Bistro Vue
French
  • 430 Little Collins St,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9691 3838,
    bistrovue.com.au
  • Mon-Sat noon-10pm


Bistro Vue
-37.816116, 144.960218

Shannon Bennett's Bistro Vue is like a film set. The "stonewashed" walls are plaster, the timber beams are faux, the lighting a touch too bright, but it's a warm fantasy. The accordion player is genuine, as is his commitment to "La Vie En Rose" each service. While the theatrics are good fun, they're held to account by chef Thibault Boggio and a switched-on floor team. An entrée of rich, goopy duck egg, crisp kale and herby pork jowl has satisfying textures, while Moreton Bay bug tails lightly fried in beurre noisette smartly balances classic technique and provenance. A confit duck leg with lardons draws you into a provincial Gallic fancy, while an eggy and overly smoky crème brûlée breaks the fourth wall. The wine list flits evenly between local and French labels while the atmospheric dining room invites intimate special occasions along with executives finding brief escape in Gruyère-topped onion soup, sliced bavette and Piaf, before heading back to the real world.



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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $17-$39

    M $34-$57

    D $14-$19;

    Dégustation $110


     

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Shannon Bennett & Thibault Boggio

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