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French Restaurants in Fitzroy

Just like its sister city Melbourne, Fitzroy has undergone a “culinary renaissance” with French cuisines peppering the landscape and providing amazing French cafes, bistros, bakeries, and wineries! French restaurants in Northern Fitzroy have a special sense of multiculturality that resonates across the entire community. Despite a relatively small population (~100,000), French people (and their culture) are coded into Aussie DNA, becoming part of our national identity – and Fitzroy’s too!




Contemporary, French,

203 - 205 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North

  • Ryne Phone number03 9482 3002
  • Ryne Email
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Bistro Sousou


153 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

  • Bistro Sousou Phone number03 9417 0400
  • Bistro Sousou Email
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Bon Ap'

French,,Pub Food, Modern Australian

193 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

  • Bon Ap' Phone number03 9415 9450
  • Bon Ap' Email
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Hell of the North

French, European,

135 Greeves Street, Fitzroy

  • Hell of the North Phone number03 9417 6660
  • Hell of the North Email
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Marquis of Lorne


411 George St, Fitzroy

  • Marquis of Lorne Phone number03 9417 5001
  • Marquis of Lorne Email

Even though some of the chefs only speak their native tongue, French restaurants in Fitzroy all provide remarkably welcoming and friendly dining atmospheres. Known for being a colorful, vibrant town, Fitzroy has plenty of appetizing French food options within walking distance – don’t forget about visiting the Yarra and Fitzroy’s several parks before hitting the town!

Once you enter areas near Brunswick Street, the main avenue, there are over a dozen delicious French restaurants around Fitzroy to suit you and your taste buds any time of the day! Below, we will briefly describe a list of our favorite 9 French restaurants in Fitzroy, and why we would recommend them for takeout and an in-dining experience!


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Mon Ami

French, Scandinavian,

144 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy

  • Mon Ami Phone number03 9417 3220
  • Mon Ami Email
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Poodle Bar & Bistro

French, Modern European,

81�83 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

  • Poodle Bar & Bistro Phone number03 9086 8971
  • Poodle Bar & Bistro Email
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The Panama Dining Room and Bar

European, French,

Level 3/231 Smith Street, Fitzroy

  • The Panama Dining Room and Bar Phone number03 9417 7663
  • The Panama Dining Room and Bar Email
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Breizoz French Creperie

Crepes, Desserts, Cafe Food,,French

Corner Gertrude & Brunswick Streets, Fitzroy

  • Breizoz French Creperie Phone number03 9415 7588
  • Breizoz French Creperie Email


French, European, Coffee and Tea,,French

187 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

  • Gabriel Phone number03 9417 6498
  • Gabriel Email

9 French Restaurants to Check Out in Fitzroy

Marquis of Lorne

That rustic, simple ,yet elegant French countryside architecture is perfected at Marquis de Lorne. Wood tables appear cut straight from oak, and there is even a stone hearth fireplace to warm up during nippy mornings. The daily menus are written daily on black chalkboards (a French classic), giving the already cozy atmosphere a friendly, welcoming vibe. Takeout options are available!

Bon Ap’ Petit Bistro

Adorned with dark wood paneling, Bon Ap’ Petit Bistro’s elegant presentation has created some of the most beautiful French dishes Fitzroy has to offer. Located right on Brunswick Street, each item on the menu is ornately garnished for a regal in-dining experience. Takeout available as well!

Mon Ami Paris Grill

Mon Ami Paris Grill feels like being transported back to 1920s Noir France with its building design. A formal dining experience found on Nicholson Street, this establishment is known for its amazing duck, seafood risottos, crayfish, salmon, scallops, and wine selection. If you are in the mood for any of these options, we suggest phoning Mon Ami right away!

Breizoz French Creperie

An absolute staple among the French restaurants in Fitzroy, Breizoz is mentioned constantly on different forums for being the best local spot for breakfast, brunch, and lunch! Right in the middle of Fitzroy on Brunswick Street, the crepes here are otherworldly in their amazing taste and vibrant presentation. An absolute must for breakfast and brunch lovers – who doesn’t love world-class crepes and coffee?


Over on Gertrude Street, you can find Gabriel café, one of the premier dining establishments in Fitzroy! A class café with high chair and bar stool seating, the café is painted with dark rose-red hues. The color pattern has made it a hit with social media like Instagram – check out their page here to see all kinds of Fitzroy locals taking pictures for a memorable meal. Takeout offered!

Hell of the North

A French inspired dining room located in Northern Fitzroy, Hell of the North offers a truly delightful dining experience! They have some of the most amazing French Onion soup in the region, along with amazing souffles. Check them out for delivery options too!

La Niche

If you are near Smith Street, you may want to try La niche – they have adopted an incredible delivery menu with items ranging from Pork, carrots, and mashed potatoes to Slow-cooked lamb… we may need to stop writing and go get some now. This place is just flat-out amazing, and a great choice for locals and visitors alike who want to stay at home and get a French taste of Fitzroy!

Poodle Bar and Bistro

Built within adjoining Victorian townhouses, the exquisite wooden regal archways and marble-topped bars make this Bistro achieve a cozy, yet high-class atmosphere. There are lounges with comfy chairs and leather couches that make this place feel like a true sit-in restaurant. If you are just getting back out to town after COVID, the Poodle could be your first foray back into a truly enjoyable fine dining experience.

Bistro Sousou

Last but not least, Madame Sousou is another local hotspot. Right on Gertrude Street in Fitzroy, this French-inspired restaurant serves some of the best lunch and dinner in Victoria. The menu has freshly shucked oysters,, rillette au Saumon (salmon), class French Onion Soup, Steak Tartare, poultry, and more! The bright-stained wood covering the entryways provides an exuberant energy to the atmosphere, but fret not! The restaurant is doing special takeout options during COVID 19.

We hope you enjoy our list of the best French restaurants in Fitzroy – bon dejeneur, bon diner, and bonne degustation!


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La Niche Cafe

French, Coffee and Tea, Cafe Food,,French

67 Smith Street, Fitzroy

  • La Niche Cafe Phone number03 9077 9420
  • La Niche Cafe Email

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