Best European food near Toorak, Stonnington, Victoria

May 28, 2020 Lean Nau

Find out what European restaurants to try in Toorak including Bistro Thierry, Cucinetta, Quaff, Chez Olivier, Noir, WoodLand House, Tinto, Bouzy Rouge, Bistro Gitan, L'Hotel Gitan
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10. L'Hotel Gitan

32 Commercial Rd, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria 3181 Australia French, European, Gastropub Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +61 3 9999 0990 http://www.lhotelgitan.com.au/
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4 based on 238 reviews

L'Hotel Gitan

L’Hotel Gitan, the latest restaurant from the Reymond family, offers a seasonal dining experience in the heart of Prahran. A more casual affair than its sister restaurant, Bistro Gitan, L’Hotel serves classical, yet innovative French fare. Paying homage t

Reviewed By Anthonyza2015

Greeted warmly by a Parisian.This is the place to be.You have several dining options for seating.Normal Table seatingKitchen Bar seatingPrivate dining area for a small group.The food and service has been has been consistently good.My only disappointment is they no longer have my favourite dessert"Strawberries and cream"I had to have the OranginaHopefully it will be back on the menu.The hotel has a character of it's own.Will be back to have the Sunday Set menu.Thank you for your lovely feedback. Our dessert menu changes seasonally and we also have weekly specials that may include your favourite Strawberries and Cream dessert, so make sure to keep an eye out for it. We look forward to welcoming you back for a Sunday menu. Kind regards, L’Hotel Gitan

9. Bistro Gitan

52 Toorak Rd West, South Yarra, Victoria 3141 Australia European, French Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +61 3 9867 5853 http://www.bistrogitan.com.au/
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4 based on 243 reviews

Bistro Gitan

Set opposite Fawkner Park in a stunning classic Victorian building, Bistro Gitan reflects a warm and intimate choice for your next dining experience. Charming and comforting, the Bistro is the perfect environment for celebrations, as well as inviting enou

Reviewed By SisPerth

We picked out the “Gypsy” bistro on a whim, having a penchant for French food and wanting something within walking distance to where we were staying. We were so glad we did! Located in a beautiful old building, the ambience is warm, welcoming and chic simplicity. There’s no haughtiness in the authentic French service here, either – from our greeting at the door, throughout our meal and up to being helped into our jackets on the way out, we loved it and couldn’t fault it. Hubbie even managed to get himself a bit tangled up getting his second sleeve on and the staff member assisting gently guided his arm into place, while we all shared a giggle. The dim candlelight means you do have to peer closely at the menu if you’re approaching the senior end of life’s spectrum but it makes for a beautiful glow, very flattering ;-) Superbly crusty baguette to nibble on was much appreciated, though the butter portion could have been a tiny bit more generous (note: this is my only minor criticism of the entire meal!). The regular menu holds many traditional delights, beautifully supported by the temptations of the blackboard specials. Hubbie’s escargots were served in traditional, garlicky style and pronounced delish. I opted to start with the pepperberry liver parfait and what a gastronomically divine experience it was. The little pot of silky smooth parfait was exquisitely flavoursome, the richness beautifully cut by the crowning mixture of pickles, and there was a veritable mountain of wickedly unctuous, wafer thin toasts to spread it on. Choosing our mains was no easy task – the scotch fillet on the regular menu beckoned (in no small part because it included chips!) but the Bavette a la Bordelaise from the blackboard was also begging attention. Eventually we opted for one of each and both were excellent, though I’d have to say the bavette, a meltingly tender slab of flank steak, liberally anointed with red wine sauce was probably the winner by a slim margin. A shared side of salad leaves was all the extra we needed. The wine list is most impressive and if you had the notion to do so, you could cause serious harm to your bank account with some of the offerings. However, there’s more than a sprinkling of good, solid wines at highly realistic prices and there’s also the option of wine by the glass, and in small and medium sized carafes. Although we were quite full, hubbie managed the super light, citrus meringue tart, served with a quenelle of tangy calamansi sorbet. A delicious, out-of-the-ordinary quince liqueur rounded things out nicely. We were impressed at the excellent value for one of the best meals we’ve had in a long time!Thank you for joining us at Bistro Gitan, and for passing along your lovely feedback. We endeavour to offer the highest standards of food and service, and it's wonderful to hear that your expectations of the Bistro were matched. We hope that we'll see you again soon for another delicious meal. Best wishes, Bistro Gitan team

8. Bouzy Rouge

470 Bridge Rd, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121 Australia Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gastropub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Tabl [email protected] +61 3 9429 4348 http://www.bouzyrouge.com.au/
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4 based on 333 reviews

Bouzy Rouge

Bouzy Rouge Richmond, Mediterranean inspired cuisine. We have an extensive tapas and main course menu designed to share.Extensive wine list. Express lunch Monday to Friday $20. With a Private function space upstairs and all weather courtyard, we cater for

Reviewed By susie_phillips_28

First time dining at this great little restaurant. Last minute booking to try something local. The booking had been overlooked but lucky they did have a table for 2. We chose the Sunday special which was great value. Paella and Sangria for two.The meal was served quite fast, sizzling hot and full of seafood and really tasty. Sangria was served in a jug and quite generous. The restaurant ambiance, the decoration and the staff were all v. good. Will definitely return to sample more of the menu. Not necessarily fine dining but good tasty food in a pleasant and congenial atmosphere.

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7. Tinto

555 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122 Australia Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar, Catalan, European Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +61 3 9994 3978 http://tinto.net.au
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4 based on 275 reviews

Tinto

Spanish Restaurant & Wine Bar specializing in authentic Spanish. Tinto has a bar, a dining area as well as footpath eating and a small courtyard. One of the main features is its long Spanish style bar, perfect for a casual catch-up with friends or simply

Reviewed By ivan111111111

Thank you for an amazing night great food and wine and service was friendly and food delivered on time with a smileHello Ivan - thank you for your review and good to hear you were happy with food and service and had a good Tinto experience.

