Poodle Bar & Bistro

4.7
217 Reviews
$41 to $100
European
Poodle Bar & Bistro accepts reservations for parties of any size in our bistro for lunch Friday - Sunday and for dinner Tuesday - Saturday. Parties of 6-12 guests will dine on our Chef's Selection menu for dinner.
Groups of any size are always welcome to walk into our Public Bar or Patio for drinks at any time.
For larger groups of 12 people or more or to enquire about holding your event at Poodle, please email Poodle's reservations team at ciao@poodlefitzroy.com.

Support Poodle Bar & Bistro during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Chef's selection

    A$75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    We accept reservations for 6-12 guests on our tasting menu
  • Rocco's Returns

    A$69.00 per person

    Jun 22, 2021 only

    Rocco’s Bologna Discoteca returns to take over Poodle Bar and Bistro for one night only this Good Food Month. Think Italian home-style cooking, meatball subs and an exciting Italian wines by none other than Giorgio De Maria. ROCCO'S MENU $69 Focaccia, Extra Virgin Olive oil & Olives Mini Pizza Pocket - Pine mushroom, taleggio, Pizza spice Rice stuffed Mussels Grilled baby broad beans, pecorino Romano Fish Crudo, orange & wild fennel Vitello Tonnato – Veal tongue, tuna mayonnaise, capers & lemon Mini Rocco’s Meatball Sub Choice of: Braised Rabbit, cannellini beans, gremolata OR Goldband Snapper, acqua pazza, fregola OR Handmade Pasta caccio e pepe All served with rocket, parmesan & balsamic salad Vanilla Pannacotta, poached quince
  • Bottomless Brunch

    A$95.00 per person

    Aug 1, 2021 only

    Enjoy the finer things in life at Poodle Bar & Bistro and indulge in a bottomless brunch. The event features two seatings at 11.30am and 2.00pm and will serve up a decadent menu prepared by head chef Josh Fry paired with all-you-can-drink bubbles and wines. Experience one of Melbourne’s fanciest brunches and treat yourself to the likes of Trout Tartare, Yarra Valley Caviar crumpets, roasted cauliflower with Café de Poodle butter and curry leaves, Bundarra Pork Scotch, a boozy whipped cream chocolate dessert, and more. Bottomless booze including wine, bubbles, Peach Bellinis and Blood Orange Vodka Seltzers will be on offer. Your table will be reserved for 2 hours.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 217 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SANDYYY
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Poodle a few times now. Everything on the menu is great but my fave would be the crab crumpets, they are divine. Staff are friendly and the place has a great vibe! Will be back very soon.

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Lisa
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venue, incredible service and excellent food all round. One of the best places in town to have a fun night out with friends over a lovely meal. Top, top marks for Poodle and the team!

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Christian
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience here for many reasons....

The food and service are not in any way pretentious but both are very high in quality. Extra points for creativity of menu.

Cocktails are excellent and the decor/ambience are too.

Should be a top Melbourne venue for years to come if they keep this up.

Well done to the team!

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GillianS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Chef's menu was terrific value. Lovely selection of dishes. Comfortable warm restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor venue and the servers were lovely and helpful!

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OliviaO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was our first time dining here so wasn’t sure what to order so we ordered the Chef’s selection. Food was ok… was expecting more considering it’s the chef’s selection. The best dish was the flounder but was a tad too spicy. The table for two is so tiny in the outdoor area and it was a tall table with uncomfortable seats. Couldn’t wait to get out of there as my back was hurting. Overall not very impressed :(

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KitV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, lighting and swift staff. Food is top notch.

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SimonS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Treat your senses to a gorgeous night out. Fabulous meal. Gorgeous wine. Sensational ambiance.
Sweet, knowledgeable, staff.
Get on the Poodle. Now

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luxinvia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously Outstanding. The service was very attentive but uncomplicated and unpretentious. The food was substantial and delicious. The interior and atmosphere is absolutely beautiful and intimate but relaxed. 10/10 from start to finish.

