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“In my top ten dinners - EVER!”
Review of Estelle Bistro

Estelle Bistro
Ranked #1 of 130 Restaurants in Northcote
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We visited on a Saturday night - reservations required. We enjoyed a table for four in the courtyard area and were treated to numerous courses and delicious wine options. We sampled many different options - the menu changes seasonally - but I don't think you would ever have any issues with finding a gourmet meal you'll enjoy. Our server was outstanding and the sommelier did a fine job matching wines with the various courses.

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Three of us dined together at Estelle Bistro tonight. We made the booking a couple of days ago online: this is possibly why we got the worst seats in the house, at the toilet passageway!! A reservation at 6.30 possibly could avoid this!! Never the less our waitress (who apparently is usually next door at Estelle ESP, the fine dining option) was terrific, welcoming, friendly and helpful. We ate: ham hock consomme (delicious), rusty wire oysters ( creamy, briney mouthfuls) and the goat cheese churros, all excellent; mains pork belly, succulent, tasty and a little bit different; cauliflower veg option.. memorable for all the right reasons; and I had the salmon, perfect. Sides of roast potatoes and pumpkin with fetta, all terrific, nicely plated, aromatic and tasty.
We had dessert: quince; sponge; and cheese and coffee. The wine was Albarinho from spain, a little on the pricey side @ $79 but very good. $340 for the 3 of us.. we liked it and would book again.
Side note: when booking online you are asked for your credit card details in case of no show: this is becoming more common, and I suspect more a reflection on people just not turning up than the resturant, I think. I also liked the cap on the sparkling water at $7 per head, a good idea I think.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Can't really say anything else apart from this was perfect. We were deciding on our monthly date night location and stumbled across Estelle on Urban List. Having looked at both ESP and Estelle Bistro on TripAdvisor we decided to plump for Estelle Bistro. It was just beautiful. Food was delicious. Stunning presentation. Wonderful staff. Lovely atmosphere and left feeling extremely well fed.

Not sure how anyone could give this place a bad review.

For information we had the 5 course tasting menu which was very filling and (we thought) very worth the money.

3  Thank Natasha_alexandra
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We had a table of 12 in a room upstairs. It was excellent. The service was excellent The food was also excellent..

2  Thank alisej187
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

We've visited there with my friends who went there couple times. Presentation, taste, service and atmosphere are perfect! Presentation of each plate is very detail and has story, it's make special each plate. But 3 dessert are too much for me anyway.

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1  Thank AkieH66
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