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6. WoodLand House

78 Williams Rd, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria 3181 Australia European, Australian, Contemporary Lunch, Dinner Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +61 3 9525 2178 http://www.woodlandhouse.com.au/
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4 based on 178 reviews

WoodLand House

Woodland House is the collaboration between two of Melbourne's finest young chefs, Thomas Woods and Hayden McFarland. A united culinary force, they have created an innovative, energetic and produce-based cuisine of their very own.

Reviewed By MelbsinLondon

We at the degustation menu with matching wines ... from start to finish we were underwhelmed by both the food and service. The whole place lacks atmosphere: soulless grey decor. The waiting staff were well-meaning but not up to the standard I expect from a restaurant of this standard. Of all the staff we saw, one was a native English speaker (and he didn’t serve us) the rest were heavily accented, which made it hard to discern what we were being fed. We repeatedly referred to the menu for hints. A couple of the waiting staff also seemed very inexperienced and couldn’t respond to relatively simple questions from us and other patrons. One Chinese couple, with excellent English, tried to make a request about the cheese course but eventually gave up trying to make themselves understood. One exception to this was the Italian (I think) sommelier who was articulate and well-informed (though I didn’t agree with some of the pairings!).The menu seemed oddly sparse in information. The main ingredient in the poached calamari, for example, was poached fennel. This was quite tasty, but also a complete surprise. Why not mention it?!The food itself was variable, to say the least. A couple of quite interesting tastes - the scallop was lovely, as was the wallaby, but much of it was bland and/or under-seasoned. Not worth the money by any measure.Having recently been to Attica, which has some similarities in terms of menu style, we had high hopes of another evening of delicious food and informative service. This delivered neither. Save your money and go somewhere else - or getting organised (and get saving) and go to Attica if you want food and service worth the price tag.

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5. Noir

175 Swan St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121 Australia French, European, International Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +61 3 9428 3585 http://www.noirrestaurant.com.au
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4 based on 206 reviews

Welcome to Noir. French inspired, Modern cuisine in an elegant, informal environment. Noir is the first venture for partners Peter Roddy and Ebony Vagg, food and wine lovers as well as hospitality professionals who together with their dedicated team bring

Reviewed By Gary_Childers

A small, but outstanding restaurant with some interesting ideas on modern French food. The table service was top-notch and whilst the food wasn't cheap, it represented good value for money. Wine selection was also first class and suggestions made by the waiter regarding which wines to have with our meals were considered and worthwhile. This establish is well worth a visit- go ahead and book it!

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4. Chez Olivier

268 Toorak Rd, South Yarra, Victoria 3141 Australia French, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +61 3 9525 2273 http://www.chezolivier.com.au
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4 based on 335 reviews

Chez Olivier

Reviewed By Walaust

Chez Olivier at its new location is really singing! Our experience was great from beginning to end. Service is efficient and timely and very friendly (all the waiting staff had a smile ready). An interesting menu: we had a goats cheese entre wrapped in filo surrounded by a light salad, followed by the confit of duck. Both were delicious and well balanced. The wine list was adequate, although I would have expected to see a few more Burgundy wines on the list. No table cloths but it did have cloth napkins. The restaurant was very popular on the night we were there, and rightly so. A top destination.

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3. Quaff

436 Toorak Rd, Toorak, Stonnington, Victoria 3142 Australia European, Australian Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service [email protected] +61 3 9827 4484 http://www.quaff.net.au
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4 based on 152 reviews

Quaff

Reviewed By Rosanna w

An elegant restaurant with lovely starched white tablecloths. Very quiet even though it's on Toorak Road. A great menu with European, Asian and modern Australian dishes. They also have a set luncheon menu of two or three courses including a glass of wine. Amazing souffles, light as a feather. All beautifully presented and delicious. They also have private function rooms upstairs. Will definitely return.

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2. Cucinetta

U 4 3 Murphy St South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141 Australia Italian, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +61 3 9942 2607 http://www.cucinettamelb.com.au
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4 based on 329 reviews

Cucinetta

Reviewed By TravellingJs

Our 'local' turned out to e a highlight of our Melbourne stay. From the minute we stepped inside this tiny [27 sq m!] restaurant we felt at home. Our waitress, Carolina, was a gem - ensuring always that we had enough water and wine, and were enjoying our food, without ever being intrusive. Everything is made on the premises and served up with Italian music in the background. Just fabulous and can't be recommended highly enough.

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1. Bistro Thierry

511 Malvern Rd, Toorak, Stonnington, Victoria 3142 Australia French, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +61 3 9824 0888 http://www.bistrothierry.com/
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4 based on 487 reviews

Bistro Thierry

Enjoy the ambience of a night in a buzzing French bistro in Melbourne without the jet lag. We aim to make your experience completely enjoyable.

Reviewed By Walaust

Bistro Thierry delivered a great experience for our special occasion. Met warmly at the door, we were shown to a good table and assisted with some parcels and jackets. We had actually looked at the online menu (both food and wine) and decided what we wanted, so ordering was easy. Drinks were served quickly and with friendly efficiency. The fit out of Thierry's is something of a draw card in itself - certainly takes you to Paris! Our food was top quality - particularly the lamb shoulder: melt in the mouth texture. I can see why it is rated so highly, and would certainly support that.We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your BT experience. Customer satisfaction is our number one goal so it is great to learn this has been achieved on this occasion. We look forward to welcoming you back. Merci beaucoup!

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