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USD 27 - USD 57
French, European, Gastropub
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went for diner on Saturday evening, to say the food was sublime is an understatement and that the service excellent would also do it a great injustice. What a fantastic evening out, and whilst not cheap it was not expensive either...coming in around $145 a head which included starter, mains, dessert a good wine and sparkling water....so cheaper and in my opinion substantially better faire and way more value and bang for buck than that received from either Da Noi or France Soir. We started with octopus ( which was simply put excellent -it had a capsicum and pine nut dip/accompaniment and a very tasty pesto),for mains we had the beef bourguignon with a mash and dutch carrots and a red wine jus that was sublime. As a matter of fact it came off the menu half way through the first sitting-sold out-sorry for the second sitting at 20h30...they have no idea what they had missed. We ordered desert , a meringue with pineapple and mango pieces in ice cream that was brilliant and then probably one of the better creme caramel desserts I have tasted in Melbourne. I suppose a meal can be made or lost by the waitrons, ours was enhanced immensely by our waitron, he was attentive but not in your face and had a sophisticated sense of humour that complimented our food and enhanced our evening. I give L'Hotel Gitan a resounding 9/10 for a brilliant evening and a sublime meal, one of the best we have had to date in Melbourne ....and we have had a good number .More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 3 February 2021 via mobile

It’s just pub food served by forgetful staff. The steaks lack flavor being cooked on a gas grill and over salted, french fries are identical to McDonalds. Metrosexual staff are unorganized forgetting mustard, wine and finally the bill. The acoustics are shocking.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 13 December 2020 via mobile

Dinner sat 12th Dec. Delicious food. Drink and service. Attentive , relaxed staff . Calm and balanced Ambience . Value for money.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 9 September 2020 via mobile

Our family was lucky enough to order our first ever meal from Hotel Gitan - the Fathers’ Day four courses menu (and aperitif). The food and alcohol was absolutely gorgeous and they went above and beyond on service. We will definitely be return customers.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 18 July 2020

Ordered a couple's hamper in lockdown for our Bastille day celebration. Ordering, payment and pickup were easy. Wow - the 4 courses were all great! Reheating instructions were clear and simple with minimum effort. Grougeres for starter, then salmon tartare with amazing tapioca crisps, delicious...confit duck a l'orange with potato gratin & beans, then creme caramel. it's not easy to pre cook and pack meals- excellent result thank you. We will be back for more.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 8 July 2020 via mobile

Went there for a bday lunch recently before lockdown. The food was so delicious, the wait staff were so lovely and knowledgeable. Thanks!!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 23 April 2020 via mobile

Home delivered hamper from Gitan at Home was an experience well waiting for. Duck and Chicken liver parfait with perfectly matched cornichons and sour dough croutons was followed by Cassoulet with duck confit, pork belly and morteau sausage and an accompaniment of gratin Dauphinois. There...was no way that we had room for the quiche Lorraine or the dessert of Chocolate Pot De Crème, but we look forward to enjoying them tonight. Thank you Gitan for allowing us to enjoy such a delicious meal at home without risking contamination amid the COVID-19 shutdown.More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed 4 March 2020 via mobile

Delicious beautifully presented food, attentive and friendly staff, busy restaurant with a good atmosphere.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 23 January 2020

Having visited the restaurant many times before, this encounter was not the best. The waitperson, maybe thinking she was being efficient, was impersonal, abrupt to a point of being rude. As l choose the 150 gm steak, l expected a small piece, not not the...incredibly small piece that arrived. Almost 3 bites. When it came to paying the bill, on checking it, l realized it was not my bill. When l informed the waitperson, she grabbed it out of my hand and informed me i had received the incorrect bill, no apology. Not the most enjoyable evening.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 3 January 2020 via mobile

Excellent food, wine, service and atmosphere. A highly recommended experience even if the clean up around us before we left was a bit poor!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Response from LHotel-Bistro-Gitan | Property representative |
L'Hotel Gitan has a happy hour - 'Aperitif Hour' - that runs from 4-6pm 7 days a week.
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