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Chez Olivier - Le Bistro

9.3/10
788
268 Toorak Road, 3141 South Yarra (VIC)See map

Average price $75

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Meet the Chef

Olivier Normandin (aka Monsieur Zolive) the one who claims Le Bistro and L'epicerie to be his. Originally from Bordeaux, he wants to call Australia home so much that he put his name on the door of two of the Chez Olivier establishments in Melbourne. Chez Olivier is a reflection of Olivier's love for genuine, authentic, traditional and generous French food accompanied by some excellent wines both from his old and new countries. The staff believe that there are foodies out there like them who want a genuine and generous experience combining high quality and relaxed atmosphere, and their aim is to fulfill this experience.

Restaurant menu

Chef Chez Olivier
  • Average price $75
Soupe à l'oignon
$14.5
Onion soup with gratinés croutons
Bisque de fruits de mer
$22
Thick and creamy seafood soup
Escargots à la Bourguignonne
$19
Snails in garlic and herbs butter

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Steak tartare
Roast duck with pumpkin mash. Eye fillet with potato mash.
Escargot
Tartare
Canards - Duck with roasted pumpkin and artichoke

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Reviews

9.3/10
Excellent788 reviews
9.6/10

Food

9.3/10

Service

8.8/10

Ambience

9-10

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  • Horace H.

    23 January 20223 reviews

    9.5/10

    We've been here a few times already and every time has been a great experience. Very good food and drinks. Service was professional. Would highly recommend.

  • Julie F.

    25 December 20216 reviews

    9.5/10

    Absolutely beautiful experience!

  • Debby Du

    21 December 20211 review

    10/10

    Excellent services & wonderful food!

  • Zita P.

    19 December 20212 reviews

    7.5/10

    It was a bit noisy as there was a large group there.

  • Fiona S.

    18 December 20211 review

    5.5/10

    We had expected a better experience - nevertheless it was a pleasant outing .

  • Luke W.

    12 December 20211 review

    10/10

    I had the coq au vin and it was divine. My partner had the steak that she thought was one of the best in Melbourne. Hard to find a park in South Yarra but otherwise excellent

  • Steve K.

    11 December 20211 review

    10/10

    What a great place to enjoy an afternoon, nothing was a problem, staff were friendly and helpful, what a great menu, food was brilliant . highly recommended

  • Craig W.

    10 December 20211 review

    10/10

    Beautiful meal, excellent service. The Oyster, Scallop and Prawn entrees we had were all highlights, as was the dessert, and the main for that matter! Highly recommend.

  • Gloria B.

    5 December 20213 reviews

    10/10

    We had a beautiful dinner! Good wine and good food. We will bring more friends there

  • Rachel C.

    4 December 20215 reviews

    9/10
  • Judith k.

    3 December 20212 reviews

    10/10

    A really fantastic french restaurant. Food is always superb. Great choice of wines by the glass. Love the French accents of the staff! Eaten their many times....never disappoints.

  • Chin O.

    2 December 20211 review

    8/10

    Friendly service good ambience. Food is good although the duck is slightly overdone

  • Leonidas V.

    1 December 20211 review

    10/10

    I just cannot fault this place: great ambience, wonderful service-and the food is just superb! This is my go-to place in Melbourne: MAGNIFIQUE!!

  • Michelle T.

    24 November 20215 reviews

    10/10
  • Ray B.

    11 November 20211 review

    10/10
  • Louise K.

    11 November 20211 review

    10/10

    Beautiful well presented food, excellent service

  • Arnold W.

    4 November 20216 reviews

    10/10

    A great local restaurant serving wonderful French food with excellent service and great ambience.

  • Stuart R.

    30 October 20217 reviews

    9.5/10

    Delectable duck two ways delivered via great service and matched with two different Pinot Noir which were available by the glass.

  • Lani S.

    30 October 20211 review

    9/10

    Delicious food and service for lunch today would highly recommend the prawns for entree and the Pinot Noir and Duck for main course.

  • Eva L.

    29 October 20211 review

    10/10

    Food, drinks and ambience was perfect. Wonderful way to come out of lockdown. Can’t wait to come back again ASAP! Staff were 10 out of 10, very attentive

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How to get to the restaurant

268 Toorak Road, 3141, South Yarra (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne South East, South Yarra

About the restaurant

Can't go wrong!

Whether you feel like a crisp, light lunch in the dining area, or a fully-fledged and committed degustation with the end result of sinking into a large lounge afterwards, you can enjoy the ambience that is Chez Olivier. It is one of the loveliest French restaurants in town. Here you will find traditional dishes such as escargot– snails cooked in garlic – or a beautiful goats' cheese salad. But whilst they use traditional French recipes, they also like to use exclusively Australian ingredients and in a style that is their own interpretation of what it is to be Australian. Here the sophisticated and caring staff urge you to thoroughly read the menu and take your time in ordering. And you will not be disappointed when the food arrives. Pop in for one of their well-loved Duck and Pinot nights on a Wednesday, or even speak with them about having your next work or social event here under the guidance of their function staff. Their wine list is smart, their staff even smarter and the food is of the very highest quality.

Best Dish: Boeuf Bourgignon

Features

Seafood, European, Lobster, Seafood platter, Cafe, , Christmas and New Year, , , Valentine's Day

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