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Where's the Best French Restaurant in Melbourne?

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Published November 6th 2011
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There are a number of lovely French Cafes, Bistros and Brasseries located in and around Melbourne, where you can try classic French dishes such as Escargot, Steak Frites, Moules-Frites, Niçoise Salad, Duck à l'Orange, Boeuf Bourguignon, Bouillabaisse, Lobster Bisque and Coq au Vin.

The Melbourne Weekend Notes team have reviewed a number of the acclaimed French establishments in Melbourne;

Ruby Warber gave Madame Sousou in Fitzroy, the thumbs up and The French Brasserie in Melbourne made an impression on Anthony Read, as did Bistrot d'Orsay. Chris Karageorge gave Parisian Patisserie Boulangerie, located in Essendon North top marks and Lina's Bistro A Vin delighted Sofi Sez. Vue De Monde Restaurant was regraded as "one of Melbourne's, and indeed Australia's finest and most exclusive restaurants" by Rod Whitfield

The Bergerac Restaurant in Melbourne was also well regarded by Matthew Steel, as was Bistro Guillaume in Crown Casino and Le Gourmet Restaurant in East Melbourne.

Other top picks would have to include The Hardware Societe, Creperie le Triskel, France-Soir Restaurant and La Belle Miette.

If you know of a great French Cafe, Bistro or Brasserie located in or around Melbourne, please let us know about it by leaving a comment below.

We look forward to your feedback.

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After just writing it up I'll go for Bon App in Fitzroy because it is so French, but so inexpensive, which is a nice change compared to many of the other French restaurants in Melbourne that hike the price just because the food is French inspired.
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|5927) 1092 days ago
Moretons Brasserie
by mail4 (score: 0|2) 2337 days ago
A LA BOUFFE 268 Toorak Road south Yarra
by melbo (score: 0|4) 2583 days ago
A La Bouffe
by melbo (score: 0|4) 2656 days ago
Boire and Hell of the North in Collingwood!
by marle (score: 0|2) 2820 days ago
Chez Olivier Le bistro 121 Greville street Prahran . A must !! Everybody is French , delicious food and really nice service . It look so Paris .
by silve (score: 0|2) 2924 days ago
Koots Salle A Manger, Glenferrie Road, Kooyong. A consistent one chef's hat in the Age Good Food Guide every year since 2007. The owner is the chef.
by ernes2 (score: 0|2) 3197 days ago
If you want a truly delightful experience of French cuisine with a local twist head off to Kyneton and dine at Annie Smithers Bistrot. Be aware you will need to book ahead she is an extremely popular lass
by maria (score: 0|4) 3197 days ago
Aux Batifolles on Nicholson St, Fitzroy North. Good classic french food at a very reasonable price. Love it!
by victo (score: 0|2) 3197 days ago
Great French Restaurant is Metropolis House, Sydney Road , Brunswick. Great food, decor and gorgeous balcony overlooking bustling Sydney Rd. Good for a large event too.
by susan175 (score: 0|2) 3198 days ago

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