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Chez Olivier - Le Bistro

268 Toorak Rd, 3141 South Yarra (VIC)
Average price A$75


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Olivier Normandin (aka Monsieur Zolive) the one who claims Le Bistro and L'epicerie to be his. Originally from Bordeaux, he wants to call Australia home so much that he put his name on the door of two of the Chez Olivier establishments in Melbourne. Chez Olivier is a reflection of Olivier's love for genuine, authentic, traditional and generous French food accompanied by some excellent wines both from his old and new countries. The staff believe that there are foodies out there like them who want a genuine and generous experience combining high quality and relaxed atmosphere, and their aim is to fulfill this experience.

Restaurant menu

Chef Sylvain Bernard
Average price A$75
Boeuf Bourguignon
Beef stew braised in red wine, bacon, onion, mushroom, potato, carrot
Coq au Vin
Chicken cooked in red wine sauce, bacon, onion and mash potato
Confit Duck
Twice cooked duck leg served with sautéed potato and mushroom

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  • Pauline P.
    Pauline P.

    April 27, 20231 review


    Our second visit to Chez Olivier. We celebrated my husband’s birthday. We both loved the service, the drinks and the beautifully prepared French cuisine. A special place.

  • Patrick L.
    Patrick L.

    April 18, 202332 reviews


    My partner and I had a pre- movie meal here and, as usual it was delightful. We had Prawns and the Escargot for Entrees and both were very tasty indeed. We both had the Salmon and it was cooked beautifully, in a rich sauce which was flavourful. Matched with a glass or two of the Chez Olivier Chardonnay, it was a satisfying meal!

  • John V.
    John V.

    April 9, 20231 review


    Chez Oliver is an excellent French restaurant with very classical French food. It is well presented and delicious. Well recommended. The wine selection is also fantastic.

  • Sean O.
    Sean O.

    April 6, 20232 reviews


    Friendly staff and good food. Really uncomfortable chairs though and did find the courses to be quite rushed. Ie meals came out in quick succession

  • KARL K.
    KARL K.

    March 25, 20231 review


    Perfect French Experience. Food was classic as desired yet modern. Ambience was perfect with tables well spaced and areas divided. The wait staff were perfect in table attendance, attentive but not intrusive. Definately recommend to anyone wanting an intimate perfect dinner occasion.

  • Peter S.
    Peter S.

    March 22, 20231 review


    We thought the food and service were excellent. I felt the restaurant was lacking some of the French ambience usually associated with a French Bistrot

  • linda l.
    linda l.

    March 17, 20231 review


    The staff were friendly and the service was great. Enjoyed the escargots, gambas, beef bourguignon and connfit duck. The dessert 'Trio Du Chef' was

  • Mary L.
    Mary L.

    February 28, 20231 review


    Classic French dishes beautifully presented. Attentive service but not intrusive. Cosy atmosphere , but private conversation & not noisy. Very good peasant evening

  • Philip N.
    Philip N.

    February 28, 20231 review


    Classic French dishes, a small bistro style place, a style I love, and great people! A solid wine list. A seat at the bar, that I also love. What else do you need?

  • Russ H.
    Russ H.

    February 17, 20231 review


    The Duck was outstanding, the Bourguignon was good, but gravy not excellent, more vegetable reduction required. Service was attentive, no issues, the ambience upstairs is very loud, & a bit plain. We left early because of the noise.

  • John R.
    John R.

    February 16, 20232 reviews


    Beautiful night out with our adult son. Fantastic food. Good wine by the glass but somewhat pricey????‍♂️. Our third, and it is not our last visit. Our son noted kitchen staff speaking French! So definitely authentic.

  • Michaela H.
    Michaela H.

    February 9, 20231 review


    We had a table for two and came bebaust of a birthday voucher for this restaurant. We loved the food from starters through to dessert and will definitely come again. The staff was very friendly too.


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  • Sandi B.
    Sandi B.

    February 4, 20233 reviews


    We love this restaurant and enjoy dining there before or after seeing a movie at Palace Como across the road. This was our fourth visit and won't be our last

  • Jenny D.
    Jenny D.

    February 3, 20231 review


    The staff were friendly and helpful. Food was well presented. The complimentary bread was a nice touch considering most restaurants make you pay for it nowadays. Would recommend this place to friends.


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  • Martin W.
    Martin W.

    February 3, 20232 reviews


    Good value- good food , service and atmosphere.

  • Michael W.
    Michael W.

    January 31, 20231 review


    Everything great except the ambulance of upstairs, great French would really improve the look upstairs not just a heap of mirrors which is no where as good as downstairs

  • Zarin M.
    Zarin M.

    December 31, 20221 review


    There was absolutely nothing that wasn't perfect from the time we walked in to the time we left. Food and service was impeccable. We left so happy and satisfied. The restaurant was so pretty and welcoming and we would return over and over. Thank you for a wonderful night.

  • Simon A.
    Simon A.

    December 23, 20222 reviews


    I cannot fault anything and that’s why I keep going back to Chez Olivier. It’s my go to place every year for my birthday. Never fails to impress. The service is fantastic.

  • Christine C.
    Christine C.

    December 21, 20221 review


    Wonderful food, great service. This was the second occasion we had been to Chez Oliver and it now a favourite spot. Was given a special treat when dessert came out - complete with sparkles, as it was birthday time! Hope to return soon!

  • Madeleine S.
    Madeleine S.

    December 13, 20222 reviews


    Always an excellent restaurant. Never disappoints. My only negative is that I think the wall colours downstairs are too sombre, effecting the overall ambience.

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Opening time
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06:00 PM - 09:30 PM
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12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
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12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
06:00 PM - 09:30 PM
06:00 PM - 09:30 PM

How to get to the restaurant

268 Toorak Rd, 3141, South Yarra (VIC), Australia

Public transport

South Yarra Train station

Additional information

Como Center

Melbourne South East, South Yarra

About the restaurant

Whether you feel like a crisp, light lunch in the dining area, or a fully-fledged and committed degustation with the end result of sinking into a large lounge afterwards, you can enjoy the ambience that is Chez Olivier. It is one of the loveliest French restaurants in town. Here you will find traditional dishes such as escargot– snails cooked in garlic – or a beautiful goats' cheese salad. But whilst they use traditional French recipes, they also like to use exclusively Australian ingredients and in a style that is their own interpretation of what it is to be Australian. Here the sophisticated and caring staff urge you to thoroughly read the menu and take your time in ordering. And you will not be disappointed when the food arrives. Pop in for one of their well-loved Duck and Pinot nights on a Wednesday, or even speak with them about having your next work or social event here under the guidance of their function staff. Their wine list is smart, their staff even smarter and the food is of the very highest quality.





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