Poodle Bar & Bistro

4.7
251 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.

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Experiences

  • Chef's selection

    A$80.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    We accept reservations for 6-12 guests on our tasting menu

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 251 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was really great.
Second time for the bottomless lunch and loved it.
It’s a little hard to hear but still lots of fun

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EddieM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic value bottomless brunch. Amazing food, generous amount of drinks included. Wonderful service. Highly recommended for a special Sunday.

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Xanthi
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent - Spanner crab entree was a stand out!
Service was amazing as well - Tim & Nina took care of us :)

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SanchiaA
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food Josh and the team prepared. The Duck special was amazing!

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StuartC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant. Went for a family birthday dinner and there was something special for everyone. Big hit was the 800g rib eye that was perfectly presented and delicious. Will definitely be returning.

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Jackson69
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An awesome spot to hang out all day and enjoy snacks and cocktails!

The place is a stunner and we will be back often!

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TerenceW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool and beautiful place with delicious food, cocktail and service. Highly recomment the crumpets and the whole fish dish.

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WinM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Poodle, I would recommend to anyone wanting to treat themselves to a nice and classy night out.

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Andria
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about a Poodle Bistro! Amazing food, service and amazing space. Such fantastic attention to detail. Can’t wait to get back!

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AllyB
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect range of food with just the right amount of choice. The staff are are also incredibly friendly.

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Winnie
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband and I loved our meal at Poodle. Was all delicious and the staff were amazing too.

Look forward to next visit!

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TranD
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal at Poodle. We loved the crumpets with crab and the prawn potato salad. EVERYTHING was delish! Such a beautiful fit out too! x

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BrettL
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Ordered two mains and three entres and all cam at once so some food went cold. Music didnt suit the venue and was terrible in taste, felt cheap in taste. We felt rushed by staff to order both drinks and food and staff took the oyster plate off our table while we were both holding oysters in our hands to eat leaving us with no where to dispose our shells.

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ellsbells84
London
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

beautiful fit out, nice ambience for sunday lunch

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Francis
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy with our meal at this venue. Loved the overall ambience and the music playlist was fun and lively. Staff were great!

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ToddyBoy
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

thought the set menu was delicious and quite good value for money with premium ingredients like roe and crab throughout. what a good looking venue with great staff and fun music... we will be back 10/10

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RickT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience at Poodle. We thought the dark hearts were wonderful and the prawn salad reminded me of just how good horse radish is! Staff were very helpful and a pleasure to deal with. Great music playlist too!

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VA1897
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with a WONDERFUL VIBE! French inspired food with a creative edge.

Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The set menu was amazing! 6 very happy eaters

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!! We loved the tasting menu. Lots of creative dishes and the service was warm and efficient! Will be back soon.

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SamT
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here. Sat upstairs this time. Amazing service, food and ambience. Upstairs is stunning!

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AndyK
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty apparent as to why the design of this place has been so highly lauded... Food is great though what really deserves special mention here is that the staff are excellent!

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

have been almost too many times now haha. love it more each time. dinner was so great

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Emma
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bravo Poodle. Excellent experience across the board! Those little crab crumpets...oh my!

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SophieD
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Food was tasteless and everything covered in too much butter & cream. Perhaps we ordered badly.

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MeliElli
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous venue - food was tasty, service was quick and friendly and atmosphere was stylish but comfortable. Most enjoyable occasion at Poodle Bar and Bistro - looking forward to my return.

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AlexandraM
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The place to go when you want the full Melbourne experience - incredible food, attentive and warm service, and a buzzing atmosphere (but still able to hold a conversation). Perfect night out

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Bbbb
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding, and eating vegetarian, the food was incredible - the Fennel Gratin, and the pickled radishes were stand-outs, as well as the Wet Poodle.
The atmosphere was lively and energetic, and we loved the selection of music.

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Russell
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience across the board. Some of the best service we've had in a long time. Great food and bev and wonderful interiors.

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Sammy
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE HAD THE BEST TIME HERE! Food was so delicious and the staff were lovely. Great vibe for my girlfriends birthday. Will be back soon! xx

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Riccardooo
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Poodle. Been several times now. A brilliant all-rounder, perfect for an indulgent dinner or bucketload of cocktails in the courtyard.

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MariaI
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely dinner at Poodle Bar last night. Great service, gorgeous ambiance and delicious menu especially loved the mushroom fritti and the Parisian gnocchi… another wonderful restaurant in the Fitzroy area, a definite new favourite !

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Vish
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food & drink pairings & excellent ambience.

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SANDYYY
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
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 on June 20, 2021
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 on June 20, 2021
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 on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor venue and the servers were lovely and helpful!

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OliviaO
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
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 on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

Poodle Bar & Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 251 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.