Bringing a taste of France to Melbourne, Belle Vie Bar is without a doubt one of the most enticing restaurants in Melbourne. A big call, we know, but this French tapas restaurant and bar settles for nothing less than perfection, and the close attention to detail is evident in everything from the carefully curated menu, to the choice of ingredients used. This Chapel Street restaurant, located directly across from Windsor Street station takes you on an unforgettable dining journey from Burgundy through to Marseille – what’s not to love? So embrace Belle Vie (beautiful life) and reserve a table at this Melbourne haven as soon as you can. Bon appétit!
A very friendly place with delicious food and wine. We felt very welcome when we arrived and we are looking forward to visiting again soon.
The Food was good and service attentive, however it lacked of atmosphere that you would expect in Chapel street on a Saturday night, would give it another go if in the area.
Was a great evening, booked a table and we were a bit stretched for time. The staff were amazing and also took a pre order so that food was ready on arrival! Very good service!
Melbourne is of course, known for its restaurant and dining scene, and Belle Vie Bar is adding to its status as food capital of the world, one delicious French dish at a time. This cosy and chic restaurant in Windsor specialises in French tapas and in doing so, transports its guests to the romantic streets of France in all the right ways. The menu is specific here, and we’re not kidding when we say, the team at Belle Vie Bar use only the best when it comes to the ingredients. Kick things off with a couple of aperitif dishes to begin, like the popcorn Français of butter popcorn served in a cone with black truffle salt or the Belle Vie croque monsieur filled with French ham, béchamel and Gruyere cheese.
Following on, Belle Vie’s tapas menu caters for lovers of meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes alike, so you’ll always be catered for. Keep an eye out for the caramelised onion tart with Roquefort cheese and fresh chives; freshly shucked St Helens oysters; scallops beurre blanc prepared in French butter sauce and seared in white wine and cream; twelve-hour slow-cooked lamb with pomegranate dip and baked pita and the chicken and wild mushroom pastry baskets – just for example. One thing though, no visit to Belle Vie Bar in Windsor is complete without a dessert to round things off, and the chocolate and orange fondant with orange jam and vanilla ice cream hits the spot perfectly. You’ll find this Melbourne restaurant on Chapel Street – bookings are essential.