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The French Brasserie

2 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 1632
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
2 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful food. Good value Staff are mostly French, adds a nice touch Atmosphere is relaxed and cool Food is amazing Wine list extensive Will definitely eat here againMore

Thank Nicky_c79
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Bonjour Nicky_c79, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here with us at The French Brasserie. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and that you like the food, wine list and atmosphere....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the 3rd time at the French Brasserie and still the same welcoming by Hadj, service, atmosphere and not to forget the food and the chef creativity... Will come back very soon.More

Thank Thierry O
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Bonjour Thierry, Thank you for your kind words, review and recommendation. We're pleased to hear that your a return guest and diner, and we appreciate your continued support. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Hadji and the team, and yes please...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The French Brasserie in Melbourne truly makes you feel as if you are in France with a wonderful atmosphere, delicious authentic dishes and French staff who are always friendly and efficient. I have eaten here on several occasions and everytime has been a great experience....More

Thank globalreview2018
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Bonjour globalreview2018, Thank you for your kind words and recommendation. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining with us, and that you're a return guest and visitor. Thanks for your continued support. We'll be sure to pass on your comments to our team, and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh the french onion soup! Check out this restaurant, perfectly situated in Malthouse Lane, bustling with ambience and warmth. ..More

Thank lilyroseAustralia
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your kind words, review and recommendation. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed dining with us, and that the French Onion soup was a stand out. We'll be sure to pass on your feedback to our chefs and team, and we hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away in a Melbourne laneway ( Malthouse Lane) The French Brasserie is a really excellent French restaurant . Consistently good for over a decade this is a great spot not to be missed. Very French & Very Good

Thank Gregory P
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Merci Gregory for your kind words and review. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed dining with us, and we appreciate your continued support over the years. Thank you for visiting, and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Warm welcome by Sarah and friendly service by Guillame. Excellent food - well presented and delicious. A little slice of France.More

1  Thank TinyT97727
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Merci for your kind words and feedback. We'll be sure to pass on your thanks to Guillame and Sarah, and we thank you for mentioning them by name. We're glad that you enjoyed dining with us, and we hope to welcome you back again soon....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. We had the 5 course degustation which was excellent - the scallops being a highlight. I mentioned it was a birthday in the booking. We were welcomed with complimentary sparkling whilst we ordered and they brought us a decorated plate with...More

1  Thank phillipcharl2n
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bonjour phillipcharl2n, We're pleased to hear that you entrusted us with such a special celebration like a birthday to celebrate with us. We're glad to hear that our staff and team took great care of you, and that you enjoyed the scallops and experience. I'll...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has a great atmosphere and fit out. The staff are attentive in a relaxed way, however on the night we visited the food was a huge let down. The duck was cooked well but cold beetroot on the side was unexpected. The fish...More

2  Thank Caroline P
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Caroline, Thanks for your feedback and for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience. We're sorry to hear that there were elements of your visit you didn't enjoy. I'm unsure if you mentioned these points and dissatisfaction...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This fantastic French restaurant tucked away in a small alley. The people are so friendly. The menu has great variety, and has an extensive wine list. We ordered the St. Jacques scallop ,filet of beef and duck a l'orange. The food was delicious, the presentation...More

1  Thank AussieRules
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bonjour Aussierules, Thanks for your feedback and recommendation. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and that there were a number of dishes you enjoyed. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our chefs and team, and we're...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the best French restaurants in Melbourne! The onion is soup is amazing. Food: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Wine: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Service: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Atmosphere: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Value for money: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Would I come back? 👍More

1  Thank iAiver
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You're review is incredibly sweet, creative and helpful and honest. We love reading reviews that are both informative and also give us feedback. We're glad that you loved the soup. It's a favourite of ours too, and if we ever contemplated taking it off the...More

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LizL2229
August 28, 2017|
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Response from Chrissy S | Property representative |
Hi Liz, The French Brasserie is in Melbourne at 2 Malthouse Lane in the CBD
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puppyman2015
May 12, 2017|
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Response from Ngaio R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Just call; or go direct to their web site.. google and there you are!! wonderful location and menu
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Foxcombe
February 23, 2017|
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Response from Chrissy S | Property representative |
Foxcombe, you can certainly ask for an extra plate if you're intending to share the meals and dishes. They will however plate on the one plate, as it is easier during peak service and so you'll see the dish as it should come... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$14
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9662 1632
  • E-mail
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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