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Bistro La Provence, Brighton, AU-VIC

Bistro La Provence

4.7
4.7
454 Reviews
$41 to $100
French
Bistro La Provence is located at 234 Esplanade Brighton opposite the Brighton Baths and Royal Brighton Yacht club. Our diners will experience traditional seasonal French food and beverage.. We pride ourselves on ensuring your experience is one you will remember and want to share with your friends and family.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Seafood, European

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9592 2000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Typical French bistro offering a chic ambience.

  • Neighborhood

    Brighton

  • Parking details

    Brighton Baths have plentiful car parking free for those residence who have a bayside beach parking permit. Chelsea Street and Grosvenor Street offer on street parking conveniently located within a short walking distance.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 454 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Bayside

    Best Overall

  • Bayside

    Best Food

  • Bayside

    Best Service

  • Bayside

    Best Ambiance

  • Bayside

    Best Value

  • Bayside

    Fit for Foodies

  • Bayside

    Good for Groups

  • Bayside

    Great for Lunch

  • Bayside

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Bayside

    Romantic

  • Bayside

    Special Occasion

  • Bayside

    Most Booked

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  1. PC

    PriscillaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful choice of French classical and modern cuisine from small entrée's, starters, mains and deserts. Equally impressive was the wine list offering something for every palate. Also, plenty for the gluten intolerant without having to compromise. On a chilly Winter night, this was the place to be. Charming decor, lovely gas fire and attentive staff. No wonder the tables were filled. We will definitely be coming back.
  2. PS

    PaulS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Gem of a restaurant, hidden behind narrow unimpressive entrance doors but which opens into lovely bar and large living room/dining area with roaring fire. Very tasty traditional french dishes as you would expect - had the bourguinon with beef cheek - needed the extra portion of mashy to maximise the sauces. For a treat I would recommend the amazing apple pastry dessert served with a subtle amount of Calvaodos and vanilla ice cream - currently on the specials menu but hopefully will be added to the standard dishes. Not cheap but good value.
  3. JH

    JessH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this restaurant was 5 star. The service, the atmosphere, and most importantly the food. We loved our night and would highly recommend this as being one of the best French restaurants in Melbourne.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambience and amazing food. Best steak I’ve ever had!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Best steak I’ve ever had !
  6. JM

    JeanMarcel

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very attentive staff. Overall a extremely satisfying experience
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A lovely evening good food and great friendly service
  8. OR

    OrlyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was right on point! Just fabulous! Thank you! True and authentic French food 🇫🇷 🧀🍷🥖🥐🐌
  9. MK

    MaryK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great French restaurant -food and service excellent !
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love this place!! Great service killer French Martini no matter how late you stay staff never rush you!! Delicious food!! One of the best restaurants in Brighton!!
  11. MC

    MartinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent French food and nice and warn and cosy.
  12. SA

    StephenA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great ambience and wonderful staff.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my daughter for her 9th birthday - the food and ambience is always top notch but the way they made my girl feel special was priceless!
  14. NZ

    NZAURUSS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic place! We went there on Friday? it was very quiet. But I assume it gets very busy in the evening. Food was excellent, service - great, ambiance - very good! 10 out of 10, highly recommended!
  15. AC

    AnneC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very special lunch was held for 2 friends birthdays with 3 others joining the group. All commented on the atmosphere, service and quality of food and agreed to return with others. A special treat was dessert with a candle for each of the birthday ladies.
  16. m

    mansoor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food and ambience, great location, would go again.
  17. AW

    AllanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time - what a lovely place to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. The food, wine and setting were perfect.
  18. H

    Hawk45

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most consistent fine dining experience in the area. Can always count on great service and outstanding meals. Personalized touch is also greatly appreciated.
  19. B

    Baba

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    HI, Beautiful food as usual. Its just like going to someone's lovely home. Service was excellent, thanks Lindsey. We had a seat near the fire and it was very comfortable when it was freezing outside. I love going there. B
  20. K

