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Bistro Vite

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96 River Esp | Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria 3008, Australia
+61 3 9646 0996
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Brighton, Australia
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

I've always enjoyed my visits to this restaurant, even before it moved from Southgate to its current location. The food is straightforward and delicious, the service is exemplorary and the prices aren't too bad.

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Thank LRD1961
Milan, Italy
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212 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

My daughter and I ate twice at this venue while visiting. The prices are very reasonable by Melbourne standards and its right on the river front so an easy stroll from the CBD and most of the central hotels. The food was great which is why we came back and we loved the ambiance which is similar to a little... More 

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Thank jbarton
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2013

Thanks for a great meal as always. My girlfriend and I were there again last night and both ordered from the special board. The Fettucini with Meatballs was perfectly cooked and very tasty and the Butter Chicken with Basmati rice was to die for! Service was professional and polite as always and the ambiance was great!

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Thank BadenLucas
Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Tried Bistro Vite for the first time today. The restaurant was empty the whole time we were there. My partner ordered Eye fillet - rare. Came back medium-well done and when she complained to the waiter nothing was done - the steak wasn't replaced, there was no offer of free dessert/coffee, no discount, nothing. Just an apology from the waiter... More 

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Thank Travelling_Drewby
Melbourne
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2013

BV was great at Southgate and glad I found it at Docklands. The same excellent service, food and prices. Great spot and set up. Great local community feel and great jazz band playing on a Sunday afternoon. Sat out the front in the sun. Had mussels in garlic cream sauce with fries. Had the same dish in Paris a while... More 

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Thank Mulvan
Melbourne
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2013

This is another rather hidden place in the Docklands were the locals and the wandering traveler can enjoy some sumptuous food with a view to match. If you are looking for a place to enjoy the vista with some very good food, search no more. The service is friendly and all guests are greeted by Darren, the owner, as if... More 

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Thank TSkippy
Melbourne, Australia
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

One of my absolute favourites in Docklands - the best views from Yarra's Edge, lovely food and the most charming host in Darren Quick. It's a must visit. There are special nights too, eg Curry Thursday, Roast Sunday and so on.

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Thank Rose M
Melbourne, Australia
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779 reviews
470 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2013

We were taken to Bistro Vite for lunch by two friends who eat at this water's edge bistro quite regularly. They have been glowing in their praise of the place and I must say, based on our experience, it's justified. The décor is modern but not hard edged and there's a warm and welcoming feel to the place. The French... More 

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Thank PANTHER029
Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2013

Wonderful food, wonderful location and great service. Highly recommend for a nice meal at a good price for the experience.

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Thank Svetlana P
Newcastle, Australia
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144 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2013 via mobile

I found out by accident that simply because I'm staying in Docklands and Bistro Vite is also in Docklands, don't expect one to be next to the other. Towards the end of a 2 & a bit km walk, to suggest that Bistro Vite is on the far edge of Docklands felt a bit like saying Katoomba is on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Australian, French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 River Esp | Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria 3008, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9646 0996

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?