BISTRO THIERRY TARTARE AND OYSTERSPrix Fixe entrées: freshly shucked oysters and Steak Tartare


The best kind of friendships, are the ones that remain unchanged despite time apart. In my opinion the best restaurants are the same. Bistro Thierry forms part of an old group of restaurants for me that are at the core of the kind of places we love to recommend on Decisive Cravings. Bistro Thierry like so many long standing restaurants in Melbourne are so deserving of their patronage because of their commitment to real hospitality, quality of service and produce, and consistent food every time.

Before I moved away from Melbourne, Bistro Thierry was a favourite for me in terms of a special occasion, or treat lunch or dinner. Since my recent return in April it has proved to be unchanged and in a city where the restaurant movement is ever-changing Bistro Thierry is a comfort. Their food is probably best described in this way as well with comforting, hearty French fare that charges the taste buds and leaves you feeling warm and happy. Think delicious steaks (from $37.50 – $45.50), calamari ($24 entrée, $36 main), French style salads with exquisite dressings (from $10 – $19.50), as well as traditional offerings like Steak Tartare ($27 entrée, $37 main), Duck à l’orange ($41.50), Escargots ($24.50), pan-fried lambs brains ($24) and Boeuf à la Bourguignonne ($37.50).


BISTRO THIERRY MINUTE STEAK FINAL 2Close up of the Bavette Grillèe, part of the Prix Fixe lunch

My main go-to however, is their Prix Fixe lunch. For $36.50 (except for the Bavette Grillèe which is $37.50); you can choose two courses and be supplied with a decent glass of De Bortoli wine (Semillon Sauvignon Blanc or Cabernet Merlot). This I assure you, is a very nice way to spend an afternoon, particularly in the colder Melbourne months, and up there in terms of value for money.

If you are looking for a special meal, warm, old school hospitality or you just love French food, Bistro Thierry will become a fast favourite.

JC x



Trading hrs: Mon-Sun 12pm-4pm and 6pm-10pm

Menu link: Main Menu, Prix Fixe Lunch Menu (highly recommended)

Bookings: Available by phone only

Address: 511 Malvern Road, Toorak

Ph: 03 98240888


Twitter: @bistrothierry

Facebook: Bistro Thierry

Notes: BYO wine on Sunday evenings



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Disclaimer: Please note that prices, menu items, management or trading hours may have varied since time of review. Our thoughts and opinions are based on our experience only.