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USD 23 - USD 50
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French, European, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 9 June 2023

Great food and service and can't recommend highly enough. The staff were fantastic and professional, very attentive and great fun. The meals were generous and value for money so the price shouldn't be a worry. Some side dishes were enough for two so check first....The drinks range was extensive. We will be back soon.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 7 April 2023

Recently, my spouse and I dined at this establishment and we had a generally enjoyable experience. The food was delectable with a fresh and aesthetically pleasing presentation, and the service was commendable. However, there was one notable issue that detracted from our satisfaction: the serving...sizes. The entree was diminutive and even the main courses were equivalent in size to typical entree. While the dessert was the most substantial of the three dishes, it was predominantly made up of fluffy cream and lacked satiety. My main course was the duck, and I believe that adding some extra vegetables would have been a simple way to improve the dish. Additionally, the amount of food on the plate only covered a third of the space, leading us to deduct one star and award a rating of four stars. I would be happy to try this venue again, but I would politely tell the waiter that I expected an adequate portion.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2022 via mobile

Waiters were friendly. Appalling service and food from a small menu was very disappointing. We had a cosy booth and expected better. Will not return

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 March 2022

Went for my wife's birthday this last week.....the waiter was friendly albeit a bit to familiar, but the food was very good. Nothing to complain about other than we ate way to much. Highly recommend a visit

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 19 June 2021

I came here for my friend’s birthday which was very lovely. Food was really good and the majority of the service was excellent. However we did have one waiter try and tell us that a customer was complaining about one of our babies crying and...that we needed to take them outside or to the back. I was honestly a bit speechless as his tears were nothing compared to the noisiness of the entire restaurant! I’d understand if it was a tantrum or a screeching but it was honestly just some quiet sad tears we’re talking about here. Are children supposed to be muzzled out in public because some snob cannot handle public noises anymore? Oh and this was followed with the dessert menu being out on our table like “but I still want your money” kind of attitude. Anyways, what an idiot. After ignoring him it didn’t come up again though so who knows what that was all about.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 13 May 2021

I want to be able to say this was a great re-visit to what had previously been an impressive restaurant - but I can't. We made an impromptu decision last night to visit locally situated L'Hotel Gitan, and decided to take up their special Wednesday...Night Rotisserie option. The lean serving of supermarket equivalent roasted chicken, beans and some soggy potatoes was beyond disappointing, despite the covering of a tasty jus - perhaps intended to disguise the whole plate as something more. This was second only in disappointment to the amateur staff, who seemed only capable of attending to one table at a time. The amount of times multiple waiting staff walked straight past our table, despite us (verbally) trying to get their attention, was astounding. Maybe they too, could not hear for the appalling acoustics! Swanning around the floor aloof and trying to look cool, was frustrating to say the least and certainly does nothing to encourage increased customer spend. We weren't asked if we'd like more wine, desert - nothing, and finally after just about jumping a waiter to ask for our bill, no-one enquired as to how we'd enjoyed our meal or anything else for that matter. It seems across lockdown, L'Hotel Gitan as perhaps lost its way. If they have turned over staff, then there is a definite need for training. Totally, disappointed, we returned home wishing we'd stayed there and had leftovers!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 16 April 2021 via mobile

Excellent service and ambience and food. Always reliable and consistently provides a lovely experience. Food choices were a good mix along with a good wine list. For me, it’s just a tram ride away.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 14 March 2021

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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L'Hotel Gitan has a happy hour - 'Aperitif Hour' - that runs from 4-6pm 7 days a week.
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4