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Madame Brussels

#133 of 3,117 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Central Business District
European, Wine Bar
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Level 3, 59-63 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9662 2775
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Today
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
After dinner cocktails

Really lively little rooftop bar with cheeky named cocktails and just live the decir especialky the astro turf ... not easy to find but handy if stairs to the rooftop are an issue ... enjoyabke visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Gismolo
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Melbourne, Australia
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79 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I always love visiting here - the ambiance, the alcohol, the food, the menu, all divine! A touch on the expensive side but worth every penny.

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Thank tawem
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really lively little rooftop bar with cheeky named cocktails and just live the decir especialky the astro turf ... not easy to find but handy if stairs to the rooftop are an issue ... enjoyabke visit

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Thank Gismolo
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for a champagne or cocktail watching the sun go down over the city. Elevator is dodgy as all hell (the sign warns there could be a 1 hour wait if it gets stuck - not exactly confidence instilling - so stairs definitely a safer option) Once you're on the terrace with a tasty beverage, fine company and preppy... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, this bar is lovely if you want a view, and (not to sound snobbish) a place without raging backpackers. Is has a great atmosphere and quirky interior. However, the staff were all very pushy and it constantly felt like they were trying to make us leave or take our drinks that we hadn't finished. The card system is also... More 

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Thank Alex M
Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quirky and kitsch; nice views of the city on a balmy, Summer evening. Overpriced, ordinary cocktails that come without even a small nibble. The chosen cocktail was missing a key ingredient which got offered up on a side plate rather than as a fresh batch. Disappointing after reviews we'd heard.

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Thank SoozeTM
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love this place, it's a gorgeously quaint rooftop bar on Bourke street, near parliament station in the CBD. Climb the stairs and you'll discover a magical hideaway of green carpeted, pink and cosy balcony bar! In the winter there is complimentary pink furry blankets and heaters to keep you warm (I first visited in Melbourne winter in July)... More 

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Thank LiaBhimani
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I organised a Christmas function here and it was awesome! We has little nibbles and jugs of cocktails which was perfect for our small team. I would highly recommend.

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Thank ChocolateTours
Melbourne, Australia
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159 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Finger food was very good. Especially the little avoid filled hard pastries. Beer was quite cold. However, on a hot day the balcony becomes unbearable. It could do with some fans, mist sprayers outside.

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Thank Johan S
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Been here many times, always had a good experience. Interesting decorations inside, staff are always helpful and service is excellent. Can be a bit crowed some nights depending on how many people there are but overall I give this place a 5/5. Keep up the great work!

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Thank B5812
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I found Madame Brussels by searching online for a cocktail bar with excellent opening hours and rooftop seating. I took my date here on a Sunday afternoon, we spent 3 hours on the lower balcony and ordered 4 alcoholic jugs of fruity gin cocktails, (to be divided between two people), two double strength tequila cocktail glasses each and two large... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Level 3, 59-63 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: (03) 9662 2775

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 26
  • Cuisine: European, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.