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Bistrot d'Orsay

184 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 6498
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bouillabaisse” (30 reviews)
“coq au vin” (10 reviews)
“rabbit pie” (7 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:30All hours
Steakhouse, French, European, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
184 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You wouldn't think a French restaurant would have a fabulous salad but this one does. I don't eat meat but there's a great selection of other things, my favorite salad anywhere being their Quinoa one. Crunchy with roasted almonds and amazing dressing. So tasty. And...More

Thank FrancineZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pre show dinner on a Saturday night, restaurant was absolutely full and credit to the staff did not miss a beat. Could easily have been in France, view over Collins street and regent theatre. Food absolutely fantastic, duck liver pate brilliant starter and confit duck...More

Thank ricktapp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here a couple of times - atmosphere is great, food is fantastic, staff are very friendly and service is exceptional.

Thank Family5_kids
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I rarely give five stars so perhaps the night was right for this. My coq au vin was superb and service impeccible. I made a mistake with the wine order and the waiter waived the charge and we started afresh. This is the stuff of...More

Thank JackWhalebone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked here on a Saturday night and as we walked in the whole restaurant walked out, this place was dinner pre-show, the second seating arrived and it filled again so no booking no seat. The food was only ok, it was old school but...More

Thank AlistairAuckland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must have walked past this charming place so often, and now we don't know why! Excellent Coq au Vin ( made with White Wine rather than red) and Steak Frites. Perfectly good wine list at reasonable prices. And superb service. Couldn't have been happier with...More

Thank Megsfellow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location right on Collins Street - authentic French cuisine and I enjoyed the Coq au Vin unusually prepared with white wine not red - the chocolate mousse was to die for just the way it should absolutely be - service attentive - seating spaces...More

Thank G B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kinda mixed about this place. They lost my reservation, but lucky had a table for us, but it was very tight and cramped, ok move on. The wait staff were very friendly and we got our order taken without fuss. The food was excellent, my...More

Thank Sean T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Another first class meal with the most attentive service from well trained staff. Great atmosphere and if on a tight schedule, they are up to the task. A wonderful Melbourne institution that simply delivers outstanding food and wine. Must go back more often.

Thank Jeff E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in without booking, had a brilliant French Bistro meal..beautiful Scotch Fillet, Barramundi ( fresh, perfect ) and gnocci ragu , kicked off with Veuve Cliquot. Perfect. Thank you

Thank Daniel m
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$43 - US$87
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 184 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 6498
  • E-mail
Bistrot d'Orsay has been situated in picturesque Collins Street for 20 years, in an area regarded as the ‘Paris End’. The interior is instantly evocative of the French capital with trompe l’oeil ceiling and a towering vintage French poster adorning the dining room. Dark wood paneling and soft lighting completes the picture. Lunch and dinner menus are provençal Mediterranean with French bistro classics such as bouillabaisse and crème brûlée all prepared with flair. Dishes such as seafood linguini and risotto complement the Mediterranean style. With a spectacular view of the ornate Regent Theatre directly opposite, Bistrot d’Orsay can lay claim to one of the best views of any restaurant in Melbourne. The bistro has a multi-award winning, extensive wine list with expertly chosen selections from the best international and Australian/NZ regions.
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