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Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar

$$ - $$$French, European,
18 National Cct | Hotel Realm, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 2 6163 1818
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“beef tartare” (9 reviews)
“bourguignon” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
French, European, Australian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 National Cct | Hotel Realm, Canberra 2600, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove up from the Snowy Mountains to have breakfast here after having a positive experience previously when staying at the hotel. Arrived at 9:30, breakfast still had an hour to go. I had to wait for poached eggs to be cooked, pancakes had run out,...More

Thank Stuart227
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wrote a review for this restaurant last year and said that the only downside was the very loud noise from the bar area and the very bright lights on the tables. Well, this time we visited on a Monday night and the bar area...More

Thank Shane M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had better breakfasts. Fruit was good but hot bar not high quality. Eggs not very fresh and pastries very average

Thank Judith W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our experience at Buvette was highly rated Nice bistro style but up market with a good wine list and service to match The steaks were fantastic although the menu is not large it works well. This restaurant has a nice warm ambience and was very...More

Thank disappointed590
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As Canberra locals we have dined in a lot of places, but Buvette stands head and shoulders above the rest. We were excited to celebrate our 13 year anniversary and we were not disappointed. From the minute we walked in Steve, the Restaurant Manager made...More

1  Thank rmarkwart
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very disappointing after such colourful marketing and advertising features from your hotels within the realm. From the moment you enter the restaurant it is very disjointed as to where you should approach to be greeted and the staff are all very good at walking straight...More

Thank CCGastonomy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at Buvette last night and we had a pleasant evening. The head waiter was attentive and knew his wines which we really enjoyed. Our meal however was very slow and nothing to write home about when it finally arrived. Because of this he...More

Thank AussieHelen_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They want you to think this is an upper end bistro type venue. Attitude is a little that way from the staff. Longer wait than I would like to be greeted and seated. Coffee took ages to come after concierge forgot to place my order....More

Thank Hinanospider
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have had the most outstanding service and meal tonight The staff made us feel like family and went out of their way to make our experience unforgettable ... highly recommend this restaurant Thankyou Steve, Riley, and Robbie for a great night from the old...More

1  Thank Rebecca I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two people dined on a Saturday night, pate, fillet steak, Bouillabaisse, creme caramel, pear tartin, and a chocolate dish, a bottle of local sparkling rose wine. We arrived at 1800hrs, we had booked, because we were told it was going to be busy and it...More

2  Thank pflynn58
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$65
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 National Cct | Hotel Realm, Canberra 2600, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6163 1818
  • E-mail
At Buvette Bistro, we use fresh, quality ingredients to deliver seasonal menus showcasing the best of locally-sourced produce. Our French menu spans from shared plates, charcuterie & appetisers, grill, all day dining and decadent desserts, accompanied by a comprehensive wine list.
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