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Madame Brussels

Level 3, 59-63 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
(03) 9662 2775
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Ranked #181 of 3,965 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $26
Cuisines: Wine Bar, Fondue, Creperie
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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English first
sydney
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This place has quirky in buckets, but it's brimming with charm and fun. It was cold out on the terrace when we visited, but our especially efficient and smiley waiter was quick to make sure we had heaters, blankets and mulled wine. It's my second visit and I'd go back again. It's kinda what Melbourne means to me: a fun... More

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This place is a Melbourne gem our concierge told us. It was hidden on the third floor beside a multi-storey car park. The place was decked like an English tea party and the staff were dressed in tennis gear. Within minutes of finding the place we had hot pink faux fur blankets and a heater to fend off the cold... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The venue has a colourful history , but now a days the house of ill-repute sells cocktails and cupcakes. Outdoor heaters are on or you can request a warm blankie. It is worth the journey just for the quaintness, but bring your wallet with you.

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Madame Brussels is easy to miss. Up a few stairs and lift to the third floor and in the centre of Melbourne. Open from 12 noon till very late, I've enjoyed lunch a few times and afternoon teas and drinks. A friendly atmosphere with quirky garden furniture and padded seats. There's an indoor area with astro turf up the bar... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1,000 reviews 1,000 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

You can easily miss the entrance to Madame Brussels, it is at the top end of Bourke St on the corner with Mcllwraith Pl, the one which leads to the car park. Named after the notorious Madame who ran most of the brothels in nearby Little Lon part of Melbourne back in the 1880's. Once you step out of the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Had cocktails here before dinner, great service and vibe. Rooftop with fake grade, cute tables, lovely to be out in the fresh air. Cocktails were reasonably priced and made well.

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Melbourne
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Great place to stop for an unusual hide away rooftop bar, complete with fake grass underfoot, mixed with some interesting and quirkly cocktails - its a great place to sit and sip in the sun!

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Launceston, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

In Melbourne for "girls weekend" and this was a fantastic starting point. Loved the jugs of punch/ cocktails as well as delicious dip and nuts. The decor is adorable and the staff were fun and friendly. All very reasonably priced too. Will definitely return next time I am in Melbourne

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Some friends and I went to this adorable rooftop bar on the weekend and had a couple of cocktails. The atmosphere is very relaxed, with gorgeous 50's style colourful decor and the service is spot on...there if you need them but not in your face all the time. We enjoyed a gin based cocktail jug at $55 which was enough... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

On a hot, Melbourne night this is a really fun place to visit for a drink. Climb the three flights of stairs next door to the Spaghetti Tree restaurant and you will find this quirky bar. Loved the waiters and waitresses, too. We have also been during the day time and the afternoon tea is a good option for '... More

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