JB
JBee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our table ate the chefs selection, as I had it last visit and it was very memorable. Sadly this time it was a different experience. The food was just missing something... ?? The wait staff would drop the food and hurry away without an explanation of what it was and we felt like we were a hassle. Sadly it was for a celebration of my friend's birthday. I will be back, but wouldn't rush or do the chefs selection again.

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SeeliaD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and cocktails.
Beautiful set up and ambience

ER
EsdrasR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not fault Poodle Bar & Bistro. Great food and friendly staff Great cocktail and fish was amazing! Will be back many times again!!!

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Fabian
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thought the experience at Poodle was very good across the board. Staff were knowledgable and friendly and the food was interesting, delicious and well executed. Cocktails were very good and the fitout is very cool! A great addition to the Fitzroy area where I can see myself becoming part of the furniture haha

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Terry
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really did love everything here. Food and service wasnt STUFFY like a few other places around, but it was knowledgable and delicious.

Amazing venue just to sit in too!!

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dontaskamanda
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor, delicious food & friendly staff - a must try.

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lanny
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend...Amazing venue, delicious food, cocktails and fabulous service! So glad I decided to celebrate my birthday at this place!!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Every dish we had was outstanding. Service and ambience was perfect. Highly recommend!

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BOBBY62
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful food,fancy fitout,attention to detail - high. try the seltzer on tap,it's great!

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Sara
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to our fav place for dinner before lockdown. Didn't disappoint. Best of luck Poodle team, hope this doesn't last too long!

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Ryan
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Poodle Bar on multiple occasions now. We love it. Food is always on point and it's just a fun place to be at.

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BrianR
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience at poodle bar and bistro we really ejoyed the whole fish and the crumpets at the start of our feed and staff were very very friendly

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Abdool
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Poodle for so many reasons. European classic dishes but also interesting. Amazing design. GREAT staff

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Antony
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a bunch with a bunch of different people. Always bangin' and every one else agrees.

JS
JeSSica
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning venue with delicious food and great customer service. Would call it French leaning European. Will definitely be back!

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SamT
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poodle ticked all the boxes. Its a fun place with great service and food

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Mike
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'd say this is the best bottomless brunch in Melbourne. Was really awesome actually. Others i've been to pale in comparison in terms of food quality and booze choice.

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Maria
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Bottomless Brunch Experience at Poodle! A+ for Food, Customer Service and Value! Hope They Do Another One Soon!

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SofiaG
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food! It was lovely to eat FRENCH inspired food. THANKYOU

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Emma
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in their courtyard and loved it. The food was excellent and good value we thought. Service excellent. Will definitely be back to soon.

DH
DavidH
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food. excellent service. fun vibe. great work team.

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Caity
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED THIS EXPERIENCE!
The food was divine, the service was lovely and the overall vibe was heavenly. We took ages to finish our courses but the staff were patient and happy regardless, which made the experience that bit better.
10/10 WILL ALWAYS COME BACK TO POODLE

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service could not be faulted! Would definitely recommend this restaurant and will dine there again

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SusanF
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On our recent visit we were treated to the most amazing food with fabulous flavours, superb combinations that were all a taste sensation in the mouth. Just fantastic! A true dining experience. We will be coming back!!

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here. Fun environment and lovely staff. The food is great. Love the seafood direction. Stunning fit out too! X

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Anonymous
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Poodle a few times now. It’s a cosy and intimate restaurant during the week and more a lively venue on the weekend. We like that about this place, it feels different every time you go. Food, staff and vibe always good. Love the music playlist also

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MiriamM
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful experience from start to finish! The food was absolutely gorgeous - every mouthful and very good value for $75 chefs choice. Service impeccable!

JC
JasmineC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was delicious. Great atmosphere and superb food!

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PhilT
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Need to do something to dampen noise.
Need to tell noisy groups to think of others
Need to separate tables to meet CoVid legislation before being reported and fined

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TiffanyC
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every minute. I dream about that steak still. Thankyou team poodle

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ErinO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food! Fabulous vibe! Fabulous Poodle staff!

FAQs

Poodle Bar & Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 217 OpenTable diners.

Poodle Bar & Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://apps.giverapp.net/poodle/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.