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Estelle Bistro

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243 High St, Northcote, Victoria 3070, Australia
+61 3 9489 4609
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, hard to read menu due to poor lighting, enjoyable night, we both enjoyed our three course selection, good vibe, open kitchen will definitely be back

Thank Garry E
Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disappointing start to dinner when we were taken out back to a table. Plants had been watered and when I sat down I sat in water on the chair. Spent my time with a wet bottom. We had been told we had to book for the early (6.30pm) sitting on a Saturday night. Food was lovely and wine list very... More 

Thank Denise G
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467 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant is located in the Melbourne suburb of Northcote about a 30 minute tram ride from Bourke Street mall on Tram no: 86, which stops about 100 metres away from the restaurant. There were 8 of us and we chose the 5 course tasting menu for $90. There was a wine pairing available at $60 pp but we passed on... More 

Thank westy54
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding service and great meal. We went the 4 courses with matching wines. I could complain about anything. The pork was the highlight for us.

Thank JasonKeays
Huntsville, Canada
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On vacation for a month in Melbourne, from Canada, our kids treated us to a spectacular meal here! Had the 5 course taster menu, where we didn't know what we'd be getting. Was great fun... tuna followed by duck followed by salmon followed by steak followed by chocolate mouse and salted caramel ice cream! The only, and I mean only... More 

Thank Ross C
Melbourne, Australia
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363 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We brought the whole family here for a birthday celebration. Based on reviews that we had read, our expectations were high. The food was innovative, but one had the feeling that the food might have been more enjoyable if some innovative elements had been omitted. Sometimes, less is more! So, we were left slightly disappointed, although we did enjoy being... More 

Thank Houlihan2
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Visited for dinner with friends. Food was good but; - No tomato juice for Bloody Mary - No Sambucca to have with coffee - No LIGHT beer for the driver - 2% surcharge on ALL credit cards - that's just ridiculous!!!! We are also in business and for a restaurant that size there is no way they are paying 2%... More 

1 Thank pooksie1
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Did not start on a good foot when booking on line was difficult, made booking on phone, then I had to confirm 3 times, including a phone call by estelle whilst I'm at work. I had given my credit card details as part of the booking, i dont know what more they wanted from me?? I had steak which was... More 

Thank fuzzzyjenny
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Although my dining partners enjoyed their omnivorous tasting menu, I did not. In my decades of eating vegetarian, I have found that some restaurants grasp the concept and considerations and some do not. Estelle Bistro is not for vegetarians. My dishes were tasteless and lacking in adequate protein. The 'main' was nothing short of bizarre: a charr-grilled cos lettuce with... More 

Thank designfelicity
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This bistro has outstanding food at a reasonable price. Excellent service, good wine and gluten-free choices. The best salmon dish that we have ever eaten. Highly recommend.

Thank Frances L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Australian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 243 High St, Northcote, Victoria 3070, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Northcote
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9489 4609

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