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dined on Sat, 28 Sep 2019

Jade and the staff are absolutely fantastic! I always enjoy myself and will continue to come back. For those wanting a great meal with perfect ambience, Bistro Gitan is the place.
Yoong Crooke

dined on Tue, 3 Sep 2019

An excellent meal as always. But, it would be good if they changed the Express lunch menu occasionally as we've tried everything on the current menu.

dined on Fri, 30 Aug 2019

they have got the recipe spot on. good wine, nice food, great service and dining and drinking options. sit in front of the fire on a cold night and have a pre-dinner drink, then choose from a bar top meal, table or standup - your choice

dined on Fri, 30 Aug 2019

First visit and most impressed. Great lunchtime atmosphere . Service excellent - courteous , quick and most helpful . Food very good - quality and value. Our new favorite - will return and have already recommended

dined on Fri, 26 Jul 2019

I love this place. Consistently very good on food and drinks, and excellent for service and atmosphere.

dined on Sat, 29 Jun 2019

Seafood starters were divine and the ambience felt like being in a real French bistro

dined on Fri, 7 Jun 2019

We really enjoyed a lovely dinner , snails were delicious, steak was fantastic, creme brûlée was divine. We will definitely be back .

dined on Thu, 6 Jun 2019

Great steaks and the Creme Brûlée was out of this world!
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About Bistro Gitan

The Reymond touch Situated at the top of Toorak Road West in the iconic Fawkner Hotel is Bistro Gitan, delivering a celebration of French family style eating that’s flexible and allows guests to enjoy a dining experience much like they would in France. Siblings Nathalie, Edouard and Antoine each manage roles front of house, while the kitchen is run by Stephen Nelson who was picked from the team at Jacques Reymond Restaurant to run the cuisine element of the busy Bistro. Created by Jacques Reymond the menu is an interesting and exciting blend of European cuisine with French base, hence the name Gitan which relates to the gypsy travellers of the Basque region. Some staples on the menu include the piccata of chicken livers, fresh pappardelle, balsamic and watercress, escargot in parsley and garlic butter, a must try even for the most delicate of palates, and a spatchcock with mustard crust, butter savoy cabbage and devil sauce. There is a fresh take on the ubiquitous steak frites with Hopkins River Black Angus Beef and a unique delivery on the traditional Croque Monsieur. But that’s not all...the specials board changes daily with a range of six to eight dishes and the wine list offers an intelligent selection of Australian, French and Italian wines, all carefully curated by Nathalie and Edouard. The warm wood tones and double French doors and windows at Bistro Gitan suit the food and atmosphere beautifully, with the bar creating a central focus for both diners and casual drinkers who can mingle by the charming copper clad fireplace. All in all the Reymond's Bistro Gitan is a warm, friendly restaurant that serves delicious dishes with precise yet relaxed service. Best dish: escargot in parsley and garlic butter.

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