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French Saloon

46 Hardware Lane | First Floor, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9600 2142
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
46 Hardware Lane | First Floor, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a business lunch at the French Saloon last Wednesday.This is a quality business restaurant deep in the Melbourne legal district.We ordered but there was a delay in getting our food.We ordered after 1pm and sort of got stuck behind the orders of other...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DavidFD7586CR
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Extensive and interesting wine list and lovely food. Friendly service and great ambience- a bit noisy for conversation with more than one other person though.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Janet S
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Beautiful venue, probably almost perfect for light, outlook and decor but I struggled to choose a main course. I enjoyed the steak tartare and other entrees I saw were visually appealing. Main choices seemed to be steak, steak or steak (Wagu T-bone, a 700g cote...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rakehoe
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

I could easily come here for a business lunch, then back at night for a romantic dinner. This restaurant is fantastic. It has a gorgeous little courtyard, the most perfect private dining room, and the main restaurant makes me feel as though I’m in some...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Liz E
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We had Oysters, deliciously seasoned ( yes but delicious), raw tuna - just take it, cesars salad, blinis with cod row ... great wines in a very nice (upstairs) room

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank KaHa1967
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Outstanding I have to say upfront. I rarely give 5/5 but this placed knocked it out of the park tonight. I might also say Hardware Lane in Melbourne is like a slice of Paris. Wonderful. Ok let’s get to it. We started with Martini’s on...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Allder
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Attended because restaurant reviewed well. Venue looked terrific and looked forward to the night. Staff were very attentive and looked after us. Unfortunately food did not measure up to expectations. Not French, not good, not recommended

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Graham D
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Nice place which we found hard to fault going on our lunch stop here yesterday. We liked the space and we loved the very professional food and service. My meat was cooked beautifully. The place seems underrated and likely to become more popular in time.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank TwoSheds57
Reviewed 25 May 2018

After a disappointing French dinner over the weekend we visited French Saloon with our son and his girlfriend, at his suggestion. Hardware Lane is a great venue and quintessentially Melbourne. The fit out is simple but its a great atmosphere and our (Parisian) waiter was...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Ken and Annie B
Reviewed 19 May 2018

I have been here are couple of times - once to a lunch in the private dining room and last night just with my husband. Both experiences were fantastic. The private dining room is stunning - huge French windows give it a really light and...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank kgreenwood
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Hardware Lane | First Floor, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9600 2142
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