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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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Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Albury, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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
Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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
Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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
Winchester, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Finding this wee gem of a restaurant was one of the highlights of our trip. Maitre de was charming, welcoming and put us at ease. Food was absolutely divine! Felt like being welcomed into someone's own home. Definitely worth a visit, again and again.

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1 Thank wnzsmith
Croydon
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amazing anniversary dinner with awesome food and ambiance. Staff were informative and friendly. Great place for that special occasion.

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1 Thank Chris O
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The service was attentive and friendly. The food was excellent, and we had a lovely wine - I think a Bordeaux. I would certainly go again. The atmosphere is pleasant, and my steak was tender and cooked to perfection.

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

Hi Elaine, Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others with a review of your visit and experience here at The French Brasserie. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit, experience and the wine. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our team. Thanks for your kind words and recommendation. We appreciate you... More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good French style meal.Excellent ambience with terrific French music some in English played at reasonable low volumes.Food well presented very good flavours from fresh ingredients.I am very sensitive to artificial colours and preservatives but had 3 courses here with no problems.All meals were very good.Will be back on next Melbourne visit.

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

Bonjour bunsy64, Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others with a review of your visit and experience here at The French Brasserie. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and experience and thanks for your recommendation. The beauty of classic French Cuisine and dining is that all items and dishes are prepared from scratch in... 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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.
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