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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“coq au vin” (13 reviews)
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Open Now
11:00 am - 12:00 am Hours
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 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

Date of visit: April 2018
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

Date of visit: March 2018
40  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

Date of visit: March 2018
39  Thank 870bramg
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

Date of visit: March 2018
44  Thank Renee D
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

First visit will not be our last. Wonderful local restaurant, the menu is extensive, the decor charming, wine list good and staff very pleasant and helpful. They were able to easily accommodate the gluten intolerant, vegan guest. All six of us loved our meal, it...More

Date of visit: February 2018
55  Thank 740Elly48
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We like to come here when we visit Melbourne. The food is always fantastic and the service is wonderful. We always stay in the city, but it is really easy to get here - just jump on a tram (which stops right outside the door)...More

Date of visit: February 2018
55  Thank CorvettePete
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Went here on Monday evening for the steak special. Porterhouse steak with béarnaise sauce ( or your choice ) with pommes allumettes, glass of wine and a choice of nice deserts. 55 dollar each. Everything was well prepared, we had a good seat in front...More

Date of visit: February 2018
55  Thank Hugoke2
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at A la Bouffe. Exceptional service, intimate setting and food created to perfection. The presentation of every meal was thought through, paring of tastes worked brilliantly. The Poitrine De Porc (crispy pork belly) was undoubtably the best I've ever had....More

Date of visit: January 2018
66  Thank Honey-Anne K
Reviewed 23 January 2018

I had a delightful lunch with a friend from long ago and she suggested this restaurant as reasonably priced and cheerful. The restaurant was quiet on this Tuesday and we ended up being the only diners but no problem as we had the waiter's full...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Tilly D
Jacky F, Owner at A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Dear Tilly D! Thank you for reviewing A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro. I am sorry you did not fully enjoy your Lunch. Regarding the Anchovies we put 4 on every dish, maybe it was mixed with the rocket? For your comment about the size...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018

Walked in last week for a late dinner, staff were friendly and efficient, food came out pretty quickly and was very tasty. Will definitely be back

Date of visit: January 2018
77  Thank Ed_Swidley
Jacky F, Owner at A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Thank you for your nice comments

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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