French Restaurants Melbourne
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Planning lunch or dinner out with friends? Melbourne has some of the best French dining options including restaurants that offer everything from fine dining to cheap casual lunches with a glass of wine. Choose from some of the best French Restaurants in Melbourne.
Di Casa Cafe Bar Restaurant
Dion Li Rosi started his apprenticeship at Va Tutto Restaurant in Ivanhoe at the tender age of 16ish, after growing up in an environment where food, friends and family were paramount, it seemed natural to take a position in cookery. His love of food and tradition provided the passion needed to work up the ranks in the kitchen and improve his technique and knowledge. With itchy feet, he parted ways with Va Tutto and accepted a role at De Bortoli Wineries to complete his apprenticeship and increase his product knowledge. The completion of his apprenticeship saw him once again climb the ladder of hierarchy for a further 3 years until the thirst for knowledge had him take a break from cooking to up skill with a nutrition course at ACNT, which provided some of the most sensitive dietary information that is integral within the industry. Being away from the pans was harder than expected, so the next step was to re-enter the industry, but concentrate on different cuisine. Classically Italian trained, Dion took a job at Two Beans and a Farm, where the menu was heavily Spanish/French. Within the walls of this 150 Year old Homestead, a bond was concreted with the manager, Tro Jerijian, who he brought with him to DiCasa Restaurant. At DiCasa, we are heavily produce and service driven, sourcing the best products from local businesses and processing from scratch to create the best possible European cuisine. Using old school family recipes from the old country while incorporating the world’s best produce, Dion is able to represent his cultural background. We go to great lengths chasing producers and cutting out the middlemen, to reduce food miles as we often buy straight from the source. Whether you are a romantic table of 2 or a group booking of 60, the emphasis is to cater each situation to the needs of your guests. This incorporates all dietary requirements, children meals, disabled access, music, lighting and décor.
A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro
To quote one of our bloggers HenryNSW “Wonder where the local French go for a taste of home? Wonder no more”. A La Bouffe is where you will experience true French hospitality. When the French back home get together with friends and family to prepare a meal, when all the chopping, mixing and baking is done, the cook calls out “a la bouffe” let’s eat, and everyone sits down to enjoy their home cooked meal. That is what you will experience at A La Bouffe – an informal, friendly and delicious experience. No pretensions, just good friendly service and delicious food. When French visitors are feeling home sick for some Cream Brulée or Clafoutis (traditional sour cherry pudding) this is where they visit. Jacky Frenot and Gabrielle Dewan, owners of A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro invite you to come to our little corner of France in the middle of Prahran and South Yarra shopping precinct and indulge your senses with our extensive range of popular traditional French dishes and contemporary style dishes as specials. Try our Seafood Millefeuille, puff pastry with mussels, scallops and prawns in seafood bisque. Or our Pavé a La Bearnaise, grass fed Goulburn Valley beef thick eye fillet, Pommes Sarladaises, green salad and Béarnaise sauce . Just two samples from our menu. There is an extensive wine list featuring French and Australian wines, aperitifs and beers. We are across the road from the Como Palace Cinema and we are open to late. So after the film, finish off a perfect evening with a glass of wine or champagne, or a coffee and one of A La Bouffe’s signature desserts. As MoMo & Coco describe A La Bouffe: “beautiful heartfelt food delivered by unpretentious staff in an utterly elegant setting….Overall, A La Bouffe is a fine showcase of rather authentic, accessible French luxury….”
Located within Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, No35 is an elegant dining destination designed with rich timbers, vibrant tones, contemporary artworks and breathtaking views of Melbourne. The restaurant serves modern cuisine using fresh local ingredients matched with attentive service and an outstanding wine selection.
Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel
Welcome to Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel! Fresh new life has been pumped into this classic public house by chef Sean Donovan and his team. A series of cosy and intimate beautifully curated spaces offering a wide range of drinking and dining experiences have been created. The venue offers four distinct areas, a traditional yet stylish public bar complete with vintage tiling, wood panelling and a snug offering premium craft beverages and casual dining spaces. The bistro dining room has a hunting lodge feel with rich tartans, textured wallpaper and ambient lighting alongside a juxtaposing light, green and lush conservatory feel dining area. Exclusive private dining is offered in the old wine cellar and is perfect for a range of special occasions from intimate wedding parties to corporate events. The upstairs level has been restored to its former glory to offer a flexible and accommodating space. This gorgeous area will cater to dining, functions, bar and lounge areas and access to the balcony which overlooks Johnson Street. Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel offers a variety of generous, quality driven, unpretentious dining experiences as well as accommodating those who simply wish to come in, pull up a bar stool and enjoy a nice cold beer! Our menu focuses on seasonal, fresh, artisan ingredients with a European flavour. Premium beef and seafood, smokey wood bbq and rotisserie echo Donovan’s rustic and generous yet finessed style of cooking. Ultimately our goal is to recreate the ambiance of the quintessential corner pub that offers excellent food with Donovan’s well-known generosity in portions and flavour.
