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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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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 6 July 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here with the inlwas a few weeks ago, we were seated promtly and greeted by the very friendly owner. Restaurant is very lovely with an amazing selection of wines! Our waitress was very attentive and super polite. I had the pork belly, and...More

Date of visit: June 2017
88  Thank brookemizzio
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

If you want truely traditional French food, this place is it! My hubby and I had lunch there. It's a cosy restaurant with good service and great tasting food. We'll definitely return!

Date of visit: June 2017
88  Thank Ilda B
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here on New Year's Eve 2016. This is what we had:- Entrées (ordered 3): Tripes à la Provençale Soufflé au Fromage Ravioli à la Langouste et Crevettes Mains: Millefeuille de Fruits de Mer Kangourou à la Bouffe Desserts: Crème Brûlée à l’orange...More

Date of visit: December 2016
99  Thank Slim5144
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The wait staff were super friendly and very funny. The food was very slow to come out and was of decent quality

Date of visit: June 2017
88  Thank Kimberley R
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Great place - not cheap if you go overboard as we did spending some $400 for the night for two of us, but $130 wine does that. However, lovely French Onion soup, a wonderful steak (with English mustard in a French restaurant - sacrilegious to...More

Date of visit: May 2017
108  Thank andrewpJ6210JE
Reviewed 17 May 2017

A La Boufffe is a lovel Parisienne restaurant with wonderful traditional french fare. With an extensive menu to choose from it Was hard to make a decision. So I went tradition with a very tasty french onion soup. Fillet steak with bernaise sauce and french...More

Date of visit: April 2017
108  Thank Nikki M
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We visited A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro for their Mothers Day Set Menu, the service was fantastic. The three Mains were Fantastic.All three Deserts were Fantastic we will be back

Date of visit: May 2017
108  Thank David H
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Food is absolutely amazing paired with top class wine! $550 for 5 people so it's bloody good considering we had 3 top class courses will be back! Waitress' are brilliant just the perfect restaurant to bring anyone

Date of visit: May 2017
108  Thank darrenryan210
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Took my wife for a special date to our favorite restaurant, we have been numerous times at A La Bouffe - the food and atmosphere was always good, and we enjoyed the impeccable service. Unfortunately, this was not so on our last visit. The French...More

Date of visit: April 2017
1  Thank Michel G
Jacky F, Owner at A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Dear Michel G. After our phone conversation i would like to offer my sincere apologies again, and i hope you will take my offer. Thank you have a great day. Jacky Frenot Owner

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Returned just for the Crepe Suzette. Couldnt be rude, so ordered an entree of Lobster and Prawn Ravioli in Bisque. OMG. Words can't describe how good it was. Partner that with the complimentary french bread and butter, and a glass of fine french reisling and...More

Date of visit: April 2017
108  Thank Elizabeth2859
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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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