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Madame Brussels

Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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L 3 59-63 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9662 2775
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Gold Coast
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a girls' weekend, this was one of the rooftop bars we visited! Love the whole idea - quirky, tacky, girly and different, however we didn't stay long! Found the cocktails quite weak in alcohol and staff not overly helpful or friendly! Glad we visited but enjoyed the atmosphere, vibe and service at other rooftop bars we visited.

Thank AnnieJuly
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good energy, the drinks are good and I love the smoked trout pate, however they could have more variety with their finger food. Not much there for non meat eaters. The atmosphere is good and they have a great outdoors area but the smokers spoil it.

Thank francescummings
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon entering through a rickety lift that is quite often unreliable. you come into a retro, quaint and quirky bar. The staff are flirty and full of welcome smiles. The cocktails are yum. High tea is served on vintage china, their chicken sandwiches are the best. A great way to spend a hot afternoon or a lazy Sunday , Lace... More 

Thank Vicki L
Geelong, Australia
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568 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The roof top areas have a nice city/night outlook. The wait staff are dressed in what appears to be tennis outfits! The decor is tacky but the drinks are good, especially the Hot Buttered Rum..yum.

Thank Rosemary F
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We Stumbled onto Madame Brussels on a cold Saturday night in August, we were greeted by friendly and attentive staff dressed in what looked like tennis outfits, more than adequate heating made it possible to sit outside in the rooftop garden setting ( truth be told we sat directly underneath a heater and found it uncomfortably warm even in the... More 

Thank 031612p
Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Haven't been to Madame Brussels for years and wow they have they found their Niche. It's morphed into a bubbling Ladies lounge, high pitched giggles and happy conversations burst across the skylines. Busy with birthday, engagement and baby celebrations, tables are packed with high pitched colour and movement, cupcakes and jugs of cocktails. A great atmosphere, loads of gorgeous wonderful... More 

Thank Theburnsies
New South Wales, Australia
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was so looking forward to visiting this bar but it was too dark (had to use our phone to light up the menu), over priced, sticky chairs, in attentive, unprofessional staff (not interested, nothing to recommend, constantly on his phone, didn't bring snacks ordered, didn't ask if we wanted to order more drinks, so we left). Downstairs the music was... More 

Thank Polly J
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sharing pitchers of cocktails on a sunny day is a must. Madame Brussels is a hidden gem. Weirdly they do the best sausage rolls which is really random for a bar! I would totally recommend this bar to friend that want a different experience, old skool tennis comes to mind.

Thank Amanda W
Wellington, New Zealand
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

one of the things my friend and i wanted to do while we were in melbourne was have a high tea, so i googled 'top 10 high teas in melbourne'. our first choice was the windsor, but it was full, so i ended up with madame brussels, which had originally piqued my interest, but i JUST wasn't sure what to... More 

Thank ScrappySueNZ
Launceston, Australia
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167 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Great place for pre show drinks and eats. Good heating for outdoor sitting area. Had a very nice refreshing cocktail served in a jug fornthe two of us. Would be great on a summer evening.

Thank GingerRose63

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $26
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L 3 59-63 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: (03) 9662 2775

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.