Lina's Bistro A Vin
Cruising comfortably into a second decade, Lina’s Bistro à Vin is a firmly established landmark, nestled within Albert Park’s vibrant Bridport Street precinct. Lina’s is essentially a wine bar with great bar snacks and bistro-style cuisine. It could also be described as modern contemporary French, with an underlying gentle Australian accent. Lina’s is certainly an imbibing space with charming appeal, an intimate family-run wine bar with a most approachable cuisine and an enduring signature style. Functions, Events and Private Dining Lina’s bistro is a unique Parisian style venue in Albert Park, Melbourne. In addition to the stunning wine bar, we offer two private areas available for your events and functions. For example you may reserve these areas for; - Christmas parties - Christening - Birthday parties - Wine tasting - Engagements Whatever the occasion Lina’s will deliver outstanding classic French Bistro cuisine with the utmost customer care, service excellence and intricate attention to detail.
Welcome to Chez Olivier - the iconic French restaurant in Melbourne. Located in the heart of Greville Street Village, Prahran, Chez Olivier is the most authentic French bistro Melbourne has to offer. Transport yourself to Paris whilst you indulge your senses with elegant and innovative French cuisine, enjoy our seasonal daily specials, and savour an international selection of wines and aperitifs from our extensive cellar. Whether it's a casual lunch or a romantic dinner in Melbourne - or even a sumptuous banquet in your own Private Dining Room - Chez Olivier is the place for classic French dining. Come dine at the best french restaurant among the top romantic restaurants in Melbourne. Simply click here to make a booking.
Bistro Guillaume has been inspired by France’s most popular neighbourhood bistros. The natural light-filled bistro’s design pays homage to the traditional bistros of France by featuring timber panelling and mouldings with the richness and warmth of French oak timber, and incorporates Bistro Guillaume’s whimsical grass green colour in both the bar area and entrance. Featuring an extensive outdoor terrace (a hallmark of the world’s best bistros), a zinc-topped bar, and a dramatic private room, the spacious, welcoming dining area is complete with Bistro Guillaume’s signature chefs’ hats pendant lights – its ‘French petticoats’. As well as the terrace, indoor dining and private room, guests may also meet at the zinc-topped bar and enjoy a glass of Champagne, a classic cocktail or try one of the bistro’s specially created cocktails. Not only can guests select from a daily ‘plat du jour’, the menu also features French bistro classics such as duck confit, expertly prepared simple steak dishes, and a range of main course size salads, making Bistro Guillaume a must-try venue for any health conscious diner. With its relaxed service style, guests are encouraged to pour their own wine from the unadorned tables. The bistro’s wine list is a tightly edited selection, with half of the selection sourced from France; the other half is sourced locally from boutique Victorian wineries, with all wines available by the glass or bottle.
Cru Wine Bar & Kitchen
CRU is best understood when you've seen all its colours. Start your day with a coffee, breakfast, and the day's paper, served by familiar faces. Kick back in the afternoon with man's best friend in our sunny courtyard, while enjoying a burger and an ice-cold beer. As the sun gets low, come talk shop with our resident 'wine guy' in the cosy front bar over a glass of something red, just before sitting down to a beautiful dinner in our Private Dining Room. FUNCTIONS & EVENTS From 10 - 150, we'd love to host your event, whatever it may be: milestone birthdays, school functions, even weddings. To meet your needs, we offer a Private Dining Room with it's own balcony & sound system, the Courtyard + the affectionately named "Shed," and when the rest is not enough, the entire venue is available.
Element restaurant takes the finest produce to create food that is interesting, not intimidating. A modern Australian twist to classical French technique and a menu that changes to reflect the best seasonal ingredients. Dishes are served in an intimate, elegant location, nestled among trees on the outskirts of Eltham, 30 minutes from Melbourne cbd, by knowledgeable, attentive and relaxed staff, delivering a memorable dining experience.
Jean Paul Tranquille took over the ownership of Chez Bob in November 2007 and, in a short space of time, has stamped his strong French personality on an iconic Armadale restaurant. J-P's signature French restaurant with a twist is a reflection of his experience, his culture and Gallic style. "Our team works hard to deliver an enjoyable dining experience for our guests," he says. "We want our diners to leave happy. It's a blend of beautiful French food, quality wines and an inviting village atmosphere."
