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Bistro Gitan

#205 of 3,334 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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52 Toorak Rd W | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9867 5853
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I visited Bistro Gitan over the weekend. The food was lovely. We started with the snails which were yum. The other highlights were the piccata of chicken livers and the spatchcock. The fish special and the tartare were ok but we not as good as the courses. The sides of Gratin Dauphinois was delicious. The waiter, although... More 

Thank Bobby S
Peregian Beach, Australia
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here with a friend- we're from Brisbane. Our younger family members thought it was the best French food outside of Paris! Innovative and different with a lovely bistro atmosphere , and knowledgable and attentive wait staff - highly recommended!

Thank Robyn W
Brisbane, Australia
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126 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We find most Melbourne restaurants are very noisy, often due to the ceiling height and wall and floor finishings. Not so at Bistro Gitan, where the tables are well spaced and the ceiling quite high. The food matched the comfortable surroundings and we particularly enjoyed the Bavette steak and the duck breast. Service was excellent, friendly and knowledgeable. Bistro Gitan... More 

Thank Peter C
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60 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great atmosphere, highly competent, friendly staff and the food and wine is of the highest order, just beautiful! All of our dishes were divine and matched to some great wine.

Thank iGuySimpson
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

To celebrate our birthdays we always come back to Bistro Gitan as we know the quality of the food is always going to be excellent, the staff are wonderful and so friendly, and the atmosphere is great. I always look forward to seeing what is on the menu as there is always something delectable on the 'specials board' and their... More 

Thank Hambleton21
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Good atmosphere. But meat was bad. Had to spit a lot of it out as chewy and sinewy. This shouldn't happen at the prices they are charging

1 Thank Giddyup124124
London, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

The restaurant is opposite Fawkner Park, and an excellent location. We had great fun choosing several courses from the daily specials, mixing and matching. Delicious food, great wine choices, warm and friendly environment. Ideal for special occasions. We will be keen to visit again.

Thank E T
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We did not have a booking but were able to get seated along the bar overlooking the kitchen. It was fun watching the chefs cook. We had steak and it was very very good. The rib eye melted in my mouth and the frites were so good. We did have a bottle of Pinto Gris but it was not to... More 

Thank 112233MichelleM
Keller, TX
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We enjoyed dinner there on a Friday night. The service was good as well as the food. It was clear that there were customers there who have eaten there many times, perhaps it is their neighborhood restaurant. It is a lovely restaurant with a cozy elegance. We look forward to eating there again.

Thank Shelley80
Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Delicious food, a standard mensu augmented by a wide range of daily specials. We dine here regularly and have never been disappointed. Freshly and very competently prepared the food is of the highest quality and most satisfying. Prices are within a reasonable range, especially for the quality of the food and the service. Comfortable, could be a bit quiter, but... More 

Thank Gary14012013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Toorak Rd W | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9867 5853

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?