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The French Brasserie

2 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 1632
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • 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 5 days ago via mobile

A brilliant recovery from a potentially awkward start by the maître d and the team at The French Brasserie. We arrived 5 minutes earlier than our booking time and were asked to wait in an outside seating area. Given it was winter and we were...More

Thank Stuart G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a cold and windy Melbourne night we wanted to have some good warm french onion soup. While the service was amazing, place is really nice, we where a bit disappointed with the food. Soup was so so, and other meals the same. We had...More

Thank saca27
Chrissy S, Guest Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bonjour saca27, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit here at The French Brasserie. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining with us, and that you were able to take some reprieve from the weather. We're glad...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bunked off work, swung by home and collected the hubby and we strolled into the CBD. An A frame sign advertising $35 two course lunch & a glass of wine - sounds good! And it really was. Choice of two dishes: entree, main & dessert...More

2  Thank Naomi K
Chrissy S, Guest Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bonjour Naomi K, We're pleased to hear that you both took in a visit and afternoon here with us at The French Brasserie. We'r pleased to hear that you made the most of our lunch offer, which is incredibly great value and very popular. I'm...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a dinner with friends and the food really is up to scratch! Jules was an outstanding waiter and Hadj was delightful. A truly enjoyable experience.More

3  Thank Martin G
Chrissy S, Guest Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Martin, Thank you for your kind words and lovely feedback. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments onto our staff and team. Hadj is one of our owners, and he is without a doubt a fantastic host and face for the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Degustation menu was well executed. The long pause between courses perhaps could have been shortened. The only course i didnt really get on with was the soup, but luckily there were many well executed courses which followed.More

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

Bonjour williamgore, Thanks for your kind words, feedback, review and recommendation. We're pleased to hear there were elements of the degustation menu you enjoyed, and that there was only one course that you didn't get on with. We are glad to hear you had a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an Unforgettable experience we had at The French Brasserie. My husband and 3 yr old son went there to celebrate Bastille Day. The 3 course menu was well thought of with Signature French dishes on offer. I had the French Onion Soup, which was...More

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

Bonjour Britt C, Thanks for your kind words, feedback, review and recommendation. We're pleased to hear that you were able to join us for the Bastille Day celebrations. We are glad to hear you had a great time, and that you enjoyed the food, wine...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

There's an abundance of French restaurants throughout Melbourne...and this one is very much worth the effort. In a little laneway off Flinders St.... next to exhibition st. it's the pick of the bunch I reckon. Easy parking next door in a public car park. It's...More

Thank Jeremy A
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Bonjour Jeremy A, Thanks for your kind words, feedback, review and recommendation. We're pleased to hear that you appreciate the effort and service of our wonderful team, that makes everyone feel welcomed. They are always more than happy to answer any questions you may have...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

The overall service was impeccable, not to mention the food...woah Finished the evening off with a game of hangman with the restaurant owner.More

Thank Mitch H
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Bonjour Mitch H, Thanks for your kind words, feedback, review and recommendation. We're pleased to hear you had a great time, and that you enjoyed the food and service. I'll be certain to pass on your compliments to our staff and team. Merci and we...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018

It is always a great joy to dine at the french brasserie,i went there for my birthday ,and today the 7/4/2018 to dine with my family , i told them so much about the charcuterie and the great atmosphere . I arrived a bit early...More

Thank angeliuswings
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Bonjour angeliuswings, Thanks for your kind words, feedback, review and recommendation. We're pleased to hear that you chose us to have your birthday celebrations. We are glad to hear you had a great time, and that you enjoyed the food, wine and service. I'll be...More

Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Had the best tartare at the French Brasserie. Always loved this place, great service and wines. Never disappointing.More

Thank Zouba B
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Bonjour Zouba B, Thanks for your kind words, feedback, review and recommendation. We're pleased to hear that you are one of our wonderful regulars, and that you held the food, service and wine all in such high regard. We appreciate the recommendation for the tartare...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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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$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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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