Restaurants - Melbourne, VIC
French Saloon located at Bourke St, Melbourne providing you a splendid restaurant featuring a rambling bar.
Climb the narrow flight of stairs up from the red brick lane to enter the saloon. A room that is at once spacious, open and rambling, one side lined by a wall of windows, the other a splendid bar of long fluted zinc; counterpoint to the perfectly proportioned, intimate beauty of its little brother downstairs.
Spanning the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, French Saloon borrows from the decadence and familiarity of the Parisian bar & bistro, while finding common ground with the enjoyment of raucous company, a sense of mischief and the unchecked frontiers of the west. Start with Champagne and caviar at the bar, progress with steak tartare and bottles of Burgundy. A dining room to some, a bar for well-made cocktails and snacks for others – above all, a room for good fun and a party.
Salon de Thè
Secluded from the more boisterous Saloon Bar next door, the Salon de Thè is a refined, handsome first floor private dining room. From a corner vantage overlooking Hardware Lane, long iron-framed windows flood the space with natural light. Weathered, original floorboards, elegant wall panelling and a delicate, cut glass chandelier contrast against a magnificent timber table set with bentwood chairs.