Noir Restaurant

4.7
126 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$41 to $100
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
French
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.

View Private Dining Details
What 126 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
ED
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner at Noir, the seafood pie is to die for! We will definitely be going back.

Report
Helpful
l
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Loire food & wine dinner-food was fabulous & plentiful, wine pours interesting & generous. Overall a great night

Report
Helpful
SH
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was awesome and service was friendly and quick. We did the tasting menu and had plenty to eat. Everything was delicious, and the oysters and gnocchi were standouts for us.

Report
Helpful
SM
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took my parents here before a concert at AAMI stadium, food was outstanding and the service was impeccable!
Highly reccomend the duck main...best dish by far that we ordered.
Will be back

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Everything is fantastic and I highly recommend this restaurant. My only gripe however small is that we would have liked a bit more attention from the wait staff when we asked for the bill. Apart from that small issue everything was of the highest standards.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Nice French cuisine, love the environment , good service

Report
Helpful
YC
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and ambiance, both the pork and duck were excellent. Will definitely return.

Report
Helpful
BL
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Third time here. Excellent all three times. Delicious food, prompt and polite service

Report
Helpful
SS
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a really welcome return visit to Noir. We’ve been several times in the past, but as it was a fine dining restaurant, it wasn’t a drop in sort of place. They have recently moved away from fine dining to more of a bistro feel - and I think it’s a great move. Richmond has needed a good French bistro, and this may just be it. Food was fantastic, and the prices were very reasonable for what we got. Good wine as well. I think if they balance some French classics (steak and chips, maybe throw in some escargots, a duck a l’orange) with some interesting newer French food, they will be onto a winner. We will certainly be back soon.

Report
Helpful
AG
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

My wife's fish pie arrived cold in parts and the sides were 5 minutes later than the mains. Dissapointing.

Report
Helpful
G
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Our dinner was an annual catch up with friends and we had the sharing menu, which we all thought very nice and tasty, probably a bit different to our normal outings and quite expensive, but for a special occasion, wonderful. Food was very good and service excellent. Only complaint would be it was full and very noisy, which made it difficult for elderly people with hearing loss, but this is our problem wherever we go when going to good restaurants.

Report
Helpful
AB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My partner and I celebrated new years eve at Noir and the service was simply wonderful. Incredible dégustation menu, the chef accommodated my vegetarian diet perfectly to match my omnivore partner. Not only was the food outstanding, the venue created the perfect ambiance for an intimate dining experience and the waiters were very attentive without being intrusive. Worth every penny, I could not recommend highly enough.

Report
Helpful
TL
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best. Whether you order something reassuring or novel, the outcome is indeed wonderfully unexpected.
Great place to visit.

Report
Helpful
MM
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A lovely take on contemporary French with local ingredients. Obviously they take their food seriously with attentive service to match. A small, slightly funky, intimate space. A real Melbourne experience.

Report
Helpful
VC
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything about this restaurant ticks all the boxes except the heat. They have 1 largish air-conditioning unit to the back of the restaurant but on a really hot evening it doesn't make it to the front and you melt. Fans to circulate air would help. The temperature in the restaurant ,sadly,ruined our evening.

Report
Helpful
IM
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had dinner with my business partners there last week...we all agreed … the food was excellent and authentic French cuisine. The duck is a must have and we will definitely go back for more. Service was nothing less than brilliant. Thank you Noir!

Report
Helpful
LJ
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was very innovative , fresh and great tasting. I thought it was value for money and staff were attentive. We ordered a mixture of starters and entrees and I was a little perplexed by the order they were brought out. The chicken liver profiteroles were really delightful and the steak tartare was delicious, but the spanner crab tortellini was really a stand out. The restaurant became very humid on a 24 degree day with no air con on until a couple of people started fanning themselves. Temperature comfort in a restaurant is a must so this is a detail that should be monitored closely.
I will be back due to food and service. Apart from the temperature, my friend and I really enjoyed our visit. Definitely a restaurant worth visiting. Enjoy Melbourne.

Report
Helpful
KM
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice place , not too large and very nice food. The service very efficient, rather than overly friendly, and that's ok. But next to us a group of males celebrating a bit too enthusiastically. It would be nice if people stopped shouting at each other after a drink. Only thing to make this or any restaurant perfect would be round tables, so you can communicate more easily with everyone, even if noisy, but of course it is a space issue, as square tables take up less space. Still, I would very happily go back.

Report
Helpful
MP
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a charming restaurant, staff extremely friendly and polite, I am made to feel welcome every visit. the food is fabulous. dared to try French red as I am a usual Australian red consumer. looking forward to visiting again. I booked on-lone via open table no problem at all.

Report
Helpful
CG
5 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really great food. Thoughtful and delicious. Helpful service

Report
Helpful
TG
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of the best meals I’ve enjoyed this year...fresh and creative cuisine with friendly service and good wine list
What a well kept secret Noir has been !

Report
Helpful
MF
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, wine and setting. Hats off to the noir team!!

Report
Helpful
A
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional Sunday shared lunch menu! Plus bottomless French bubbles!

Report
Helpful
KH
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic time at Noir.

We selected the five course meal and really enjoyed it - especially the Spanner crab tortellini.

Great wine list too

Report
Helpful
ME
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Well laid our restaurant with comfortable seating and nice atmosphere. Reasonable menu selection with value 5 set course option. OK wine list. Efficient staff provided good service. Some great flavours across dishes and well presented food. Enjoyed.

Report
Helpful
NW
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, wine and service at a reasonable price. Their Sunday Lunch also sounds fantastic and can't wait to give a try.

Report
Helpful
EL
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed yet another meal at Noir. Whilst the menu features day to day ingredients, the dishes are always delicious and show an amount of respect and flair.

Wine list is also noteworthy and features many Victorian wines.

Report
Helpful
S
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service. Loved our waiter who was incredibly knowledgeable. Good atmosphere and setting.

Report
Helpful
TM
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food in an unpretentious, welcoming setting.

Report
Helpful
RL
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Highly recommended, food was amazing, close to perfect, great service

Report
Helpful
SW
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is none of my favorite places...every mouthful a delight...look forward to my next visit

Report
Helpful
LS
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the 6 course degustation and it was awesome. The best gnocci that I have ever eaten!

Report
Helpful
XY
9 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic food and wine menu, but perhaps a bit noisy if looking to do a decent conversation

Report
Helpful
n
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The menu is short, yet amazing choices. The wine list is Not over priced. The waiting staff are very knowledgeable.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Report
Helpful
DC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Restaurant, Great Service and Excellent Food

Report
Helpful
T
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional food and service. A gastronomical delight why travel overseas to the best restaurants in the world when there is one in our own backyard. I relaxed in the beautiful Noir ambience and floated on the unfolding dinning experience. A grateful patron indeed.

Report
Helpful
JB
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding dinner and wonderful ambience, really enjoyed

Report
Helpful
RP
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is of a consistently high standard, the ambiance great and service friendly.

Report
Helpful
TP
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Come all the time. Love it. Seasonal menu was a bit seafood-heavy this season.

Report
Helpful
D
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Seriously Noir is outstanding. My partner and I had the $55 tasting menu.. every dish was outstanding. Such ingenious use of unusual ingredients paired to create a memorable tasting experience. One of the best restaurants in Melbourne.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
4