Noir Restaurant

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201 reviews
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$41 to $100
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French
Noir is that rare thing - a genuinely relaxed and friendly neighborhood restaurant that also happens to have award winning food and service. Recently renovated, the restaurant's chic style, elegance and warmth make for that perfect romantic meal for two, or a group of friends or family.

From humble beginnings in 2011, Noir has slowly developed a reputation for uncompromising quality and grown to include a beautiful bar and dining room upstairs, ideal for corporate and private functions.

Our kitchen led by chef patron, Peter Roddy, offers playful takes on regional French food, where exceptional produce takes center stage. A seasonal menu of outstanding Australian ingredients are sympathetically handled to create visually striking dishes of terrific flavour.

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Noir can accommodate all of your special event needs.

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What 201 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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R
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

excellent service, very friendly, food outstanding and affordable, definitely highly recommended.

VT
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious food in a quiet space with plenty of room between tables. Noir never disappoints.

B
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Altogether an enjoyable experience; the amuse bouches and sweet treats were excellent, but the beef was slightly dry and a little tough. A nibble of my friend’s omelette was most rewarding!
The downside was a very noisy table next door - extremely intrusive - I wonder if the acoustics might be improved to a more compatible dining experience?
Thank you, I shall come again.

t
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

this is my 3rd visit. Small menu selection but all good and not very noisy - a big plus when you want to chat and enjoy good food.

CD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and impeccable service we would highly recommend Noir

C
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We were greet favourably by a member of staff. We then were offered a choice of tables and selected one to our satisfaction. The menus were presented. It was a Sunday lunch, luckily (for us) the restaurant was not full. We could hear our conversation quite clearly, and had a view of the street activities. Our entree selection made, whilst enjoying a dry vermouth, were the oysters with champagne granita. A new experience for us, the granita that is. They were excellent, deliciously fresh and the granita prolonged the taste experience. Meanwhile we had ordered a bottle of Pinot Gris which, when sipped, assisted with glorious effect. For main course we chose the rocking. This was presented with great care, in addition we had a basket of pommes frites and a green leaf salad which had been doused in an imaginatively concocted dressing and confetti like Parmesan. The service was attentive at all times during the meal. For dessert we shared a portion of date, ginger and toffee pud. The coffee served was correctly heated (not boiled to death). The bill reflected our various purchases, and this we gladly paid. We were bid farewell and surprisingly left to open the door ourselves! Is this a French behavioural trait, or did we expect too much?

ST
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

first time there and we had a great time - food and service were spot - great value.

JD
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We simply had a really good time.
Great service, great food, really nothing but good to say about our dinner.
Thank you guys

CO
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have dined at Noir several times and NEVER been disappointed! This time we dined with foodie friends who’d not been there. As always superb and delicately prepared food with each course delicious for all four of us. Friends will be beating a path to Noir’s door again soon! For me. A lovely birthday dinner!

PM
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was spot on. Reasonably priced tasting menu, gorgeous food and great service. I can't believe I haven't been before. One of the best overall dining experiences I've had in recent memory. I'm a 30yr hospitality veteran so this praise doesn't come lightly. Its a very good restaurant.

YD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a very enjoyable lunch.
Service was excellent, friendly, helpful and efficient.
Food was very good, all round would recommend Noir.

a
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Never fails to deliver on all counts. Always walk away smiling.

m
Brisbane / QLD
12 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous food and wine. The only fault was the noise level - very difficult to converse.

KR
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Will definitely be returning again!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the best restaurant
Food incredible not all fluff and bubble actually perfect food cooked to perfection presented as it should be
A great wine cellar
And all the staff excellent
Plus all affordable

U
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, nice wine options, I had the pork cheeks and I loved the meal very much, will definitely go back

B
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been fans of Noir since it opened and always have a delicious experience headed by Chef Peter Roddy.

m
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had an excellent Father's Day dinner at Noir. We ordered tasting menu and bottomless bubbles. The food was delicious and service was excellent

RD
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience and food. A treasure in busy Richmond street.

DH
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding dinner degustation menu designed by waiter with 5 courses to match the wines we had brought.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
10 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for a birthday dinner. Loved the food and the service was top notch.

JL
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an amazing experience, food was incredible and service was also 10/10! Will definitely be back

GH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a great place. Great service and good and a nice vibe and not loud so you can talk to your companions. Will make it a regular.

