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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

Location and contact

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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
$0
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

The French Brasserie is a clear example of Melbourne’s wonderful food and wine scene. It is in a small lane way; you don’t pass it on a busy street; you have to find it. Five minutes after sitting down, you feel like you’re in a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank jdnosewine
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You know those French Brasseries in Paris? Well The French Brasserie in Melbourne is even better. As you walk inside the restaurant (first going through an inviting and intimate terrace) you find yourself in a spacious airy space with amazing tall ceillings and a decor...More

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

Bonjour, Thank you for your lovely review and recommendation. We're pleased to hear that you held us in such high regard as a visit to the mother land, and that you've had the opportunity to dine with us but also in Paris. We're pleased to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a place!! Thank you for your warm welcome, your amazing food and your outstanding customer service! You made me feel right at home! 12/10 :) I cant wait to come back!More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Alicefrenchie88
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Bonjour Alice, We're glad to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and that you had a fantastic time and experience with us. We'll be sure to pass on your feedback to our staff and team, and we're so pleased to hear that you felt...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and i have been to this restaurant numerous times. Each time has been exceptional. We started with the entree ( Tartare de Boeuf) which was lovely, with great seasoning. We also enjoyed the Market fish, perfectly cooked with the perfect balance of flavor...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Dean0507
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Bonjour Dean, Thanks for your kind words and review. We're pleased to hear that you're both return guests and diners and we appreciate your ongoing support. We're glad to hear that there were a number of dishes on our menu you enjoyed and that our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been here a few times and the food is consistent. Drinks are reasonably priced and nice too! Check it out if you’re in Melbourne.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Monicawwilson
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bonjour Monica, We're pleased to hear that you had a lovely time and that you're a return guest and diner. We'll be sure to pass your feedback onto our staff and team, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon :) Merci, Chrissy...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last night, perfect occasion to eat with my girlfriend. I liked the food, but it’s not authentic French food for me. I have already lived in France and the plates were not traditional like in France. The service was good, until we met people on...More

Date of visit: March 2019
5  Thank Chicpin
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

To anyone that is reading this, please note that this review is fraudulent and we've been working with TripAdvisor to remove it. This review has been posted from people affiliated to the restaurant who are now ex employees of the venue. These posts have been...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was with my boyfriend last night to celebrate our anniversary. The place is good, but they play too much old French songs. The food is good as well and the waitresses are nice. But, I was really choked when we were the leaving the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Anastasia19910
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

To anyone that is reading this, please note that this review is fraudulent and we've been working with TripAdvisor to remove it. This review has been posted from people affiliated to the restaurant who are now ex employees of the venue. These posts have been...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok, so Im not a big fan of French.. Small dish, big plate, big bill. However, when it came to desserts, these guys really delivered. It was the largest and tastiest Creme Brulee Ive ever had. Service was second to none.. Can not complain. Typical...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank nickolasvassallo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner on a Friday night recently and left feeling underwhelmed. Food was ok, drinks were prohibitively expensive. We had the duck and it was good, although we were presented with an elaborately dressed bird just after ordering, to receive two duck breasts on...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 617barkly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes you can still get patronised (continuously) by French waiters (well one in particular in this restaurant), so yes still a thing. Shame as the food was excellent and other waiters charming ... but he was a Wally. No, at 55 I don’t need to...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 672karinet
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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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