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A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro

268 Toorak Rd | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9077 2856
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
268 Toorak Rd | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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1. Best meal !
"Went there earlier this month."
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2. Always perfect !
"I cannot remember how many times I have eaten at A La Bouffe !"
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3. Fabulous French!
"We had lunch here on New Year's Eve 2016."
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited Melbourne and were looking forward to visiting an authentic style French Restaurant. We were so glad that we went to La Bouffe Bar & Bistro, it was a sensational night of food and service. I would highly recommend this place if you...More

2  Thank TeamWalters2
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

I have some to this restaurant a number of times over the past 5 years and enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service every single time. Located right near all amenities that South Yarra has to offer, this great French restaurant is one of my favorite...More

108  Thank Alex S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere was friendly and service was excellent. The food wasn't spectacular. The mussels were quite bland, the salmon was lovely. I was very disappointed with the serving sizes. Especially the dessert chef selection.

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of six were seated upstairs at what turned out to be a private table. The service was very good, our Mt Mary was served carefully from its carafe. We started with some favourites: their duck liver pate, seafood bisque which were delicious, followed...More

6  Thank Selrahc49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Truely an amazing French restaurant with mouth watering dishes and wines to match. The staff were extremely tentative and friendly even while busy. They made dinning here absolute treat and the delicious food just topped it all off. What a way to celebrate Bastille Day....More

11  Thank Ross M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to A la bouffe with two friends on Monday evening. It was steak night, which means you get a steak with a sauce of your choice, salad and fries, a dessert and a glass of red for just AUD 55. What can I...More

11  Thank FranziRueg
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

A La Bouffe has a lovely French feel to it in suburban Melbourne. Very good ambiance. It has a very extensive menu making it difficult to choose. Food was excellent and beautifully presented. Wine list was good. Service was outstanding with our waiter answering questions...More

19  Thank travellerest
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Being something of a Francophile I stayed with the classics. Onion soup had rich, deep flavour. The duck liver parfait was a standout. Coq au vin delicious but would prefer bone in. Menu, cocktails and wine list all excellent. Highly recommended.

33  Thank aussiepiper
Reviewed 9 June 2018

We enjoyed a lovely pre-cinema dinner at A La Bouffe which is directly opposite The Palace Como. Food was authentically french but we would recommend bookings for anytime after 7pm. Les Lentilles entree was gorgeous as was the rabbit ravioli. For mains we enjoyed the...More

33  Thank 111jenny
Reviewed 25 May 2018

After the great reviews we decided to book the restaurant on a Saturday night with our son who we were visiting in Melbourne. The surroundings are classy French, and the waitress was friendly but it all went downhill once the food was served. Our duck...More

1  Thank Ken and Annie B
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vintage knick-knacks that you will feel as if you're
in a huge and busy museum. By contrast, at the
northern end of Chapel Street, South Yarra and Windsor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 268 Toorak Rd | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chapel Street
  • Neighbourhood: Chapel Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9077 2856
  • E-mail
A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro is where you will experience true French Hospitality. When the French back home gets together with friends and family to prepare a meal, when all the chopping, mixing and baking and cooking is done! the cook call out "A La Bouffe" Let's Eat, and everyone sits down to enjoy their home cooked meal. That is what you will experience at A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro - an informal, friendly and delicious experience. No pretensions, just good friendly service and delicious food.
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