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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)
“crepe suzette” (13 reviews)
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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3. Fabulous French!
"We had lunch here on New Year's Eve 2016."
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31 - 40 of 338 reviews

Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Over priced for what you get, lack of technical skills from the kitchen, front of house had no atmosphere, wine list ok, very pricey. Won’t be back.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Paul C
Reviewed 12 January 2018

On our first visit we were very impressed with our duck dishes, the quality and the size. We returned for the advertised Duck's Day special offered every Tuesday - duck leg confit, potatoes Sarladaises, a glass of pinot noir and a choice of dessert for...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Marj H
Jacky F, Owner at A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Dear Marj H, thank you for reviewing A La Bouffe Bar and Bistro. I would like to apologise for the warm Duck Confit and the waitress behaviour. I will investigate what did happen. The $45 ($44.90) Duck on the A La Carte menu that you...More

Reviewed 5 January 2018

I arrived 45 minutes early and was welcome to sit at the bar or my table. I was having an alcohol free month so I enjoyed a bottle of sparkling mineral water and reviewed the wine list so I could organize a bottle for my...More

Date of visit: December 2017
77  Thank Mace H
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Having read the reviews on trip advisor I had high hopes for the celebration dinner I booked. 2 out of 3 dishes were nice - coq au vin and 1/2 canard. Unfortunately, I had the eye fillet. I asked for 'medium' and confirmed with the...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Nicola W
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is very well positioned with easy public transport and parking in the Como Centre opposite Really nice Frenchy style food , attentive waiters , well priced and not too noisy I will certainly return with my fragrant wife !

Date of visit: December 2017
66  Thank Flippy1984
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Early week work dinner, no idea of what was open, let alone what was good. TripAdvisor came to the rescue and found us this great location. Our party of six all enjoyed meals and wine. Thank you.

Date of visit: December 2017
77  Thank SelectiveTravellor
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We couldn't have been more delighted with the discovery of this local authentic French restaurant. The staff were French and the diners at the next table were speaking French. We were in France a few months ago and we were transported back to Paris with...More

Date of visit: December 2017
66  Thank Marj H
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

Date of visit: November 2017
108  Thank Alex S
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Hi, not sure how we missed this place over the years we have been traveling to Melbourne. The pate was smooth an the extra brioche was a treat. Duck la orange was a full meal. My wife loved the self saucing chocolate pudding with homemade...More

Date of visit: October 2017
66  Thank Anne H
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Ate here often, great duck, had three Dick dishes, had kangaroo steak, and has special Mon to Thursday, 50$ for 2 courses, 60 for three. Excellent chocolate mousse too

Date of visit: September 2017
66  Thank Brian B
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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
  • 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, Romantic, Groups
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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