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“A must when in Melbourne.......”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Madame Brussels

Madame Brussels
Ranked #98 of 4,058 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $26
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A must when in Melbourne.......”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

This is a great bar but not easy to find as you go in a lift to get there and think you are in the wrong place! Once you are there is is a great roof top bar and fantastic setting both inside and out. Cocktails are abit on thr pricey side but you expect that in the city.A great place for visitors to see and experience.

  • Visited September 2013
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Toowoomba, Australia
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very quirky!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

This place was great, I've never been anywhere like it! The cocktails really weren't that expensive! $35 for a jug for my partner and I, and we got 3 drinks each out of it.. Much cheaper than one cocktail generally costing $12-$17 at a restaurant. Staff were helpful and very quick at cleaning tables and making drinks.
One thing that would make the experience better and more memorable is if they had a scent. Would tie in nicely with the costumes and general layout if there was a specific scent also (think: vanilla)
Bathrooms were beautiful also, and very clean :)

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Thank Kate S
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Australia
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169 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Probably not the best day to go”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Sat on the rooftop on a stifling hot day - no air conditioning inside so no real choice. Sandwiches were delicious and others looked to be enjoying their cocktails. Not really my scene but nice for what it is.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Nairina
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Sydney, Australia
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Rain didn't matter :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

Madame Brussels is such a wicked little bar! When I say little there are 3 floors from memory. It is quite tricky to find if you don't know what you're looking for - I had only been told by a few friends what street it was on. Next to Salvation Army Store on Bourke Street, they have a tiny little lift going up to the bar or you can take stairs. Drinks list is awesome!! We had a sangria jug which was really nice and good value. The decor is awesome!! kind of 1950s style? I don't know but it was wicked :) and the staff are really friendly and dressed in tennis outfits which I thought was pretty unique. Definately go and have a drink or two at this cute bar! Will be back next time in Melbourne!

  • Visited August 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Fun & Frivolity!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

Madame Brussels is a charming, Alice in Wonderland style rooftop bar - you wouldn't find it unless you knew it was there, but it seems to have a really loyal following amongst the locals.

We had an amazing 'Eve's Temptation' jug and hilarious chat with the owner herself, Miss Pearls. You can see how the place is so popular with her larger-than-life personality! All the staff were friendly and looked adorable in their old school Wimbledon-style outfits.

Amazing views from the top too - definitely one to put on your going-out list while in Melbourne.

  • Visited September 2013
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