Wouldn’t it be nice, if like a girl who comes out of her emo stage and puts on a pink dress, Australian restaurants decided that now it is ok, in fact perhaps even desirable, to look pretty. Bistro Vue in Little Collins Street, Melbourne understands that it is ok and its eclectic, Frenchy, art nouveau style quite warmed the cockles of TVC‘s heart – starved as we are for carpet, flowers and colour.
L regretted not choosing the snails when the neighbour’s molluscs, little balls in pastry, were served. P’s onion soup was almost as good as his version, but he declared his confit duck perhaps the best he has ever eaten. L and Close Relative N found their beef braise and seafood pasta respectively a little too salty but otherwise excellent. Service is brisk and courteous. Best of all, it all looks so purty.
When you win at the races, go Vue de Monde! When in Melbourne Bistro Vue will do!