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The French Brasserie is a decidedly French-flavoured oasis in the - how appropriate! - “Paris End” of Melbourne. Set just off Flinders Lane, it’s an ever-popular mainstay of the area’s dining precinct. It’s a testament to the restaurant and its team that The French Brasserie has stuck around for as long as it has. The goings-on are, from all accounts, delicious, and steeped in old-school class. Old-school class is definitely the way one might describe the menu at The French Brasserie. It’s full of classic French cooking, done really, really well. High ceilings tower above diners, and the sumptuously designed restaurant. Service too is the attentive, old-world charm kind. Which is just fine with us. As a function venue, The French Brasserie is well versed in playing host to everything from weddings to corporate events, to important dinners. For those after a little bit of privacy without forgoing the warm and buzzing atmosphere, there’s a pleasing mezzanine level perched just above the restaurant. The French Brasserie is found tucked away on Malthouse Lane, just off Flinders Lane. Which in turn is just off Exhibition Street, and near the corner of Flinders Street. Parliament is the nearest train station, although Flinders Street station isn’t too far away.

The French Brasserie Function Rooms

Entire Venue

Entire Venue

This space is with its towering high ceilings, striking design, and delicious smells and tastes are one of Melbourne's favourite city destinations for classic French cuisine. It also doesn't hurt that this venue is found in one of the city...

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The Mezzanine - makes you feel a little important, doesn't it? Makes you want to do a royal wave to those down below, doesn't it? Come on, it does a little. The mezzanine level looks down on the restaurant proper from its semi-private vant...

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The Terrace

The Terrace

The Terrace tucked down a quiet lane-way away from the hustle of the Paris end of the CBD, this is a delightful spot for aperitifs, tea, or open-air dining. Sit on the Terrace, sip your champagne, and while away an afternoon feel chill all...

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September 5, 2023

We were warmly greeted by who may possibly be the owner.... a friendly french gentleman & then we were looked after our beautiful french speaking waitress....Emma? The service was outstanding as were the flavours of all our dishes. Compliments to the chef for taking us back to France just for a moment. The little extra touches & warm hospitality has made our decision easy, we will definitely be back!!!

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Author Linyt

October 2, 2023

The French Brasserie is a must-visit if you crave authentic French cuisine without leaving town. The service and atmosphere were exceptional, and the food was nothing short of amazing. I might go as far as saying it had the best beef cheek I've ever tasted. Highly recommended! Enjoy my photos, took in 2022.

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Fiona W

September 3, 2023

Beautiful French food! Thank you The French Brasserie for being amazing hosts for our team lunch. We loved all the dishes, favourites included escargot, oysters, beef cheeks, the fish and the crème brûlée. The cocktails were also incredible - definitely try the French Martini when you visit. Thank you again to the lovely team at the restaurant who made our lunch so fun.

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David Shenkin

May 13, 2024

Judging by what I ordered and others at our table, I would say the best dishes at this restaurant are the signature French ones. I had the French onion soup 5/5 in authenticity and flavour, and Canard L’ orange - also 5/5, and of course the crème brûlée 5/5. Service was also top notch as indicated by my rating.

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May 4, 2024

Ordered the Soupe à l'oignon French onion soup with toasted bread and melted gruyere cheese, on a la carte it's $20, got charged $25, Escargots de Bourgogne à l’ail Snails in garlic and parsley butter, got 4 snails and got charged $25, a la carte is $6 for 20 and got mussels, decent portion and really good for $25. The snail and soup wasn't worth the money we felt and especially getting overcharged we weren't happy. The wait staff should have given us the a la carte menu instead, you'd think the pre-theatre menu would have cost less if not same as a la carte. Not sure whether we'd come back

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