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The French Brasserie

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2 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 1632
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Merimbula, Australia
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200 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just a spontanious decision took us back again, this time for lunch. No booking. Just a walk in off the street, but we were readily accommodated. Service is very good although i remembered the nightime staff being, perhaps, a little more engaging. The menu is comprehensive with a strong French influence. There is sufficient variety to satisfy most palates with... More 

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Melbourne
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

An enjoyable experience from start to finish. Se vice was excellent, thanks Cinthia. Food was awesome - thought we were back in France. Great ambience, nothing was too much trouble. Can't wait to go back.

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wonderful boss and I had a wonderful dinner. Sarah was attentive and Hadje a generous host! ❤️❤️❤️

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Thank Peta S
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this review

Bonour Peta, Thanks for taking the time provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at The French Brasserie. We're pleased to hear that you both enjoyed dining and that Hadji and Sarah took great care of you. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our team. Thanks for getting in touch, we... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a fine dining experience to cap off a beautiful trip to Melbourne. We both enjoy French cuisine so we were pleased to find such a highly rated restaurant within such a short walking distance to our hotel (Stamford Plaza). We very easily made an online reservation the morning of and found the restaurant... More 

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Thank SarahHaim
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this review

Bonjour Sarah, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your evening here at The French Brasserie. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining with us, and the gentleman that you're referring to is in fact one of our owners Hadji. I knew immediately who you had mentioned, and he is incredibly welcoming and a... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What's a beautiful food and service! We were blown away by the quality of their food as we tried French for the first time and We were falling in love with it and want to try more dishes. Service was excellent and attentive. Extensive wine list to choose for.The down side is the ceiling. If you look up you probably... More 

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Thank Sarinya S
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this review

Bonjour Sarinya S, Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others with a review of your visit and experience here at The French Brasserie. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining and I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our chef and team. The restaurant has a very industrial feel. Very Melbourne Lane... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wondering around with friends looking for a nice place for dinner when we found the restaurant. I love French food it is my favourite. We had a wonderful evening the food is good and the service is excellent even jokesters but very attentive.

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Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this review

Bonjour Ridgey01, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at The French Brasserie. We're pleased you discovered us while exploring Melbourne, and that's often when the best discoveries are made. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our chef and team, and let them know you... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined on Saturday 22 April and chose to experience the degustation menu. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. Over 3 hours for 5 courses - Gazpacho soup, Mackerel, Salmon, Pork & desert. 5 small glasses of wine . The wait between courses made the evening very boring and the waitress, although lovely, was only on her second... More 

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Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this review

Hi Matthew R, Thanks for your feedback, comments, review and for reaching out to us to advise us of the evening you had here at The French Brasserie. Having shared your review with both owners of the Restaurant and myself, we are incredibly embarrassed and as you mentioned there are a number of items where our team for whatever reason... More 

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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Found this restaurant by chance and what a find!!!! we were looked after, with wine and the best food, atmosphere..... felt like France!!! we will return!!

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Thank Ngaio R
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this review

Bonjour Ngaio R, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at The French Brasserie. We're pleased to hear that you stumbled across us, and that it was a worthwhile and enjoyed discovery.. #gottalovemelbourne I'm glad to hear that our team took exceptional care of you and that you felt as... More 

Borås, Västra Götaland, Sweden
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I am starting to get a bit reluctant to post any food reviews on Tripe Advisor as it is obvious to me that we all see very different - depending on where we start from! I have spent most of my summer holidays in France as a kid from 8-17 and got to know the French kitchen quite well. This... More 

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Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this review

Hi Anette J, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at The French Brasserie. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your thoughts and comments, and appreciate that you enjoyed and spent some time in France. What great memories you must have. I've passed you comments and... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here on the weekend, the food was amazing , the service was great. The staff are actually French which is a nice touch. I feel the price of the food was well worth the flavours if we visit Melbourne again we will be back.

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Thank Kisso85
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this review

Bonjour Kisso85, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at The French Brasserie. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our staff and team. All of our floor staff are French, and most in the kitchen... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9662 1632
Description
Instantly welcoming the French Brasserie offers a relaxing sanctuary at the top end of town. Soaring ceilings and vast glass expanses achieve a chic contemporary atmosphere while friendly attentive staff anticipate your every need. Open for lunch Monday - Friday and dinner Monday - Saturday it continues to exceed the expectations of its guests who can choose to sit upstairs in the mezzanine area, inside at intimate tables or relax outside on the terrace. Express Lunch - Mon-Fri - 2 courses with a beverage $35ppPre-Theatre Menu - Tues-Sat - 2 courses with a beverage $39.50pp(Condtions Apply - Must order before 7.pm - Seating Time - 6.00pm-8.00pm)

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Central Business District
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