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Bar Margaux, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Bar Margaux

4.5
4.5
88 Reviews
$41 to $100
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Bar Margaux is an award-winning, late night bar and brasserie serving cocktails, wine and French comfort food until the early hours.

With a menu built on French bistro classics alongside daily specials, an extensive wine and cocktail list, and a substantial supper menu available until close, Bar Margaux is Melbourne’s favourite late night love affair.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary French, French
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–12:00 am Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 5:00 pm–3:00 am
  • Phone number
    (03) 9650 0088
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Fun-French with Friends - $750 min. spend

    Multiple dates available
    Be it an out-of-office cocktail or a birthday celebration, Margaux is the perfect spot to celebrate with friends. Our chic basement bar hosts a variety of spaces to suit all party sizes and occasions. Alongside our extensive beverage list, our hors d'oeurves menu includes a variety small dishes designed to share. Our canapé offering can also be provided upon request. A minimum spend of $750 is required to reserve the space for 6-14 guests. Kindly note that drinks are on consumption (no split bills) and a discretionary 10% service charge is applied to the final bill. We can accomodate for most food allergies and dietary requirements. Please confirm these details at least 48 hours prior to your booking.
    Fun-French with Friends - $750 min. spend photo
  • Pre-Theatre Dining - $75 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Have dinner with Margaux before the show. Located in the heart of Melbourne’s theatre district, Bar Margaux sets the scene for a night of culture and frivolité. Our Pre-Theatre offering is a set menu of Margaux’s plats préférés, designed to share. Seatings are 60 minutes, ensuring you’re satisfied and strolling to show in time for curtain call. SET MENU Glass of Sparkling/Wine/Beer Steak Tartare Cônes de Ratatouille Cromesquis Steak Frites Runner Beans Créme Brûlée Please provide any dietary requirements upon booking so substitutions can be pre-arranged, to avoid delays on the night. Kindy note that a 10% discretionary service charge will be applied to the final bill for all groups of 7 and above.
    Pre-Theatre Dining - $75 per person photo
  • Sharing Menu - $85 per person

    Multiple dates available
    A world class dining experience tailored for groups of 7 and above. Our sharing menu is served in three courses, and offers a selection of different dishes from each of our menu sections. Kindly note that we adjust the selection based on the dietary/allergy requirements of the group as well as the availability of the produce. We are happy to accomodate for any food allergies and dietary requirements. Please confirm these details at least 48 hours prior to your booking. Please be advised that a 10% discretionary service charge will be applied to the final bill.
    Sharing Menu - $85 per person photo

What 88 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Romantic

  • City Centre

    Great for creative cocktails

  • City Centre

    Romantic

  • City Centre

    Lively

88 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, we loved Bar Margaux! We dined on a Tuesday night for my birthday. The only downfall was the service which could be improved. We had to wait a while to receive our food menu after ordering drinks and had to ask for cutlery but these instances were minor considering the food, drinks, and atmosphere were exquisite. I would definitely visit again!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Was very disappointed and offended after such a nice meal to be spoken to quite inappropriately by one of the staff by the concierge desk. She made a comment asking if I was being a “Sugar daddy tonight” as I paid the bill. I initially didn’t understand what she meant out of naivety and innocence and asked her to repeat herself, and she did without any hesitation. This made me feel quite uncomfortable and embarrassed in front of my partner and frankly ruined our night as we reflected upon it on the way home. Why anyone working in customer service would choose to make a rude joke like that to a customer, I have no idea. Lovely food and cocktails however.

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  3. VicT

    Brisbane

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a pre-theatre dinner booking which was a 60 minute setting. The set menu was a great shapshot of the larger menu they have on offer, and every item that came out was thoughtfully presented and tasted divine. The service was impeccable and our meal was completed before 60 minutes, although we didn't feel rushed in any way. Will definitely be back!

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  4. FionaA

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food and service. A little too noisy for easy conversation. Not the real French bistro feel.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a beautiful venue and would sadly love to love it, but the staff were incredibly rude. We were rushed so much that it was beyond ridiculous. It was for a birthday celebration for 3 of us and not once were we made to feel like it was a special occasion. We were asked repeatedly about ordering mains every couple of minutes and every time we said we weren’t ready, our wait staff seemed very put out. At one point, the waiter said to us with a bit of a gruff attitude “I’m not yelling at you!” We were like why did he say that?! It was very strange, being that we’d literally just asked for a wine list. The food is lovely, the ambience is gorgeous and the cocktails are fabulous. Being rushed so much to be out of there right from the word go isn’t fun though, neither is being talked down to, especially when you’re paying that much. Sadly, I would not return after that experience.

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  6. Hilary

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super gentle atmospheric late night eatery. We went to eat after the theatre which was just round the corner. Beautifully lit, nice and dim for late night. Lovely bottle of wine and delicious food. Great attentive friendly service. Fabulous

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  7. Jkvvvv

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very nice bar with very good service! I will come again! 😁

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  8. DeannaA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Always love coming here. And the service is so great:)

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  9. Abcd

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Steak frites was very good. Cheese platter was a bit confused with fruit toast that detracted from the cheese. Very limited wine list with only 5 choices. Very loud. Also very dark - had to use my phone light to read the menu.

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  10. KeanS

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best burger and fries in Melbourne. Salmon to die for

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  11. Jdub

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the absolute best bars in Melbourne for style & ambience. But I question the service and value for money. Cheapest possible cut of meat used for steak frites and still charging $55 is obscene.

