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Bistro Gitan

#179 of 3,196 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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52 Toorak Rd W | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9867 5853
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant is opposite Fawkner Park, and an excellent location. We had great fun choosing several courses from the daily specials, mixing and matching. Delicious food, great wine choices, warm and friendly environment. Ideal for special occasions. We will be keen to visit again.

Thank E T
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not have a booking but were able to get seated along the bar overlooking the kitchen. It was fun watching the chefs cook. We had steak and it was very very good. The rib eye melted in my mouth and the frites were so good. We did have a bottle of Pinto Gris but it was not to... More 

Thank 112233MichelleM
Keller, TX
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed dinner there on a Friday night. The service was good as well as the food. It was clear that there were customers there who have eaten there many times, perhaps it is their neighborhood restaurant. It is a lovely restaurant with a cozy elegance. We look forward to eating there again.

Thank Shelley80
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious food, a standard mensu augmented by a wide range of daily specials. We dine here regularly and have never been disappointed. Freshly and very competently prepared the food is of the highest quality and most satisfying. Prices are within a reasonable range, especially for the quality of the food and the service. Comfortable, could be a bit quiter, but... More 

Thank Gary14012013
Melbourne, Australia
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251 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Our company held it annual Christmas Dinner here at the Bistro Gitan. None of us had been there before and did not know what to expect. We were greeted by very polite wait people and shown to our table for 7. Our waiter was very polite and jovial and had a great sense of humour. he explained the menu in... More 

Thank ACA44
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Saturday evening, quite full and a bit too noisy. Lots of specials on offer... we both had (i) divers scallops, (ii) flank steak, and shared steamed veggies, potato gratin, and salad Scallops were incredibly tasty, with panchetta and creamy sauce. Steaks were perfectly prepared. Sides were great as well

Thank maxueli
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

As locals we go here quite often. The food is good (though fish options are limited) and the ambience terrific. You feel good as soon as you walk in the door. The only flaw is that we almost always find errors in the bill, or that the wait staff have recommended a wine or a dish that turns out to... More 

Thank Vicki A
Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This is exactly an example of why Melbourne is the culinary capital of Australia. Lousy beaches and weather are all forgotten with places like Bistro Gitan to dine at. Amazing service, food and wine and without the ripe off prices of Sydney! I just had a great meal, the sardines for an entire ere just brilliant...and the streamed bream...the best..thank... More 

Thank Flashpacking2011
Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Dinner with friends, excellent service and nice buzz in the dinning room. Food was good without being great but overall a good experience.

Thank neilfromaustralia
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The service was snobby, impatient and incompetent. Firstly they ran out of the entree I ordered so I had to pick something that I wasn't really interested in having but to be honest it was delicious. The main was a piece of tasteless crumbed fish and my dining partner had a tough piece of scotch fillet. Not impressed. The wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, French
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Toorak Rd W | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9867 5853

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