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Noir

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175 Swan Street, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
+61 3 9428 3585
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Noir. French inspired, Modern cuisine in an elegant, informal...
Welcome to Noir. French inspired, Modern cuisine in an elegant, informal environment. Noir is the first venture for partners Peter Roddy and Ebony Vagg, food and wine lovers as well as hospitality professionals who together with their dedicated team bring a little old world romance to Swan Street. A combination of quality produce and classical technique with a generous spirit and a warm welcome await at this boutique neighbourhood restaurant.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A little gem

In a street of mixed businesses and soccer fans, this is a little gem. Very attentive staff welcomed us on a cold Winter's night. The "Menu du Jour" is a great way to sample the eclectic mix of food. A fine but affordable wine list from around the world made for a very satisfying evening!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

In a street of mixed businesses and soccer fans, this is a little gem. Very attentive staff welcomed us on a cold Winter's night. The "Menu du Jour" is a great way to sample the eclectic mix of food. A fine but affordable wine list from around the world made for a very satisfying evening!

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Noir was the first fine dining restaurant to open in Swan Street and Peter's food has remained at a consistent high standard, offering quite a different menu and experience to other popular recent arrivals. Unfortunately for us, this is a special occasion restaurant so my birthday dinner was enjoyed with relish. Superbly presented food, exciting taste combinations and professional service.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great food. Great service. Had a four course meal with matching wines. The meals were timed to perfection. A great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We really enjoyed our dinner at Noir, ordering the chef's tasting menu and some superb cocktails. The espresso martini before dinner was really well done, and we brought our own wine to accompany the meal. The BYO policy is a nice touch in restaurants. Service was friendly, and the offerings were explained in a very informative way, without being foodie-boring.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

One year ago we were in Bordeaux on my partner's birthday (La Poudette) so this year (as France was not an option) we had to find somewhere French. After reading many reviews including TA, I chose Noir. We were not disappointed. It is not traditionally French but with a strong French influence but with a modern approach, which was very... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The Swan St strip is not normally where you think of for stylish dining. Cafes, pub food and take-away yes, but top service and elegant dishes not so much. Well it's time to rethink, at least for Noir as the excuse to that rule. A new local recommended it to me and i was impressed from the start with an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Wonderful. Tourists in town looking to celebrate our 33rd anniversary. A bit confused about the booking process - walked there the day before (45mins!!) to book in person and told it was completely booked out for the next evening (Friday). Went back to our hotel and booked on-line with Dimmi with no problem at all and with several time options... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Had a wine dinner here last week. So set menu but some of the courses are on the menu. The appetizer was a crab and tomato galette which was superb. The entree was a caramelized atlantic scallop with Jerusalem artichoke risoni, great flavours. The first main was crisp duck breast with mushrooms/chestnuts and quince, duck was cooked perfectly. The second... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Noir did not came up on my radar until a recent browse of Urbanspoon. Being French, my cricles tell me where to get a good dinner and would generally stick to recommendations but I decided to give Noir a try for a romantic dinner. Despite not being operated by French people, you can tell there is some serious experience there,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The quality of the French inspired menu is equivalent to many top rated restaurants. What is particularly enjoyable about Noir is it is done in an understated Richmond way so people feel at ease in the environment while enjoying really outstanding food. Lunches are also exceptional value (around $35 or 40 for a fixed price menu). We are regular guests... More 

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Additional Information about Noir

Address: 175 Swan Street, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9428 3585
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Richmond
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 19 - 75
Cuisine: French, International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 175 Swan Street, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9428 3585

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 75
  • Cuisine: French, International

Description

Welcome to Noir. French inspired, Modern cuisine in an elegant, informal environment. Noir is the first venture for partners Peter Roddy and Ebony Vagg, food and wine lovers as well as hospitality professionals who together with their dedicated team bring a little old world romance to Swan Street. A combination of quality produce and classical technique with a generous spirit and a warm welcome await at this boutique neighbourhood restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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