AB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great staff and perfect bottomless bubbles

B
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Noir has been a favourite of ours since it opened. After Hermon & Hermon VIP events we would always bring our guests here afterwards for dinner and they were always impressed with the evening.
Peter has always presented a perfect menu, constantly changing but always special.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely night, overall everything was good, and will
Highly recommend.

AM
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Been there last night for my boyfriend's bday. Quite disappointing experience given all rave reviews. We had a 6-8pm slot and while I do understand that tables must be cleared for other reservations at 8pm, this was done in a really rude and unprofessional manner. At 7.15pm sharp, 45min until the end of our reservation, we have politely asked to have a moment to decide on what to choose for a dessert which allowed plenty of time given that they were very quick with all other courses we had. The waiter rudely told us that we better hurry up and decide on the spot as there's someone else coming at 8 (?!). The waiter kept rushing us for the remainder of dessert and with the bill, and we were finally rushed out of the restaurant at 7.45pm although people who were supposed to come at 8 haven't even come yet! Overall, the food was ok and their menu was quite creative which initially made me pick this place, however portions are way too small even for French restaurant standards. I had a very nice fish pie and spanner crab tortellini, but my boyfriends pork cheeks were totally unseasoned. Don't bother to order a steak tartare unless you have a microscope to find the pieces of meat on their plate, plus the seasoning and condiments were very average compared to what we had in other French restaurants in Melbourne.

MM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service.
It was our fourth time here and we will definitely be coming back.

CD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Generally food portions were generous, nicely presented and flavours were great, fish was a bit overcooked (dry) and fries weren't hot when served.

FD
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

Food was great, but the noise spoiled the experience.
There was a table of 15-20 people behind us and we could not hear ourselves speak.
Atmosphere was more Pub like than restaurant like which is really unfortunate.

RR
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic modern French food. So fresh and flavorful. Generous servings.
Great service staff who do what they can to please the customer. Perfect winter meal.
It was a surprise visit. We were going to see a band and booked online for a meal before.
Wonderful will definitely be back !

LR
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Noir is my favourite restaurant in Melbourne, and it even beats the restaurants we ate at in France.
Fabulous food and great service.

AL
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

For an Irish chef, this man puts many French chefs to shame! The duck was perfect and his steak tatare was subtle, smooth and beautifully cooked (haha no, it was raw of course!). The only departure from the 'usual' was absence of condiments like Tabasco. The lettuce salad and the brussel sprouts were brilliant, so good we took home what we couldn't finish - a Chinese tradition comes to France!
Sadly they ran out of wine from Cahors, a favourite place of ours, but the red from the Loire was very pleasant and the wine list in general had good coverage.
I missed the Tarte Tatin which I thought they had, but by the time dessert came around, we were full, although I did indulge in a coffee with Calvados - sheer luxury.
Overall, we were well looked after, though slow to begin with. Staff were attentive, informed and polite. Décor was functional but comfortable and the noise level was fine - we didn't have to yell to be heard. This was our 2nd time, but by far not our last.
Only disappointment was we didn't get to sing the Marseillaise, given it was Bastille Day!

NL
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the tasting menu. The food was beautifully presented and being able to taste so many wonderful flavours was a perfect way to explore the food. We will definitely be back and bring our friends.

G
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

We were a large group and arrived a little early for our 8 pm booking. The table was not ready and we didn’t feel particularly welcome. After we returned 15 mins later, we were seated and enjoyed a delicious meal. We can recommend the chicken liver profiteroles to start, both the pork and steak as mains, and the soufflé was melt in your mouth. Would recommend.

GP
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the shared menu which was absolutely amazing. Great ambience and service as well. Highly recommended

A
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was good however a friend’s medium rare Steak was over cooked. To their credit it was taken back and a new one prepared. Other food was very good. I like the fact that it is BYO Wine and a fair price isn’t charged for corkage. Will be back.

LB
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious and well proportioned. The ambiance was cozy but not claustrophobic. A good wine selection but I would have like to have seen a greater variety of French craft or micro brewery beers on the menu. Thanks for the great evening, will definitely be back again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was amazing as was the service. The French music was a lovely touch too.
The only thing letting this restaurant down is it’s interior... It portrays a ‘casual look’ when the food is anything but!

j
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful food and service. We really enjoyed the 3 course lunch.