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A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro

268 Toorak Rd | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9077 2856
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
268 Toorak Rd | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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1. Best meal !
"Went there earlier this month."
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2. Always perfect !
"I cannot remember how many times I have eaten at A La Bouffe !"
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3. Fabulous French!
"We had lunch here on New Year's Eve 2016."
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolute gem . Great food excellent service and a good ambience .definitely the place for French ....leaves some of the others for dead

Thank paul l
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

I have some to this restaurant a number of times over the past 5 years and enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service every single time. Located right near all amenities that South Yarra has to offer, this great French restaurant is one of my favorite...More

108  Thank Alex S
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Excellent experience in all respects. Authentic french food with menu extending into all things duck, rabbit, etc and extensive wine list of high quality. This was topped up with outstanding service from the waitress and there are excellent acoustics.

1  Thank burra154
Reviewed 29 September 2018

My wife and I had a great experience. The staff were wonderful and the food amazing.Will definately be back .

2  Thank John P
Reviewed 24 August 2018

A little hidden gem... Had been driving past for quite a while..... Finally some friends had randomly made a booking and we went (4 people). The ambience, the service and the Food could not be faulted! We came on a relatively busy Saturday night... This...More

6  Thank Martin B
Jacky F, Owner at A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

Thank you Dear Martin for the positive feedback, it is a delight to have customers like yourself in the restaurant. We hope to see you back soon. Merci beaucoup!

Reviewed 7 August 2018

We recently visited Melbourne and were looking forward to visiting an authentic style French Restaurant. We were so glad that we went to La Bouffe Bar & Bistro, it was a sensational night of food and service. I would highly recommend this place if you...More

8  Thank TeamWalters2
Jacky F, Owner at A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your A La Bouffe experience and look forward to seeing you again soon. A bientot

Reviewed 25 July 2018

The atmosphere was friendly and service was excellent. The food wasn't spectacular. The mussels were quite bland, the salmon was lovely. I was very disappointed with the serving sizes. Especially the dessert chef selection.

Thank ericsE719MB
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Our party of six were seated upstairs at what turned out to be a private table. The service was very good, our Mt Mary was served carefully from its carafe. We started with some favourites: their duck liver pate, seafood bisque which were delicious, followed...More

11  Thank Selrahc49
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Truely an amazing French restaurant with mouth watering dishes and wines to match. The staff were extremely tentative and friendly even while busy. They made dinning here absolute treat and the delicious food just topped it all off. What a way to celebrate Bastille Day....More

11  Thank Ross M
Jacky F, Owner at A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

Thank you Dear Ross for Reviewing A La Bouffe and expressing your enjoyment about the Restaurant. Merci Beaucoup

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to A la bouffe with two friends on Monday evening. It was steak night, which means you get a steak with a sauce of your choice, salad and fries, a dessert and a glass of red for just AUD 55. What can I...More

18  Thank FranziRueg
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 28
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 268 Toorak Rd | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chapel Street
  • Neighbourhood: Chapel Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9077 2856
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A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro is where you will experience true French Hospitality. When the French back home gets together with friends and family to prepare a meal, when all the chopping, mixing and baking and cooking is done! the cook call out "A La Bouffe" Let's Eat, and everyone sits down to enjoy their home cooked meal. That is what you will experience at A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro - an informal, friendly and delicious experience. No pretensions, just good friendly service and delicious food.
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