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The French Brasserie

2 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 1632
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
2 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was chosen for a closing dinner by a colleague and we were certainly happy with the choice, Quite a good choice of starters and mains. I had the scallops and duck, both beautifully executed. There was a good wine list and desserts were...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank EvaZ209
Chrissy S, Guest Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bonjour Eva Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here with us. We're pleased to hear that your your friend elected to dine with us, and that everyone had a lovely time. We'll be sure to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Manon served our table and was an absolute delight. The food and service was unparalleled, could not recommend any more!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 916kristianb
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Bonjour Kristian, Thank you for your lovely review and feedback. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the Manon, and we'll be sure to pass on your feedback and comments onto our staff and team. We're glad that our team took exceptional care of you,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wandered in , limited time, They looked after us like royalty. Food prompt and so divinely french! Beautiful wine (house red) great price , so glad we wandered in . Look forward to special occasion when we can spend more timeMore

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cobdanstreet
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Merci for taking the time to provide us with a review of your experience here, and we're glad that you were able to take in a meal with us before your show. The pre -theatre dining option is as you mentioned great for those short...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good dining is about the overall experience and this place offers a wonderful experience. We went there for a celebration family meal. The menu is limited, which is not a bad thing and the wine list is comprehensive, with prices slightly on the high side....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank willferris
Chrissy S, Guest Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Bonjour Will, Thanks for your feedback and review. We're pleased to hear that you discovered us and that you enjoyed a special celebration with us. In addition to our regular menu, we do have several variations and degustation menus too, plus daily specials. We're as...More

Reviewed November 28, 2018

The food was fresh and the service was very quick and pleasant. We had the fish, chicken and steak. All were delish and tender. The drinks menu is extensive and the food menu is simple and fresh and you can even do a degustation. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2018

Bonjour Tim, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at The French Brasserie. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining with us, and that there were a number of dishes that stood out to...More

Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful French dining experience with every fine detail you would expect, coming from the experience of the French owner himself, who was the first to greet his guests with a smile and as if we were old friends. The staff were wonderfully attentive to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Marianne Y
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2018

Bonjour Marianne Y, Thanks for your kind words, review and recommendation. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining with us, and it seems that you indeed meet our owner Hadji. We're pleased that the staff and team took great care of you too, and...More

Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

We had a client lunch at The French Brasserie.Great location just off Flinders Lane.Really liked the scallops as an entree and minute steak for a main.Well prepared and tasty.We matched the food with a well priced Rhine red($70).Attentive service.Not cheap at $230 for two pre...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DavidFD7586CR
Chrissy S, Guest Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2018

Bonjour DavidFD7586CR, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here with us at The French Brasserie. We're pleased to here that you enjoyed dining with us,and entrusted us to look after your client lunch. We'll be...More

Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful food. Good value Staff are mostly French, adds a nice touch Atmosphere is relaxed and cool Food is amazing Wine list extensive Will definitely eat here againMore

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nicky_c79
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2018

Bonjour Nicky_c79, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here with us at The French Brasserie. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and that you like the food, wine list and atmosphere....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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant 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
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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