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The French Brasserie

2 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
613-9662 1632
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Ranked #116 of 3,991 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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170 reviews 170 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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
67 helpful votes 67 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
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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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Melbourne
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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I have eaten at the French Brasserie on numerous occasions and Hadj always has a very friendly greeting for his diners. The food is typical french fare and well prepared. The wine selection has changed over the last few months and seems to have become very expensive so dining is for special occasions only. The Brasserie is located in Malthouse... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The French Brasserie is a wonderful restaurant with real stylisch French atmosphere and superb food and wines. The full French staff will make your dinner an unforgetable one. Special thanks to the kind and cheerfull owner and Juliette, our wonderful waitress!

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Mackay, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We returned here because of the wonderful dining experience we had the first time and despite, being only occasional Melbourne visitors, the temptation to try something new. Unusually for us, we went for the same thing for both courses, moules marinière and lamb rump. The mussels were excellent quality, plump and juicy and the lamb was cooked to perfection. We... More

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