Nice atmosphere and great service. The food was reasonable but definitely not a stand out, a bit over priced for the standard of food. Good experience overall.
Service was slow due to being busy, took too long for mains for the people who skipped entree's. Even getting water took a bit long, all just very busy.
Always good quality food & service
This is a fine restaurant. Good atmosphere and attentive and friendly staff. The food is imaginative and beautifully presented. I keep returning because it is so reliable.
We were delighted with Bistro Gitan. The service was friendly and knowledgeable, and everything we ordered was delicious. It was a great finish to our holiday in Melbourne and we would thoroughly recommend it as genuinely French food and flavours.
Great place. Booking 9pm an it was full. Small menu and great wine list. Generous servings of great food. Service was a little bit off in my opinion but wouldn't stop me coming back. Pity I am from Sydney and am not here that often...
Amazing food. Great service. Wonderful atmosphere. Perfect night out.
An iconic local high quality restaraunt in our local area is well supported because of its consistent friendly food and service. I would recommend it
As always, amazing
I had the fish soup. No much fish in the soup and the flavour was overpowering. I had to leave it. The minute steak was fantastic and the service was second to none.
Charming and French to its core.
Never disappointed save for they often run out of the specials so no great for late diners . Still fab meal though
Lovely meal, with first class service
Sensational food, service and atmosphere.
Another lovely evening
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.
Delicious food and lovely cosy ambiance. There's always something good to try from the Specials board.
Great food and wine.
We have eaten here a couple of times as well as at the sister venue Hotel Gitan and always enjoy the lovely food, wine and service! Lots of options with specials menu as well as a la carte menu and very attentive staff. Creme Brulee was so good and very authentic! Online booking was seamless and easy.
A beautiful restaurant with incredible food and a wonderful drinks menu. Atmosphere is intimate but doesn’t feel stifling, staff are friendly and accommodating.
52 Toorak Road West, 3141, South Yarra, Australia
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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