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Bistro Gitan

#199 of 3,336 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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52 Toorak Rd W | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9867 5853
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a Saturday 6.30pm sitting for 4 We ordered an entree and main course and by the time we finished our main at 8.10pm we were told that the needed the table for the next sitting and we would need to move from our table to the bar and order our desert there. The waitress came back and told... More 

Thank Fairdinkumozzi
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310 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant serves up top quality French cuisine in a refined atmosphere. It was busy when we were there so it did get a bit loud with the conversations of fellow diners. This is a popular restaurant for business lunches. I had the pork main, which came with a nice serve of crackling. The chocolate fondant with mandarin segments was... More 

Thank JonHSydney
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bistro Gitan is run by the offspring of Jacques Raymond and the heritage shows. Whole not as formal as the original Restaurant in Prahran the food and the service here are excellent. There is a nice cosy bar area where you can sip on a pleasant Champagne should you need to wait for your table (unusual but it happens). This... More 

Thank EilselNodrog
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I had to write another review after our visit last week. The restaurant was very busy and full but watching the staff (Marcel in particular) manage what would have been a stressful situation was amazing. They are true professionals. Everyone who came in was eventually found a seat. The food on the specials that night was also excellent but it... More 

Thank Mary S
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Bistro Gitan is one of our favourite "go to" restaurants in Melbourne. The staff are always welcoming and friendly and the food is excellent. French food is our favourite cuisine and Bistro Gitan does it all really well. It is an ideal place for both couples and larger groups as you don't feel as 'hemmed in' as you can feel... More 

Thank Frank-Jennie
Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here and loved every minute. The atmosphere is cosy and intimate, despite the room being reasonably large. Tables are sufficiently spaced to allow conversation, yet there is a pleasant buzz and the service is attentive but never intrusive. The food was really good and we indulged in some good French wines. A good choice for... More 

Thank Robyn H
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We recently took an overseas visitor to Bistro Gitan and had an amazing meal, great wine and service. It is a bustling place, much like a French bistro in Paris. Each course was outstanding,the service was great and our waitress was both knowledgeable and attentive. I recommend it wholeheartedly!

Thank Viv_and_George
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

A friend and I visited Bistro Gitan over the weekend. The food was lovely. We started with the snails which were yum. The other highlights were the piccata of chicken livers and the spatchcock. The fish special and the tartare were ok but we not as good as the courses. The sides of Gratin Dauphinois was delicious. The waiter, although... More 

Thank Bobby S
Peregian Beach, Australia
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We visited here with a friend- we're from Brisbane. Our younger family members thought it was the best French food outside of Paris! Innovative and different with a lovely bistro atmosphere , and knowledgable and attentive wait staff - highly recommended!

Thank Robyn W
Brisbane, Australia
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127 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We find most Melbourne restaurants are very noisy, often due to the ceiling height and wall and floor finishings. Not so at Bistro Gitan, where the tables are well spaced and the ceiling quite high. The food matched the comfortable surroundings and we particularly enjoyed the Bavette steak and the duck breast. Service was excellent, friendly and knowledgeable. Bistro Gitan... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Toorak Rd W | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9867 5853

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?