    Kangaroozie

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely ambient setting with great service and food. Will definitely be back- need to make room for dessert next time!!
  21. AW

    AgnesW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    A really nice restaurant serving true French dishes, very well executed. The place is quite large and cosy which you might not expect from the outside. The service was absolutely perfect, helpful and kind. 100% recommended.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Unfortunately while the food was sensational the night was let down by lack of service. We understand that at the moment it is hard to get good staff, when you are paying top prices you expect to get reasonably attentive staff - having forgotten to bring some of the food we ordered and having to get the attention of the staff whenever we wanted something is not what you expect when fine dining. Even having to ask for the bill twice was a little annoying. Couldn’t fault the food with our party having lived in Paris and travelled the world, the meal was up there with the best we have had. We would go back just for the food, however if the service was improved then we would certainly make this our “go to” restaurant whenever we have visitors whom we want to impress.
  23. HM

    HM57

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Main courses (Canard a l'orange and Lamb Shanks) were delicious. Tried the French Champagne and Syrah and they were both excellent. Crepe Suzettes to share were a perfect way to finish the meal - scrumptious!
  24. CD

    ChristopherD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favourite restaurants. The food is fantastic and service outstanding.
  25. m

    michellef

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints.. the eye fillet steak cooked to perfection as are the scallops. Excellent ambience and friendly staff. Look forward to coming back again soon.
  26. KR

    KalpanaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. Great service and food. Welcoming, nice comfortable environment. Good parking opposite.
  27. BP

    BrunoP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A French restaurant for adults. Quality French food coupled with a wide wine and liquor list.
  28. CC

    ChrisC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meals were perfectly as described. The value was reasonable and the table service provided on the night we were there was easily the best we had experienced in sometime. A very knowledgeable, helpful and efficient professional served our table.
  29. d

    deanya

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    We all enjoyed our meal, but the service was poor. We booked early so not to have a late night, we were at the restaurant for 3 hours. Would I recommend this restaurant to a friend.—not until they employed extra staff
  30. S

    Simon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Under staffed due to Covid but otherwise a very nice, cosy restaurant. Food was solid
  31. J

    Janem21

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Delicious food, great service, beautiful rooms.
  32. JG

    JeanetteG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous restaurant. Amazing food & service!!! Can’t wait to go back!!
  33. AM

    AnyaMac

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food & wine. A little chilly inside. Service was a little slow but only because they were understaffed as is with most industries at the moment. Highly recommend for delicious French cuisine!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I feel like I am some where in France by the sea x
  35. MA

    MichalA

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely place, good food. We were sorted at the entry of the restaurant which wasn’t pleasant as people were coming and going behind us all evening. The restaurant was full and the staff was very busy but still served us well. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The food was good but not extraordinary. Prices are very reasonable. We will return and do recommend the place.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic. Quite, great ambiance, wonderful food, unhurried.
  37. PA

    PeterA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favourite restaurants and close to home too. Great food & wine in a very stylish and quiet ambiance, with good friends. What more can you ask?
  38. RW

    RW17

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Four of us had a delicious French meal. We thoroughly enjoyed our food and the atmosphere. The service was a little slow clearly due only to a shortage of staff..but the waiter was charming and doing her very best. We shared an entree ...it was plenty for four people. We also shared desserts and that was a good idea as the servings were generous.
  39. DP

    DanielP

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable and the food delicious. Will definitely be back.
  40. NR

    NeilR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant experience in years. A celebratory dinner that will be remembered by all my guests for life.

FAQs

Bistro La Provence is rated 4.7 stars by 454 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Bistro La Provence

234 Esplanade Brighton, AU-VIC 3186

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Brighton

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Seafood, European

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Brighton Baths have plentiful car parking free for those residence who have a bayside beach parking permit. Chelsea Street and Grosvenor Street offer on street parking conveniently located within a short walking distance.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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