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The French Brasserie

2 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 1632
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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2 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was a lucky find for us on Melbourne Cup evening when many of the restaurants in Flinders Lane were closed. We were a group of five and downstairs was full, but they were happy to accommodate us upstairs on the mezzanine level, overlooking...More

Thank Chrissie255060
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Bonjour Chrissie255060, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review and kind words. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining with us, and it seems that you elected a number of dishes from our menu you enjoyed. We're generally open on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Well it’s Tuesday night and we were lucky to get a table for 3!!! Greeted well and made to feel very welcome. Salmon tartare and chicken liver parfait. This could not have been better. The best salmon tartare I have ever had. Beautifully presented, delicious....More

Thank Don M
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bonjour Don M, 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 visiting with us, and that there are a number of dishes and favourites you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely love the French Brasserie and mainly for their wine list - which is quite impressive. So many wines from Cote Du Rhone! I love the french atmosphere, the food and the staff. I definitely felt like I was in France again.More

Thank Jordanna M
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Merci Jordanna M 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 there are a number of elements you enjoyed and that the wine was a hit. We're very...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is situated down an Alley way off Flinders lane, so its rather secluded. The ambiance is extremely nice, so is the service and most of the staff seem to be French, which is nice. The food here was amazing, the steak and pork...More

Thank wendy w
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Bonjour wendy w, 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 and that dinner was a hit. I'll be sure to pass on your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Check this one out - authentic French cuisine with superb, efficient, friendly service! All staff are French, the music played is French - you might as well be in a brasserie in Paris! Wonderful! Our starters of rillettes de canard and escargots were delicious with...More

Thank MObelf
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bonjour MObelf, Merci 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 yes we often are told that we for even if just...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017

You have to find Malthouse Lane, but that was promising, as it adds to the atmosphere as you enter the high ceilinged restaurant. Well designed in its space and good attentive service as we arrived. Very French in staff, service and food. That was perhaps...More

1  Thank GeoffNicholas
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Bonjour GeoffNicholas, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at The French Brasserie. I've shared your review with our management team and owners, so my review is taking in your comments and also sharing some...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Having lived in France for a few years, we love French food and wine, and this is our favourite french restaurant in Melbourne! The food is excellent quality and therefore great value! Sometimes we even get their charcuterie and cheese plates takeaway for a night...More

1  Thank FlyingKangaroo89
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Bonjour FlyingKangaroo89, 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're regular return diners and we appreciate your continued support and business. Ahh the cheese and Charcuterie...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017

We stumbled across The French Brasserie down Malthouse lane while wandering around the Melbourne CBD on a recent visit. The had a spare table for dinner so we decided to try it out. Service is excellent and the meals were tasty. I think the french...More

1  Thank Sharon M
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Bonjour Sharon M, 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 the French Onion Soup, and I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

Twelve of us attended midweek for a birthday party. The venue is very nice with a good 'feel' and the staff are very pleasant and polite. We started with the charcuterie platters - they provide a varied selection and were delicious. We experienced issues with...More

1  Thank Jules20056
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Hi Jules. Thanks for your feedback and for getting in touch. We're sorry to hear that the evening out you had with us was not memorable for the right reason, and there seems to have been some confusion about the menu and the outlay of...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Well worth the price for a recent 60th birthday dinner. Service is flawless and the food is just bursting with flavour.

1  Thank A4Bell
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Liz L
28 August 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
12 May 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
23 February 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$15
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, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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