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  12. ChristopherM

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding and very attentive staff, cheerful. Food was of a high standard, steak tartare, steak frites and beans. Nice wine - Australian Pinot. Bar very atmospheric and snazzy dining room.

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  13. RachelH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, yum, perfectly French in the casual but quality sense. Menu is succinct, cocktails delicious and strong! Best burgers in town.

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  14. RossA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible experience highly recommend, beautiful venue .. Experience life Melbourne at visit this one, loved it ❤️ Very Cool

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  15. SarahN

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and the service here were amazing. I had the duck frites and my friends had the steak frites and we shared a crème brûlée and cheese which were awesome. Stunning wine too and our waiter was lots of fun. The only downside was the lighting (we had to use the torches on our phones to read the menus) and it was a bit loud. But overall I’d definitely recommend going.

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  16. BradW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most amazing Rib eye I have ever eaten! Great service and an amazing experience

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  17. lucas

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were very good as well as the service ! Will recommend to all our friends

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  18. Mikey

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Foods were great.. We love the entrees and also the the mains.. Will definitely back again

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried the steak tartare for our first time hear, we recommend it to everyone who comes here, the service and food was great

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  20. BenM

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best burger in Melbourne Best playlist in Melbourne

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    such incredible food and service. never misses always an amazing place to go

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  22. Connie

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Having enjoyed our first experience at Bar Margaux some time ago, my partner and I decided to go again and we were not disappointed. From the moment we were seated, the staff were very accommodating. We started off with a cocktail each by recommendation from the bar staff. We then indulged in a red wine with our dinner which was duck and quail. They were cooked to perfection. We sat up at the bar as we love interacting with the staff. Overall another wonderful evening spent at Bar Margaux.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food: Okay. Not wow. We ordered the beef tartare, escargot, squid salad & soft buns for small bites. Main: Steak. Steak was a bit dried tbh. Nothing special. Dessert: Creme Brûlée. Portion is very small. I thought I was at a happy hour or so. Was expecting a better vibe.

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  24. KarenF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience and the service was very attentive. Loved the food. Would’ve preferred the escargot in the shell but delicious just the same.

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  25. Gordon

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Noisy if you want a conversation. Food quite reasonable.

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  26. FulyaT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Went there for New Year’s Eve. Great cocktails, NOT enough food. Also heard other people complaining about being hungry and contemplating buying food elsewhere. For over $200 per person, there really wasn’t much.

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  27. ValeriaEsposito

    Melbourne

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing service, chill and laidback vibes whilst maintaining a high level of professionalism, food and drinks to die for

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  28. RicardoB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    MGX burger the best in Melbourne. 100% recommended

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  29. YakubE

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, cosy atmosphere, attentive service. One of my favourite places in Melbourne.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dim-lit, romantic and moody - fantastic bistro with great food, classy cocktails, and engaging services with knowledgeable wine recommendations!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and drinks. The service was little slow. Overall great experience. Highly recommend a visit

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  32. MorganC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great vibe, delicious food and great cocktails and house wines. It was a little loud at times but I think this was other patrons rather than the venue itself. Great friendly service by majority of the staff. Will visit again soon. Excited to have tried escargot!

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  33. SamanthaS

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great dining experience, great service & food was delicious. Not comfortable seating which was a shame, could do with some cushions and it was a little too dark with the lighting.

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  34. StephanieF

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall our experience was good. I think we were off to a strange start, which set the tone of our evening. We ordered oysters while looking at the rest of the menu, our waiter came back and looked quite nervous and advised us that the chef advised that he could not bring our oysters out until we ordered our mains? Thought this was a very odd thing for a restaurant to do... Food was good but the wine recommendations were so-so. We had a nice time, just a few things were a little off for us.

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  35. emmao

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect spot for a romantic, upbeat date night. We were visiting from out of town and this was exactly the ambience we were looking for! The dinner menu featured classic French fare, everything was delicious. The cocktails were also lovely, both on the menu and willing to make something special if you asked for it. Unfortunately we were too full to try dessert!

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  36. StuM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Bar Margaux is a beautiful bar with good drinks and snacks. However we tried to catch up with friends for a meal and found that the noisy environment and low quality, over priced steak frites made for a less than ideal location.

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  37. MelW

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Enjoyed the food and service but the very low lighting and loud noise spoilt the experience. We could hardly see each and couldn’t read the menu without using a torch. Please turn the lights up.

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  38. Sandra

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was great. We had a very efficient attentive Norwegian waitperson. The food was good but the pasta serve was very small and the special squid dish had beautiful flavours but the squid was tough. Great wine selection but the night was pricey. $325 for two but we had 3 courses and wine

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  39. GeorgeD

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little hidden gem! Great food, good choices, delicious cocktails and an excellent choice of music. Staff were fabulous and made the night fantastic. Do yourself a favour!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Bar Margeaux last night for a Christmas catch up. There were 7 of us so we had to do the set menu and boy, were we spoilt! Every dish was perfection. There was escargot, steak tartare, croquettes, pasta, duck, steak, crème brûlée, the WORKS! The staff were attentive and friendly, drinks were flowing, a wonderful wine list and we were seated in a booth that allowed for privacy, without missing out on the general vibe of the restaurant. I hadn’t been to Bar Margeux since before Covid and I can’t believe I waited so long. I can’t wait to go back.

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FAQs

Bar Margaux is rated 4.5 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bar Margaux

111 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–12:00 am Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 5:00 pm–3:00 am
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary French, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine
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