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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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Open Now
6:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
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 3 days ago

wonderful french food which is not too heavy, just right . great ambiance and convenient city location . best of all is the attentive , knowledgeable staff. Sarah was exceptional.

Thank Greggy_11
Reviewed 4 days ago

Walking down Flinders lane niticed this little gem of a french brasserie! Staff were welcoming and professional and I felt I was back in Paris. You must try the charcuterie board as it is superb. The french onion soup my daughter had was perfect and...More

Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our old Dublin chap flew in for a visit and wanted somewhere quiet and classy for excellent European cuisine where we could chat the hours away and catch up on each other’s lives. I led him down a non-descript laneway and into my favorite hideout,...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely meal here for 3 people. The host/owner is French Australian and was very generous and kind. Food was delicious, - there is a limited menu (which we prefer) and the three of us all chose different things. all were delicious. The charcuterie...More

Thank Rod4178
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife is French and she’s not too keen on French restaurants as it never tastes as good as what you can taste back home. But she was pleasantly surprise at the French Brasserie, we had a cote de boeuf and the dessert were also...More

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

Bonjour George, Thanks for your feedback, review and getting in touch. We can totally understand where your wife is coming from, and when you've been introduced to home-style authentic dishes growing up Grandma or Mum are always the best cooks out there, and competing with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

High quality and no surprises in the eponymous French Brasserie. Friendly invitation to an aperitif while we were waiting for our table, was followed by the great rib eye for two which basically was large enough (accompanied by the green salad and fries) to be...More

Thank mojo2018zabivaka
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bonjour mojo2018zabivaka, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit, and we're pleased to hear that you had a lovely evening. It seems like you selected well and the Rib Eye is a great sharing dish, with the perfect...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Always a delight to spend the night at the brasserie. Real authentic, great French hospitality. 12 years living in Melbourne and I finally found what I was looking for. Merci à tous le staff à la brasserie, votre hospitalité est égale à la qualité de...More

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

Bonjour DanCarbs, We're pleased to have had you visit and dine with you, and that our team took exceptional care of you. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our staff and team. S'il vous plaît soyez notre invité à tout...More

Reviewed 10 December 2017

Not high end French, but worth a visit as french food is my favourite. Not as expensive as Phillipe and food of high qualiyMore

Thank petersgn33
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bonjour petersgn33, Thanks for your kind words, review and recommendation. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and we like to think of our cusine and prices as accessible, delicous dining. We're glad that you are a lover of French cuisine, and...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

10 years in Australia after leaving the Uk this is the closest to France we have experienced. The food is to die for and the service is amazing, our waitress Sarah was amazing. Highly recommend this place to anyone who loves a taste of France.More

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

Bonjour TMDCOOPS, For your kind words, feedback, review and recommendation. We're pleased to har that you had a lovely time celebrating with us and I'll be certain to pass on your comments and thanks for Sarah. Thank you for your lovely commendation, and we look...More

Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

After living in Paris for several years on the L’isle Saint Louis in the shadow of Notre Dame I did not think I would find a french restaurant in my hometown Melbourne that could possibly compare. How wrong I was. It’s about as authentically french...More

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

Bonjour Susan W, Thank you for your magnifique and beautifully written review of your visit here with us. We're pleased to hear that you had such a lovely evening with us, and I'll be sure to pass on your kind words and compliments to our...More

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Liz L
29 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
13 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
24 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$16
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, 有泊車位, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
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
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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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