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The French Brasserie

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2 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 1632
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely valentines meal here. It was $90 per head and you had to choose from the set menu (3 courses). We matched up our food with the wine flight (extra cost). The food was decent (duck with fig) and we got a couple of free drinks at the end from the owner / manager? The service was... More 

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Thank PaulForster
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this review

Hi PaulForster, Thanks for electing to celebrate and spend Valentine's Day with us here at The French Brassiere. The gentleman you're referring to was in fact our owner, who is the front of house maitreedee. He's always very involved, friendly and takes great pride in interacting with our guests and customers. I'm pleased that you met him as everyone enjoys... More 

Australia
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ordered the duck for lunch with a side of greens with almonds and matching glass of red. Delicious! The staff took good care of me, seeing as I dined alone at lunch. Highly recommended.

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Thank mmmaricel
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this review

Bonjour mmmaricel, We're pleased to hear that our team took exceptional care of you, and that you enjoyed dining with us here at The French Brasserie. The duck is a favourite of mine, I had it last week and the aromatics when the dish is brought to the table really hit the nose. It sounds like you had the perfect... More 

Winnetka, Illinois
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and drink at The French Brasserie were excellent. I dined on a Friday at 6pm pre-theater, and I think that may explain why the service was so attentive it bordered on stalking. It wasn't that they checked in frequently but they stood about 15 feet away monitoring the tables so the servers were rarely out of view. By... More 

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Thank cday12345
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this review

Bonjour cday12345, Thanks for your review and providing us with your feedback of your visit and experience. Our staff are as you mentioned and during that time slot, particularly with diners pre theatre we always want to ensure a smooth and seamless experience, and well the French and our team are always on their toes during service. They take it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food, service and ambience was excellent to say the least. Had a wonderful experience dining here and would recommend to any food lover.

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Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this review

Merci for your review, feedback, comments and compliments. Thanks for electing to dine with us to celebrate such a special occasion. Wishing you both a very Happy Anniversary with many more to come. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and praise to our team and management. I'm glad you visited and we're a hit with those who love... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Out for dinner without a reservation only to stumble on the French Brasserie. Great meal with excellent service. Outstanding wine list. Very pleasantly surprised.

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Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this review

Bonjour bonebroke, How great is it going out and seeing where the road takes you? I too love to discover and seek out hidden gems, so am so pleased to hear you did the same and discovered us. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our team. Thanks for your recommendation, we truly appreciate and happy... More 

Albury, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The three hour meal we had was of good quality with great service. The wine list was extensive and reasonably priced.

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1 Thank mdc3204
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this review

Bonjour mdc3204, I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and our team took great care of you. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and thanks. The wine list is something else and there is plenty there to tantalise ones taste buds. Thank you for your recommendation and compliments. We appreciate it and we hope to welcome... More 

London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walked in here just on the off-chance of a table and was lucky. Service is very good from the genuine French staff. Food, as you would expect is quality with a price to match. This is not a budget night out. Potatoes gratin were excellent.

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1 Thank IIliketogo
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this review

Dear IIliketogo, Thanks for your review, feedback, comments and compliments. We're pleased to hear you stumbled across us and a table had your name all over it. It's clearly a sign this was meant to be. I'll be sure to let our team know of your feedback and recommendations. I hope that if you're ever in our part of the... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great venue for a celebration, however it is expensive for what you get. So only go for the experience. I recommend the hot dipping cheese, the minute steak cooked medium/rare and a glass of wine. My friend had the lamb which was dry, so stick to the steak.

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1 Thank DiscoveringMelb
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this review

Hi DiscoveringMelb, Thanks for your review and recommendation about your visit. We're pleased to hear that there were elements of your visit you enjoyed, and the baked liquid lava esque cheese is as you mentioned - to die for. We're sorry to hear you friends lamb was not to their liking. I'm unsure if you mentioned it on the evening... More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wish I could rate this place higher! The atmosphere, staff, and food were beyond amazing. My fiancé had the faux fillet and I had the lamb - both were cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. Our waiter was exceptional, full of charm, and even helped us out reciprocating a bottle of wine which had been shouted for us by another... More 

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1 Thank Lauren F
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this review

Hi Lauren, It sounds you like you had an incredible night and experience dining here with us at The French Brasserie. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our team, and how great does that other table sound regarding the wine. I need to dine when they're there. Ooh la lah! Thanks for you lovely warming... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed a delicious dinner , service was attentive and flavours of food good and well presented dishes. Convenient location to CollinsSt A little on the expensive side but probably to be expected in CBD

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1 Thank 16pauliner
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this review

Dear 16pauliner, Thanks for your comments, review and recommendation. We're pleased to hear there were elements of your evening you enjoyed and thank you for saying so. I'll be sure to pass on your feedback to our chef's and team. In relation to price, you're right we are on the higher end of the spectrum but we are a fine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, 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
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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Melbourne, Australia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
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