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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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“coq au vin” (12 reviews)
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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 via mobile

Being something of a Francophile I stayed with the classics. Onion soup had rich, deep flavour. The duck liver parfait was a standout. Coq au vin delicious but would prefer bone in. Menu, cocktails and wine list all excellent. Highly recommended.

10  Thank aussiepiper
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

99  Thank Alex S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a lovely pre-cinema dinner at A La Bouffe which is directly opposite The Palace Como. Food was authentically french but we would recommend bookings for anytime after 7pm. Les Lentilles entree was gorgeous as was the rabbit ravioli. For mains we enjoyed the...More

12  Thank 111jenny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After the great reviews we decided to book the restaurant on a Saturday night with our son who we were visiting in Melbourne. The surroundings are classy French, and the waitress was friendly but it all went downhill once the food was served. Our duck...More

1  Thank Ken and Annie B
Reviewed 30 April 2018

It did lack a bit of atmosphere (perhaps compared to similar places like France Soir or Bistro Thierry where you get a sense of being in a French restaurant - no obvious French staff etc here.) But the service was reasonable and there were plenty...More

29  Thank Alison W
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

If you like bland, non seasoned food then this restaurant is for you. I was highly disappointed with my food, the steak tartare was very under-seasoned and my main (coq au vin) was deplorable no flavour at all, it was so bad I couldn't even...More

Thank Johnmacca87
Reviewed 16 April 2018

The cheese soufflé was very bland, almost just like an omelette, no distinguishable hit of cheese. Main was ok, ravioli, but dessert was disappointing, the tart tartin was just a big pile of what tasted like tin pie apple on a very soggy pastry bottom....More

Thank Lateluncher
Reviewed 4 April 2018

A pleasant restaurant with very good attentive service but quite expensive. Was very noisy on my visit with several children and party people. Quite an extensive menu including rabbit which was the reason for the visit. My rabbit, RÂBLE DE LAPIN, was a bit disappointing...More

33  Thank 1937Max
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is the typical French style brasserie in South Yarra. Food is good but not outstanding. They also have a decent choice of wine. I took one of the specials which was a grilled fish. This was pure and natural and that is how I...More

33  Thank Bram G
Reviewed 16 March 2018

My husband & I have been regular diners at A La Bouffe since its debut seven years ago. Whenever we are in Melbourne, and/or have to entertain French food lover friends, we go to A La Bouffe. The freshest of ingredients, the modern twist on...More

44  Thank Renee D
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famous Chapel Street Bazaar has so many curious and
vintage knick-knacks that you will feel as if you're
in a huge and busy museum. By contrast, at the
northern end of Chapel Street, South Yarra and Windsor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 29
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
Romantic, Groups, 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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