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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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“cassoulet” (42 reviews)
“snails” (22 reviews)
“charcuterie” (15 reviews)
Closes in 7 min
12:00 - 15:00All 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 5 days ago

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

Thank GeoffNicholas
Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank FlyingKangaroo89
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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

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

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jules20056
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank A4Bell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here recently for our anniversary. Wasn't sure when I first walked in but it took no time at all to be really blown away by this place. Interesting, a little quirky, chaotic, exciting and satisfying all at the same time. Small wait time which...More

Thank J3wls
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bonjour J3wls, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at The French Brasserie. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and congratulations on your anniverasry. I'll be sure to pass on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The French Brassiere is a perfect spot in the centre of Melbourne. We had lunch on a Thurs afternoon & it was bustling (sign of a really good restaurant ! ) but it also managed to keep a laid back & relaxed ambience too. Food...More

Thank MissClare_18
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at The French Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Bonjour MissClare_18, 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 dining and that you had a lovely time here with us. We can...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have a very good experience in this restaurant. The service was very good. The food was delicious. The wine was perfect. The "martini caffe" was just amazing to finish my dinner. I recommend this restaurant!More

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at The French Brasserie. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining with us. I'll be sure to pass on your comments, feedback and compliments onto our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been eating regularly at this restaurant for several years, finding it the best French restaurant in the CBD, albeit a bit pricey. We were back after a while and, unfortunately, were very disappointed by the way things have changed, in particular by the...More

1  Thank italynetherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A terrific experience from the moment we were greeted at the door. Cocktail to start was light and amazing. Fantastic service from REAL French staff. Food was sensational - not too heavy. A real taste treat married with a top Chenin Blanc from the Loire...More

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

Dear BHazell, Thank you 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 our staff and team took great care of you. I'll be...More

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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
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, 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
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • 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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