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PRICE RANGE
$14 - $23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Wine Bar, French
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upon entering Le Bouchon you are immediately transported to a Parisian Bistro. Warmly welcomed and attended to by Stephane, the food and service was exceptional. Very French menu, and exceptionally executed. Very much looking forward to becoming regulars here.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The highlight of a short visit to the Mornington Peninsula. Certainly the best French food we have had in Melbourne. All dishes were classics - oysters, cassoulet, scallops, complemented by a seasoned dish of pumpkin and chestnuts. Delicious. A cheese platter with the right amount...for 2 and at the perfect stage of ripeness and a green salad with the balanced dressing the French achieve so well. Service was attentive but not intrusive and the wine recommendations were very good. This is a restaurant for a celebration, a special occasion or simply for a taste of France in Australia. We will be back soon.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 11 April 2022

Jaw dropping interior, we felt like we'd stepped out of the Peninsula and into Paris! The food, champagne and chablis were faultless. The service wonderful too. A wonderful experience everyone who visits Balnarring should experience.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 5 March 2022 via mobile

Fabulous food , great company , the service was excellent and the outside tables were quiet and provided a good place to enjoy the food.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 7 February 2022

We absolutely adore this restaurant. The sharing board is absolutely amazing. I’ve never has such smooth beautiful pate in my life. We would travel 30 minutes just for that alone. Boueff is melt in the mouth and the problem is, I can’t go past it...on the menu . Service was excellent. Highly recommend this beautiful restaurantMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 3 December 2021

Fabulous! Fabulous French food, fabulous French staff! The owner Stephane certainly delivers in every way! We eat here regularly and have done for years! A little bit of France on the Mornington Peninsula! A true Gem of the highest quality!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 17 November 2021

Without a booking , i was able to sit at the bar and order from restaurant menu. Bustling place ,. The french onion soup followed by the scallops up to normal quality . Beaujolais with meal excellent . Sitting at bat stool , i observed...the efficiency of a well trained staff all of whom pleasant and attentive to customers ,More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 5 August 2021

There is nothing very innovative in the food here but comfortable and reliable favourites. You need to book Thursday, Friday, Saturday, it gets very busy, then after getting to your table decide upon your mood, onion soup or scallops, the excellent local charcuterie board, oysters...and then onto good steaks, or my choice this time fabulous pink duck breast with blue cheese sauce, fresh delicious and satisfying. My wife joyously enthused about her fish, a good shared salad and we even found room to share a creme brûlée and all this with a Cahors from their excellent wine list. It is a really satisfying restaurant visit!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 30 July 2021

Food is great, service is great, atmosphere is great but very expensive. Even the set menu is pricy when you consider what you get. one chicken leg, one potato, 2 mini carrots or a 3" piece of fish with peas. Very minimal. Set menu to...end and unfortunately wont be going back as its just too expensive.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 6 June 2021

The Tasmanian natural oysters were excellent for the first course with good value. Then came the onion soups which were quite disappointing. The soup in dark colour doesn't taste natural and too sweet. Tasted like leftover soup that was re boil day after day until...it became thick and intense with enhancement added. Quite different from the usual french onion soups we had over the years. For mains we had barramundi special and scallop plate in entree portion. Both were not impressive and not worth their asking price as fine food. For dessert we had apple slice which were nice except for the stingy portion. It doesn't cost more for an apple to add 30% more volume for the price charged. Interesting point to make, we were served with steak knifes to eat all the above dishes. Thinking they knew what they're doing. Nice ambience at the restaurant that tried hard to feel and be like a good French restaurant but it is more a passionless commercially motivated enterprise than the name on the plate would suggest. The name on the plate, ambience, French greetings and gesture are already spot-on for this restaurant but what's left is to focus to make a sincere, passionate and true French dishes that deserved the asking price. If that happened we will definitely return again and again.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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We arrived at 5:30 with kids in tow. No problems from this charming and helpful staff. It all depends on what you mean as "early".
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Le Bouchon French Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5