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A Taste of Paris: Bistro Guillaume in Melbourne

Welcome to Bistro Guillaume Melbourne, where the vibrant energy of the city merges with the timeless charm of Paris.

Nestled along the banks of the Yarra River and situated within the Crown Casino complex, this culinary gem beckons you to indulge in a taste of Paris.

Step inside and immerse yourself in an ambiance that effortlessly blends modern elegance with the allure of a traditional French bistro.

With its seasonal menu, highlighting the finest produce from Victoria, Bistro Guillaume promises an unforgettable dining experience.

Bistro Guillaume Restaurant menu under a plate with a piece of buttered sourdough bread and a butter knife
Bistro Guillaume Menu & Bread Starter

As you enter Bistro Guillaume, you'll be captivated by its modern and stylish interior; the atmosphere exudes warmth and sophistication. Their outdoor terrace, offers views of the Yarra River; it's the perfect spot to enjoy a leisurely meal while basking in the beauty of Melbourne's vibrant waterfront.

Lee Chan sitting at a restaurant bar holding a cocktail. Back bar in the background.
Lee Chan dining at Bistro Guillaume in Melbourne

Bistro Guillaume takes pride in its paddock to plate philosophy, ensuring that each dish is crafted using the freshest local ingredients. With a menu that changes with the seasons, you can expect a culinary adventure that showcases Victoria's bountiful produce. From farm-fresh vegetables to succulent meats, every dish at Bistro Guillaume is a testament to the restaurant's commitment to quality and taste.

Our visit to Bistro Guillaume was in the midst of a scorching summer, we began our experience with freshly shucked oysters, perfectly accompanied by a tangy mignonette dressing that awakened our taste buds and set the stage for the feast to come.

A disc of beef tartare in the middle of a white plate with thin cut potato chips leaning on half the disc.
Tartare de Beouf

Exploring the cold and raw entrée section, we couldn't resist trying their steak tartare, elegantly served with potato crisps. The flavours were exquisitely balanced and the beef showcased its quality.

Snails cooked in garlic butter served on silver plate with toasted sourdough bread. A sprinkle of parsley for garnish.
Escargot, Garlic and Parsley Butter, Sourdough

Staying true to classic French dishes, we indulged in the escargot bathed in garlic herbed butter. The heavenly butter sauce had us shamelessly mopping it up with crusty baguette slices.

A small bowl of french onion soup with cheese crouton floating on top, garnished with chopped chives, on a white plate.
French Onion Soup, Gruyere Croutons

The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the French Onion Soup with Gruyere Sourdough. The thoughtful presentation of individual bowls, complete with Gruyere croutons atop each serving, added an extra touch. The soup itself was a masterpiece, with perfectly caramelised onions, a rich and sweet broth, and the irresistible aroma of melted Gruyere on toasted bread. This dish is an absolute must-try, offering an experience that is both gratifying and shared.

Two medium rare lamb cutlets on the bone served on top of carrots and green vegetables with jus on a white plate
Grilled Lamb Cutlets with Roasted Baby Carrots & Greens

For the grand finale, we ordered a rack of lamb, cooked to tender perfection. Paired with roasted baby carrots, greens, and a flavourful jus, this dish was a fitting conclusion to our delightful visit to Bistro Guillaume.

Bistro Guillaume in Melbourne offers an exceptional dining experience, transporting you to the streets of Paris without leaving the city. From its prime location along the Yarra River to its modern yet Parisian-inspired interior, every detail at Bistro Guillaume is designed to enchant and captivate.

So, the next time you find yourself yearning for a taste of Paris in Melbourne, make sure to visit Bistro Guillaume. Whether you're seeking an unforgettable dining experience, a romantic evening, or a celebration with loved ones, this charming bistro will exceed your expectations and leave you with memories to savour long after the meal is over.

Bistro Guillaume in Melbourne is open everyday from 11:30am to 10pm, except for Saturday nights where they're open 'til 10:30pm. For their current menu and reservations, visit their website.


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