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Madame Brussels

#339 of 4,177 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Wine Bar, Fondue, Creperie
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Level 3, 59-63 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9662 2775
Today
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Disappointing the second time around!

A rooftop bar with a great vibe and service. Well this is how I recommended this bar to my partner-quirky but fun. On my recent visit I was very disappointed. It was a hot day in melb and we went for pre dinner drinks. OBVIOUSLY we were wearing our invisible cloaks as NO ONE noticed we were there... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Teresa A
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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194 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

A rooftop bar with a great vibe and service. Well this is how I recommended this bar to my partner-quirky but fun. On my recent visit I was very disappointed. It was a hot day in melb and we went for pre dinner drinks. OBVIOUSLY we were wearing our invisible cloaks as NO ONE noticed we were there. We had... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Disappointing to say the least ..... $50 a head we were charged for my daughter & i & we got one drink & 1 sandwich

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Madame Brussels is worth the few flights of stairs that you have to climb to get there (the lift was out of order). Not sure why all the staff have to be in tennis gear? We had a lovely jug of sangria and shared olives, hummus and some nice bread, all very pleasant and relaxed. The service was very good.

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

If you are in a cheeky mood and need a tipple to match Madame B is the place to go! We popped in on a very busy sunny Saturday afternoon! Place was packed but Madame sent us off to the bar and scrounged us up some seats! Cocktails are fantastic and value for money! Tounge in cheek names and just... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This was the name of a madam of a brothel in the area and it is rumoured that the mace from Parliament House was lost here and they had secret tunnels to Parliament House and many politicians visited this place. This Madame Brussels must of been quite a lady as was not young when she finished working here. It is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Had great expectations, but we were extremely disappointed. Food was ordinary. Wine was good. Staff friendly.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great view, good food and great service. Perfect for an afternoon chill out session complete with good food and cold Pimms Definitely reccommend

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Madame Brussels was recommended to us by someone we met in Sydney and we weren't disappointed. It's a bit difficult to find and could be easily missed. You enter via an unassuming office building and take the rickety elevator up a few floors and you'll find Madame Brussels, a cute, quirky cocktail bar and terrace with nice views over the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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250 reviews 250 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I went here with a couple of friends and it was nice. Lovely view of Bourke street and across the melbourne skyline. And the cocktail jugs were ace (and the best value). The food was okay but nothing sensational. Kudos to them for bringing a bit of old melbourne into new melbourne. Madame Brussels has a bit of history about... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This might be a nice place to go for drinks but their afternoon tea is a complete rip off. Pimms cocktails were so weak and wishy washy. Had to order extra drinks ( their intention I'm sure) but had to ask 3 times before it was delivered. Sandwiches ok but no skill in making a few sandwiches. Sausage rolls apparently... 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
  • Phone Number: (03) 9662 2775

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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

Questions & Answers

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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?