Anyone craving a taste of Paris in Melbourne look no further than Bistro Vue. Taking in a Modern European bistro feel, the chefs here incorporate classic French techniques into their wholesome cooking. With the venue being housed in a visually rich environment that resets the pendulum on Parisian styling and French cuisine in Melbourne, Bistro Vue is a sophisticated gem. At Bistro Vue's heart, Bar Vue is Melbourne most charming, French-inspired bar. With a striking zinc/oyster bar and delightful courtyard, classic French treats pair delightfully with icy cold craft beer, smart Parisian-edged cocktails and curated wine list.
Vue de Monde
Shannon Bennett's established fine dining, recently reinvigorated in the move to Level 55 of Melbourne's iconic Rialto. Vue de monde is testament to the belief that restaurant dining can be a wondrous, unforgettable experience and pays homage to classical fine dining in a sophisticated, modern context. Originally housed in a quirky terrace building in Drummond Street Carlton, Vue de monde relocated in 2005 to the historic Normanby Chambers in Melbourne’s central business district. Evolving from a classical French style restaurant with a niche following, the move signified a shift in direction, with a focus on the theatrical and the dedication to dining as an experience. Vue de monde was lauded in its original location, including chef/owner Shannon Bennett being awarded the Australian Gourmet Traveller's inaugural 'Best New Talent' Award in 2003. It was the move to the new premises that Vue de monde achieved widespread critical acclaim and international recognition, including a then unprecedented 19/20 from The Age Good Food Guide. In June 2011 Vue de monde relocated to the 55th floor of Melbourne’s iconic Rialto building, which challenged the notion that great dining cannot exist at great heights A pared back and sophisticated space, the design reflects on Australia’s history - it references Melbourne’s glory days during the gold rush and other cultural icons including the out back dunny! With the sweeping views across the city and beyond, plus a stunning neon conceptual art piece by seminal artist Joseph Kosuth - interpreting one of Charles Darwin’s sketches - forms the back drop for the restaurant. The ‘view’ is finally in Vue de monde.
Located in the heart of the CBD within the 530 Collins Street Building is Mr Mason, a French inspired bistro and bar featuring a lounge outdoor terrace and dining area. Mr Mason’s menu is produce driven cuisine at its best. The menu changes regulalry with the seasons and reflects a casual, rustic sensibility. Mr Mason boasts a boutique wine list made up of a selection of drops from Australia and aboard; most by the glass, because we want you to try them all! Open for lunch and dinner Monday to Friday and dinner on Saturdays. Mr Mason is also available for hire for private events 7 days a week. Functions & Events: With cosy, rustic surrounds, Mr Mason can accommodate for a variety of events, from team building to business lunches, client cocktail parties to celebratory dinners. The spaces at Mr Mason can accommodate for groups as small as 10 and as large as 100. Packages can be tailored to suit your requirements.
Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar
Crown Metropol’s signature restaurant offering French inspired modern dishes. Signature dishes include a modern twist on nursery favourite of boiled egg and toasted soldiers, remodelled for the discerning diner as duck egg with sourdough soldiers, roasted Canadian scallops on cauliflower puree with toasted wild rice and spice and Saltbush lamb belly served with peas and mint. In addition, the Mrs. Hive Dessert Bar features a number of homemade candies including soft mint pastilles, fresh fruit jellies, salted caramels and even berry gob-stoppers reminiscent from childhood. Mr. Hive Kitchen & Bar features a warm, rustic dining area complete with inviting communal tables and a lively bar area serving a world class selection of cocktails and irresistible snacks and shared platters. If you need to grab something on the go we have a delicious range of house made fresh sandwiches, salads and pastries to take away.
Entrecote Parisian Steakhouse & Bar
The whole Entrecôte concept has come from two good mates who both just happened to be in Paris late 2014 and caught up for dinner..... Entrecôte takes a nod from the very original Le Relais De L'Entrecôte - the famous one-dish Steakhouse that opened in 1959 in Port-Maillot, Paris. Across from the beautiful Botanic Gardens in the Grand Old Dame that housed the institutional Lynch's Restaurant for over 30 years, Entrecôte seems as home in Melbourne as it does Paris. Entrecôte exclusively serves beautiful Pasture fed beef from Hopkins River, from the foothills of the Grampians in Victoria Entrecôte - we want her to be loud, ridiculous, tongue in cheek, delicious, fun, local, raucous, approachable, lovable, drunk, open all hours.. but above all - full of laughter and friends sharing a meal over many (several) glasses of wine....