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The French Brasserie

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

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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)
PRICE RANGE
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
French, European
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
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic staff, food was 10/10 and the owner was very welcoming and loved a selfie! Thanks to the waiters Megane and Soukina !!More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Finread
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Bonjour Finread, Thank you for taking the time to provide us and others with a review of your visit and experience with us. We're glad that our staff and team took great care of you, and it seems like you met Hadj the owner. He...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently went to the French Braserie to celebrate my partners birthday - the food and service were excellent. I mentioned that it was my partners birthday and we were offered a complimentary glass of sparkling and there was also a birthday message presented with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jbacMelbourne
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Bonjour Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here with at. We're pleased to hear that our staff took great care of you, and that you elected to entrust something as special as your partners birthday...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in after the movies for a late meal. The food was OK and our requested level of doneness were spot on but just felt both meals lacked something. Neither had a sauce and that would have made the difference for me.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank davidbV3911JY
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Bonjour David, Thanks for your feedback and review. We're pleased to hear that that cooking temperature of your meal was to your liking and we appreciate your comments and feedback. We're unsure if you mentioned anything to our team at the time of dining, but...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant conversion into a small space has been really well done. Ambience and food was great and service impeccable. Will definitely recommend this place to everyone. Provide really well-priced 2 or 3 course pre-theatre menus as well of-course as A La Carte. Access to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Garry C
Chrissy S, Guest Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Bonjour Garry, Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others with a review of your visit here with us. We're glad to har that you enjoyed the atmosphere, space and dining with us. We do have bathrooms and access on the lower level...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a busy day, a flight to Melbourne and transfer to our hotel, tired and hungry, we were looking for a good dinner. A recommended restaurant was very noisy so we went strolling. Down an alley there was The French Brasserie, a perfect find. Service...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Wendyv200
Chrissy S, Guest Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bonjour Wendy, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience. We're pleased to hear that you had a lovely time and experience and that our staff and team took great care of you. We're sorry to hear...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary and decided to go French. The moment we walked in we felt valued. The owner, wait staff all made us feel welcome and important. Then we I informed them of my allergy the chef made a concerted effort to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Anne B
Chrissy S, Guest Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bonjour Anne, Thank you for your kind words and review. We're pleased to hear that you elected to spend such a special evening and occasion with us, and wishing you both a very happy anniversary. We're happy to hear that our staff and team were...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is on two levels and the food and service were very acceptable. We were seated upstairs at the back which was quite comfortable. It felt formal with highly efficient, if a little stern, table service. It was not cheap either, so go prepared...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Hungry_Weka
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bonjour Hunry_Weka, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit. We're pleased to hear that you had a lovely time dining with us, and that our staff and team took great care of you. You're as mentioned we are...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have eaten at this restaurant many, many times over the years never disappoints one of the first places I eat at on arrival to Melbourne, in numbers of two to 8. A select menu that they do to perfection, great ambience, close to town for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Toni C
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Bonjour Toni, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit here with us. We're pleased to hear that you're a return guest and diner, and we appreciate your continued support. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent 6 course menu with matching wines tonight. Very generous with the pourings! The restaurant was a beautiful space, very modern but also very French and welcoming. The staff were very attentive and lovely and apologised profusely while we waited all of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank jimbojambo86
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Bonjour James, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit here with us at The French Brasserie. We're glad to hear that you had a lovely time, and that you enjoyed the degustation. We'll be sure to pass your...More

Reviewed January 7, 2019

The service was superb. Atmosphere elegant and hip. The wine list quite good. And the food was delicious. Do save room for dessert. We shared the Tarte au Citron and thought it one of the best we have ever had. Rather than a stiff filling,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sara B
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2019

Thanks for your kind words, feedback, review and recommendation Sara. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and that you had a lovely time. I'm so glad your advice was for others to leave room for dessert. We've an in house pastry...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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