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“A touch of French Riviera in Noosa” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Riviera Bistro

La Riviera Bistro
Ranked #9 of 107 Restaurants in Noosaville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$27
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Welcome to La Riviera Bistro! Frederic cooks french traditional meals from our beautiful country for lunch and dinner and we have a selection of French Drinks; from traditional Aperitifs, to wines, beers, sparkling and of course Digestifs... We are a small venue of 35 seats on the Noosa River by the Colonial Resort, 239 Gympie Terrace, located on a upper level from the foot path, so keep your eyes up and look for the blue/white/red Umbrellas. We are open mostly Wednesdays to Sundays for Lunch and Dinner but occasionally on Tuesday nights as well during the busy season, like school holidays. As we are the owners operating the business, we occasionally close throughout the year, please look up on our website or Facebook page for more details. We look forward in welcoming you!
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A touch of French Riviera in Noosa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

Although we only had a Mille fuille and escargot for morning tea with a lovely latte, it was delicious and the friendly owners made it special. Tastefully and comfortably decorated with a recent renovation I am sure this will become a very popular spot over summer.

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
Thank Kim M
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Melanie V, Owner at La Riviera Bistro, responded to this review, 29 November 2013
Dear Kim M,

Thank you very much for your review, we appreciate your support and hope to see you again on your return to Noosa!

Merci et a bientôt,

Melanie & Frederic
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Hawkesbay
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent Value Friendly Owners”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

During our two weeks in Noosaville we dined at La Riviera and enjoyed the meal on both occasions. We also sampled the delicious cakes and bread. The service was excellent and professional. Good luck with the alterations.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jbrand79
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Melanie V, Owner at La Riviera Bistro, responded to this review, 29 November 2013
Dear Jbrand79,

Thank you very much for your time to write a review about your experience here at La Riviera. Renovations have finally come to an end and it is looking fantastic!
I hope you will get the chance to come and see!

A bientôt,

Melanie & Frederic
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Brisbane, Australia
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“One of the best in Noosaville”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

We had friends visiting for lunch at our apartment so bought a full size quiche to have with salad. This had to be one of the best we have ever had, creamy and full of ingredients. We booked for dinner the next night which we thoroughly enjoyed. Melanie, with her bon jour greeting, is delightful and makes everyone feel special. No matter the time of day the food is to die for. We will definitely be back and would be regulars if we lived in Noosa. As it is, it is worth a drive from Brisbane just to indulge here.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dcpowers
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Melanie V, Owner at La Riviera Bistro, responded to this review, 7 November 2013
Dear DCPowers,

Thank you very much for your review!
It is a great pleasure to read that you have enjoyed the food and service… Frederic takes great care in preparing the best!
Hope to see you again on your next visit in Noosa, my "Bonjour" will be greeting you again, I can assure you!

A bientôt!

Melanie & Frederic
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Runaway Bay, Australia
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“Real French food - Merci”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

Had some delicious tarts - a scrummy berries one and a rich chocolate raspberry ganache for afternoon tea - because it was so good, staff so friendly and the restaurant was close by and on the riverfront - we decided to return for dinner that night.
We thoroughly enjoyed the meals - Coq au vin and Boeuf bourguignon - beautifully presented in tureens alongside veges of choice in wooden serving boxes. Creme Brulee for dessert a cold dish but with a great crack of surface and lovely taste.
There were other appreciative diners there but not noisy - the way we like it. It was lovely to meet the friendly young owners (Chef and waitress) in their new venture and we wish them well. A brave move from Cairns and their hotel/hospitality work up there - but with Patissiere (? spelling) /pastrycook training and obvious good cooking - we shall return there when we come back to the Sunshine coast and definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and those who like or wish to try real French cooking. Thank you

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John F
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Melanie V, Owner at La Riviera Bistro, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Dear John F,

Thank you so very much for your review and we are very glad to read that you have enjoyed as much the day time patisserie and the dinner with us!
Merci for your visit and A Bientot!

Melanie & Frederic
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Berry, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Great food and service from new owners”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

My wife and I had not eaten French food for many years and decided to try La Riviera because of past good reviews. We were a little apprehensive when the very friendly owner/waitress informed us that she and her husband (the cook) had only taken over a few months earlier. We had snails and French onion soup followed by wild barramundi and duck. Could not fault any of the food and very reasonably priced. We consider La Riviera a "bit of a find". We will return.


  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Doug M
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Melanie V, Manager at La Riviera Bistro, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Dear Doug M,

Thank you very much for your review, it is always a pleasure to read how well you have enjoyed your experience with us.

Looking forward to see you again!
A bientôt!

Melanie & Frederic
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