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Bistro Gitan

52 Toorak Rd West | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9867 5853
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“duckling” (4 reviews)
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European, French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
52 Toorak Rd West | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have driven past this place many times since my first visit 4 or 5 years ago. Signage is hard to see, so the place had basically dropped off my radar. Friends asked us for dinner here this week, so we accepted. I had a...More

Thank Nathan1000
LHotel-Bistro-Gitan, Manager at Bistro Gitan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nathan, Thank you for taking the time to pass along your kind words on your recent experience at Bistro Gitan. We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed visiting us after such a long absence and hope to see you again soon. Regards, Bistro...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celebrated one of the kid's birthday here on Saturday. We are regulars at the sister establishment in Commercial rd ( and love it) so thought we would try the "Bistro".Now we have a dilemma - which to choose! The Bistro was warm , inviting and...More

Thank sbg62015
LHotel-Bistro-Gitan, Manager at Bistro Gitan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you! Your kind words will be passed along to our whole team. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your first experience at Bistro Gitan. We look forward to welcoming you back to both L'Hotel and Bistro Gitan in the future. Regards,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bistro Gitan was always a good restaurant to go to for dinner expansive but satisfying. Recently it has dropped its level as the food is noticeably not up to its usual level and the service is terrible . I would not recommend to go here...More

1  Thank Jarrod s
LHotel-Bistro-Gitan, Manager at Bistro Gitan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jarrod, Thank you for passing along your feedback on your recent experience at Bistro Gitan. We are saddened to hear that your experience wasn't up to the standards we should be offering. We'd encourage you to contact us directly on 9867 5853 or via...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017

We are regular patrons of this gorgeous establishment in south yarra, after a 6 month hiatus, we were so very disappointed in the meal and service. We ordered a $90 bottle of wine and we had to ask 3 times for our glasses to be...More

Thank Debbiecadzow
LHotel-Bistro-Gitan, Manager at Bistro Gitan, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Dear Debbie, Thank you for taking the time to pass along your feedback on your recent experience at Bistro Gitan. We’re sorry to hear that your visit was disappointing on this occasion, The team at Bistro Gitan takes pride in the quality of our food...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

I probably come to Bistro Gitan once a month for business, family and friends. One of the things I like is the consistency of food and staff. It's professional and friendly and on a cold night, the open fire and bar area is a warm...More

1  Thank Lorne01
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This places oozes atmosphere and has equally great food and wine. All our dishes were delicious and we felt very welcome, look forward to returning some time soon.

Thank hamilstra
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Good ambience, service, food. Place is a buzzing French bistro in a classy part of town but very down to earth. I was initially hesitant on French as I was not in the mood to bling it and it felt too chilly for dress and...More

Thank E H
Reviewed 13 May 2017 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...More

2  Thank Fairdinkumozzi
Reviewed 20 April 2017 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,...More

Thank JonHSydney
Reviewed 20 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank EilselNodrog
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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
16:00 - 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 West | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9867 5853
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Set opposite Fawkner Park in a stunning classic Victorian building, Bistro Gitan reflects a warm and intimate choice for your next dining experience. Charming and comforting, the Bistro is the perfect environment for celebrations, as well as inviting enough to become your next local.

At Bistro Gitan, we celebrate the generously welcoming style of dining that the Reymond family has enjoyed for generations in France.

Named after the gypsy travellers of Europe, Gitan reflects a style of cuisine drawing from the best of contemporary French bistros accented by inclusions from Spain, Italy and around the Mediterranean.
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