Manager at Bistro Gitan, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit to Bistro Gitan and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Your kind words will be passed along to our whole team, we're glad they looked after you so well. Kind regards, Bistro Gitan

Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Went to this restaurant recently whilst visiting Melbourne. Fantastic food, a buzzy place, great service and what a great manager who served our table. If in Melbourne......find this place you will not be disappointed.More

Thank PFRudd
LHotel-Bistro-Gitan, Manager at Bistro Gitan, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

We're so glad you discovered and enjoyed Bistro Gitan on your recent visit to Melbourne. Thank you for passing along your generous feedback, it will be shared with our entire team. We hope to see you again next time you are in town. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Between three of us we had a number of the dishes, it was absolutely delicious. The staff were very friendly although we did have to wait a few times to get a drink or attention. Despite this, we had a lovely meal and it was...More

1  Thank Nick E
LHotel-Bistro-Gitan, Manager at Bistro Gitan, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Dear Nick, Thank you! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Bistro Gitan, and look forward to seeing you again in the future, when maybe the service can be a little more attentive. Your kind words will be passed along to...More

Reviewed 9 February 2018

I can say only good things about this place. Nice interior, a couple of outside tables not too close to the road, so staying outside is enjoyable. The service is outstanding: competent and friendly. European setting with Australian friendliness. The food is great: not unnecessarily...More

Thank Giovanni C
LHotel-Bistro-Gitan, Manager at Bistro Gitan, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Dear Giovanni, Thank you sharing your kind words, they'll be passed along to our whole team. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback on your enjoyable dining experience at Bistro Gitan. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Bistro...More

Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Situated opposite Fawkner Park tennis courts, and stylishly fitted out, this restaurant oozes sophistication befitting of a fine dining French restaurant. We sat at a high table with stools (at our request), near the bar, and enjoyed quality service and food. For entrees we had...More

Thank TiinaTak
LHotel-Bistro-Gitan, Manager at Bistro Gitan, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Dear Tiina, Thank you! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit to Bistro Gitan and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Your kind words will be passed along to our whole team. Kind regards, Bistro Gitan

Reviewed 13 January 2018

It starts with a warm welcome from Michel who is in his sixth year at Gitan. There is an excellent choice of wines by the glass and cocktails to start. Specials are always good. We had the oysters and snails from the regular menu and...More

Thank HofH999
LHotel-Bistro-Gitan, Manager at Bistro Gitan, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for joining us again for another wonderful meal at Bistro Gitan and for passing along your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Kind regards, Bistro Gitan

Reviewed 8 January 2018

This restaurant is a popular Restaurant known for its ambience, decor and food. While previous dining experiences have been pleasant we became the subject of the second sitting syndrome last Saturday night when access to our table was significantly delayed and several items on the...More

Thank Stuart R
Reviewed 22 December 2017

A cold and wet night in December, but a warm welcome from the staff at Bistro Gitan. The restaurant is lovely, but it was a busy night and our group of ten probably contributed to the considerable noise level. Food delicious, service very good, desserts...More

Thank annek3040
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Toorak Rd West, South Yarra, Victoria 3141, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  South Yarra
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9867 5853
  • E-mail
Description
Set opposite Fawkner Park in a stunning classic Victorian building, Bistro Gitan reflects a warm and intimate choice for your next dining experience. Charming and comforting, the Bistro is the perfect environment for celebrations, as well as inviting enough to become your next local. At Bistro Gitan, we celebrate the generously welcoming style of dining that the Reymond family has enjoyed for generations in France. Named after the gypsy travellers of Europe, Gitan reflects a style of cuisine drawing from the best of contemporary French bistros accented by inclusions from Spain, Italy and around the Mediterranean.
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