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Bistro Gitan

52 Toorak Rd West, South Yarra, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9867 5853
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“spatchcock” (6 reviews)
“duckling” (4 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
European, French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
52 Toorak Rd West, South Yarra, Victoria 3141, Australia
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1 - 10 of 176 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a good evening, the staff were great and the food was excellent. Favourites on our table where the Tuna, the lamb rump, and the spatchcock. A good wine list rounded the night out nicely.

Thank TimK012
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a place, friendly staff great, wine list and the food OMG. Don't order off the menu just order of the specials board above the kitchen, either way you can't go wrong. Make sure you order the potato gitan it is to die for, snails...More

Thank Phillip M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really well polished restaurant with quality and entertaining staff and delicious food. The staff and very well trained in the menu and customer experience and it showed throughout our time there. We started off with a drink outside where they have a couple of...More

Thank hugosampson
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

I took a client here the other week for dinner who had flown in from Sydney & who was waxing lyrical about how good the Sydney French restaurant scene is. I had not been to the restaurants they were talking about so couldn’t compare, but...More

Thank Marcel C
LHotel-Bistro-Gitan, Manager at Bistro Gitan, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Dear Marcel, Your effusive praise is very kind! Thank you for your generous feedback after your recent meal with us. It's wonderful that again, we lived up to your expectations of a delicious meal and enjoyable experience. We agree that the secret to ordering at...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

Enjoyed the overall experience last Saturday night with excellent service in a somewhat noisy environment. Our meals were good but the desserts were too sweet and did not have the expected fine balance of flavour and sweetness. Wines were very good and expensive.

1  Thank Hamish P
LHotel-Bistro-Gitan, Manager at Bistro Gitan, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Dear Hamish, Thank you for your lovely feedback! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit to Bistro Gitan, even with an overly sweet dessert, and look forward to welcoming you back for another visit. Regards, Bistro Gitan

Reviewed 1 September 2017

I have driven past this place many times since my first visit 4 or 5 years ago. Signage is hard to see, so the place had basically dropped off my radar. Friends asked us for dinner here this week, so we accepted. I had a...More

1  Thank Nathan1000
LHotel-Bistro-Gitan, Manager at Bistro Gitan, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Dear Nathan, Thank you for taking the time to pass along your kind words on your recent experience at Bistro Gitan. We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed visiting us after such a long absence and hope to see you again soon. Regards, Bistro...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Celebrated one of the kid's birthday here on Saturday. We are regulars at the sister establishment in Commercial rd ( and love it) so thought we would try the "Bistro".Now we have a dilemma - which to choose! The Bistro was warm , inviting and...More

1  Thank sbg62015
LHotel-Bistro-Gitan, Manager at Bistro Gitan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you! Your kind words will be passed along to our whole team. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your first experience at Bistro Gitan. We look forward to welcoming you back to both L'Hotel and Bistro Gitan in the future. Regards,...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Bistro Gitan was always a good restaurant to go to for dinner expansive but satisfying. Recently it has dropped its level as the food is noticeably not up to its usual level and the service is terrible . I would not recommend to go here...More

2  Thank Jarrod s
LHotel-Bistro-Gitan, Manager at Bistro Gitan, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear Jarrod, Thank you for passing along your feedback on your recent experience at Bistro Gitan. We are saddened to hear that your experience wasn't up to the standards we should be offering. We'd encourage you to contact us directly on 9867 5853 or via...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017

We are regular patrons of this gorgeous establishment in south yarra, after a 6 month hiatus, we were so very disappointed in the meal and service. We ordered a $90 bottle of wine and we had to ask 3 times for our glasses to be...More

1  Thank Debbiecadzow
LHotel-Bistro-Gitan, Manager at Bistro Gitan, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Dear Debbie, Thank you for taking the time to pass along your feedback on your recent experience at Bistro Gitan. We’re sorry to hear that your visit was disappointing on this occasion, The team at Bistro Gitan takes pride in the quality of our food...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I probably come to Bistro Gitan once a month for business, family and friends. One of the things I like is the consistency of food and staff. It's professional and friendly and on a cold night, the open fire and bar area is a warm...More

2  Thank Lorne01
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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
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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