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“Average food at high prices”

A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro
Ranked #108 of 4,657 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 20 - USD 28
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Chapel Street
Description: 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.
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The atmosphere was friendly and service was excellent. The food wasn't spectacular. The mussels were quite bland, the salmon was lovely. I was very disappointed with the serving sizes. Especially the dessert chef selection.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

Our party of six were seated upstairs at what turned out to be a private table. The service was very good, our Mt Mary was served carefully from its carafe. We started with some favourites: their duck liver pate, seafood bisque which were delicious, followed by the eye fillet and kangaroo served perfectly blue. Do leave room for the choclate mousse which oozed rich, silky dark chocolate. In all a great night had by all. Their extensive menu deserves another visit.

Date of visit: July 2018
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11  Thank Selrahc49
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Truely an amazing French restaurant with mouth watering dishes and wines to match. The staff were extremely tentative and friendly even while busy. They made dinning here absolute treat and the delicious food just topped it all off. What a way to celebrate Bastille Day. We will return for many more occasions.

Date of visit: July 2018
11  Thank rossvani
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Jacky F, Owner at A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

Thank you Dear Ross for Reviewing A La Bouffe and expressing your enjoyment about the Restaurant. Merci Beaucoup

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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to A la bouffe with two friends on Monday evening. It was steak night, which means you get a steak with a sauce of your choice, salad and fries, a dessert and a glass of red for just AUD 55. What can I say. The steak was cooked to perfection-tender and juicy.

We also had the fish of the day, which was fresh and super delicious. Next to the mousse au chocolate we had the dessert special which was a kind of deconstructed lemon meringue with a lemon curd, apple crumble and lemon sorbet vanilla emulsion - simply to die for.

The service was very friendly and knowledgeable and made the whole experience just perfect. Great mixture of traditional French cuisine and a modern twist. Will definitely come back again.

Date of visit: July 2018
17  Thank FranziRueg
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

A La Bouffe has a lovely French feel to it in suburban Melbourne. Very good ambiance. It has a very extensive menu making it difficult to choose.

Food was excellent and beautifully presented. Wine list was good. Service was outstanding with our waiter answering questions and pointing out things on the menu that we would mot have known. Would happily recommend and will definitely return.

Date of visit: June 2018
22  Thank travellerest
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