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Fusing the best of Spain, Italy, France and Greece, The European's specialities are old-world snacks cassoulets, terrines and air-dried beef steaks.

There's also the hearty seasonal mushroom risotto with truffle oil and a crème brulee to die for. Fresh shucked oysters, pate de foie gras or a simple serve of pommes frites – it's a big menu, and the staff are well-versed in taking diners through their options. 

A stunning wine list makes this one of Melbourne's best-loved bistros.

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Updated on 20 Aug 2015.

Photos by Graham Denholm   |  

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161 Spring St, Melbourne 3000

Telephone 03 9654 0811

Nearby Stations: Parliament

Open 7.30am-3am

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