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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“beef tartare” (8 reviews)
“bourguignon” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
French, European, Australian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 National Cct | Hotel Realm, Canberra 2600, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Buvette was exceptional! We went for our wedding anniversary to have a special night. The service was great! The food was delicious and they were good portion sizes. The food was maybe a little too quick between courses but otherwise perfect! Pricing was good too...More

1  Thank sjesudason
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great wine bar with seating inside and out - very popular both nights we were there. Enjoyed a wood fired chicken tandoori pizza and prawn dippers. Can recommend the local rose on the wine list

Thank OzShan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve dined here twice. Last June with friends and recently with my partner. Good : food was excellent and so was the service with one exception (see below). I would happily come here again Bad : very noisy at dinner and it was difficult to...More

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a continental breakfast at Buvette. The food was lovely and the staff very friendly. The restaurant is in a lovely setting with some tables outside that we enjoyed on a beautiful Canberra morning.

1  Thank suea-melbourne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a work dinner and we had an alternate drop set menu. The waiters were delightful and responsive and while we didn't have a private room, we were seated in a slightly more private section of the restaurant. The entree of liquorice-cured salmon confit...More

1  Thank travelbug666666
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Where else but Canberra could you pick someone up at the Airport and be sitting down for dinner, in the Centre of town, within 15 minutes, at a first rate French restaurant. The Jamon was great to start with, and the lboulliabaise was delicious.

1  Thank Tom B
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Whilst on a ‘staycation’ in Canberra and staying at The Realm, although Canberrans and residing for the last 3 years at Kingston Foreshore, this restaurant was and is a diamond of a find and a bit of a best kept secret I feel?! I love...More

1  Thank rhondanicholson
Reviewed 9 March 2018

I went on a work day with my husband for the express lunch and unfortunately there was no express about it. We both ordered a French onion soup which was delicious but not quite big enough to be a stand alone meal. After waiting around...More

Thank ktm76
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Love the buffet selection and warm service! Seats outside are nice and cozy too. Highly recommended as well as Burbury terraces nearby both for brekky!

1  Thank Cristina T
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Service to take order was very slow, approximately 30 minutes. Staff did not return to tell our guests who arrived after us the specials menu. No service to ask for additional drinks orders beyond first order. No staff to check how we were going and...More

Thank Laura W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$68
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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