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.
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.
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….”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two Beans and a Farm
Drop in and experience our menu created using our homegrown produce, sensational coffee, and the beautiful surroundings, all nestled along the banks of the Plenty River. We have a delectable selection of homemade tapas, tarts, pies, salads, muffins & cakes. And our breakfasts are becoming renowned in the area! We also cater for children with a great kids menu full of healthy, tasty meals sure to tantalise little tastebuds. On Friday and Saturday evenings we are now serving our French and Spanish inspired dinner menu.
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.
Frenchy's has been at its current Location for over ten years now. Owned and operated by Chef Klaus Lemm. French Cuisine has always been Klaus forte and with over twenty years of experience in Europe and Australia his love for cooking shows in the meticulously authentic execution of his food. Frenchy's eclectic collection of bronze statues, wooden ducks and wine bottles (reminiscing of past diners) gives it his charming ambience.
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.
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....
The European Restaurant
Reminiscent of old world Europe, The European mines the traditions of rural France, Italy and Spain. 7.30 to late, breakfast to dinner, 7 days a week, The European serves honest, simple food, sourcing only the best produce from Australia and Europe. This institution is a must visit, even if it’s just for one of this city's finest coffees.
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."