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Bistro Gitan

52 Toorak Rd West, South Yarra, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9867 5853
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (20 reviews)
“spatchcock” (7 reviews)
“snails” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
European, French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
52 Toorak Rd West, South Yarra, Victoria 3141, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Between three of us we had a number of the dishes, it was absolutely delicious. The staff were very friendly although we did have to wait a few times to get a drink or attention. Despite this, we had a lovely meal and it was...More

1  Thank Nick E
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can say only good things about this place. Nice interior, a couple of outside tables not too close to the road, so staying outside is enjoyable. The service is outstanding: competent and friendly. European setting with Australian friendliness. The food is great: not unnecessarily...More

Thank Giovanni C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Situated opposite Fawkner Park tennis courts, and stylishly fitted out, this restaurant oozes sophistication befitting of a fine dining French restaurant. We sat at a high table with stools (at our request), near the bar, and enjoyed quality service and food. For entrees we had...More

Thank TiinaTak
Reviewed 14 January 2018

It starts with a warm welcome from Michel who is in his sixth year at Gitan. There is an excellent choice of wines by the glass and cocktails to start. Specials are always good. We had the oysters and snails from the regular menu and...More

Thank HofH999
Reviewed 8 January 2018

This restaurant is a popular Restaurant known for its ambience, decor and food. While previous dining experiences have been pleasant we became the subject of the second sitting syndrome last Saturday night when access to our table was significantly delayed and several items on the...More

Thank Stuart R
Reviewed 22 December 2017

A cold and wet night in December, but a warm welcome from the staff at Bistro Gitan. The restaurant is lovely, but it was a busy night and our group of ten probably contributed to the considerable noise level. Food delicious, service very good, desserts...More

Thank annek3040
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

What a good evening, the staff were great and the food was excellent. Favourites on our table where the Tuna, the lamb rump, and the spatchcock. A good wine list rounded the night out nicely.More

Thank TimK012
LHotel-Bistro-Gitan, Manager at Bistro Gitan, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Dear Tim, Thank you for taking the time to pass along your thoughts on your recent dining experience. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food, service and wine at the Bistro. The spatchcock is a classic Bistro dish that has been...More

Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

What a place, friendly staff great, wine list and the food OMG. Don't order off the menu just order of the specials board above the kitchen, either way you can't go wrong. Make sure you order the potato gitan it is to die for, snails...More

Thank Phillip M
LHotel-Bistro-Gitan, Manager at Bistro Gitan, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Dear Phillip, We agree! There's always something wonderful to entice you on the specials board! Thank you for your kind feedback and for joining us at the Bistro. We hope we'll be serving you more escargot and chicken livers again soon. Regards, Bistro Gitan

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

A really well polished restaurant with quality and entertaining staff and delicious food. The staff and very well trained in the menu and customer experience and it showed throughout our time there. We started off with a drink outside where they have a couple of...More

Thank hugosampson
LHotel-Bistro-Gitan, Manager at Bistro Gitan, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Dear Hugo, Thank you for joining us at Bistro Gitan, and for passing along your kind feedback. We endeavour to offer the highest standards of food and service, and it's wonderful to hear that your expectations of the Bistro were matched. We hope that we'll...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

I took a client here the other week for dinner who had flown in from Sydney & who was waxing lyrical about how good the Sydney French restaurant scene is. I had not been to the restaurants they were talking about so couldn’t compare, but...More

Thank Marcel C
LHotel-Bistro-Gitan, Manager at Bistro Gitan, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Dear Marcel, Your effusive praise is very kind! Thank you for your generous feedback after your recent meal with us. It's wonderful that again, we lived up to your expectations of a delicious meal and enjoyable experience. We agree that the secret to ordering at...More

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Toorak Rd West, South Yarra, Victoria 3141, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  South Yarra
  • 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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