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The French Brasserie

2 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
613-9662 1632
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Ranked #106 of 4,030 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My Colleague picked this French restaurant and I was surprised I had never heard of it before.It is tucked away in a little laneway off Flinders Lane and it looks really cosy from outside.The Host is a really friendly French guy who is lots of fun and made us feel welcome.The food is excellent and we had the steak tartare,Charcuterie,all... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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185 reviews 185 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

When restaurants are so shirty these days about bookings and being on time, one is equally inclined to be unforgiving when they make you wait despite having a reservation. We waited half and hour before being shown our table and this was clearly because they misjudged their earlier diners or were reluctant to make them leave. This wasn't the best... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

After looking at the reviews thought we were in for a special night. It was good but nothing special, waitress was friendly but very busy but service was still good. My husband and I both had the French onion soup, the flavor was very good however it was served just warm, if it was hot it would have been great.... More

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Canberra, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We just happened on this restaurant being in Melbourne for a quick break and not knowing the local restaurant scene. We knew we'd hit on something special as soon as we entered. We were there for pre theatre meal and chose from a small but excellent menu. Hate those menus that go on for pages...they always ring alarm bells. The... More

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Hamilton, NZ
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Our visit to The French Brasserie transported us to France.We were greeted warmly. The decor is very bistro like. The service is effortless. The boeuf bourguignon superb. Thoroughly recommend.

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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
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
93 helpful votes 93 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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