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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 7 October 2012

Very authentic, tasty, french cuisine, and friendly helpful staff. Reasonably priced food and wine.We had an enjoyable night.

Date of visit: October 2012
24  Thank DaleS684
Reviewed 30 September 2012 via mobile

A bit disappointing to be honest. We were seated upstairs where there is zero atmosphere... Nice enough room but no buzz. Had the assiette of charcuterie to start. They brought me large instead of small but told me just to keep it and hey would...More

9  Thank Alimcl
Reviewed 18 September 2012

By chance my duaghter stumbled on a write up for this relatively new South Yarra restaurant. We have been regulars at another French establishment in Prahran for some time and were always pleased with a night out there but this is a step up !...More

Date of visit: August 2012
22  Thank Gags19
Reviewed 9 September 2012

What a refreshing change to have great service and great food under one roof! Everyone enjoyed their meals. My millefeuille was simply heavenly as was my eye fillet steak also served with the bisque sauce. The creme brûlée and crime caramel were fantastic, the former...More

Date of visit: September 2012
22  Thank Clk32
Reviewed 26 May 2012

Food was excellent, service was very attentive. There was a hug emenu and everything everyone had was delicious--from steaks, to duck to fish. It was about a 15 minute cab ride from the center of Melbourne, but not difficult to get to. Definitely give it...More

Date of visit: May 2012
22  Thank Westiefan79
Reviewed 5 May 2012

The mussels in the entree millefeuille wasn't fresh, for AUD$22 I would expect more. The Millefeuille itself was good though, flaky and buttery just the way I like it. My mussels mains (AUD$30) wasn't that great either. Although it's fresh this time it's very tasteless...More

Date of visit: April 2012
1  Thank Pigout_travels
Reviewed 11 November 2011

Girl friend and I went for lunch. Bread - thin sliced baguette, served with a tiny piece of butter. Entree - Terrine, the portion wasnt generous, it has only 2 small triangle shape pieces of pork meat. Suggest to add 1 more piece. Salad was...More

Date of visit: November 2011
13  Thank CherylDe
Reviewed 7 November 2011

The first time I had lunch at A La Bouffe I couldn't believe that such a gem could have been overlooked by me for so long. The restaurant is beautiful, the staff amazing, and the menu and food make me want to go back once...More

Date of visit: September 2011
26  Thank LilibetMelbourne
Chapel Street
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emporiums. Chapel Street is a one-stop shop with
specialty stores selling just about everything. The
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 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail
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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