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The French Brasserie

2 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
613-9662 1632
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Ranked #112 of 4,008 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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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86% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went here for my wife's birthday from a recommendation from a friend. The restaurant is located in a small lane way which makes you feel like you are in a Parisian town. The restaurant is beautifully set out with high ceilings and a wonderful atmosphere. We tried a variety of the menu and it was all delicious! The Creme... More

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Thanks French Brasserie for a perfect end to a perfect day. Les Mis matinee then French, of course, for dinner and after some research on line (thanks Trip Advisor) found this super spot close to our hotel. We could not have asked for a better experience. Great wait staff, warm welcome, advice if needed, loved the snails and the terrine,... More

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Perth, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were in Melbourne for a girls weekend and found The French Brasserie via google, it was a Saturday afternoon when we called to book a table so we were stoked when they told us they had a table available for us at 8:30pm. First impressions count right.. On arrival the door was opened for us an we were greeted... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We searched TripAdvisor for a good French restaurant near our hotel on our short stay in Melbourne. We are very glad we decided to give this one a go. Yum. That's all I need to say. Great ambience, good staff, excellent food. My husband and I stuffed ourselves on great food and wine and were more than happy when we... More

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Geelong, Australia
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174 reviews 174 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We attended this restaurant prior to the theatre one night in July 2014, and found it by accident, lucky accident that is, because every aspect of this establishment was very much to be liked, from the attentive French speaking wait staff, to the elegantly prepared food, and the excellent wines. Having found it, we will not be losing it again,... More

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Bendigo, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We called in without booking on a Friday night for pre concert dinner. This was our first time here and originally we were just going to have the 2 course fixed price meal. As we arrived before the restaurant was open we were ushered in to sit at the bar and look at the menu and have a drink. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

On our first night in Melbourne recently, a very cold and windy evening, we wanted to eat somewhere warm and welcoming that served "hearty" winter food. With no booking, we decided to try the French Brasserie and were warmly welcomed. The service by the all-French staff was impeccable, the amuse-bouche gougeres were unexpected and delicious and our food was just... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The French Brasserie is another one if those places that's been on my bucket list for awhile now, and I finally got to tick it off on Saturday night. I arrived early and attempted to buy a cocktail at Terra Rosa across the lane, but as none of the bar staff there appeared interested in taking my money I decided... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Booked dinner here as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival- The Roast Collection, a French themed series of roasts. We were first to arrive in the restaurant and were warmly greeted by one of the many gorgeous wait staff. Within a very short time the restaurant was full! It was a cold and windy Melbourne night and it... More

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Perth Western Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Having recently returned from la Belle France and in need of a feed, we wandered down the lane towards the sign and were welcomed in typical French style and, despite having no booking, we were shown immediately to a little corner table. Water arrived immediately and the wine list very soon afterwards. All the staff were French speaking so it... More

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