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dined on Thu, 25 Apr 2019

This restaurant is absolutely reliable with excellent changing menus, varied priced wines, outstanding friendly service. A perfect local restaurant with an outstanding pedigree- Raymond Family.

dined on Fri, 8 Mar 2019

Spectacular food. Great atmosphere

dined on Wed, 27 Feb 2019

Wonderful food with wonderful service. Made us feel so welcome, the Head waiter was very friendly and accommodating, even went to the trouble to put a candle in my husbands desert for his birthday with no prompting. Very impressed. Accompanied by the excellent flavoursome food, it all made our evening very special.

dined on Fri, 8 Feb 2019

Just felt today was a bit off than the high standard of service we’d previously experienced. Of the three main meals two were spot on but my medium rare steak was medium well and being charged for a third piece of grilled bread to go with one of the shared entree’s I thought was a bit rich given the total spent per head.

dined on Thu, 20 Dec 2018

Really enjoy dining here, the food and service is always excellent.

dined on Sat, 15 Dec 2018

Excellent venue, good cuisine and services. Thank you for attending to my request, the table location was excellent and would like to have the same again.
Ricky Ng

dined on Sat, 18 May 2019

My top five favourite restaurants in Melbourne; consistent and well balanced flavours delivered by friendly and efficient staff, an example of great hospitality! Always look forward to returning to Bistro Gitan.

dined on Tue, 14 May 2019

Wonderful service and atmosphere. Food always delicious.
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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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