Bistro Guillaume
Bistro Guillaume
-37.822195, 144.959351

Surprises are not on the menu at Bistro Guillaume. The unexpected is anathema to its raison d'être, which is to deliver straight-up French classics in smart surroundings that make the Yarra stand in situ for the Seine. In the wrong hands, it could be a disaster, but Guillaume Brahimi, who regularly visits his southern outpost, keeps the Gallic flag flying proudly thanks to countless barely perceptible touches: the muslin-wrapped half lemon for the pristine oysters with red wine vinaigrette; the lattice crisps with a steak tartare that adeptly balances the flavour-whack of capers, spring onions and boldly seasoned beef; the charry, butter-drenched toast fingers for scooping up gratinated escargot from their parsley-dominated sauce. It's certainly one of the city's go-to spots for pitch-perfect steak frites. And there's polish in the profiteroles: a jug of molten chocolate to pour over textbook choux, and vanilla bean ice-cream putting the ooh into the la la.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $18-$28

    M $38-$42

    D $18-$24


  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Guillaume Brahimi & Antoine Corre


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