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Total Score

8.8
451 reviews
Recommended
(9.2)
Food
(8.8)
Service
(8.8)
Value for money
(8.0)
Atmosphere
(8.8)

dined on Fri, 26 Jul 2019

(9)
I love this place. Consistently very good on food and drinks, and excellent for service and atmosphere.

dined on Sat, 29 Jun 2019

(8)
Seafood starters were divine and the ambience felt like being in a real French bistro

dined on Fri, 7 Jun 2019

(10)
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

(9)
Great steaks and the Creme Brûlée was out of this world!

dined on Thu, 25 Apr 2019

(10)
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.
Yan

dined on Fri, 8 Mar 2019

(10)
Spectacular food. Great atmosphere

dined on Wed, 27 Feb 2019

(10)
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 Tue, 13 Aug 2019

(9)
Very nice layout Good atmosphere with very enjoyable food
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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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