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USD 5 - USD 64
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French, European, Australian, Wine Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived, stood inside the door, was totally ignored for ages and left. 3 staff members just walked right past- refused to acknowledge me or respond to my attempts to get their attention. One of them (dark curly hair) briefly muttered “Hi” under her breath, before...she averted her eyes and kept walking. A short, very telling experience- you can tell a lot about a restaurant by the way they acknowledge people when they walk in. This is supposed to be a nice restaurant- food court service.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 August 2021

Stayed at the Hotel Realm for a birthday experience with breakfast at Buvette included. We were seated at 8:30 and then promptly left to our own devices. We had to get up and find someone to take our order about 40 minutes later. We got...our coffees after our food arrived at 9:20. Clearly forgotten by the staff, It is frustrating to see other guests who arrived 30 minutes after us with coffee almost straight away and their meals not long after. know it happens but we missed out on our booking for another event.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 28 July 2021 via mobile

Staying at The Realm in Canberra, and wanted to have a meal close by after a long drive. Straight away, the staff were so friendly and helpful, especially James who took care of us for the whole meal. Amazing food and knowledgeable, friendly service. Cannot...recommend Buvette more highly!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 12 July 2021 via mobile

Wonderful experience for our wedding anniversary. Attentive staff, sensational wine and food. Very impressed. Sadly, we had to return to QLD early due to Covid restrictions. We would most definitely returned if our stay in Canberra had been longer.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 12 July 2021

I had an infuriating experience at Buvette this weekend just gone. It was the designated restaurant for hotel guests, and we had breakfast included in our room rate so headed down around 9.20am. As we arrived, we were rushed onto a table by one of...the staff. The table wasn't set, had no menus, no water. We waited about 15 minutes to even get menus before I walked up to the bar and asked. The hostess laughed and brought some menus to our table, and let us know she'd be 'right back' for our order. Well, apparently 'right back' meant another 15 minute wait, even to order our coffees. She scribbled our order on the back of a menu and ran away. Another 30 minutes later, we hadn't even received our coffees or juice (we also hadn't been given table water). The frustrating part were that other customers were arriving, being seated, and receiving their orders before us. Eventually I asked about our order and we were told 'the food is almost ready, but there is a wait on the coffee'. Eventually, an hour after arriving, our coffee came. Two of our dishes came shortly after, but we had to ask about our third, which had clearly been forgotten. We ate our mediocre food (with the eggs served runny, despite ordering hard yolks) and left without so much as an apology from staff. Disgusting service, I won't be back.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 22 June 2021

We came into Buvette expecting classic french fine dining and unfortunately left feeling that the whole restaurant was a mixture of 4 different ideas, none of which seemed to hit the mark. Much of the food was underseasoned and service staff seemed worried by even...the simplest requestsMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Doma Hotels, Manager at Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2021

Hi Stantonandrew, Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate our guest honesty so we can work on giving the best service for our customers in the future. Since we have reopened we have changed from the French traditional Service Style, To a French/European Share Plate...More

Reviewed 20 June 2021 via mobile

Lovely food. Often eat with with work colleagues but definitely one to bring the hubby too. Amazing food for Canberra. Service excellent. Great steaks and salad. Beautifully presented.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 6 June 2021

My wife and I had dinner at Buvette recently and found the experience lived up to our expectations from our last meal there. The restaurant is divided into several spaces by screens which give the dining areas a more intimate feel. Our waiter was very...friendly and knowledgeable about the food and wine. We shared an entree of yellowfin tuna tartare followed by shared chateaubriand which was magnificent, with perfectly cooked steak, French onions, a whole roasted garlic bulb and fantastic, light, fluffy Yorkshire puddings. Sides were frittes and a radichio salad. There was enough food for more than two but we managed! The wine list is very extensive. We started with an Australian sparkling wine, then shared a bottle of Provence rose and I had a glass of a very nice local Sangiovese. A wonderful meal and a 2 minute walk back to our accommodation at Brassey Hotel.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 28 April 2021

Great service, even better food. The wagyu tartare has got to be the best I have tried, along with the pumpkin side and the lamb. Left me wanting more!! Highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a place to celebrate or even for the...spontaneous dinner.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 27 April 2021

food was good but the arrangements for accessing it were hopeless. thus apart from a few starters and sides it was all Designed to Share. except this DtS list was itself a mix of starters and mains. requiring a long explanation from waitress. too hard....also the chicken was fatty, at least the piece left for me. small portion of burrata I managed to bag was good.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Doma Hotels, General Manager at Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2021

Hi William, Thank you for providing feedback on your recent dining experience with us. In order to ensure that our patrons have the best experience possible, I will contact you directly to gain more insight and address your concerns. My Best, Buvette Management James Broughton

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Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5