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The French Brasserie

2 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
613-9662 1632
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Ranked #105 of 3,887 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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84% Recommend
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English first
The Hague, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Darwin, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We loved this restaurant, went early for the pre-theatre meal deal, it was fabulous, the service, the food and everything about our experience could not be faulted. My husband grew up in France and was extremely impressed with this restaurant, we'll definitely go back again next time we are in Melbourne.

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

It's amazing that you can get two people with such different reactions on the same night. As bp-np were sitting down one end, apparently, we were indulging ourselves at the other in some of the best food we have ever tasted, including the duck. The charcuterie was one taste sensation after the other and the Barramundi the best ever. Not... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Travelling down from Sydney we have been to this restaurant a number times but not for 5 years. Atmosphere good and service ok, but the food was very average. Cooked well and flavour not bad but both duck and lamb were very dry and like warm. I would say disorganised kitchen and food sitting around too long??? But I am... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The venue speaks of Paris end. The waiters were really inviting even though we arrived quite late for dinner. We had entree and main with copious amount of red wine. Laughed all the way through dinner as the waiter tried to suggest my wife was a well known politician....

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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

we pitched up on a Saturday night and got a table no problem. asked for the set menu list and spent sometime perusing it only to be told it was only on offer up til 7pm. oh well. a la carte it is. we started with kir royale - I think they only waved the glasses at the cassis bottle... More

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Amazing food! Possibly one of the best meals I've ever had, certainly the best steak which was cooked to perfection! Snails were so tasty I wish I'd ordered 12. Creme brulee delicious! Party of 8 all extremely happy with the food. Went on a Monday night and couldn't believe the place was jam packed, that's a good sign! Slightly slow... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

We found this one by accident and managed to get in. The food was very good and the service excellent. I would recommend this restaurant if you have time while in Melbourne

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Perth, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This would have to be the most perfect French experience we have had out of France! Not only were there French speaking staff( great time to practice !!) but the cuisine was prepared and delivered in typical French style. As people from Perth, we were delighted to have this magical French experience while in Melbourne, and booking on line was... More

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